Suli Xue

Special Guest Artist Session 3 Violin

One of the most outstanding Chinese-American violinists, Suli Xue enjoys an active career on today’s international music stage. He is a member of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, president of the Schoenfeld International Music Society, artistic director of the Schoenfeld International String Competition, artistic director of the Hong Kong International Music Festival, artist in residence at the Azusa Pacific University, artistic advisor of the Young Musicians Foundation Debut Orchestra, former professor of violin at the USC Thornton School of Music, and former concertmaster of the China National Symphony Orchestra. He is also the winner of two Gold Medals of Global Music Awards. Xue has earned high acclaim around the world for his unique artistry.

Xue graduated from USC Thornton School of Music and Shanghai Conservatory of Music. He was a protégé of world-renowned violin professor Alice Schoenfeld. Xue has been frequently invited as a guest artist and faculty to teach and perform at International Music Festivals in the United States, Europe, and Asia. He has also served as a juror for numerous international music competitions. Many of his students won first prize of international music competitions. Mr. Xue performed as a soloist with the YMF Debut Orchestra and the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra for their New Year’s Concert Tour in China, and Pacific Symphony Orchestra for their Chinese New Year’s concert.

Recently, he has participated in many important performances as a soloist with the China National Symphony Orchestra, Harbin Summer Music Festival, and others. In 2014, Xue introduced the Schoenfeld International String Competition to Harbin. In 2017, the competition joined the United Nations ESCO “World Federation of International Music Competitions,” fortifying and promoting music cultural exchange internationally. In August 2017, Mr. Suli Xue collaborated with maestro Zubin Mehta as a soloist and concertmaster to perform in the gala symphony concert at the Harbin China-Russia Cultural and Arts Festival. Maestro Mehta described Xue as “a brilliant violinist and outstanding leader that performs with virtuosic musicality.”