Song Xiaochen

Song Xiaochen Song Xiaochen, born in 1983, began to study the violin when she was five. In 1992, she entered the Preparatory Division of the Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing, and onwards the Senior Middle-High School, in where she was taught by Professor Wang Zhenshan, and Tong Weidong. In the year of 1997, she was selected as one of the seven young talent violinists to perform at the Sino-Canada International Summer Camp where her playing received exceptional acclaim. During her studies at the senior middle-high school she had received several awards from the national violin competitions of concerto and sonata. She visited other conservatories and universities for many times giving recitals and joining ensembles to represent her school and each time her brilliant playing received high praise.
In 2001 she entered the Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing to study with Professor Vera Tsu Wei-ling, an established violinist and teacher. She performed on various occasions more widely ever since. In 2002 she was awarded 3rd Prize at the First National Competition of Quartet. In 2004 she held the position of associate concertmaster of the China Youth Symphony Orchestra when the orchestra was invited to go on a tour to Germany and performed at the opening concert of the Beethoven Festival. In 2005 she was, again, choosen to be the concertmaster of the China Youth Symphony Orchestra when it performed at the Berlin Festival. She also was featured as the soloist in a successful released recording of the Violin Concerto The Butterfly Lovers with the China Youth Symphony Orchestra.
In 2005 Song Xiaochen continued her study in the graduate program of the Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing and won the audition for the China Philharmonic Orchestra becoming a member of the orchestra.
After graduation, Song Xiaochen returned to Beijing and continued her contract with the China Philharmonic Orchestra. Her recent concert highlights including the Mendelssohn’s string octet with Cho-liang Lin, Mischa Maisky at the 12th Beijing Music Festival.