Xiaoxiao Qiang

Xiaoxiao Qiang has been a member of St. Louis Symphony since 2011. A native of China, she attended the Middle and High School of Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing before pursuing her undergraduate degree at Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Singapore with Professor Zhou Qian. 

Qiang also holds a master’s degree from Rice University under supervision of renown violinist Cho-Liang Lin. During two years study at Rice University, she won competitions including First Prize in the 2011 Ruth Burr String Competition, Second Prize in the 2011 Schmidbauer International Young Artist Competition, the Violin Performance Award in the 2009 Corpus Christi International String Competition, and the Third Prize of the Tuesday Musical Club String Competition in San Antonio. She was also one of only 40 violinists invited to compete in the Eighth Quadrennial International Violin Competition of Indianapolis in 2010. 

Since joining the SLSO, Qiang has appeared as a soloist in W.A. Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante in 2021 with conductor Stephanie Childress, Pablo de Sarasate’s Navarra at the 2017 New Year’s Eve Celebration, Ludwig van Beethoven’s Romance No. 2 in 2014 with conductor Jun Märkl, and Antonio Vivaldi’s Concerto in D Major for Two Violins in 2012 with conductor Nicholas McGegan.  

Qiang has performed chamber music with renowned artists including the Tokyo String Quartet, Cho-Liang Lin, Kyoko Takezawa, Robert McDuffie, Augustin Hadelich, and Jian Wang.  

A dedicated teacher, Qiang has been on the faculty of the Texas Chamber Music Institute and retains a private studio.  

Qiang plays a Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume violin, Strad pattern, dated 1843.  

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