Di Xiao

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China Tour 19 - Nanjing

Didi's China Tour 2019 continued in the fabulous Nanjing Jiangsu Theatre where over 1200 people came to see her Femmes de Legende recital. Next stop Beijing!!

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Femmes de Legende selling like hot cakes!

Didi's new recording, Femmes de Legende, has been flying off the shelf this week, here Didi signs CD after her Guangzhou Opera House recital.

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Classical Pianist Di Xiao receiving her Love Ambassador Award

Di Xiao - Love Ambassador

Di Xiao has been presented with a 'Love Ambassador Award for her work supporing sick children and breastfeeding in Guangdong China.

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China Guangdong Radio

2019 China Tour Underway!

China Tour off to a flying start with Didi promoting her new recording on Guandong Province Radio!

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Femmes de Légende Feature

Colin Clarke features Di Xiao's new recording in this month's Classical Music magazine.

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The Bridge Project

In this Arts Council England funded project, Di takes her highly successful celebration of Chinese and Western culture on the road in the The Bridge Project.

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About

Hailed as 'a pianist of awesome gifts' and once named among the top ten up and coming Chinese pianists by International Piano Magazine, Di has performed in over 20 countries and in many of the World's most prestigious venues. The piano has taken her from the post Cultural Revolution backstreets of southern China to the world stage. A performer, educator, author and director, Di is passionate about sharing her knowledge and love of music, creating innovative concert programmes that mix Western and Eastern musical fabrics. Didi takes her role as cultural ambassador very seriously and aspires to create a bridge between the two cultures.

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Projects

The Bridge Project, a concert tour developed by Di Xiao and funded by Arts Council England designed to break down perceptions by throwing Western music, Chinese culture and the visual arts together for dramatic effect. Audiences will be left excited and inspired as the collision of the familiar with the unexpected creates new forms of art.

Arts Council England Funded

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Recordings

Education

Di is devoted to becoming an international educator and cultural ambassador giving concert tours, masterclasses, lectures and talks in the UK and across China. In 2012 she was selected as one of the Chinese young leaders to attend a round table conference at Parliament on the creative industries. In 2014 she directed the Birmingham International Piano Academy, a three-week course to help international students improve their musical skills in the UK. She is an Honourable Professor of ShanXi University, Visiting Professor of Guangzhou Xinghai Conservatoire, Honorary Member of the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and a trustee of Henry Wood Accommodation Trust. Didi's ambition is to become an international cultural ambassador, to bring people together through music, to influence youngsters and show them how exciting classical music truly is. She is currently working on the Arts Council England funded 'Bridge Project' to bring East and West together in new innovative ways.

Concerts

Date Venue Time
24 Jan 19 China Exchange London 18:30
25 Jan 19 Octagon Theatre London 19:00
30 Jan 19 Royal Birmingham Conservatoire 19:30
31 Jan 19 Bramall Hall Birmingham 18:30
5 Feb 19 THSH Birmingham 17:00
12 Mar 19 THSH Birmingham 19:30
6/7 May 19 Zhongshan Concert Hall 19:30
12 May 19 Guangzhou Opera House 19:30
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