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Xin, Ti

Piano Falcuty

Xin, Ti (or Cindy) was born in China. She displayed superb musical talent at an early age and was admitted to Elementary Music School at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. She has received numerous awards in China and she began giving series of solo recitals since 6 years old. Cindy received high praise for her participation in the Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musician and received an invitation to participate in the "Morningside Music Bridge" program at the Mount Royal Conservatory of music in Calgary of Canada, when she was 16 years old. She made her debut in South Korea, performing Mendelssohn's Concerto for Violin and Piano with the China Youth Orchestra.

 

A year later, she moved to the United States to continue her piano performing career in a private performing art school in Los Angeles. Under the guidance of world renowned American Pianist and artist Mr. John Perry. Cindy received the Second Place in the Cincinnati International Piano Competition; Fourth Place (Honorable Mention) in Southern Missouri International Piano Competition; The Youngest Semi-Finalist Prize in William Kapell International Piano Competition; First Place in Gail Newby Concerto Competition in California and qualification to participate in Tchaikovsky International piano Competition in Moscow, Russia and Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.

 

Afterwards, Cindy received Lili Kraus Scholarship to attend Texas Christian University, School of Music (TCU) to continuing her piano performing education with Dr. Tamas Ungar. In 2011, Cindy received a job position at Blinn College, Texas. In 2017, She was the piano accompanist for the First United Methodist Church Choir in Georgetown, while she completed her Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance under the tutelage of Dr. Kiyoshi Tamagawa at Southwestern University. Currently, Cindy is attending Rice University Shepherd School of Music to receive her Master of Music degree under the guidance of professor Brian Connely.