Ming Xie


25 March 1994


Rex Hobcroft AM People's Choice Prize
Sydney International Piano Competition
Fourth Prize: Maria Canals International Piano Competition (Spain)
Second Prize: Valsesia Musica International Piano Competition (Italy)
First Prize: Lee International Piano Competition (USA)
Second Prize: TOYAMA International Youth Piano Competition (China)
Second Prize: Gulangyu National Piano Competition (China)

Ming Xie began his musical training when he was six years old. He was enrolled at the Affiliated Middle School of Sichuan Conservatory of Music in Chengdu, where he studied with Professor Hanguo Yang. In 2001, he was accepted by the Pre-College Division at The Juilliard School where he worked with Matti Raekallio. Ming is currently studying at The Juilliard School with Emanuel Ax and Sergei Babayan.

Ming has performed at the Auditori Enric Granados and Petite Palau at Palau de la Música Catalana in Spain, Steinway Hall, Alice Tully Hall and Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at the Lincoln Center, New York, Reinberger Chamber Hall at Severance Hall in Cleveland and Beijing Concert Hall and Jiaozi Grand Theatre in China. His past recitals include an all-French program Les Couleurs de la Nuit and an all-German program Im Augenblick.
Ming made his first recital tour of M/XII 04 Ming Xie L!ve in six cities in four countries in 2014. He will undertake his next recital tour Poème et Fantaisie at the end of 2016.


2016 Competition Repertoire

Round 1: 20-Minute Recital

Enrique Granados: El Amor y la muerte (Balada) from ‘Goyescas’ Op.11
Gérard Pesson: Vexierbilder II: Speech of clouds
Felix Mendelssohn/Sergei Rachmaninoff: Scherzo from ‘Midsummer Night's Dream’

Round 2: 30-Minute Recital

Percy Grainger: Ramble on Love after Richard Strauss' ‘Der Rosenkavalier’ (1927)
  1. Ondine
  2. Le Gibet
  3. Scarbo

Round 1: 65-Minute Recital

Isaac Albéniz:: Iberia Book I: 1. Evocación
  1. Allegro moderato
  2. Allegro molto
Ludwig van Beethoven: 5 Variations on Rule Britannia WoO 79
César Franck: Prélude, Chorale et Fugue
  1. Allegro inquieto
  2. Allegretto
  3. Tempo di valzer, lentissimo
  4. Vivace

Round 2: Accompaniment/Chamber Music

  1. Allegro molto
  2. Andante
  3. Allegro vivo
  4. Allegro quasi presto
  1. Allegro brillante
  2. In modo d’una marcia. Un poco largarmente
  3. Scherzo: Molto vivace
  4. Allegro ma non troppo

Round 1: 18th Century Concerto

  1. Allegro
  2. Larghetto
  3. Allegretto

Round 2: 19th or 20th Century Concerto

  1. Andante. Allegro
  2. Tema con variazioni
  3. Allegro, ma non troppo