Violist HONG-MEI XIAO was the first-prize winner of the Geneva International Music Competition. Her extraordinary artistry and brilliant virtuoso technique have gained accolades from critics across the globe. The Geneva Tribune heralded her performance as "overwhelmingly masterful." The Sunday Telegraph praised her recording as "extraordinary technically and expressively," and the Ha'aretz lauded "The soloist Hong-Mei Xiao was wondrous."
A recipient of the coveted Patek Philippe Grand Prize, Hong-Mei Xiao has made an international career as a soloist with performances in major concert halls and with orchestras of the greatest distinction throughout the world. She was honored as a United States Artistic Ambassador. She is also the featured soloist in the Naoxs world premiere recording of the original and revised versions of the Bartok Viola Concerto, which has won rave reviews and international critical acclaim since its release.
Upcoming events for Hong-Mei Xiao include CD recording of viola works by Walton, Vaughan Williams and Bax with the Budapest Symphony, recital appearance and serving as an adjudicator at the 2013 Lionel Tertis International Viola Festival and Competition in the United Kingdom. Her CD of Complete works for Viola and Orchestra by Ernest Bloch, which will feature her own transcription of the Baal Shem Suite, will be released in June of 2013 by Naxos.