Recognized for her beautiful timbre, delicate playing and excellent musicality, Chinese-born violinist Xiaoxuan Shi enjoys a multi-faceted career as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral musician. She joined the San Diego Symphony’s violin section in summer 2022.

Xiaoxuan has won numerous international and national competitions including the Vivo International Music Competition in New York, Singapore International Violin Competition and the China National Violin Competition.

She has appeared as a soloist with the Adelphi Orchestra, MSM Chamber ensemble, Singapore Metropolitan Festival Orchestra and the Kids’ Philharmonic in Singapore. An experienced orchestral player, she has served in leadership positions at the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, New Haven Chamber Symphony, Aspen Chamber Symphony, the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, the Apex Ensemble and Yale Philharmonia. She has performed at venues including Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, Singapore Esplanade Concert Hall, Victoria Concert Hall, Suntory Hall and the Shanghai Oriental Art Center.

Xiaoxuan began studying violin at the age of five and revealed her extraordinary musical talent at a very young age. When she was ten, her demonstration performances were recorded for China's best-selling "Children's Violin Tutorial" series. She was also selected to participate in the China-Germany cultural exchange program in 2009 and toured in Stuttgart, Munich and Salzburg.

Xiaoxuan completed her studies at The Juilliard School and Yale School of Music. She recently studied at the Manhattan School of Music with Glenn Dicterow and Lisa Kim.