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Hong-Mei Xiao


First-prize winner of the Geneva International Music Competition and recipient of the Patek Philippe Grand Prize in music, Ms. Xiao has performed with major symphony orchestras throughout the world including L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, North German Radio Orchestra, State of Mexico Symphony Orchestra, Japan Philharmonic, Minnesota Orchestra among others. Ms. Xiao's Naxos recording of both versions of the Bartok Viola Concerto with the Budapest Philharmonic has sold over 25,000 copies since its release in 1998 becoming one of the highest-selling recordings of viola music


“The solo playing is spectacular on all counts.” 
-- American Record Guide (United States) 

"The winner of the Geneva International music Competition provided us with an overwhelming masterful performance." 
-- The Geneva Journal (Switzerland) 

"Hong-Mei Xiao played with the highest measure of ringing warmth of tone and brilliant technique. The concert demonstrated a special artistry." 
-- Berlin Morgenpost (Germany) 

"Hong-Mei Xiao provided an unforgettable evening of music making on the highest artistic level." 
-- Newsday (United States) 

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