Suli Xue


Artist in Residence, Violin

One of the most outstanding Chinese-American violinists, Suli Xue enjoys an active career on today’s international music stage. He is a member of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, artistic director of the Schoenfeld International String Competition, artistic director of the Hong Kong International Music Festival, violin professor of California State University, Los Angeles, artistic advisor of the Young Musicians Foundation Debut Orchestra, former professor of violin at the USC Thornton School of Music, and concertmaster of the China National Symphony Orchestra. He is also the winner of two Gold Medals of Global Music Awards. Xue has earned high acclaim around the world for his unique artistry. Xue graduated from USC Thornton School of Music and Shanghai Conservatory of Music. He was a protégé of world-renowned violin professor Alice Schoenfeld. Xue has been frequently invited as a guest artist and faculty to teach and perform at International Music Festivals in the United States, Europe, and Asia. He has also served as a juror for numerous international music competitions. He performed as a soloist with YMF Debut Orchestra and Moscow State Symphony Orchestra for their China New Year’s Concert Tour. Recently, he has participated in many important performances as a soloist with the China National Symphony Orchestra, Harbin Summer Music Festival, and others. In 2014, Xue introduced the Schoenfeld International String Competition to Harbin. In 2017, the competition joined the United Nations ESCO “World Federation of International Music Competitions,” fortifying and promoting music cultural exchange internationally. In August 2017, Xue collaborated with maestro Zubin Mehta as a soloist and concertmaster to perform in the gala symphony concert at the Harbin China-Russia Cultural and Arts Festival. Maestro Mehta described Xue as “a brilliant violinist and outstanding leader that performs with virtuosic musicality.”


  • Post-Graduate Advanced Diploma, USC Thornton School of Music
  • BA in Music, Shanghai Conservatory of Music

Academic Area

  • School of Music (College of the Arts)


  • Orchestral Performance
  • Violin Performance
  • Chamber Music