Sabrina Xiao He
International concert pianist, Dr. Sabrina Xiao He, held over 300 solo piano recitals, as well as chamber music concerts in China, North America, and Europe. She has appeared at prestigious venues including Carnegie Hall (New York), Symphony Space Concert Hall (New York), Alfred Newman Hall (Los Angeles), McCallum Theatre (Palm Desert), Caroline Concert Hall (San Francisco), Mixon Concert Hall (Cleveland), Porter Theater (Santa Barbara), Guangdong Performing Arts Theater (Guangzhou, China) and the Gijon Municipal Concert Hall (Gijon, Spain). She performed the Rachmaninoff Second Piano Concerto with the Thousand Oaks Symphony Orchestra in Los Angeles in 2010, which received widespread high acclaim from music critics and experts. She also serves as a Virginia Waring Artist, Santa Monica Beach Arts principal pianist, Guangzhou Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra as principal pianist and Chinese-US Cultural Exchange Ambassador.
Cultivated and educated by her father since the age of four, Dr. He makes evident an exceptional talent coupled with a deep love of music. As a US-based pianist, she obtained her Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Piano Performance at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music as a full-scholarship recipient and teaching assistant during her doctoral studies.
She received her Master of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music and her bachelor’s degree at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. She has studied with renowned masters, including Stewart Gordon, Paul Schenly, Daniel Shapiro and Sharon Mann; she has also worked with legendary artists, such as Leon Fleisher, Gary Graffman, Yoheved Kaplinsky, and John Perry.
She is the winner of the 2010 Music Teachers’ Association of California Piano Concerto Competition, Third Place at the 2015 International Music Competition Paris, Grand Prize Virtuoso in Paris, Prize winner of 2017 Waring International Piano Competition, First Place of the Tuesday Musical Scholarship Competition and Bell T. Ritchie Award Scholarship. First Prize winner of the 2019 Golden Classical Music Awards International Competition and Second Place of the 2019 Steinway Academy Piano Competition.
Ivory Classics will release a new album of her piano recordings, composed of a collection of Chinese pieces and works of Claude Debussy in 2019.