Saturday, February 17, 2024

James Xue | 3rd Prize | Strings | 9th Edition | ENKOR Int'l Music Competition

James Xue is currently enrolled in the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Pre-College division where he is a student of Dr. Vicky Wang. He previously studied with Brady Anderson 

from 2018 to 2022. In July 2022, James attended the Solo Performance Preparation Program of Philadelphia International Music Festival under the guidance of Gloria DePasquale. James earned top prizes in the San Francisco International 

Innovative Music Competition (2020), North California Young Talents Music Competition (2020), US International Open Music Competition (2021), and Enkor Competition (2023). Additionally, he has participated in both CODA Honors Orchestras (2022) and CODA All State Orchestras (2023). 

James is currently a member of Young People’s Symphony Orchestra, and he is passionate about serving the community through music. He has played at local senior centers and served as the treasurer for Music for America. He has also mentored cello students online since 2020 and served as the outreach officer of Melody Connects. Both are nonprofit organizations.

Concerto No 1 in E flat major for Cello & Piano, Op. 107 by D. Shostakovich, 6:42