June 2022

Here is a youtube link to Xia’s interview of their piece ‘and the leaves grow still’ for the CoMA Manchester Festival 2022:

May 2022

Xia’s singing viola piece, in peals of aether, features on the interactive map of NMC recordings The Big Lockdown Music Survey:

March 2022

Xia is honoured to be a finalist in the RNCM Gold Medal Competition. The performance of their piece will take place at the RNCM Concert Hall on Saturday 25th June 2022 at 2.00 pm:

February 2022

brink, written for the BBC Concert Orchestra and originally broadcast on Radio 3 on 3rd June 2021 will now receive it second live studio broadcast on Saturday 12th February 2022:

August 2021

Here is an article about Xia published by The Ivors Academy

June 2021

brink, written for the BBC Concert Orchestra and originally due to be premiered in March 2020, was  broadcast on Radio 3 on Wednesday 2nd June 2021. A BBC recording can be found in the Musical Works section.

February 2021

Xia has been shortlisted as a finalist of the R.N.C.M Gold medal

January 2021

Xia is delighted and honoured to be joining the Paraorchestra as one of their composers.

December 2020

Here is a link to Xia’s blog on the Ivors Academy website:

November 2020

brink, commissioned for the BBC Concert Orchestra and originally due to be premiered last March, had been rescheduled to receive its World Premiere on 11th December 2020 at Blackheath Concert Hall. Unfortunately, it has now been postponed again to a later date due to COVID19.

October 2020

helix, written as part of the RNCM PRiSM Changing Music in a Changing Climate, was premiered on 15th October at the RNCM:

January 2020

Xia’s commissioned piece for the BBC Concert Orchestra, brink, will receive its World Premiere on 19th March 2020 at the Southbank Centre at 7.30 pm:

November 2019

The Premiere of Xia’s piece, Acres, written for the Explore Ensemble for the Cambridge Music Festival took place on Saturday 9th November at Trinity College, Cambridge.

October 2019

Xia was interviewed by Jess Gillam on Radio 3 This Classical Life in which they swapped music including John Luther Adams immersive Become Ocean, the sublime vocal harmonies of Kraja, Steve Reich’s Music for 18 musicians, Smetana and a soul classic by Aretha Franklin:

August 2019

Following their BBC Proms Debut, Xia was interviewed by Tony Barnfield for the radio programme Classical Cambridge:

July 2019

The world Premiere of Xia’s BBC Proms commissioned piece for VOCES8, Earthward, took place on Monday 22nd July at Cadogan Hall at 13.00 pm as part of the BBC Proms.

Xia was interviewed on Woman’s Hour prior to her BBC Proms Debut to talk about her piece, Earthward, written for VOCES8:

March 2019

‘Gate, gate’, originally commissioned by Kammer Klang for the Cellist Oliver Coates and premiered at Café Otto in June 2018 received its second performance by Britten Sinfonia Principal Cellist, Caroline Dearnley, at the Barbican on Saturday 16th March.

November 2018

‘Turning to the wind’, dedicated to the memory of Professor Stephen Hawking, who Xia had the honour and privilege to meet and interview in 2013, and commissioned by the Cambridge Young Composers’ Network for the November Cambridge Music Festival, was performed by The Brodsky String Quartet at Queen’s College Old Hall.

August 2018

Performance of winning piece for the 2018 BBC Proms Inspire Competition. Elegy for Aylan was performed by the Aurora Orchestra as part of the BBC Proms Series.

July 2018

Awarded The Humphrey Searle Composition Prize by the Royal College of Music Junior Department where Xia studied between 2016 and 2018.

June 2018

Winner of the 2018 BBC Proms Inspire Competition with Elegy for Aylan.

Premiere of commissioned cello solo piece by Kammer Klang, Gate, gate, for Oliver Coates, performed at Café Oto, London.

Chamber orchestra piece, written under the tutelage of Tom Coult for The Britten Sinfonia Academy recorded professionally.

March 2018

Article of Wikipedia accepted and published:

February 2018

Shortlisted for the Royal Philharmonic Society Duet Prize for Young Composers.

July 2017

Winner of the Royal College of Music Junior Department Joan Weller Composition Prize and Highly Commended in the BBC Proms Inspire Competition.

April 2017

Winner of the Royal Philharmonic Society and Classic FM 25th Birthday commissions. Elegy for Aylan was premiered and performed by Ensemble 10/10 consisting of members of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and conducted by Clark Rundell in October 2017 at St George’s hall in Liverpool.

November 2016

Winner of the Cambridge Young Composer of the Year Competition.