Song Xie, instructor of violin and viola, is a native of China, where he studied at the GuangXi Institute of the Arts and the Shanghai Conservatory of Music. There he distinguished himself as first violinist of the Institute Quartet, and as concertmaster of the Institute Orchestra. Mr. Song was a prizewinner in the National Violin Competition in China in 1984. He came to the United States and earned his master's degree in violin performance from Louisiana State University, where he won the LSU Concerto Competition in both 1991 and 1993.
He has been a featured soloist with the GuangXi Institute Orchestra and the GuangXi Symphony Orchestra in China, the LSU Symphony Orchestra in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, and the Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra in Jackson, MS. Song is an active violinist at summer festivals. He has served as assistant concertmaster in the Laric Mountain Festival Orchestra in Pittsburgh, as principal second violinist and a violin faculty member at the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Twin Lakes, MI, and has been concertmaster of the Delta Symphony Orchestra in Greenville, MS.
Mr. Song's performances as soloist with the LSU Symphony Orchestra brought praise from the Morning Advocate of Baton Rouge, mentioning his "exuberant performance" of the Carmen Fantasy and his "technically impressive" rendition of the Wieniawski First Concerto. According to the Northside Sun in Jackson, his recent performance of the Mozart Violin Concerto No.1 with the Mississippi Chamber Orchestra was noteworthy for its "energy and remarkable accuracy" as well as its "beautiful tenderness and sensitivity."
Currently he is principal second violin in the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, and he also serves as the current president of ASTA (American String Teacher Association) in the Mississippi Chapter.
His main violin teachers include Professor Shi-Xiang Zhang, Sally O'Reilly, and Camilla Wicks.
E-mail Song Xie at firstname.lastname@example.org