Kang Xia is a professional cellist from a renowned musical background family. His father was Professor JingluXia from the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, where he was a celebrated first-generation cello artist in the People’s Republic of China. Mr. Xia’s mother also was a piano professor at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music.

Concert venues:

· Carnegie Hall, soloist Stern Auditorium

· Weill Recital Hall, chamber performances with Da Hong Seto

· Alice Tully Hall

· David Geffen Hall (Avery Fisher Hall)

· Elbphilharmonie

· Concertgebouw

· Lucerne Festival in Switzerland

· Aspen Music Festival

· Spoleto Music Festival, Italy

Teaching experience:

· Adjunct professor, Brooklyn College, NY

· Kent Place School music instructor, NJ

· Private teacher, NY and Shanghai,China


· MA program at Brooklyn College of City University of New York 1990-92

· MA program at the Music school of the University of South Carolina 1989-90

· BA degree at Shanghai Conservatory of Music in Cello Performance 1979-83

Major teachers:

· Jing Lu Xia

· William Grubb

· Robert Jesselson

· Paul Katz; Daniel Phillips and Arnold Steinhardt master classes