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About Dr. Xiong

Mengjie holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano performance from the University of Toronto. Before her doctoral studies, she has completed her Bachelor’s and Master's degrees at McGill University.

Her piano professors included Marietta Orlov, Dr. Ilya Poletaev, Dr. Sara Laimon, Richard Raymond, Gregory Chaverdian and Chen Li-Bénard.  


As a Pianist

Mengjie started her first piano lessons at the age of four and developed a strong interest for music. She enjoys performing as a soloist and as well as a collaborative pianist.


Mengjie has participated in numerous concerts, festivals and competitions in Canada, in the United States of America, and in Europe. As a soloist, she was placed in the top category in competitions including the Concours du Festival de musique classique de Montréal, Concours de l’Association des professeurs de musique du Québec, World Piano Competition in Cincinnati and Burgos International Music Festival Competition. 


As a collaborative pianist, she has worked with the choir, cellists, violinists, singers, and oboists. Her most recent chamber concerts include A Wintery Night and the Accordia Piano Duo




As a Teacher

Mengjie is a passionate and dedicated piano teacher. She designs her lessons according to her students’ needs. Her teaching aims to help students of all ages and levels to develop a comprehensive understanding of music that guides them to play the piano with enjoyment and musicality. To enrich the students' musical experience, they are encouraged to participate in exams, concerts, festivals and competitions. 

In addition to teaching in her own piano studio, she has taught in several music institutions including the Piano Pedagogy Program of University of Toronto, McGill Music Conservatory. She is now affiliated with Vincent D'Indy, and certified teacher at Quebec Music Teachers Association.


Piano on Stage


Mai 2023

Sirius Piano Duo Concert, l'École de musique Vincent d'Indy

Mai 2023

Sirius Piano Duo Concerts, Toronto

Février 2023

Solo Recital at Place Kensington

Novembre 2022

Fall Studio Concert, Jeunesses Musicales Canada

April 2022

Solo Recital The Sonatas, Montréal

September 2021

Orford Musique Artistic Residency


October 2021

Presentation of “A Performance History of Tempo and Timing in Claude Debussy’s La danse de Puck”

International Symposium on Performance Science (McGill)

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