About Dr. Xiong
The pianist and educator Dr. Mengjie Xiong leads a versatile musical journey on national and international scenes. She is the recipient of numerous awards including the Artist’s Residency Fellowship at Orford Musique in 2020, Burgos Music Festival Fellowship in 2019, the University of Toronto Fellowship from 2015 to 2019, and the Zoya Solod Memorial Scholarship in 2013. She received her Doctoral of Musical Arts (D.M.A.) degree in piano performance at the University of Toronto, and her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at McGill University. Her teachers include Marietta Orlov, Dr. Ilya Poletaev, Dr. Sara Laimon, Richard Raymond, Gregory Chaverdian and Chen Li-Benard.
As a performer, Dr. Xiong appeared in concerts and festivals throughout North America and Europe, with programs ranging from the standard repertoire to new music. Besides her solo performances, she collaborated with other instruments including choir, cello, violin, voice, and oboe. In 2015, she was invited to perform with the Chinese traditional instrument guzheng at the Chinese New Year’s Concert in Montreal.
Equally passionate about piano four-hand and two-piano repertoire, her recent projects include two-piano concerts in Montreal and Toronto, collaboration with Canadian composers, and recording of the Canadian piano duet collection The Northern Lights at the artistic residency of Orford Musique.
Besides performing, Dr. Xiong is a dedicated and experienced piano teacher. She 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. In addition to teaching in her 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 a certified teacher at the Quebec Music Teachers Association.
Mengjie continues to create interesting projects and share her passion As she firmly believes that music is a powerful medium to convey one's feelings and emotions, her goal is to create an immersive experience that transports her audience to another universe.