Chinese cellist Jiaoyang Xu is frequently lauded for her passion, excellent technical skill, intelligence and musical imagination. Originally from Beijing, China, Jiaoyang Xu was a semi-finalist in the Schoenfeld International String Competition. As an avid chamber musician, Jiaoyang has shared the stage with Ani Schnarch, Tatjana Masurenko, Steven Doane, Rosemary Elliott, cellist Michael Kannen, Alan Stepansky, Alison Wells, James Smith and Kurt Muroki. She is currently a member of the Peabody Cello Gang and has been touring with the group since 2017. Ms. Xu studied with Mr. Laurence Lesser at the New England Conservatory as a Dean’s Scholarship recipient. As a scholarship student at the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, Ms. Xu studied with Professor Amit Peled and obtained both Bachelor of Music Degree and Master of Music in Cello Performance and Pedagogy.