Master of Music (Composition)
Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester
2018 - 2020
Augmented Trumpet - First Blood at The Burrow, Fitzroy
Saturday 4th of August 2018 - 8pm
Elliott Hughes performs new compositions for Augmented Trumpet including the premiere of Impulse, composed by Kitty.
Novum at Melbourne Recital Centre
Saturday 30th of June 2018 - 7pm
Nimbus Trio perform their latest album Novum and new works at Melbourne Recital Centre.
NoiseSense and Rubiks Collective present:
The Craft of Sound and Beer
Sunday 20th of May - 3pm @ Two Birds Brewing, Spotswood
Rubiks Collective perform new works by composers from Keep Composers Weird // Melbourne.
Nimbus Trio at Fempocalypse
Sunday 13th of May - 1pm @ Two Birds Brewing, Spotswood
Nimbus Trio perform at Australian Composers' Concert
Sunday 8th of April 2018 - 2pm @ St Stephen's Anglican Church, Richmond
Novum at Adelaide Fringe Festival
Saturday 17th of March 2018 - 2pm @ Elder Hall, University of Adelaide
Nimbus Trio perform their latest album Novum and new works at Adelaide Fringe Festival.
Artist Talk at Monash University
Monday 12th of March 2018 - 3pm
Nimbus Trio perform I SAID NEON with Gamelan DanAnda
Sunday 3rd of December 2017 - 7:30pm @ Meat Market, North Melbourne
Nimbus Trio perform new works at I SAID NEON presented by Gamelan DanAnda and Mapping Melbourne Festival.
Limelight Magazine: Kitty Xiao on composing new music for old pianos
Tuesday 14th of November 2017
Six Piano Project
presented by Six Piano Collective
Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th of of October 2017 - 8pm @ Collingwood Arts Precinct
New sounds, new spaces, old pianos.
3MBS Fine Music Melbourne: Six Piano Project
Saturday 28th of October 2017
Music in Melbourne 103.5FM.
CutCommon Magazine: Decaying pianos inspire groundbreaking new collective.
Tuesday 24th of October 2017
PBS: Kitty Xiao, ruined pianos and the gnomes of Cologne spring clean the Sound Barrier!
Sunday 15th of October 2017
PBS FM - The Sound Barrier with Ian Parsons
Meeting Points, The Hearkening
Saturday 23rd of September 2017 - 6:30pm @ Arts Centre Melbourne
Performance with Australian Art Orchestra and CMI
Coordinates: Beyond the Algorithm
16th of September 2017 - 8pm @ Bar 303, Northcote
Album launch with Clan Analogue as part of the Melbourne Fringe.
Nimbus Trio perform St Georges
Sunday 25th of June 2017 - 2pm @ St Georges, Travancore
Weekend Notes Review: http://www.weekendnotes.com/nimbus-trio-st-georges-anglican-church/
Cut Common Magazine: Making a Music Venue 106: Kitty Xiao, performer
Thursday 22nd of June 2017
Rehearsal Magazine: St George's Series: Nimbus Trio: Performing your own compositions
Thursday 15th of June 2017
Arts Centre Melbourne: 5x5x5
Tuesday 11th of April 2017 -
Saturday 11th of February 2017 - 8pm @ Rivoli Cinemas
World premier of film SOLUS, soundtrack composed by Kitty Xiao.
Tilde New Music Festival
Saturday 21st of January 2017 @ Testing Grounds, Southbank
Performance of John Zorn's Cobra and A special thing on amplified prepared piano with Hannah Reardon Smith (flute), Kevan Atkins (prepared Rhodes), Martin Koszolko (electronics), Testing Grounds.
Beat the Rush
Thursday 19th of January 2017 @ The Blanton Museum of Art, Austin Texas.
Akurra performed at Beat the Rush, a series of gallery concerts at The Blanton Museum of Art.
Tilde New Music Academy
15th of January to 20th of January 2017 @ The Channel, Arts Centre Melbourne.
Nimbus Trio record Novum at Move Records
Saturday 10th and 17th of December 2016
Nimbus Trio record Novum.
Natasha Lin perform St George's
Sunday 20th of November 2016 - 2pm @ St George's, Travancore
Australian premier of 'Night Bloom' performed by Natasha Lin.
ABC Classic FM: Australian Art Orchestra Creative Music Intensive 2016
Thursday 10th of November 2016
Broadcast of Solstice II on ABC Classic FM.
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PLEXUS at Beleura House
31st of October 2016 - Beleura House, Mornington
World premier of Solstice I commissioned and performed by PLEXUS.
Australian Art Orchestra Creative Music Intensive 2016 concert
15th of September 2016 - Tarraleah, Tasmania
World premier of Solstice II performed by CMI Australian Art Orchestra.
Performance at MONA with Australian Art Orchestra CMI
11th of September 2016 - MONA, Tasmania
Australian Art Orchestra Creative Music Intensive 2016
5th of September to 16th of September 2016 - Tarraleah, Tasmania
3MBS: Melbourne in Concert
3rd of July 2016
Nimbus, Nipper & Emei broadcasted on 3MBS as part of Melbourne in Concert series alongside works by Australian composers Carol Dixon, Ben Bates, Sarah Thomposon and Hana Zreikat.
Keep Composers Weird 2016 concert
14th of May 2016 - The Museum of Human Achievement in Austin, Texas
World premier of Akurra.
12th of May 2016 - Austin, Texas
Recording of Akurra at Cacophony Recorders with Grammy award winner Erik Wofford in Austin, Texas.
Keep Composers Weird
8th of May to 16th of May 2016 - Austin, Texas.
Classical Music Kegger
7th of May 2016 - Renewable Republic, San Antonio, Texas
World premier of Night Bloom.
2016 International 'Maurice Ravel' Composition Competition
9th of April 2016
Announced as semi-finalist.
3rd of April 2016 - St Stephen's Anglican Church
Nimbus Trio perform works by Kitty Xiao, including world premier of Emei.
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20th of March 2016
World premier of film TORN, soundtrack composed by Kitty Xiao.
3MBS: The Talent
18th of August 2015
Nimbus Trio perform world premier of Novum inspired by Australian photographer Jane Brown's 'Bushfire Landscape II, Lake Mountain Victoria' from series Australian Gothic.
Nimbus Trio perform 24 Moons
4th of July 2015 - 24 Moons, Northcote
Nimbus Trio perform Kitty's original works.
Nimbus Trio perform Open Studio
10th of July 2015 - Open Studio, Northcote
Nimbus Trio perform Kitty's original works.
3MBS: The Talent
6th May 2015
Nimbus Trio perform Kitty's original works and world premier of Nipper inspired by Australian photographer Narelle Autio's series Nipper I, II, III.
Victorian College of the Arts: Composition for Film and Television
15th November 2014
Completed course with Mark Buys.
2013 Music Society of Victoria's David Henkels Composition Award
27th October 2013
Winner of the 2013 Music Society of Victoria's David Henkels Composition Award. Kitty performs award winning composition Nimbus at Deakin Edge, Federation Square in Melbourne with Nimbus Trio. Performance broadcasted live on 3MBS.
24th September 2013 - Recording of own composition 'Ballad' for Violoncello at SoundWorks Music Studio.
20th July 2013 - Adjudicating the Piano Sections at Geelong Eistedfodd in Victoria.
20th June 2013 - Completed Film Score for 'Cervine Chronicle', Director: Ho Rui An. Film to be released in late 2013, United Kingdom.
14th October 2012 - Recording session of solo piano piece 'Lynch's Lullaby' composed by Danish composer Signe Lykke. Recorded at The Royal Danish Academy of Music by sound engineer Bjorn Gjessing.
10th September 2012 - Piano Recital. Performing works by Schubert, Ravel and Liebermann. Peacock Room, King Charles Court, Old Royal Naval College Greenwich, London.
16th June 2012 - 'The Night of the Unexpected’, Spitalfields Music Festival, London. Performing 'Hoketus' by Louis Andriessen. Bishopgate Institute.
1st May 2012 - Mozart’s Festival Series. Performing Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 15 in B flat major KV 450. Theatre Studio, King Charles Court, Old Royal Naval College Greenwich, London.
21st March 2012 - Rude Health Concert, Performing ‘The state she was in when she got home’. Composition in collaboration with cellist Miriam Wakeling and composers Signe Lykke and Soosan Lolavar, Theatre Studio, King Charles Court, Old Royal Naval College Greenwich, London.
23rd February 2012 - Piano Trio Recital. Notting Hill Piano Trio Series. Performing Beethoven’s Archduke Trio and Schumann’s Fantasiestucke Op. 88. St. Johns Church Notting Hill, London.
2nd June 2011 - Brighton Fashion Week: Frocks Show - Sarina Poppy Design. Performing 'Silence' composed by Kitty Xiao in collaboration with Elysium dancers and live film. St. Martins Church Brighton, UK.