Roger XiaRoger Xia, age 16, a sophomore at Davis Senior High School (DSHS), is also a San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM) Pre-College scholarship student.

Roger started piano studies at age 5 with Ms. Linda Beaulieu and continues with Dr. Natsuki Fukasawa since 2009.  He took violin lessons at age 7 with Mr. Dong Ho and continues with Mr. William Barbini since 2012.  At age 10, Roger made his Carnegie Hall debuts as first prize winner of the American Fine Arts Festival (AFAF) Golden Era of Romantic Music International Competition and the American Protégé International Music Talent Competition.  He won top prizes in Pacific Musical Society (PMS), Music Teacher Association of California (MTAC), United States Open Music Competition (USOMC), CMTANC/USIMC International Youth Music Competition, DVC, Sylvia Ghiglieri Piano Competition, and Classical Masters Music Competition, etc.  As the youngest participant in each of all three age groups, Roger was awarded the memorial scholarships sponsored by the MTAC Sacramento branch (2010, 2014, and 2017).  He also performed at the Junior Bach Festival, Bear Valley Music Festival, and Orfeo International Music Festival, and will join the InterHarmony International Music Festival in 2018 summer.  Roger won the 2015 Mondavi YAC Pianist and Bouchaine Young Artists Prizes and was featured on the 2016 From the Top show 322.  He is also the 2017 National Young Arts Foundation merit winner of Classical Music.  Roger played as a soloist with the Merced Symphony Orchestra (2010), Sacramento Youth Symphony (SYS) Premier Orchestra and Central Valley Youth Symphony(CVYS) Orchestra (2014), UCD Symphony Orchestra (2016), as well as the Palo Alto Philharmonic and Camellia Symphony Orchestra (2017).

Roger has also been studying chamber music with Susan Lamb Cook, William Barbini, Natsuki Fukasawa, Aenea Keyes, Doris Fukawa, Temirzhan Yerzhanov, and Angelo Moreno.  He is a violinist of the SFCM Pre-College Division ensemble Locke Quartet, and has attended the prestigious Boston University Tanglewood Institute (BUTI) Summer String Quartet Workshop.  His local chamber music groups won top places at USOMC (2013), Classical Masters Music Festival (2013), and VOCE competition of MTAC (2013 and 2015).  These groups have been frequently invited to perform at senior residences in Sacramento and Davis area.  Roger is the current concertmaster of the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestraand DSHS Symphony Orchestra.  He was the concertmaster of the Holmes Junior High (HJH) Orchestra (2014-2017), the California Orchestra Directors Association (CODA) Honor Symphony Orchestra (Nov. 2016), and the SYS Premier Orchestra (2013-2015) and Classic Orchestra (2010-2011).

Aside from music, Roger enjoys science, math, reading, and movies.  He also likes swimming and Kung-Fu, as well as playing tennis, soccer and Ping Pong.  Most of all, he loves to share his music-making experience with friends!