Min Xie graduated from the College of Music at Michigan State University (MSU) with the Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) in violin performance in 2004. Currently, he is Concertmaster of the Jackson Symphony Orchestra in Michigan and Education Community Outreach Violinist in Windsor Symphony Orchestra. He is also Visiting Professor at Xi’an Conservatory of Music and School of Arts in South China University of Technology in China.
Min started his career as a violinist with the Shaanxi Opera in Xi’an, China at the age of thirteen. In 1984, one year after having graduated from the Xi’an Conservatory of Music with a Bachelor of Arts degree, he, along with the Xi’an Quartet, was invited as Vising Scholar to MSU, where he was the first violin, taught by the Verdehr Trio and members of the Juilliard String Quartet. In the summer of 1990, Min attended the First Pacific Music Festival held in Japan and founded by premier conductor and composer, Leonard Bernstein. Two years later, Min attended the international violin competition in Munich, Germany, where he performed with musicians in the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Between 1996 and 2004, Min served as Principal Second Violinist and guest Concertmaster of the Greater Lansing Symphony Orchestra, Concertmaster of the MSU Symphony Orchestra, Violin Instructor of MSU College of Music and Artist in Residence Concertmaster of Faculty Orchestra at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp.
Min has played solo recitals, operas and chamber music concerts with musicians from different countries. His recording of Butterfly Lovers’ Violin Concerto has been included in a CD published by China Record Corporation in 2007.