Hexin Qiao began playing the piano at the age of 6 and gave her first solo recital at the age of ten. When she was eleven, Ms. Qiao moved from her home town Dunhua, China to Beijing, China to further her musical study. In 2004, she was accepted to Middle School attached to China Conservatory of Music and ranked No.1 among all the applicants. In 2010, Ms. Qiao moved to Boston, USA where she completed her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music at New England Conservatory of Music, under the tutelage of Veronica Jochum. During her study at NEC, Ms. Qiao gave many solo and chamber music performances at Jordan Hall, Brown Hall and Williams Hall. She was also invited to perform annually at Goethe-Institut Boston. In 2016, Ms. Qiao became a doctoral student at UW School of Music where she studies with Dr. Robin McCabe.
Ms. Qiao is a contemporary music lover, and has performed pieces by John Cage, Gyorry Ligeti and Steve Reich in Jordan Hall, Boston and Meany Hall, Seattle, among many others. She is currently appointed as a GraduateTeaching Assistant of the UW Modern Music Ensemble.
Ms. Qiao started teaching piano students when she was 17. She has taught both private and group piano to students of all levels, and especially enjoys working with beginners of all ages.
When not making music, Ms. Qiao enjoys reading, cooking and jogging. She is also a language enthusiast, and is trilingual in Mandarin Chinese, Korean and English.