Xu Xuena started to play the cello at the age of eight. She achieved her first honour at the age of ten by winning the Classical Music Competition in Xinjiang and also took part in the “Bo De Bei” competition in Shanghai and won the second prize when she was 16. As an active chamber musician, Xuena’s ensembles have been coached by members of the Berlin 12 cellos, Tang, Shanghai and Australia Quartet. She attended masterclasses for solo and chamber works with Van Vogler, Wang Jian, Frans Helmerson and more. Xuena has participated in several music festivals including the Ehingen Music Festival in Germany, the Great Mountain Music Institute in Korea, and Texas Music Festival in USA, and was awrarded with scholarships.
Xuena’s professional training started at the High School Affiliated to the Shanghai Conservatory of Music in China and studied with Professor Liu Dahai. After graduating from High school, she obtained a full scholarship to study at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, National University of Singapore and under Qin Li-Wei Studio. She has been actively teaching as cello teacher since 2010, producing award-winning students in competitions and ABRSM. Xuena joined Singapore Chinese Orchestra as a cello musician in 2017.