Roger Xia

Member Since February 2020

Davis County, CA  Region

Roger Xia, 17, a senior at Davis Senior High School (DSHS), is also a San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM) pre-college scholarship student.  He started piano studies with Linda Beaulieu at age 5 and continues with Natsuki Fukasawa and Richard Cionco.  He also started violin studies with Dong Ho at age 7 and continues with William Barbini.  Roger is a founding member of the Locke Quartet coached by Aenea Keyes at SFCM pre-college.  Being a National Young Arts Foundation merit award winner (2018) and honorable mention winner (2020), he has appeared as a soloist with orchestras since age 8, made his Carnegie Hall debuts at age 10, won top prizes including the Mondavi Young Artist Competition (2015), and was featured on the From the Top show 322 (2016).  Roger has also participated in the Boston University Tanglewood Institute (BUTI) Summer Music Program (2017), Interharmony Music Festival (2018), and joined the National Youth Orchestra (NYO-USA 2019).  He won San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra (SFSYO) Concerto Competition and played as piano soloist with the orchestra (2019).  Roger has been the concertmaster of SFSYO (2017-2020) and the Europe Summer Performance Tour (2019).  He is also the concertmaster of DSHS Symphony Orchestra (2017-2020) and played as violin soloist at Carnegie Hall (2018). Aside from music, Roger enjoys science, skiing, Kung-Fu, as well as playing tennis, Ping Pong, and soccer.

Jessica Li

Member Since February 2020

Davis County, CA  Region

Jessica Li, 17, is a senior at Davis Senior High School. She has been playing the cello for 9 years under Susan Lamb Cook and plans to continue into college as a cello performance major. She is proud to have used her music to perform three benefit concerts to raise over $4,200 for children in Uganda. Jessica has won many awards and prizes such as the MTAC VOCE Alameda County in solo and chamber, CAPMT Go For The Gold Music Competition, and ASTA Sacramento Section Solo Concerto Competition. For fun, Jessica enjoys spending time with her dog and sister, learning fun new pieces of music on the cello, piano, or ukulele, and hanging out with friends.

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