Xiaochun Qi began her study of the two-stringed erhu at the age of six, and is a graduate of the Shanghai Conservatory of Music. In 1991, she received the Performer’s Award at the 14th “Spring of Shanghai” International Erhu Competition. From 2004 to 2006 she performed in New Tang Dynasty Television’s annual Chinese New Year productions. She joined Shen Yun Performing Arts in 2007, and has since performed to tremendous acclaim while touring with the company.