Tang Xiao Ping

Section Clarinet/Assistant Principal Bass Clarinet

Tang Xiao Ping began learning the clarinet at the age of nine. In 1983 he was admitted to the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, China. Two years later he won Third Prize in the Beijing Youth Clarinet Competition. He graduated with high grades and was accepted into the Central Opera Theatre Symphony Orchestra as their Principal Clarinettist. In 1994 he was accepted into Boston University to pursue his Artist Diploma where he studied with Dr Ethan Sloane. The following year he was nominated as the most outstanding student in the University which also earned him a Dean's Scholarship. His other interests include photography and fishing.