Ma Xiaohui speaks with the world through her erhu (Chinese violin). She is most recognised for her famous duet with cellist Yo-Yo Ma on the Oscar-winning soundtrack for the film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon in 2000. She has worked with famous conductors such as Zubin Mehta, Lorin Maazel and David Stern, and has performed with Berlin Philharmonic Ensemble and French International Orchestra.
Ma Xiaohui has received numerous honors, including Kennedy Center’s Best Performance award in Washington, D.C. In 2008, she performed at Carnegie Hall and was rapturously received according to New York media. In 2014 she was selected to play for an international conference in Shanghai that included many heads of state.
Brisbane audiences will recognise Ma Xiaohui from her performance in QSO’s Year of the Monkey concert, with her virtuosity enthralling the City Hall crowd. In 2016, Ma Xiaohui ventured into the world of acting, appearing in the film Daughter of the Mountains, which explores Sino-Japanese relations. She also performed the entire soundtrack.