Xiang Ji was born and raised in Beijing, China. Since starting on the saxophone at eight years old, he has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in many cities across China, Europe, and Southeast Asia. After earning his Bachelor’s Degree from the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, he received his Artist Diploma from Duquesne University, and is now studying at Carnegie Mellon University with Professor James Houlik. In 2015, he premiered “The Strange Library” by Benoit Granier with the Sostenuto Saxophone Ensemble at the 17th World Saxophone Congress in Strasbourg, France. The same year, he won the third prize in the adult division of Macedonia’s Ohrid Pearls International Competition of Young Musicians.