Xiang Ji was born and raised in Beijing, China. Since starting playing the saxophone at the age of eight, he has performed as a solosit 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 recived his Artist Diploma from Duquense University and Advanced Music Study Certficate from Carnegie Mellon University. Now he is studying for a Master's degree at carnegie Mellon University with Professor James Joulik. In 2015, he premiered "The Strange Library" by Benoit Granier with the Sostenuto Saxophone Ensemble at the 17th World Saxophone Congress in Strousbourg, France. The same year, he won the 3rd prize in the adult division of Macedonia's Ohrid Pearls International Competition of Young Musicians.