Xinran Shi, age 12, lives in San Jose, California. She started playing piano at 4 1/2, and currently studies with Hans Boepple. Xinran is a 2020 – 2022 Young Scholar of Lang Lang International Music Foundation.
In 2021, Xinran was the second prize winner of the 2021 e-Piano Junior Competition, first prize winner of the XII Chopin International Piano Competition in Hartford, and scholarship winner of Pacific Music Society and Foundation Piano Competition. In 2020, she won first prize in the Steinway Virtual Piano Competition Regionals, Philadelphia International Piano Competition, Marilyn Mindell Piano Competition and Enkor International Music Competition, Grand prize and best Mozart Performance at the V Paderewski International Piano Competition, and was the 2nd place winner of Steinway Virtual Piano Competition for the United States and Canada. She was also invited to perform in the showcase of 2020 Aspen Virtual Music Festival. Among her previous honors were first prize at the China Lang Lang Piano Competition in Hang Zhou, Pacific Music Society & Foundation Competition, Steinway Junior Piano Competition, among others.
Besides playing the piano, Xinran loves dancing, reading, swimming, and traveling.