Xiaotian Shi

Composer for Film Television and Video games

Xiaotian is an Award Winning composer, his work has attracted a number of high profile clients in the world of Film, TV, Video Games and Advertising.
About Xiaotian

Latest News Update

2019: Xiaotian is delighted to have composed the original music for Amazon’s upcoming campaign.


2019: Xiaotian was commissioned by Cambridge University to compose for its new series of documentaries ‘Dear World 2019’.


2019: Xiaotian had the great privilege of performing his original arrangements at the legendary Abbey Road Studios, in the presence of a full house of world celebrities.

2019: Xiaotian’s original music has been featured in Top Gear.

2019: The original score to Forces of Freedom has now over 25 million active players! Xiaotian’s music will be recorded at Abbey Road later this year with an legendary orchestra.

2018: Xiaotian composed original music for the amazing Frontier Development game, Planet Coaster. Xiaotian’s music can be heard in the latest release.

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Xiaotian Shi is an award winning composer specialises in
music for Film TV Games and all media genres

Xiaotian Shi is an award winning composer. He has composed for Hollywood feature films, Emmy Award TV Shows and high profile video games. Xiaotian began his music journey at the age of 5 as he started learning the piano, he then soon began composing afterwards. Having attended the Royal College of Music, JD between 2004-2008, Xiaotian studied composition with Paul Patterson and piano with Rustem Hayroudinoff at the Royal Academy of Music, London under a full scholarship.

As a composer for videogames, he recently composed for the AAA video game ‘Forces of Freedom’ which has over 25 million players. His music is soon to be re-recorded at the legendary Abbey Road Studios with a world leading orchestra.

Winner of the prestigious Transatlantyk International Film Music Competition in 2013, being the youngest ever winner, the competition was judged by high profile composers including Jan Kacsmarek, Marco Beltrami and Robert Townson. Xiaotian worked extensively on Pierce Brosnan’s feature thriller “November Man” as an Additional Composer to the Oscar-nominated composer Marco Beltrami. The soundtrack is released on Varese Sarabande. Xiaotian recently completed his 4th commercial feature film, “Time Trap” starring Andrew Wilson and Cassidy Gifford, produced by Ben Foster, Mark Dennis and Zachary Matz.Xiaotian composed the original music to the acclaimed TV crime series “Swipe Right for Murder”, Xiaotian has music featured in over 40 TV shows such as Top Gear, Bear Gryll’s The Island, I’m A Celebrity: Get Me Out of Here and many high profile shows across the world.

By 2008, Xiaotian already worked on an high profile TV Series including composing the end credit and number of tracks for the Emmy Award winning show “Stephen Hawking’s Universe”. He was also the youngest 1st Prize Winner of the AASO International Composition for Orchestra Competition in 2008, where his orchestral work “Living My Dream” was performed under the baton of David Benoit in LA, performed by leading Hollywood session musicians.

Xiaotian composed numerous international TV commercial campaigns including, Amazon Echo, Forevermore Diamond “The Promise”, Muller “De Luxe” starring Nicole Scherzinger, NBA’s Kobe Bryant “Welcome Back”, Aquafresh “Captain Aquafresh” for 5 years running, Kinder Chocolate, Branston Chutney, Timotie “Symphony of Oils’ and 5 separate commercials for Nestle’s ‘Pure Life’ Campaign.

Xiaotian in 2014 became the Fellow in Screen and Media Music Composition at the University of Cambridge, where he lectured and ran the Film Music sessions. University of Cambridge commissioned Xiaotian to compose for the £3 Billion Fundraising Campaign “Dear World” for 4 years running. His original score also accompanied the live event. The films feature Stephen Hawking, David Attenborough, Bill Gates, Stephen Fry and many more.

Other use of his music include International Trailers for Roadshow Film’s “Oddball”, the FX Channel’s TV Show Tyrant and Houdini starring Adrien Brody. Bear Griylls’ The Island, 15 episodes of WWE of 6 different shows, Oprah Original: In Deep Shift with Jonas Elrod, also 7 episode of NFC Fight Flash Back, Ultimate Insider and Live Event, Discovery Life show Outrageous Births Tales From The Crib – Born on Empty and AMC’s Game of Arms. Xiaotian’s music was also recently used in over 100 episodes of the No.1 Rated Spanish TV Series Señora Acero.

Xiaotian was awarded as an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music for “significant contribution to the music profession.”

Xiaotian is published by the leading British music publisher Accorder Music and Peer Music.



What kind of music?

Music for Film, TV, Commercials and Video Games

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“Music for screen has to be creative, fresh dedicated to crafting imaginative stories – Xiaotian Shi”

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Worldwide Leading Clients

Xiaotian has been working with recently


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Roadshow Films

Music for Trailer on feature film Oddball http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3401748/
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BT Advert Arrangement
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MTV Live Music Event 2016 featuring world's biggest music artists
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Kinder Chocolate TV Commercial Bespoke Music
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Main Event Score, Experience, Barker Show, Kick Off, Pre Show, Smackdown
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Channel 4

Bear Grylls' The Island - Things That Really Matter
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Original Music for Kantar Promotional Campaign
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GT Academy

Music for Nissan Gran Turismo Academy Show
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Oxygen Network

Snapped Killer Couples, 3 Episodes: Dena Riley and Richard Davis, Jennifer Pan and Daniel Wong, Samantha Bachynski and Patrick Selepak
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Futbol Mundial Show
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UEFA Kick Off Live Event Trailer
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Oprah Winfrey Network

In Deep Shift with Jonas Elrod - Alanis Morissette God Girl
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NBC Sports

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NRL The Footy Show
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Investigation Discovery Network

Homicide Hunter - Dead Weight, Wives with Knives - You're Going to Die Tonight
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University of Cambridge

Fundraising Campaign
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Pure Life International Campaign, in total 5 adverts https://www.youtube.com/user/NestlePureLifeUS
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Fox Sport

UFC Insider, UFC Flash Back over 10 episodes
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Special Report
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Sports Specials
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Nat Geo

Dr Oakley Yukon
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Señora Acero, usages in total 59 episodes
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The Promise TVC
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Game of Arms
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De Luxe TVC
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Discovery Life

Born On Empty
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Captain Aquafresh TVC
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Precious Oil TVC
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Breaking the Faith
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Chutney TVC
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Destination America

Amish Haunting
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What Remains as additional composer and musician

Media Portfolio Selection


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Contact Xiaotian

[phone +44 7772 211558 email info@xiaotian-shi.com

Xiaotian is Published by the leading music publisher, Accorder Music Publishing +44 (0) 203 432 5510 email admin@accordermusic.com]

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