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COMPOSER FOR FILM TELEVISION AND VIDEO GAMES
XIAOTIAN IS A LONDON BASED AWARD WINNING COMPOSER, HIS WORK HAS ATTRACTED A NUMBER OF HIGH PROFILE CLIENTS IN THE WORLD OF FILM, TV, VIDEO GAMES AND ADVERTISING.
Xiaotian Shi is a London based award winning composer. He has composed for Hollywood feature films, major 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.
His most recent work including music for Cancer Research, the brand new Dominos Operatic The Fight campaign featuring classical operatic work.
Xiaotian composed numerous international TV commercial campaigns including, Butlins “Are You Ready”, Duracell “Bunny vs Alien”, Amazon Echo “Morning Ritual”, Forevermore Diamond “The Promise”, Muller “De Luxe” starring Nicole Scherzinger, Shell Supercars “Ferrari”, 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. He also arranged the classic Bizet Habanera for Uswitch for the last 3 years.
Winner of the prestigious Transatlantyk International Film Music Competition, 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 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.
As a composer for video games, he composed original music for the critically acclaimed video game There is No Game 2: Wrong Dimension, rated 10/10 on Steam with over 16,000 reviews. The soundtrack has been featured in over 100 million Youtube views and highly regarded by some of the world’s best streamers. Xiaotian also worked on ‘Forces of Freedom’ which had over 30 million players, ‘Sniper vs Horde’ also Xiaotian contributed to the music to Planet Coaster, Frontier Development.
By 2008, Xiaotian already worked on a 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, where his orchestral work “Living My Dream” was performed under the baton of David Benoit in LA, performed by leading Hollywood session musicians.
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 featuring 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, Top Gear, The Apprentice, 15 episodes of WWE in 6 different WWE 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.”
Between 2021 and 2023, Xiaotian composed over 30 hours of original music for the leading Chinese Sleep App ‘Ease’ as the Lead composer.