Xiaotian Shi
Composer for Film and Television

About Xiaotian


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

Xiaotian Shi is an award winning composer specialising in music for Film and Television. He 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 then studied composition with Paul Patterson and piano with Rustem Hayroudinoff at the Royal Academy of Music, London under a full scholarship.

Winner of the prestigious Transatlantic 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 has since worked on multiple international high profile projects.

Xiaotian has music featured in over 25 TV shows, 10 international commercials, and is currently completing his 4th full length feature film.

At the age of 17, Xiaotian 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 performers.

In 2014, he worked extensively on Pierce Brosnan’s feature thriller November Man with the Oscar Nominated composer Marco Beltrami, Xiaotian composed over 40 minutes of music for the film. The soundtrack is released on Varese Sarabande. Xiaotian is currently working on his 4th commercial feature film, “Synkhole” starring Andrew Wilson, produced by the LA based Pad Thai Films.

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

As a composer for TV, Xiaotian’s music has already been featured on great number of TV shows across the world. Featured in almost all major TV channels  across the world includes BBC, Fox, TCL, AMC, Discovery Channel, National Geographic, ABC, NBC and CNN.

In 2015, University of Cambridge commissioned Xiaotian to compose for the £3 Billion Fundraising Campaign “Dear World” was scored by Xiaotian, along with his original soundtrack to the live event. The movies features Stephen Hawking, David Attenborough, David Starkey, Bill Gates, Stephen Fry and many more.

Other use of his music include International Trailers for the FX Channel’s TV Show Tyrant and Houdini starring Adrien Brody. Bear Griylls’ The Island, 9 episodes of WWE, 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 59 episodes of the No.1 Rated Spanish TV Series Señora Acero.

Currently Xiaotian is the Mellow Foundation Fellow in Screen and Media Music Composition at the University of Cambridge, where he lectures and run the media composition workshops.

In May 2016, Xiaotian was awarded as an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music that is “former students who have made a significant contribution to the music profession.”


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

Here are a selection of

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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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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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

[Latest portfolio]

Our Latest Posts

Associateship at Royal Academy of Music 2016

Xiaotian is please to accept as the newly awarded Associate of the Royal Academy of Music, “Awarded to former students who have

Roadshow Filmss Oddball International Trailer

Xiaotian’s music was featured on Roadshow Films’ Oddball http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3401748/ international trailer.  

Music featured on WWE

During 2015-2016, Xiaotian’s Music was heavily used on the WWE Main Event Score, Experience, Barker Show, Kick Off, Pre Show and Smackdown!

Studio Gear List 2015

Xiaotian’s Studio is built for demanding professional music production to the highest standard. Here are a selection of his equipments   Studio

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Contact Us

Address: XCESSOUND STUDIO, London, United Kingdom

Phone: +44 7772 211558

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