Xiao Kaiwen studied with professors Dai ZhongHui, Xu Hong and Liu Songsheng. His repertoire spans genres from classical and modern jazz to pop.
In addition to being Professor of trumpet at the Central Conservatory of Music, he has been guest principal trumpet of China Philharmonic Orchestra, Suzhou Symphony Orchestra, Changsha Symphony Orchestra, Former principal trumpet of EOS orchestra, Vice President of Trumpet Band Society Federation of Chinese Musicians' Association (CTG), Director of China Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles, Director of the World Trumpet Federation, President of Hunan Branch of China Trumpet Federation, St. Petersburg International Trumpet Festival music director, Jury of the first Asian Wind Music Competition in Korea, Jury of the first and second National Trumpet Grand Prix finals. He won the 1st position at the competition of National Brass Quintet at CCOM.
Kaiwen Xiao collaborated with Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, London International Orchestra, China Philharmonic Orchestra, China National Symphony Orchestra, Central Opera House, National Grand Theater Orchestra, Macau Orchestra and other internationally renowned symphony orchestras. He has performed in the most prestigious concert halls in the world and has been invited to collaborate with many famous orchestras.
Among the directors with whom he worked are Seiji Ozawa, Zubin Mehta, Erich Kunzel, Joe Hisaishi, Yongyan Hu, Muhai Tang, Long Yu and Xuan Zhang.
Throughout his career as a professional musician, his professional experience and playing ability have been recognized and praised by many well-known trumpet players and musicians.
"You have beautiful sound and tremendous music sense, I am deep touched by you performance", Wynton Marsalis.
"Your playing was great, you are a fantastic trumpet player", Allen Vizzutti said after listen Kaiwen's recital.
"Mr Xiao is very talented musician and an excellent trumpeter. I heard him perform live in concert and I was very impressed with his superior musical and technical abilities", Ronald Romm (Canadian Brass founder).