Welcome!

If you are looking for a composer, orchestrator, music director, contractor, music producer, or all of the above:

 

You've found one!

"Since we started working together in 2008, Xiao'an has demonstrated consummate professionalism and inventiveness in the studio. His fantastic attitude, honesty and musical aptitude have made him a valuable asset in my work."

 

Tat Tong, Producer and Songwriter with Universal Music Publishing Group

17 platinum records, 14 Number 1 hits and 42 Top 20 hits worldwide)

Li Xiao'an

Composition

Li Xiao'an
Li Xiao'an
Li Xiao'an
Li Xiao'an

Contracting

Music Direction

Orchestration

Production

Customized music for your film, game, commercial and/or artistic project.

Record your soundtrack with East Coast Scoring, in Boston's best spaces.

Make sure that your music sounds the way it should with proper direction.

Bring your sketches to life or have your music rearranged for different ensembles.

Electronic mockups, reinforcement and layering with sample libraries.

Biography

 
 

He has recorded guitar for chart-topping, award winning and platinum pop music artists and producers in Asia and the USA, under or associated with brands such as Universal, Warner, OMF Music and American Idol.

On scholarship at Berklee College of Music, he was recognized for excellence in composition with the Herb Pomeroy and Thad Jones Awards, and was invited to write music for high profile events involving, Patti Austin, Siedah Garrett, Annie Lennox, Carole King and Willie Nelson.

He has been an invited speaker on the topic of video game music at MIT, The Indie Game Collective, and also advised students from Becker College and Worcester Polytechnic through the MassDIGI program.

Xiao'an has written and produced music for a range of mobile, casual, educational and PC games across 5 countries, one of which won Best Audio at the Boston Festival of Indie Games. He has also written for short films and corporate jingles, and was a sound design finalist for the European Talent Award at Soundtrack Cologne.

His music has been premiered with groups led by noted composers Phil Wilson (The Rainbow Band) and Ken Pullig (Ken Pullig's Jazz Composition Ensemble), as well as the Boston Scoring Orchestra and the Kalistos Chamber Orchestra.

He has been music director and/or producer in a range of projects including the Richard Salter Orchestral Project, Classical Oasis (a classical crossover performance group), and East Coast Scoring, a music production and orchestral contracting company.

Li Xiao'an

Xiao'an is a Singaporean composer based in Boston. His career began as a guitarist, performing nationally with rock and jazz bands, and the Singapore Armed Forces, which he toured with in Australia, Brunei and Singapore. In Boston, he played guitar for Top 40s band Modabeat and was a pit musician in productions led by award winning music director Nicholas Connell.

 

Nate Tao

American Idol '12

Award-Winning Songwriter

Xiao'an is an impeccable musician with a great ear. Besides being an all-around friendly guy, he knows exactly what to do when it comes to the music. He was so easy to collaborate with and I’d love to work with him again!

Jonathan Wong

Chart-Topping Artiste and Actor

OMF Music

Xiao'an is a versatile yet specialized musician, a very rare combination! I don't think I've yet seen a genre of music he can't handle with grace.

Phil Wilson

Prolific Jazz Trombonist

Noted Jazz Composer and Educator

In my position as a Berklee professor over the last forty eight years Li Xiao'an places in the very top fifth percentile of major talents it has been my pleasure to coach. He is most personable, honest and has a wonderful mature broad command of many musical genres.

Tat Tong

Producer, Songwriter (UMPG)

17 Platinum Records, 14 #1 Hits

Since we started working together in 2008, Xiao'an has demonstrated consummate professionalism and inventiveness in the studio. His fantastic attitude, honesty and musical aptitude have made him a valuable asset in my work.

Tom Stein

Syndicated Columnist

Professor, Berklee College of Music

Xiao'an is in the top echelon of arrangers at Berklee. If you are working with Xiao'an you can rest assured that you are working with the best of the best.

Marty Walsh

Former Supertramp Guitarist

Music Producer and Educator

Xiao'an had a great attention to detail when it came to his guitar sounds. Then I discovered his composition and arranging skills, which were exceptional as well. Xiao'an is simply a real thorough "pro"!

Rob Rose

VP Special Affairs

Berklee College of Music

Xiao’an is an amazingly talented composer, arranger, conductor and musician. While at Berklee, he wrote for the highest profile concerts. I highly recommend him. He is a tremendous musical talent as well as a dedicated and caring individual.

Roland Lim

Award-Winning Producer

SyncStudios

Xiao'an is extremely dedicated to his craft and is an absolute professional to work with. He is a fantastic musician, open  to various ideas and gets it done with focus, precision and no fuss.

Jonathon Myers

Codename Cygnus

Creative Director of Reactive Studios

Xiao'an takes into account not only the tone, atmosphere, and style required for each piece, but in our case he also examines the interactive system and considers the player's moment of experience. He truly understands how music works for games as an entertainment medium.