Her festival appearances include the Orlando, Kuhmo, Bowdoin, Lyckå and Norrtäjle Chamber Music Festivals (with the Finnish Owla String Quartet) as well as the Denison University Tutti! New Music Festival, Poison City Music Festival and Finnfest, among others.
Xu has delighted audiences with her passion, incredible technique, sensitivity and charisma.
Hunter won first prize in the Kingsville International Solo Competition Brass and Non-string divisions and second prize in the National Trumpet Competition.
They have everything: a supreme technical command that seems to come easily, a capacity to make complicated music clear, and, most notably on this occasion, an ability to cast a magic spell…
— The New York Times