Xiao, Shuxian [Hsiao, Shu-sien]
- Joyce Lindorff
(b Tianjin, April 9, 1905; d Beijing, Nov 26, 1991). Chinese composer and educator. She was a prizewinning graduate of the Brussels Conservatoire Royale de Musique in 1932. From 1935 to 1954 she was married to the conductor Hermann Scherchen; the composer Tona Scherchen is their daughter. During the 1930s and 40s she spent 14 years in Switzerland, where she worked as a composer and was influential in promoting Chinese culture in Europe through her lectures and writings....