CINDY WEI XIN born in Harbin, China, is a master’s degree student at Cleveland Institute of Music, where she studies with Mr. Maximilian Dimoff. Ms. Xin is a member of the Canton, Firelands, Toledo, and New World Symphony Orchestras. Ms. Xin has also played with The Cleveland Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic, and Harbin Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Xin has participated in many music programs including the New York String Orchestra Seminar, National Repertory Orchestra, Round Top Festival Institute, and Harbin Summer Music Concerts. Ms. Xin was a semi-finalist at the International Society of Bassists Competition (orchestra and youth divisions) and the Johann Matthias Sperger International Double Bass Competition in Germany at age 13. This is her first summer at the Music Academy of the West.