Xingye Li was born in 1989 in Shenyang, China. He started to play the guitar when he was 9 years old in Shenyang with Prof. Guangxu Jiang. Two years later he Won 1st prize - Guitar Competition in Liaoning.
In 2004 when Xingye was 14 years old, he passed the genius entrance examination at Korea National University of Arts in Seoul, Korea. He studied with Prof. Song-ou Lee there until 2009 with full Korean governmental scholarship. During this period, Xingye won 1st prizes of all the guitar competitions in Korea. He graduated from Korea National University of Arts in 2009 and got Bachelor degree of classical guitar when he was 19 years old.
After the graduation in Korea, Xingye went to Germany to study with Prof. Reinbert Evers at Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Musikhochschule Muenster in 2009. In November he represented the Musikhochschule Münster at the „Forum der Musikhochschulen in NRW“, organized by the WDR(West German Broadcasting Cologne).
In 2010 Xingye won 1st prize - International Guitar Competition in Tychy, Poland. In the next year, he won 1st prize and Public Prize - International Guitar Competition “Printemps de la Guitare” in Charleroi, Belgium; and won “Förderpreis” Artist of the GWK, Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Westfälischen Kulturarbeit.
Xingye has now 3 CD recordings: 2011 “Printemps de la Guitare” Live recording in Belgium. In 2012 “Guitar Music of Early 19th Century” recorded in Poland, and in 2013 he will record his 3rd album "20th Century Masterpieces for guitar" in Germany.
Since 2003 Xingye has been playing with Hannabach Goldin strings.