Shao Xiao Ling is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Communication and Art of the University of Aveiro, with her teaching area focusing on piano and chamber music performance. She received her doctorate in Music from the University of Aveiro (2011), master's in piano performance from the Rotterdams Conservatorium (2001) and bachelor's in music education from the University of Aveiro (1998). As a performer, she has presented both solo and chamber music concerts, in addition to concerts with orchestras in large auditoriums and festivals in Portugal, France, Italy and China. She was awarded prizes in competitions such as “Cidade de Covilhã”, “Solistas da Juventude Musical Portuguesa”, “Prémios Jovens Músicas da RDP” and “Juventude Musical Portuguesa”. She was granted a scholarship from the Orient Foundation with whom she continues to maintain a close relationship in promoting Chinese musical culture in Portugal, and vice versa. Departing from her doctoral thesis, which sequenced cultural studies research of classical music, she became particularly interested in the interaction between Western music and Chinese music of the 20th and 21st centuries. She has published several articles in journals and conference proceedings, both in Portugal and Brazil. She is regularly invited to give concerts and lectures on Chinese and Portuguese music.