Xi May enjoys both music and medicine. Born in Sydney in 1992, Xi May began playing the violin at the age of five. In 2004, Xi May was the youngest semi- finalist selected from 186 competitors from 29 countries to compete in the Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition in London. In 2005, at the age of 13, Xi May won First Prize (Gold Medal) at the 2005 International Violin Competition in Germany. Playing Paganini's Concerto No. 1 in D Major, she was a winner of the National Youth Concerto Competition. Xi May was also a finalist in the Tchaikovsky International Competition. Other experiences include being selected at the age of 13 to compete as a finalist in the ABC Young Performers Awards (string category), as well as being a finalist in the Kendall National Violin Competition.

In 2006, Xi May was invited to perform Mozart's Violin Concerto in A Major in Japan to celebrate Mozart's 250th anniversary. In the same year, she performed Tchaikovsky's Concerto In D Major with the Udmurt Orchestra in Russia. Xi May has also performed the Violin Concerto in A minor by Vieuxtemps with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. She has appeared as a soloist with numerous groups including the Melbourne String Ensemble (2006), Queensland Youth symphony (2004-2007), Sydney Concert Orchestra (2004), East West Philharmonic Orchestra (2001) and NSW State Schools' Orchestra (2001). Xi May has also performed the Violin Concerto in D Major by Beethoven with the SBS Youth Orchestra. Xi May was presented with the New South Wales Premier's Young Chinese Volunteer Award at Sydney Government House in recognition of her active and distinguished service to the community. She is also a recipient of the Mayoral Recognition of Endeavour Award (Bankstown) for musical contributions to the community. Xi May has performed as a soloist at events including the Premier's Gala Concert, Christmas Eve concerts at Sydney Olympic Park and Darling Harbour, NSW Schools Spectacular, NSW Public Schools Choral Concert, and the International Boat Show concert.

She was awarded her LMusA with distinction in 2002, and completed 6th grade musicianship with honours the following year. Xi May achieved near full marks in the NSW Higher School Certificate examination and was awarded the Premier's Award for All-round Excellence. She was subsequently accepted into a dual degree medical program at UQ. Currently, Xi May is working as a doctor in Sydney and completing her PhD on a part-time basis.