Born in 1995 in California, Ariel Hsing has played table tennis since she was seven years old. Hsing became the youngest U.S. table tennis national champion in history in 2010 at age 15. She repeated as champion in 2011 and 2013. The American table tennis player competed in the London Olympics. Ariel participated in Andy Akiho's Ping Pong Concerto, world premiered in Shanghai in July 2015, at Shanghai Symphony Hall by Shanghai Symphony Orchestra.