Xuefei
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Xuefei will be making a return visit to the venue of her very first recital : Beijing Concert Hall on May 19th. She will also give a recital at the Shenzhen Concert Hall on June 25th.

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Xuefei made the list of top 6 classical guitarists in BBC Music Magazine, and is one of three classical guitarists to make the top 50 women guitarists in Guitar Player magazine.

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Xuefei and soprano Sumi Jo will be touring in Asia in October 2017.

The tour includes a concert in the Lotte Concert Hall in Seoul.

More details to follow.

This 30 minute documentary about Xuefei was broadcast on Chinese National TV earlier this year.


It's in Chinese but has lots of music and many interesting behind the scenes insights.

Xuefei's latest solo album features the guitar music of Brazil. Winner of HiFi's 2017 Best Instrumental Album.

China TV's (English language) "Icon" program recently dedicated a 30 minute episode to Xuefei.

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Hear Xuefei live in the USA. Recitals in: Cleveland (25/3), Carmel Valley (7/4), San Francisco (8/4).

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Xuefei continues her successful collaboration with British tenor Ian Bostridge. Songs from Our Ancestors is the very first release by Globe Music, a new record label from Shakespeare's Globe. The CD received a double five-star review from BBC Music Magazine (Xmas 2016 edition).

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This May and June Xuefei will be on a multi-city tour of China with the Italian chamber ensemble i Musici.

During the tour, Xuefei will also play solo recitals at the Beijing Concert Hall, and in Shenzen.

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Xuefei is Artistic Director of the Changsha International Guitar Festival in Chian. This year's Changsha Guitar Festival runs from July 15th to July 19th. The open competition has first prize of US$10,000 and a 7 concert tour of China in 2018. There's still time to enter.

This years festival will feature concerts by Benjamin Verdery (USA), Berta Rojas (Paraguay), Vida Quartet (UK), Eden-Stell duo (UK), Fabio Zanon (Brazil), Xuefei Yang (China), 2014 GFA winner Ekachai Jeerakul (Thailand), 2016 Changsha winner Yun Duan (China), Javier Conde (Spain).

Xuefei has a series of four graded repertoire books for children, beginners, intermediate, & advanced players. In addition to the pieces, the books include Xuefei's suggestions for approaching the pieces either from a technical or musical perspective. This video features a section of a piece from the intermediate book. The series is published by Doberman-Yppan.

Xuefei talks to Gramophone about commissioning new works, and playing Chinese music on the guitar.

Julian Bream was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Gramophone Awards in London. In tribute, Ian and Xuefei were invited to perform a selection from Britten's Songs from the Chinese, written for Bream and Peter Pears.

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Xuefei received the great honour of being made a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music - a title held by at most 300 people at any one time. Xuefei received her award at a ceremony in London from HRH The Duchess of Gloucester.