East meets West concert at Cadogan Hall with London
Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Qian Junping
Magna Carta makes #12 on the USA Billboard charts; #4 on
the UK Official Charts; & Gramophone charts; #3 on
Grateful to Classic FM and Alexander Armstrong - Magna
Carta was selected as the Classic FM album of the week.
A limited number of physical CD's are available for purchase (Sketches of China, Colours of Brazil, Heartstrings). Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details
Premiere showing of my concert at the historic Zhizhu Temple in Beijing is taking place Saturday 1st May at 7:30pm PDT on YouTube. The concert is being broadcast by OMNI Foundation in San Francisco. The concert will remain available online after the premiere too.
Mezzo TV are broadcasting the 2019 Bastille Day concert where I performed with the Orchestre National de France conducted by Alain Altinoglu, and also with tenor Roberto Alagna. It took place the Champs de Mars at the foot of the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
During this lockdown period I am performing a series of lighter repertoire from the natural, relaxing setting of my own back garden. Here's one of the series. Hope you enjoy it !
Xuefei is on the cover of the final paper edition of Classical Guitar Magazine. Available now !
Xuefei was awarded an Honary Fellowship from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. The award was presented by the Principal of Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Professor Julian Lloyd Webber, after touching speech made by Head of Guitar, Mark Ashford.
A new twenty minute documentary, "Talking about Music -
Xuefei Yang," (in Mandarin) made by China's Wuxi TV.
For non-Mandarin speakers, there are some new live music clips too :
- 3m52s : Vivaldi RV158 (with iMusici)
- 10m19s : Lamentos do Morro (solo)
- 17m44s : Tango en Skai (with iMusici), worth watching until the end of the program.
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.
China TV's (English language) "Icon" program recently dedicated a 30 minute episode to Xuefei.
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.
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.
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.