Xuefei
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Xuefei will be touring in China this winter. Events in Suzhou, Wuhan, Shanghai, Sichuan and Xinghai. Concert details on the calendar page.

Xuefei and the Ulster Orchestra conducted by David Brophy perform Cavatina at BBC Proms in the Park, Belfast.

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Xuefei will be performing in Shanghai, Shenzhen, Suzhou and Chengdu between October & December, including solo recitals, concerts with Spanish Dancer, and concerto performances. More details on the schedule page.

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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.

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Here's a review of the 2018 Changsha International Guitar Festival.
For the 2019 edition of the festival (mid-July) Artistic Director Xuefei Yang announced, "To commemorate the 20th anniversary of Joaquín Rodrigo’s death, the set piece for the 2019 open competition will be Rodrigo’s Sonata Giocosa."

Second movement of Rodrigo's Aranjuez concerto, filmed in Barcelona, with the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra.
Enjoy !

Xuefei and Zhang Weiliang (xiao) give the world premier of Xiang He Ge, composed by Joel Hoffman for the duo.
The concert was filmed in the National Centre for Performing Arts in Beijing.

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Xuefei's upcoming concerts have been updated. Take a look to see if there's a concert near you !

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Interview with Xuefei ahead of the Xuefei Yang Guitar Series, being presented at The National Concert Hall in Dublin

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Interview with Xuefei for Guitar Player magazine by Mark Davis.

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.
Enjoy !

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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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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.

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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Xuefei has arranged three well known Chinese pieces for solo guitar.

Flowing Water, dating from the Ming Dynasty & originally for guqin; and Sword Dance, inspired by a poem from the Tang Dynasty, & originally for liuqin ; Drunken Ecstasy , attributed to the 3rd century scholar Ruan Ji, & originally for guqin

All three pieces feature on the Songs from our Ancestors recording.

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.