Xuefei
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Xuefei will be peforming at NCPA in Beijing in a duo recital with the Chinese bamboo flautist Zhang Weiliang. The concert will include the world premier of a new commission "Xiang He Ge" from Canadian composer Joel Hoffman. The concert is on October 18th 2017.

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The National Concert Hall in Dublin is presenting the Xuefei Yang Guitar Series - a series of three concerts featuring Xuefei & guest artists associated with the Royal Irish Academy of Music. The series starts on 9th November with a solo recital by Xuefei, and continues 25th January and 26th of April 2018

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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 performing together in Asia in October 2017.

The tour includes concerts in Tongyeong (South Korea) and Taipei (Taiwan).

More details below.

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.