Last updated: 6th October 2016
Enjoy one of the forthcoming live
> Verona, Italy - Oct 10
> Manchester, UK - Oct 12
> Tasmania, Australia - Oct 22
> Tasmania, Australia - Oct 23
> Melbourne, Australia - Nov 3
> Seoul, Korea - Nov 11
> Seoul, Korea - Nov 12
> Hong Kong - Nov 18
> Hong Kong - Nov 19
Xuefei's latest solo CD showcases the rich and deep pool of Brazillian guitar music, & celebrates the musicians who shaped Brazilian music during the 20th century and some taking it into the 21st century.
"A few of the names are now internationally recognized but most, while celebrated in Brazil, remain little known outside. It's my desire to bring such music to a wide audience." Xuefei Yang.
It can be purchased here.
Following the critially acclaimed success of their recording of
Britten's "Songs from the Chinese," Ian Bostridge and Xuefei
have collaborated on the inaugral recording of the Globe Music
label. It was recorded in the intimate Sam Wanamaker Theatre on
the site of Shakespeare's Globe in London.
The music reflects the musical ancestry of tenor Ian Bostridge and Xuefei.
More details here.
Xuefei is the Artistic Director of the Changsha International FestIval in China.
Next year's festival takes place in July 15th-19th, and will
include concerts, classes, a guitar competition and a
The details of the 2017 festival will be announced later this year. Potential competitors may like to read more about getting to Changsha on Xuefei's 2016 festival page.
The winner of guitar competition will receive a prize of US$10,000 ; a handmade concert guitar ; & a six-concert tour in China during 2018. Entry details will be available on the website.
Xuefei's Heartstrings topped the classical charts in HK, for
five weeks over the summer 2015 !
A big thank-you to all of you who have bought the CD.
Heartstrings is available here.
Xuefei has a series of four repertoire books available, published by Doberman-Yppan.
There are separate books for :
- children ;
- beginners ;
- intermediate ;
Each book contains repertoire that Xuefei has selected from the Doberman catalogue, along with her own suggestions on how the player might want to approach each piece either musically, or technically.
The books are available from the publisher, Doberman, by following the links above.
A brand new video of Xuefei playing Bonfa's classic, "Manhã de Carnaval," (Morning of the Carnival)
This piece also features on her CD, Colours of Brazil.
A brand new video of Xuefei playing both parts of a duet version of Permanbuco's "Sons de Carrilhões" (Sound of Bells)
This piece also features on her CD, Colours of Brazil.
of a traditional Chinese piece - a classic piece for the guzheng
(13 string zither). Xuefei has always loved this piece, and
took two months to work out an effective transcription for the 6
strings of the guitar.
This piece also features on her CD, Heartstrings.
In December 2015, Xuefei made the cover story on the Music Lover Magazine in China.
In June 2015, Xuefei made the cover story on the HK audio visual magazine, AV.
The UK newspaper "Independent" had an article on the collaboration between tenor Ian Bostridge and Xuefei.
Read the article online here.
By Stephen Goss for Xuefei. A musical impression of scenes from the Chinese classic, the Book of Songs - a collection of poems, many originally set to music which is now long lost. The poems give an insight to the lives of Xuefei's Chinese ancestors almost 4,000 years ago. Xuefei's name is taken from a poem in this book. Xuefei gave the world premiere at her recital at King's Place, London.
Xuefei has received a new piece from composer Phillip Cashian. It is a short nocturne inspired by a line from Dylan Thomas' radio drama, Under Milkwood. The piece was commissioned by IGF.
Xuefei gave the world premiere at her recital at King's Place, London.
Xuefei gave the Australian premiere of Tan Dun's Yi2 Concerto with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, in Melbourne's Hamer Hall.
The concerto was written for Sharon Isbin in 1996. Tan Dun is one of China's most well-known composers and conductors. He wrote the score for the movie Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, as well as the music for the medal ceremonies at the Beijing Olympics. Xuefei also performed Rodrigo's Aranjuez concerto at the same concert.
Xuefei gave the China premiere of Steven Goss' "The Albeniz Concerto" at the National Centre for Performing Arts in Beijing, with the China National Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Hu Yongyan.
Xuefei received a new composition for guitar by Chinese composer Chen Yi - the first piece commissioned for Xuefei from a Chinese composer.
Xuefei gave the world premiere at Wigmore Hall, & the USA premiere in New York.
Chen Yi is the recipient of the prestigious Charles Ives Living Award.
The piece was commissioned for Xuefei by Wigmore Hall and Fondation Hoffman.
See Gramophone magazine's exclusive interview with Xuefei.
Julian Bream, tenor Ian Bostridge, & Xuefei at the Gramophone Award ceremony in London., where Julian Bream was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
Ian and Xuefei were invited to perform a selection from their recent recording of Britten's Songs from the Chinese, as a tribute to Julian Bream (Britten wrote this music for Bream and tenor Peter Pears).
You can watch the performance (on You Tube) here.
More photos available here.
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.
See more pictures here.