“Certain pieces of music seem to speak from the soul of a musical instrument. They capture your heart and draw you close, in a way that could only happen on that instrument.    This album — inspired by a personal selection of these guitar favourites — relates my musical journey along a path less travelled, from learning the guitar as a young girl in China to becoming an international performer. On my musical journey, I have grown as a person and as an artist. I know the guitar better than ever, and have my own voice on it. I feel that it’s time to return to the quintessential guitar music that moved me at first listen - music that revealed ever more facets over the years. Guitar Favourites reflects the artist I am now. I very much hope that my personal interpretation of these guitar favourites will connect with and inspire others.”

Xuefei Yang. London, August 2022.

You can listen in Spatial Audio - the recording was made using Dolby Atmos which gives a height dimension to the sound.


There’s nothing quite like listening to Yang’s brilliance solo, and this feast of guitar ‘classics’ (reflecting stages in Yang’s career, but here all newly recorded in an inspired two-day session) is every bit the treat you’d expect. An added highlight is the first piece Yang has written herself, ‘Xinjiang Fantasy’, a natural progression from her superb ‘Sketches of China’ album.
ArtMuseLondon, January 2023

Yang brings to her trademark lightness and sweetness of tone and impeccable technique a greater expressive freedom than ever before
Gramophone Magazine, March 2023


Release Date: 24th Nov 2022
Label: Decca Classics
Format: digital & CD
Sound: Spatial Audio - Dolby Atmos
Producer: Xuefei Yang
Recording engineer: Gordon Davidson
Location: Abbey Road Studios, London
Recording date: 13-14th April 2022
Edit mix and master : Ian Watson
Dolby Atmos master : Philip Siney


Liner Notes