Last updated: 21st September 2014
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Xuefei as received a new composition from British composer Phillip Cashian. The Thin Night Darkens is a short nocturne inspired by a line from Dylan Thomas' radio drama, Under Milkwood. The piece was commissioned by IGF.
Xuefei will be giving the world premiere at her recital at King's Place London on October 22nd, along with another new composition by Stephen Goss - more details later !
Xuefei will be giving the Australian premiere of Tan Dun's Yi2 Concerto with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, on October 2nd 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 will also be performing Rodrigo's Aranjuez concerto at the same concert. Concert details & tickets here.
Xuefei will be participating in IGF's North East Guitar Festival in Gateshead this October; the RCS's Big Guitar Weekend in Glasgow; and the Kendal Concert Club in November.
At the International Guitar Foundation event in Gateshead, Xuefei will be giving a recital at The Sage on October 19th at 8.00pm, and a workshop earlier in the day at 1.00pm.
At Glasgow's "Big Guitar Weekend," Xuefei will be giving a recital and masterclass at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow. The concert is at 7pm on November 1st, with the masterclass at 10.30am on November 2nd.
Xuefei will be giving a recital at Kendal Town Hall on November 26th.
More details on the schedule page.
Xuefei will be participating in the 2014 London Guitar Festival.
Xuefei will be giving a recital at King's Place on October 22nd at 7.30pm, and a workshop on October 25th at 9.30am.
The recital will include world premieres of new works by Stephen Goss, and Philip Cashian.
More details available from the Kings Place website.
Tickets available now.
Xuefei will be giving a recital at Red Maid's Performing Arts Centre in Bristol at 7.30pm on 22nd November.
The following morning Xuefei will be giving a masterclass at 11.30am at the Brunswick Club, for the Bristol Classical Guitar Society.
More details and links to the promoters website can be found on the schedule page.
Xuefei and fellow guitarist Craig Ogden will be performing together at Oxford's Sheldonian Theatre, on 28th November at 7.30pm.
The two exceptional guitiarsts will take you on a journey from Spain to Brazil, Argentina and Australia.
More details at the Music at Oxford site.
Tickets are available now.
"Songs from Our Ancestors" - the critically acclaimed collaboration between British tenor Ian Bostridge & Xuefei, offers a program of music by Dowland, Schubert, Britten, Argento & Chinese songs. Sunday 30th November, 2.30pm.
Share in the Songs from Our Ancestors in the intimate setting of Sam Wanamaker Playhouse in London.
Tickets available now.
Xuefei gave the China premiere of Steven Goss' "The Albeniz Concerto" on July 6th at the National Centre for Performing Arts in Beijing, with the China National Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Hu Yongyan.
During late September and early October, Xuefei is touring in Australia. She will be playing a series of concerts with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, as well as a set of solo concerts. Venues include several in and around Melbourne, Sydney Opera House, and Tasmania. Full details on the schedule page.
Enjoy this selection of videos on You Tube featuring music from Xuefei's latest recording, Sojourn :
Bach's Prelude BWV846, &
Bach's Air on G String, from BWV1068, &
Gerald Garcia's arrangement of Plum Blossoms in the Snow.
Xuefei is performing 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 on November 3rd, and gave the Asian premiere of the piece later in November. The USA premiere will happen at Xuefei's New York recital in December.
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 this years 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.
Enjoy Xuefei's live recitals in August & September !
> Shrewsbury, UK - Aug 10
> Binham, UK - Aug 23
> St. Asaph, North Wales, UK - Sep 24
> Sydney, Australia - Sep 28
More details on the schedule page
Enjoy the latest photos from Xuefei's life on the road here.
Xuefei spent November performing in the UK, and starting a USA tour at the end of the month with a concert in Houston, Texas.
Xuefei has 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.