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Xuefei's concert schedule has been updated with recitals upto April 2018. Take a look to see if there's a concert near you !

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The 2018 Changsha International Guitar Festival will take place from July 11-15 2018. Entries for the competition are now open. The first prize in the open competition is US$10,000 plus a concert tour in China in 2019. This year's set piece is a brand new work by Maestro Leo Brouwer, commissioned by the festival. Competitors from both inside and outside China will be made equally welcome at the festival. Xuefei is Artistic Director of the festival.

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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 third concert of the series will feature Xuefei in a chamber music setting with colleagues from the RIAM on 26th April 2018.

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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.