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Xuefei Yang is acclaimed as one of the world’s finest classical guitarists.

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Hailed as a musical pioneer, Xuefei Yang’s fascinating journey began after the Cultural Revolution, a period where Western musical instruments & music were banned. Xuefei was the first-ever guitarist in China to enter a music school, and became the first internationally recognised Chinese guitarist on the world stage.

Her first public appearance was at the age of ten and received such acclaim that the Spanish Ambassador in China presented her with a concert guitar. Her debut in Madrid at the age of 14 was attended by the composer Joaquín Rodrigo and when John Williams heard her play he gave two of his own instruments to Beijing’s Central Conservatoire especially for her and other advanced students.

Fei is one of the few guitarists whose artistry connects with audiences far beyond the guitar fraternity. Her international success has led her to be invited to play in more than fifty countries at numerous prestigious venues. She is frequently invited to play with the world’s leading orchestras, and to collaborate with artists such as Ian Bostridge, Rosalind Plowright and Sir James Galway.

Fei has made many acclaimed recordings for major labels. Her first received a gold disc & her second was selected as ‘Editor’s Choice’ in Gramophone magazine. Fei has released two albums in 2016, a solo album “Colours of Brazil,” (Decca Classics) and “Songs from our Ancestors” which continues her successful collaboration with Ian Bostridge. Gramophone magazine praised Xuefei as one of the leading innovators of her generation for continuing to build the guitar repertoire.

Fei has appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Woman's Hour, the BBC Proms and documentaries on the BBC and China Central Television. The UK classical music magazine, Classic FM, named Xuefei as one of the 100 top classical musicians of our time.




Bach: Lute suite BWV995 in A minor

Paganini: Grand sonata

Xu Changjun: Sword Dance (arr. Xuefei Yang)

Villa Lobos: 3 Choros

Jobim: Modinha & Luiza (arr. Rabello),

Felicidade (arr. Dyens)

Reis: Uma Valsa e Dois Amores,

Eterna Saudade,

Xodo da Baiana

Garoto: Gente Humilde (arr. Bellinati),

Lamentos do Morro (arr. Rabello)


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