"Feisty virtuosity, impeccable technique and sensitive musicianship"
- New York Times
Xuefei Yang is acclaimed as one of the world’s finest classical guitarists. Hailed as a musical pioneer - her fascinating journey began after the Cultural Revolution, a period where Western musical instruments & music were banned. Fei was the first-ever guitarist in China to enter a music school, & the first internationally recognised Chinese guitarist on the world stage.
Her debut in Madrid at 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 has performed at prestigious venues in 50+ countries, frequently performs with the world’s leading orchestras, & collaborates with artists such as Ian Bostridge, Rosalind Plowright, Sir James Galway.
Gramophone magazine praised her as a leading innovator of her generation for continuing to build the guitar repertoire.
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.
She has appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Woman's Hour, the BBC Proms, & documentaries on BBC & China Central Television.
The UK classical music magazine, Classic FM, named Fei as one of the 100 top classical musicians of our time.