Xuefei Yang is acclaimed as one of the world’s finest classical guitarists. She is hailed as a musical pioneer - born in Beijing, she was the first-ever guitarist in China to enter a music school (Beijing Central Conservatory of Music Middle School), and became the first Chinese Guitarist to launch an international professional career. Fei’s first public appearance was at the age of ten and received such acclaim that the Spanish Ambassador in China immediately 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. She then went on to become the first Chinese student to be awarded a full postgraduate scholarship to study at London’s Royal Academy of Music. In recognition of her distinguished career, Fei was awarded ‘Fellowship of the Royal Academy of Music’ in June 2012.
Fei’s dedication as a recitalist will see her appear across the world throughout the season. Her engagements include appearances in San Francisco, Dallas, Austin, Houston, Baltimore, Miami, New York, Vermont, Seoul, Taiwan, Brussels, London’s Wigmore Hall and Bath. The UK classical music magazine, Classic FM, named Xuefei as one of the 100 top classical musicians of our time.