Born in Beijing and now based in the UK, Xuefei Yang was the first-ever guitarist in China to enter Beijing’s Central Conservatory of Music. Ms. Yang subsequently became 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, she was awarded a Fellowship of the Royal Academy of Music in June 2012. Recent engagements included performances with Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Pacific Symphony Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, Musikkollegium Winterthur and the Luzern Quartet. Ms. Yang’s commitment as a recitalist will see her appear across the world throughout the season including engagements in San Francisco, Dallas, Austin, Houston, Baltimore, Miami, New York, Vermont, Seoul, Taiwan, Brussels, London’s Wigmore Hall, & Bath.”..who is Ms. Yang? A Chinese classical guitarist, and, really, one of the most extraordinary instrumentalists in the world.”
New York Sun, June 2008
Ms. Yang records exclusively for EMI Classics. Her debut album, Romance de Amor, won a gold disc in Hong Kong, and her second, 40 Degrees North, was selected as “Editor’s Choice” by Gramophone magazine. She has committed herself to expanding the guitar repertoire, with a particular interest in adding Chinese music to the repertoire.