Xufei Yang

KOLARAC FOUNDATION HALL / 9 FEBRUARY 2011 / 20:45 / visit www.xuefeiyang.com

Xufei Yang is the first graduated guitarist of the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing with a BA degree and the first Chinese student ever to receive an international scholarship to study at The Royal Schools of Music.

Rodrigo attended her debut concert in Madrid when she was fourteen and in 1995, when John Williams came to Beijing, he was so impressed with her playing that he gave two of his own Smallman guitars to her Conservatory especially for her and other top students to play. Fei has performed concertos with leading orchestras including the English Chamber Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, etc. In 2005 her outstanding achievements as a musician were recognized by the Royal Academy who granted her the title of “Associate”. Fei has an exclusive international recording contract with EMI Classics. Fei has also appeared on numerous radio and television programmes including BBC Radio, the BBC Proms, a BBC documentary The Story of Guitar, and China Central Television, who made a biographical documentary on Fei.


Isaac Albeniz
Suite Espana Op. 165, Seis Hojas de
Album: Prelude

Joaquín Rodrigo
Invocation and Dance

Gang Chen & Zhanhao He
Butterfly Lovers
(arr. Xuefei Yang)

Giulio Regondi
Variations on a theme from the Bellini
opera, I Capuletti e i Montecchi

Frédéric Chopin
Two Waltzes