Xuefei Yang – March 3rd, 2018
Saturday, March 3, 2018
Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall, Benaroya, 7:30 PM
Tickets may be purchased by phone or in person at:
Rosewood Guitar, 8402 Greenwood Avenue North, Seattle | (206)297-8788
Benaroya Box Office at (206)215-4747 | OR ONLINE AT: SeattleGuitar.org
Xuefei Yang is acclaimed as one of the world’s finest classical guitarists. Hailed as a musical pioneer Ð her 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 recognized Chinese guitarist on the world stage. Xuefei Yang has won numerous prizes in international music competitions. She was awarded first prize in the Ivor Mairants Guitar Award by the City of London’s Worshipful Company of Musicians, and won the Dorothy Grinstead Prize for a recital at Fairfield Hall, Croydon. Gramophone magazine praised Xuefei as one of the leading innovators of her generation for continuing to build the guitar repertoire. Xuefei is committed to commissioning new works and making her own arrangements, with a particular interest in adding Chinese music and chamber music, many of which have appeared on her recordings. Xuefei has received new works from composers such as Chen Yi, Stephen Goss, Timothy Salter, Carlo Domeniconi. Xuefei has made many albums including several acclaimed recordings for EMI Classics. Her first recording received a gold disc and her second was selected as ‘Editor’s Choice’ in Gramophone magazine.
“Feisty virtuosity, impeccable technique and sensitive musicianship” New York Times