ISTANBUL, January 28 () - Chinese guitar virtuoso Xuefei Yang will perform at the Seed on Feb. 14, Valentines’ Day, as part of the Istanbul Recitals.
Born in 1977 in Beijing, Yang became the first guitarist to enter a music school in China, and obtained a Bachelor of Arts from the prestigious Central Conservatory of Music. She then become the first guitarist from China to study in the United Kingdom and the first guitarist ever to receive an international scholarship from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music for her postgraduate program at the Royal Academy of Music in London.
Yang has won numerous prizes, including the Ivor Mairants Guitar Award given by the City of London’s Worshipful Company of Musicians and the Dorothy Grinstead Prize for a recital at Fairfield Hall, Croydon.
She has given recitals or concerts in many countries. A selection of her concert appearances have included playing Rodrigo’s “Fantasia para un Gentilhombre” with the BBC Concert Orchestra and “Concierto de Aranjuez” with the Royal Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra at Duke’s Hall. In January 2011, she appeared in Ireland for the first time, at the National Concert Hall in Dublin.