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Melanie Moult

Melanie Moult

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Adam Brady

Adam Brady

Associate Artist Manager


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About Xuefei

Xuefei Yang is acclaimed as one of the world’s finest classical guitarists. Her fascinating journey began after the Cultural Revolution, a period where Western musical instruments and music were banned in China. Fei was the first-ever guitarist in China to enter a music school and became the first recognised Chinese guitarist on the world stage.
Her artistry connects with audiences far beyond the guitar fraternity and she has performed in more than 50 countries at prestigious venues. She is frequently invited to play with the world’s leading orchestras, and collaborate with artists such as Ian Bostridge, Johannes Moser, Roberto Alagna and Sir James Galway.

Gramophone magazine praised her as one of the leading innovators of her generation for continuing to build the guitar repertoire. Fei has made many acclaimed recordings for major labels. Her first received a gold disc and her second was selected as Editor’s Choice in Gramophone magazine. Her recent recordings include Songs from our Ancestors with Ian Bostridge and solo albums: Summertime, Winter Songs (Apple Music), Sketches of China (Decca) and Magna Carta: the complete guitar works of John Brunning with Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (Apple Music). Fei’s latest recording, X Culture, in which composers explore musical inspirations from other cultures, reflects her own cross-culture journey.

Xuefei is based in London

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Season Highlights

Sep 2024
Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide
Adelaide Guitar Festival Ancient Chinese Classic (arr. Xuefei Yang) - Moon lit night by the Spring river Ancient Chinese Classic (arr. Xuefei Yang) - White Snow in the Spring Sunlight Ross Edwards - Melbourne Arioso (written for Xuefei Yang) Changjun Xu (arr. Xuefei Yang) - Sword Dance John C. Williams - When the Birds Return Xuefei Yang - Xinjiang Fantasy ++ Heitor Villa-Lobos - Prelude No. 1 - Mazurka Chôro - Etude No. 12 Barrios - Un Sueño en la Floresta (A Dream in the Forest) Barrios - Dance Paraguay Luiz Bonfá - Manhã de Carnaval (Morning of the Carnival) Antônio Carlos Jobim - A Felicidade (Happiness) Jiří Jirmal - Baden Jazz Suite José Luis Merlin - Suite del Recuerdo (Suite of Memories)
Nov 2024
Outwood Academy Foxhills, Scunthorpe
Solo Recital: Anon (arr. Xuefei Yang) Moonlight over Spring River Anon (arr. Xuefei Yang) White Snow in the Spring Sunlight Goss Chinese garden Piazzolla Invierno Porteño Brouwer Hika: In Memoriam Toru Takemitsu Sakamoto Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence Xu Chan Jun Sword Dance Houghton Dance of the Orient Koshkin Usher Waltz Jirmal Baden Jazz Suite
Feb 2025
Elbphilhamonie, Hamburg
Solo Recital: Anon (arr. Xuefei Yang) A Moonlit Night on the Spring River Anon (arr. Xuefei Yang) White Snow in Spring Sunlight Goss Chinese Garden Dun Seven Desires Domeniconi Koyunbaba Brouwer Hika In Memoriam Toru Takemitsu Sakamoto Merry Christmas, Mr Lawrence Xu Chan Jun Sword Dance Houghton Dance of the Orient Koshkin Usher Waltz Jirmal Baden Jazz Suite

Selected Repertoire

A. VivaldiConcerto in D, Op.3, No.9
Alan ThomasRhapsody on a Spanish Theme
Antonio LauroGuitar Concertos Nos. 1 & 2
Astor PiazzollaDouble concerto for guitar and bandoneon
Ernesto CorderoGuitar Concerto
György KurtágGrabstein für Stefan
Isaac AlbeniGuitar Concerto (arrangement of Albeniz pieces by Stephen Goss)
J. RodrigoConcierto de Aranjuez, Fantasia para un Gentihombre
J.S. BachViolin Concerto No.1 in A minor and No.2 in D minor (arr. for guitar and chamber orchestra/string quartet)
John BrunningMagna Carta Concerto
Leo BrouwerConcerto No.3 Elegaico
M. C. TedescoConcerto in D, Op.99
M. GiulianiConcerto in A
Malcolm ArnoldGuitar Concerto
Manuel PonceGuitar Concerto
Richard HarveyConcerto Antico
Richard HarveyFantasia for guitar and erhu
Ross EdwardsConcerto for Guitar and Strings
Simon BainbridgeGuitar Concerto
Stephen DodgsonGuitar Concertos No.1 & No.2 for chamber orchestras, Guitar and Violin Concerto for string orchestra, Concertino for two Guitars for string orchestra
Tan DunGuitar Concerto
Toru TakemitsuTo the Edge of Dream, Vers,L'Arc-en-Ciel,Palma, Spectral Canticle
Villa LobosConcerto for Guitar

Sample Programmes

  • X Culture

    Mark Houghton - Dance of the Orient (composed for Xuefei Yang) English composer, oriental inspiration Maurice Ravel - Laideronnette, Empress of the Pagodas from Mother Goose Suite French composer, oriental inspiration Tan Dun - Seven Desires (selection) Chinese composer, Spanish flamenco inspiration Steve Goss - Chinese Garden : > Jasmine Flower > Blue Orchid > Red Flowers Blooming all over the Mountain Welsh composer, Chinese inspiration Ryuichi Sakamoto - Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence Japanese composer, western cinema inspiration Leo Brouwer - Hika : In Memoriam Toru Takemitsu Cuban composer, Japanese inspiration Carlo Domeniconi : Koyunbaba Italian composer, Turkish inspiration Interval Roland Dyens - Saudade No. 3 French composer, Brazilian inspiration Dilermando Reis - two pieces > Se ela perguntar (If she should ask) > Uma Valsa e Dois Amores (Waltz for two lovers) Brazilian composer, European dance inspiration Nikita Koshkin - Usher Waltz Russian composer, American literature inspiration John C. Williams - Homage to Barrios Australian composer, Paraguayan inspiration Jiří Jirmal - Baden Jazz Suite Czech composer, Brazilian inspiration

  • Bach to Brazil

    LEGNANI Andante and Allegro from the Overture to Rossini's William Tell BACH: Suite for solo guitar BWV 995 XU ARR. YANG Changjun Sword Dance Interval PACO DE LUCIA Reflejo de Luna GRANADOS La Maja de Goya GRANADOS Danza Espagnola No. 4 DEBUSSY La Fille aux Cheveux de Lin DE FALLA Homenagem a Claude Debussy DE FALLA Miller's Dance from The Three Cornered Hat VILLA-LOBOS Scottish Choro JOBIM ARR. DYENS Felicidade BONFA Manha de Carnaval GAROTO Lamentos do Morro



  • Recital

    Mar 2023
    • The unusual aspect of Yang’s Saturday evening concert lies in her ability to combine multiple genres, perform with an improvisatory spirit, and engage with generosity. This artist has done much to expand the classical guitar repertoire, through amalgamating and expanding genres.