A night of classical guitar| June 25

Date:2017-04-06    Share:

 

Beijing classical guitarist Yang Xuefei will perform a night of classical guitar in June.

Yang has won numerous prizes in music competitions including the Stotsenberg International Classical Guitar Competition, the San Francisco International Guitar Competition, the Young Concert Artist International competition in the United States and the Darwin International Guitar Competition in Australia. She was awarded as the winner of 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.

At 12, she played in Tokyo for the first time, and was given a special award by the Guitar Alliance of Japan. During her Madrid debut at age 14, the composer Joaquin Rodrigo was among the audience. In 1995, after John Williams listened to her performance in Beijing, he was so impressed that he loaned two of his own Greg Smallman guitars to her conservatory, for her and other top students to play.

Yang obtained her BA from the prestigious Central Conservatory of Music and later studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London. She established her international career with many solo recitals and concert performances in Europe.

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’s Symphony Orchestra at Duke’s Hall. She has featured on radio as part of the “BBC Proms London Composer Portrait” series, and performed at 54 concerts for the “Night of the Proms Tour” in 2003 and 2004.

 

Time: 8 p.m., June 25

Tickets: 80-480 yuan

Booking: 400-185-8666

Venue: Shenzhen Concert Hall, intersection of Hongli Road and Yitian Road, Futian District (福田区红荔路和益田路交汇处深圳音乐厅)

Metro: Line 3 or 4, Children’s Palace Station (少年宫站), Exit D