China Guitarist:Yang Xuefei

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  Yang Xuefei was born in 1977 in Beijing, in 1987 she began to study classical guitar with professor Chen Zhi.

  On the first China International Guitar Art Festival held in 1987 she began to show her talent and her performance won enthusiastic acclaim from the audience. She was granted a present of a handmade guitar by the Spanish Ambassador inChina. In June 1988, as the youngest contestant she won the 2nd prize in the 1st Beijng 'Peony Cup' Classical Guitar Contest. In 1989 she went to Japan to participate in the 32th Tokyo International Guitar Contest as an hornor guest and her performance was well received by the guitarists. The famous Japan guitar maker Masaru Kohno presented her with a high quality hand made guitar as an award.

  In 1990 , Yang went to the Middle School Attached to the Central Conservatory of Music to study as the first student major in classical guitar in China. As a leading solo performer, she participated in the 'New Spring Art Festival' in Macau in 1991. In 1992 under the leadership of Prof. Chen Zhi, Yang made performance tour in Spain, Portugal and HongKong. Her performance was highly praised. Famous composer Joaquin Rodrigo presented her recital in Madrid. In March 1993, Yang made another performance tour in Taiwan. At the end of 1994, Yang and two other guitarists performed in five cities including Tokyo in Japan. Their recitals were warmly praised in the mass media. In 1996 she made performance again at Macau. In 1997, she was sent by Ministry of Culture to participate in the Darwin International Guitar Festival and Competition,won the 2nd prize and nineteenth century interpretation prizw.

  Now Yang is studying in England.


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