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China Guitarist:Danny Yeh


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A very promising guitarist in Asia
 
               "A magnificent guitarist and great person, encouraging you in the
                        great art of playing the guitar which you do so well."
                                                                                                                                                                  Celedonio Romero                     
            

   
             DANNY YEH, classical guitarist

 
Biography: (* Past, +Present)
 
* Instructor of National Taiwan Academy of Arts
* Member of Japan Federation of Guitarists
* Membrer of Guitar Foundation of America
* Artistic Director of Taipei Int'l Guitar Festival
* Artistic Director of Taipei Int'l Guitar Music Camp
* Writer for several prestigious Asia's music magazines
* Appointed Professor of Nanjing Arts Institute 
 
+ Artistic Director of Taiwan Contemporary Guitar Federation
+ Executive Supervisor of Shanghai Guitar Society
+ Artistic Director of Shanghai Int’l Guitar Alliance
+ Associate Professor of  Shanghai Conservatory of Music

 

  One of the most popular and respected classical guitarists in Asia and one who deserves more international recognition, is no doubt, Danny Yeh is a top guitarist among the Chineses world.

  Born in Taipei,Taiwan in 1964, he began his studies of guitar at age 14, gave his first public performanace after only 3 months, and at 17 was the youngest performer to ever give a solo recital in Taiwan. From 1989 to 1993 he was the prizewinner in numerous competitions, including the prestigious Tokyo International Guitar Contest of Japan, becoming the first Taiwanses guitarist to do so. Since winning the Tokyo International Guitar Contest, Mr. Yeh has been much in demand as a soloist internationally and has quickly established himself as one of Asia's finest guitarsists.

  Since his successful performance in Japan in 1990, he sustains an active performance schedule both in Taiwan and overseas, having been invited to give recitals across the United States, Canada, Britain, France, Hong Kong, Singapore, Korea, Malaysia and Mainland China, and gets a very good evaluation wherever he went. Besides recitals, Mr.Yeh often performs with other musicians in a wide variety of genres, the artists including the soprano Dilber, the pipa player Wu Man, the flamenco dancer Masami Okada, the guitarist  Eduardo Fernandez, Shin-ichi Fukuda, Margarita Escarpa and many other fine musicians. In the past years, he is also active in all kind of chamber music and concerto apperance with various orchestra.

  While maintaining a busy performing schedule, Mr. Yeh continues to devote time to the Taiwan music scene and has founded the Taipei International Guitar Festival and the Taiwan Contemporary Guitar Federation.  He has written a major book on guitar technique ("The Art of Modern Guitar", published by Shanghai Music Publications, Shanghai in 1999) as well as several articles in leading guitar magazines in Asia.  His many musical transcriptions for guitar have been published internationally. Mr. Yeh is currently teaching at the Nanjing Arts Institute, China.

Recordings:

                     

Golden Duo                                                       '97 Taiwan Int'l Guitar Festival

                     

GuitarChamber Music                                     Romantic Guitar Music (1)

                      

Folksongs with Dilber                                     History of Tango

Video CD:

Magic Guitar Duo 

* F. Sor: Fantasia Op.54bis
* Milan Tesar: Suite Karussel 
* J.W. Duarte: Variations on a French nursery song Op.32
* A. Montes: 4 pieces in popular style
* J. Rodrigo: Tonadilla
* A. Piazzolla: Tango Suite
 
Video:

Concierto de Aranjuez

* Vivaldi: Concerto in G for 2 Guitars
* Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez
* Rodrigo: Fantasia para un gentilhombre
* Conductor: John van Deursen
                      Taipei Phiharmonic Orchestra

  
Book:

 
              
 
The Art of Modern Guitar      Romantic Guitar Favourites

 
Instrument: Gregory Byers (1995)

 
 

  An example of a 1994 cedar top Byers guitar may be heard on the CD by David Russell called "Music of Federic Moreno Torroba" (Telarc CD 80451). Another recording by Russell with the cedar Byers is "Guitar Quebec '94" (Doberman-Yppan DO-179). Byers guitars can also be heard on CDs by David Tanenbaum (Lou Harrison and Astor Piazzolla) and a recent release by guitarist Danny Yeh and violinist Shien-Ta Su. In 1999 both Kevin Gallagher (Naxos 8.554444) and Franco Platino (Naxos 8.554344) released CDs performed on Byers guitars.

 
Program 2003-04:
 
* Bach: Chaconne
              Lute Suite No.1 & 4
              Prelude, Fugue & Allegro
* Sor: Sonatas, Variations & others
* Giuliani: Grand Overture & Rossiniana No.1-3
* Chopin: : Vals, Nocturno & Mazurka
* Rodrigo: Invocation y Danse
                   Tres piezas espanola
* Barrios: Un sueno en la Floresta
                 La Catedral & others
* Tarrega: All major works
* Modern composers includes:
   Brouwer, Dyens, Piazzolla, York
   Takemitsu, Domeniconi, Assad, etc
* Guitar Duo
* Guitar & Vocal
* Guitar & Violin
* Guitar & Flute
* Guitar & Piano
* Guitar & String Quartet
* Guitar Concertos includes:
   Vivaldi, Carulli, Giuliani
   Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Rodrigo
   Tan-Dun & others
 
Contacy Danny:
 
Web site:
http://guitarchina.com/danny/  (Chinese only)

Danny Yeh Online Website

www.guitarchina.com/danny


 

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