Praised by the Gramophone magazine as one of the leading innovators of her generation, Xuefei was the first-ever guitarist in China to enter a music school and became the first internationally recognised Chinese guitarist on the world stage.
Her first public appearance was at the age of ten and received such acclaim that the Spanish Ambassador in China presented her with a concert guitar. Her debut in Madrid at the age of 14 was attended by the composer Joaquín Rodrigo and, when John Williams heard her play, he gave two of his own instruments to Beijing’s Central Conservatoire especially for her and other advanced students.
Yang’s international success has led to her appearances at numerous prestigious venues in more than 50 countries. She is frequently invited to play with the world’s leading orchestras, & collaborate with artists such as Jian Wang, Ian Bostridge, Rosalind Plowright, Sir James Galway, Elias String Quartet, the Heath Quartet and the cross-over artist David Garrett.
Yang 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. She has also appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour, the BBC Proms, & documentaries on BBC & China Central Television. Classic FM, named Xuefei as one of the 100 top classical musicians of our time. The UK classical music magazine, Classic FM, named Xuefei as one of the 100 top classical musicians of our time.