The Seattle Classic Guitar Society is proud to present award-winning Chinese classical guitarist Xuefei Yang on Saturday, March 3, 7:30 pm at Illsley Ball Recital Hall, featuring music by Bach, Granados, Debussy, Villa Lobos, and XU Changjun Sword Dance arranged by Ms.Yang. Xuefei Yang is acclaimed as one of the world’s finest classical guitarists. Hailed as a musical pioneer, her fascinating journey began after the Cultural Revolution, a period where Western musical instruments & music were banned. Xuefei was the first-ever guitarist in China to enter a music school, and became the first internationally recognized Chinese guitarist on the world stage. Xuefei Yang has won numerous prizes in international music competitions. She was awarded first prize in 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. Gramophone magazine praised Xuefei as one of the leading innovators of her generation for continuing to build the guitar repertoire. “Feisty virtuosity, impeccable technique and sensitive musicianship” New York Times
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