Guitarist Ying Xu performs March 18

An exceptional young guitarist from the Schwob School of music will perform Sunday, March 18, at Grace Fellowship Hall. The performance begins at 4:30 p.m. The public is invited, and admission is free.

Ying Xu

Ying Xu is a member of Andrew Zohn’s studio at the Schwob School of Music, and she already has earned an international reputation. Last month, for example, she won first prize in the Schwob’s School’s 19th Annual Guitar Competition and Symposium. (Guitarists from around the world completed; the judges were not from the Schwob School.)

Last year, in her native China, Ying Xu performed with conductor Xian Zhang and renowned soprano Renée Fleming at the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing. In 2016, she won first prizes at the Shenyang International Guitar Festival in China and at the Mississippi Guitar Competition, the Florida Guitar Festival and the Appalachian Guitar Solo Competition. She also has performed at the Jimmy Carter Library in Atlanta, and she recently completed a DVD recording in Korea.

Last month other Andrew Zohn student—Dragos Ilie of Romania—performed for our concert series. The Schwob School at Columbus State University has become a center for training extraordinary young classical guitarists. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to watch another one up close in Grace Fellowship Hall. (We’re in the old Fraternal Order of Police clubhouse at the end of Heiferhorn Way.)

This concert is part of the continuing UU Free Concert Series. Admission, of course, is free. Free-will offerings are gratefully accepted to support our music program. For more information email Bill Harlan at