Yulianna Avdeeva


Yulianna Avdeeva rose to fame when she won First Prize in the Chopin Competition in 2010. She has since embarked on a world-class career and her artistic integrity is rapidly ensuring her a place amongst the most distinctive artists of her generation.
A regular performer throughout Asia, this autumn Avdeeva embarked on a major concert tour of Japan, performing concerts with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and featured in solo recitals in Korea, Taiwan and China. Avdeeva will undertake tours of North and South America, including her debut with Orchestre symphonique de Montréal and engagements with Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo. Other orchestra highlights include international debuts with leading ensembles such as the Chamber Orchestra of Europe at the Lucerne Festival and the Aalborg Symphony Orchestra, both under the baton of Anu Tali. 

Recent orchestral highlights have included engagements with NHK Symphony Orchestra, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Finnish Radio Symphony, London Philharmonic and Bournemouth Symphony orchestras, Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra of Moscow Radio and concerts at the Vienna Festival.

An active and committed chamber musician, she has worked with the Kremerata Baltica and members of the Berliner Philharmoniker. In 2016, Yulianna Avdeeva will tour Germany with violinist Julia Fischer and the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields appearing at the Kölner Philharmonie, Philharmonie Essen, Konzerthaus Berlin and Laeiszhalle Hamburg, amongst others. In recital, Avdeeva has performed at London’s International Piano Series, Rheingau Musik Festival, Barcelona’s Palau de la Música Catalana, Liederhalle Stuttgart, Philharmonie Essen, Schwetzinger Festspiele and La Roque d'Anthéron Festival.

Avdeeva's Chopin performances have drawn particular praise, marking her out as one of the composer's foremost interpreters. Her long association with the Fryderyk Chopin Institute has won her a huge following in Poland. Avdeeva’s most recent recital recording featuring works by Chopin, Schubert and Prokofiev was released on Mirare in August 2014. She released a recording of the Chopin concertos with the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century and Brüggen.

Avdeeva began her piano studies at the age of five with Elena Ivanova at Moscow’s Gnessin Special School of Music and later studied with Konstantin Scherbakov and with Vladimir Tropp. At the International Piano Academy Lake Como, she was taught among others by William Grant Naboré, Dmitri Bashkirov and Fou Ts’ong. In addition to her Chopin prize, she has won several other prizes including the Bremen Piano Contest in 2003, the Concours de Genève 2006 and the Arthur Rubinstein Competition in Poland.