First Prize Winner - 2010 Chopin Competition
Manager: Tim Fox, Emily T. Yoon
Management Territory: North & South America
Avdeeva brought tender sensuality to the concerto's [Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 2] slow movement, as well as a nimble, light-footed virtuosity to the finale. San Francisco Chronicle - Performance Review - Warsaw Philharmonic US Tour
She mustered surging strength for the outer movements, but never allowed passion to distort clarity, never let the familiar sound routine, never confused sentiment with vulgarity. She let the music breathe, balancing the contradictory forces of flexibility and restraint. She made the florid flights seem organic, expressive devices rather than mere decorations, and in the moonstruck reverie of the Larghetto, shaded the line exquisitely, enriching the sighs and whispers with subtle dynamic contrasts and gentle rubato. Gilbert and the Philharmonic provided perfectly sympathetic support. Financial Times - Performance Review - New York Philharmonic
Her pacing is born of intelligent feeling and clarity of thought, and her ability to finesse Chopin’s inner voices puts many to shame. The Guardian - Performance Review - Recital at Queen Elizabeth Hall, London
Twenty-nine year old Yulianna Avdeeva won First Prize in the 16th International Frédéric Chopin Competition in Warsaw on October 20, 2010. Ms. Avdeeva was the first woman to win this competition in 45 years and was also awarded the Krystian Zimerman Prize for the best performance of a sonata. Following her win, she made her subscription debut with the New York Philharmonic, debuted with the NHK Symphony Orchestra in Tokyo under Charles Dutoit, and made her International Piano Series debut at London’s Southbank Centre.
Ms. Avdeeva is fast establishing . . . herself as an artist whose performances combine intense musicality and emotional depth with a formidable technique and intellectual rigour. Engagements this season include returns to the Czech Philharmonic and Finnish Radio Symphony orchestras, under Manfred Honeck and Vasily Petrenko respectively, as well as debuts with the London Philharmonic Orchestra (Vladimir Jurowski) and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (again with Honeck), alongside performances with the Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège, Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra and Pacific Symphony. She also tours to Spain and Italy with the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra of Moscow Radio and Vladimir Fedoseyev. Upcoming recitals include appearances in Paris, Munich, Mainz, Trieste, Milan, Seoul and at the Hong Kong Arts Festival. Further ahead, she will return to Japan for a recital tour and her debut with Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra.
News & Critical Acclaim
Yulianna Avdeeva, pianist, receives glowing reviews for first solo album featuring Chopin, Schubert, and Prokofiev