Yulianna Avdeeva

Yulianna Avdeeva

First Prize Winner - 2010 Chopin Competition
Instrumentalists — Piano

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


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 among the most distinctive artists of her generation.

A regular performer throughout Asia, in autumn 2014 Avdeeva undertakes an extensive tour of Japan, featuring concerto performances with the NHK Symphony and Osaka Philharmonic orchestras. This is followed by a major recital tour and the Toshiba Grand Concert Tour with Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse/Tugan Sokhiev. She . . .

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