“... This Russian pianist is a revelation. She plays brilliantly with emotion and a magical touch. Her audience are caught under her spell.” (Le Journal du Médoc)
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. Described by The Financial Times as an artist who is "able to let the music breathe", Yulianna Avdeeva is always uncompromisingly and profoundly devoted purely to the music itself. Conjuring an impeccable combination of clarity, energy and elegance, Avdeeva wins audiences with her compelling honesty, modesty, wit and unfailing musical judgement.
After making her debut at the Salzburg Festival this summer, Yulianna Avdeeva ventures on a dynamic 2017/18 season which includes reinvitations from the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal and Kent Nagano, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, and the Lucerne Festival. Further highlights include new orchestra collaborations with the Bamberger Symphoniker, Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, and the Moscow State Academic Symphony Orchestra. A regular performer throughout the Asia-Pacific region, Avdeeva will make her Australian debut in a recital at Sydney Opera House followed by her debut with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra later in the season. Recent orchestral highlights have included a tour of Japan with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and a tour of Germany with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, amongst others.
Yulianna Avdeeva's Chopin performances have drawn particular praise, marking her out as one of the composer's foremost interpreters who brings out the strength, as well as the refinement, of his music. Her long association with the Fryderyk Chopin Institute has won her a huge following in Poland. Avdeeva’s third solo recording on Mirare, featuring works by Bach, has just been released.
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.