Yulianna Avdeeva

Yulianna Avdeeva – praised as a magical musician and a unique personality – gained worldwide recognition in 2010 after winning the Warsaw International Chopin Competition. A dashing international career has brought this young pianist to perform with the world’s most prominent orchestras, at the most renowned venues . During the great lockdown of Spring 2020, Avdeeva started weekly video blogs about Bach’s music that became popular worldwide.

At Mänttä, Avdeeva will perform a program of great emotions, including beloved compositions by Chopin and Rachmaninoff, but also rare treasures from two Polish masters, Weinberg and Szpilman, who have had their compositions’ value truly discovered only recently. Szpilman is also known as the writer of the autobiographical book, The Death of a City (“Śmierć miasta”), which Roman Polanski directed into the motion picture The Pianist.


Estimated starting time of Intermission is 13:45. Concert ends approximately at 14:45.
Program is subject to alteration.



Frédéric Chopin: Polonaise-Fantasie Op. 61

Władysław Szpilman: Life of the Machines (1933)

Mieczysław Weinberg: Piano Sonata in B minor Op. 56


Sergei Rachmaninoff: Four Preludes from Op. 23, Piano Sonata no. 2 in B flat minor Op. 36