Yulianna Avdeeva gained worldwide recognition in 2010 Warsaw International Chopin Competition, where she won First Prize. As a pianist of fiery temperament and virtuosity, “a spectacle of pure class” Avdeeva plays with power, conviction, and authority (The Daily Californian). In addition to her Chopin Competition win, she is also a prize-winner at the Arthur Rubinstein Competition and the Concours de Genève.
Avdeeva began her piano studies with Ivanova, Scherbakov and Tropp at Moscow’s Gnessin Special School of Music. At the International Piano Academy Lake Como, she was taught by Naboré, Bashkirov and Fou Ts’ong.
Yulianna Avdeeva has not been idle during recent tumultuous pandemic years. In March 2020’s first lockdown Avdeeva started weekly live streams in social media playing and discussing the Well-Tempered Clavier by Bach, gathering nearly half a million views worldwide.
In season 2021/22 Avdeeva performed in several prestigious European festivals such as La Roque d’Antheron and Ravel Festival Saint-Jean-de-Luz. Avdeeva also toured in Germany and Austria with SWR Symphonieorchester, and will tour Spain with the Basque National Orchestra and perform with Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Naples Philharmonic. Her repertoire includes Prokofiev Concerto No. 3, Rachmaninov Concerto No. 2 and Bernstein Symphony No. 2 Age of Anxiety.
Avdeeva Avdeeva is also an active chamber musician with such violinists as Julia Fischer and Gidon Kremer. As a recitalist Avdeeva has performed at the Festival International de Piano La Roque d’Anthéron, Wigmore Hall London, Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, Konzerthaus Vienna, Rheingau Musik Festival, Salzburg Festival, Alte Oper Frankfurt, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Pierre-Boulez-Saal Berlin, Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, Tonhalle Zurich, Lucerne Festival, Palau de la Música Catalana and Philharmonie Essen. Due to Avdeeva’s long-standing association with the Fryderyk Chopin Institute she performs regularly at the International Chopin Festival in Warsaw, and with Warsaw Philharmonic and National Polish Radio Symphony.
Among her extensive orchestral collaborators are Pittsburgh Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Montreal Symphony, London Philharmonic, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Dresden Philharmonic, Sinfonieorchester Basel, Orchestre National de Lyon, Sydney and Melbourne Symphony Orchestras, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony, St. Petersburg Philharmonic and Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra of Moscow Radio – with whom she toured Spain and Italy.
Yulianna Avdeeva’s Japan tours with BBC Scottish Symphony have built her a strong profile in the Asia-Pacific region. Conductors she has worked with are, among others, Robert Trevino, Manfred Honeck, Sir Mark Elder, Kent Nagano, Vasily Petrenko, Andrei Boreyko, Marin Alsop, Thomas Dausgaard and Marek Janowski.
Yulianna Avdeeva has recorded Chopin concertos with the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century and Frans Brüggen (2013) and three solo albums on Mirare, featuring works by Bach, Mozart, Schubert, Chopin, Liszt, and Prokofiev (2014; 2016; 2017). Her Mieczyslaw Weinberg chamber music recordings with Gidon Kremer have been released on ECM Records (2017) as well as Deutsche Grammophon (2019).