Yulianna Avdeeva rose to fame when she won First Prize in the Chopin Competition in 2010. Her 2017/18 season includes reinvitations from the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and the Lucerne Festival. Further highlights include new orchestral collaborations with the Bamberger Symphoniker, Stavanger Symphony and the Moscow State Symphony orchestras. 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 us this May. Her Chopin performances have drawn particular praise, marking her out as one of the composer's foremost interpreters. Her long association with the Fryderyk Chopin Institute has won her a huge following in Poland. This season she appears in concerts with the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra and the National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra with whom she has forged strong relationships. Avdeeva's third solo recording on Mirare, featuring works by Bach, has just been released. She also released a recording of the Chopin concertos with the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century and Brüggen.
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. In addition to her Chopin prize, she has won several other prizes including the Bremen Piano Contest in 2003, the Concours de Genève 2006 and the Arthur Rubinstein Competition in Poland.