Day 4 - Yulianna Avdeeva

Updated: Mar 23

Sadly Yulianna cannot be with us today, but here is a playlist of the repertoire that she would have been playing made up of recordings by some of the very greatest pianists–Alfred Brendel, Sviatoslav Richter and Marta Argerich


To play her repertoire click here.


While we don’t have any video of Yulianna playing this repertoire, here is an extraordinary recording of her playing Liszt’s B minor Sonata.


Described by the Financial Times as an artist who is ​“able to let the music breathe, Yulianna Avdeeva, who gained international recognition when she won First Prize in the Chopin Competition in 2010, is always uncompromisingly and profoundly devoted purely to the music itself. Conjuring an impeccable combination of clarity, energy and elegance, she wins audiences with compelling honesty, wit and musical judgement.

Avdeeva’s artistic integrity is rapidly ensuring her a place amongst the most distinctive artists of her generation. Following her Los Angeles Philharmonic debut with Gustavo Dudamel in May 2019, Avdeeva ventures on a dynamic 2019/20 season which includes debuts with Orchestra Philharmonique de Radio France unter the baton of Santtu-Matias Rouvali, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Marin Alsop, and a return to Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra under Sir Mark Elder’s direction. Further highlights include new orchestra collaborations with SWR Symphonieorchester, Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne, Dresden Philharmonic and Sinfonie Orchester Basel. In her native Russia, Avdeeva debuts at Zaryadye Concert Hall, following her recent return to St Petersburg Philharmonic.

James Waters

Creative Director for Classical Music

James is a classical music and festivals programmer whose clients include Perth Concert Hall, Lammermuir Festival, Bath International Music Festival and Durham Brass Festival. He was Associate Festival Director of the Edinburgh International Festival from where he worked with Sir Brian McMaster to devise and implement the Festival’s annual programme.


With over 25 years’ experience in the sector James has particular expertise in programming, scheduling, budgeting, IT, education, touring, production development, strategic planning and project management.


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