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YULIANNA AVDEEVA won First Prize in the Chopin Competition in 2010. A regular performer throughout Asia, last autumn she undertook a major concert tour of Japan, giving concerts with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and solo recitals in Korea, Taiwan and China. She also toured North and South America, including a debut with Montreal Symphony Orchestra and engagements with Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo. Other orchestral highlights have included performances with the NHK Symphony Orchestra, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Finnish Radio Symphony, London Philharmonic and Bournemouth Symphony orchestras, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra of Moscow Radio and concerts at the Vienna Festival.As a chamber musician, she has worked with the Kremerata Baltica and members of the Berliner Philharmoniker, and she has also toured Germany with violinist Julia Fischer and the Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, appearing at the Kölner Philharmonie, Philharmonie Essen, Konzerthaus Berlin and Laeiszhalle Hamburg. In recital, she has performed at London’s International Piano Series, Rheingau Musik Festival, Barcelona’s Palau de la Música Catalana, Liederhalle Stuttgart, Philharmonie Essen, Schwetzinger Festspiele and La Roque d’Anthéron Festival. Her Chopin performances have drawn particular praise. A two-CD album featuring recordings of her performances during the Chopin Competition in 2010 inaugurated the Fryderyk Chopin Institute’s ‘blue series’. In 2013, she recorded Chopin’s piano concertos on an Erard piano from 1849 with the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century and Frans Brüggen (NIFC). In 2014, her latest disc of solo music by Chopin, Schubert and Prokofiev was released by Mirare. She has performed in the ‘Chopin and his Europe’ festival many times.