*3 VII 1985 Moskwa
The Russian pianist YULIANNA AVDEEVA, winner of the 16th Chopin Competition in 2010, began her piano studies at the age of five under Elena Ivanova, with whom she also worked at the Gnessin Academy of Music. She also trained at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Zurich (with Konstantin Scherbakov) and the renowned International Piano Academy Lake Como, where she continues to work with Dmitri Bashkirov and Fou Ts'ong. She won the main prize in the 61st Geneva Piano Competition (2006) and is also a prize-winner of several other international competitions for young pianists, including the European Piano Contest Bremen and the ‘Arthur Rubinstein in Memoriam' Competition in Bydgoszcz. She has appeared widely in Russia, Austria, the UK, the USA, France, Germany, Israel, Belgium, Japan, Greece, Italy and South Africa, including at major concert venues in Vienna and London. She has made many recordings for CD, television and radio. Her double-CD inaugurated the Fryderyk Chopin Institute's ‘Blue Series' of 2010 Chopin Competition live performances. She has appeared in the ‘Chopin and his Europe' festival in 2008, 2011 and 2012.