Yulianna Avdeeva gained worldwide recognition at the 2010 Chopin Competition, where she won First Prize. Yulianna plays with sensibility, crystalline clarity, and deep insight into the music she is playing. She has won over audiences all over the world and will surely win over even more.

A favorite artist in Europe with recurring concert engagements at the Warsaw Philharmonic, Pierre Boulez Saal Berlin, Vienna Konzerthaus and Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Yulianna has also given concerts for Ukrainian Relief, including one together with Anne-Sophie Mutter at the Lucerne Chamber Music Festival. Last February, she played a recital in New York’s Carnegie Hall, where she will return next April for three concerts with the Chicago Symphony.

During the pandemic, Yulianna posted a rich selection of her performances on YouTube – solo pieces, recitals, concertos performed with orchestras around the world and much more. Be sure to check them out. Thank you, Yulianna, for this wonderful gift to us.

About “Resilience,” Yulianna’s New Pentatone Release

Yulianna makes her Pentatone debut with this recording of music by Szpilman, Shostakovich, Weinberg and Prokofiev, composers who – each in their own way – maintained themselves in times of great instability. The focal point of this album is Władysław Szpilman, a Polish Jew who survived World War II thanks to the power of his music and is widely known as the title hero of Roman Polanski’s award-winning film The Pianist. Incited by the unique opportunity to play on Szpilman’s house piano, this recording project helped Avdeeva to cope with the challenges of our current times, and it may offer fortitude and consolation to listeners as well.

“Resilience” is now available on Classical Archives. You should listen! From the first note of Szpilman’s Mazurek (Mazurka) to an astounding performance of Prokofiev’s Piano Sonata No. 8, “Resilience” offers a moving exploration of music’s power to uplift the human spirit.

In this exclusive interview with Classical Archives, Yulianna discusses “Resilience,” music’s power to connect people and overcome adversity, her upcoming projects, and much more.