Yulianna Avdeeva — Piano Recital, Baden/CH, 2014-03-08

(…) Yulianna’s playing was excellent! She is very virtuosic and very expressive! Where the tempo permits, she is nearly as clear in the articulation as Steven Hough — but she is way more expressive; unlike Volodos, she follows the score; she is not overpowering the music like Volodos, but has more agility than her Russian colleague (and avoids his unnecessary additions, I should say), she is often almost as fast and eruptive as Cziffra in the virtuosic octave passages, but in general keeps her articulation under control…


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Yulianna Avdeeva’s Playing: Observations

(…) concert performance reminded me of observations I made earlier on when watching Yulianna play the piano — particularly, I think, with music of the romantic period. It has to do with what Yulianna does with her arm & her body while playing — but to explain this properly, let me first go back to one of my early “piano heroes”, the late Friedrich Gulda…


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