Piano Recital Yulianna Avdeeva — Wetzikon ZH, 2019-02-02

Blog post #469 — Concert review, ★★★★★, Piano Recital Yulianna Avdeeva @ Wetzikon ZH, 2019-02-02 (Klavierissimo Festival 2019 / Top Klassik Zürcher Oberland) — Debussy: Estampes, L.100; Chopin: Ballade No.3 in A♭ major, op.47; Chopin: 3 Mazurki, op.59; Chopin: Prélude No.25 in C♯ minor, op.45; Chopin: Scherzo No.3 in C♯ minor, op.39; Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition
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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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On Applause

A Facebook friend just pointed me to an ongoing discussion about applause in concerts. It was interesting reading — sort of (see below), but because in general I hate the level of these discussions, I thought I’d just write my opinion in my little corner, a.k.a. my music blog…


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Yulianna Avdeeva — Zurich, 2011-09-26

(…) I’m not a professional concert reviewer — but unfortunately, this event went largely unnoticed by the media, and at least in the two newspapers I checked (the Neue Zürcher Zeitung and our local newspaper) the concert was not reviewed at all, so let me try giving at least some rudimentary, subjective comments on how I experienced the evening…


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Yulianna Avdeeva in Warsaw, 2010

After Yulianna Avdeeva’s success at the Chopin competition 2010 in Warsaw, but even more so after the award ceremony in which she received the first prize (…), I was totally overwhelmed and deeply moved by her interpretations. Only then I realized the true value and depth of her art…


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Encounters with Yulianna Avdeeva

(…) Yulianna at that time had just finished her concert diploma and had since become Prof. Scherbakov’s assistant (which presumably consists of filling in for him when he was away for concerts or for a recording session). This is now 3 years ago, and she has evolved as a pianist quite dramatically since then…


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