Yulianna Avdeeva

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Yulianna Avdeeva being awarded First Prize at the 2010 Chopin competition. Polish president Bronisław Komorowski stands on the left.

Yulianna Andrejewna Avdeeva (Russian: Юлиа́нна Андре́евна Авде́ева; born July 3, 1985) is a Russian concert pianist.

Avdeeva was born in Moscow. She started piano lessons at the age of five, studied at the Gnessin Special School of Music in Moscow, and graduated from Zürcher Hochschule der Künste. After her graduation, she became assistant to her teacher, Konstantin Scherbakov.[1] Since 2008 Avdeeva has studied at the International Piano Academy Lake Como.[2] She has received outstanding international recognition as the winner of First Prize of the 16th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition (Warsaw, 2010). She is the fourth woman to have won this title, after Halina Czerny-Stefańska, Bella Davidovich (ex aequo in 1949) and Martha Argerich (1965).[3]