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SOLD OUT: Yulianna Avdeeva, piano

Part of the Skyline Piano Artist Series

Friday, November 3, 2023 at 7:30pm CDT

Galvin Recital Hall

This event has sold out.

“Her playing was generous and warm, though the concentration was absolutely formidable” —The Guardian 

Yulianna Avdeeva gained worldwide recognition at the 2010 Chopin Competition, where she won First Prize with a “detailed way of playing” that “matched Chopin’s own” (The Telegraph). A favorite artist in Europe with recurring concert engagements at Poland’s Warsaw Philharmonic, Prague’s Rudolfinum, Berlin’s Pierre Boulez Saal, Vienna’s Konzerthaus, and Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie, Avdeeva has also given concerts for Ukrainian relief, including one together with Anne-Sophie Mutter at the Lucerne Chamber Music Festival. Among her extensive orchestral collaborators are the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Montreal Symphony, City of Birmingham Symphony, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, and Pittsburgh Symphony. A dedicated chamber musician, Avdeeva has toured regularly throughout Europe with appearances at Wigmore Hall, Tonhalle Zurich, and Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, among others. In addition to being a regular guest at Festival Chopin Warsaw and the Festival International de Piano La Roque d’Anthéron, recent seasons have seen Avdeeva in recital at the Salzburg Festival, Palau de la Música Catalana, Jerusalem Chamber Music Festival, and Shostakovich Festival Saxony.  

Frédéric Chopin, Polonaise-fantasie in A-flat Major, Op. 61 
Frédéric Chopin, Barcarolle in F-sharp Major, Op. 60 
Frédéric Chopin, Prelude in C-sharp Minor, Op. 45 
Frédéric Chopin, Scherzo No. 3 in C-sharp Minor, Op. 39 
Frédéric Chopin, Andante spianato et grande polonaise brillante in E-flat Major, Op. 22 
Sergei Rachmaninoff, Four Preludes, Op. 23 
Sergei Rachmaninoff, Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-flat Minor, Op. 36 

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Single tickets are $30 for the general public and $10 for students with valid ID.

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Mary B. Galvin Recital Hall


70 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208
United States

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Located in the Ryan Center for the Musical Arts, this 400-seat hall features a 40-foot glass wall offering views of Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline. Undulating walls of Forest Stewardship Council–certified wood, covered with a thin layer of African moabi wood, provide optimal acoustics, and the hall is equipped with state-of-the-art sound and video equipment for recording.