Vicky Yannoula | piano
Vicky Yannoula, born in Corfu, Greece, began playing the piano at the age of eight and soon after she found herself performing in venues across Europe. A few of her performance appearances include solo piano and chamber music recitals at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Kings Place, The Forge, St. James’ Piccadilly, Bolivar Hall, Riverside Studios, Sherborne Abbey, Christchurch Priory, Thessaloniki Concert Hall, Trianon Hall, Literature Society of Corfu, Athens College Theatre, Ionian Academy, Aegeon Archaelogical Museum and the Vafopoulio Cultural Centre. She has performed as a soloist with orchestras in Greece, England and Switzerland, and has collaborated with distinguished artists and ensembles such as violinist Leonidas Kavakos, pianist Sofya Gulyak and the Allegri Quartet.
Vicky Yannoula holds piano performance degrees from the Royal College of Music and Goldsmiths College. She has received prizes in international piano competitions in Greece, Italy and the UK and is a scholar of the Leventis Foundation and the Solti Foundation. At the Royal College of Music and Goldsmiths College she studied with Neil Immelman, Yonty Solomon and Ruth Nye. During her student years she participated in a number of master-classes including the Sion Academy where she worked with Nelson Goerner and Paul Badura-Skoda, and the International Holland Music Sessions where she worked with professors Karl-Heinz Kammerling and Mikhail Voskresensky.
She and colleague Jakob Fichert have recorded for Toccata Classics a disc that includes the world premiere of Shostakovich’s Ninth Symphony arranged for piano four hands by the composer himself; the disc also includes other four hands and two pianos pieces by Shostakovich.
Vicky Yannoula combines her concert schedule with other educational, academic, managerial and entrepreneurial activities within music. She is the Founder and Director of Akouson Classical, a pioneering global network and events platform for classical music (www.akouson-classical.com) and she also runs her own piano performance consultancy (www.vickyandpiano.com). Furthermore, she is currently Head of Keyboard at Ardingly College and she is also undertaking a PhD in Music Performance at the University of Kent with a scholarship.