Anna Avramidou

All prize winners
1st prize and EMCY prize
Nationality: Greek Cypriot
Instrument: Piano
Date of birth 2008/01/14
Promoted by EMCY

In November 2023 in the 6th Franz Liszt International Piano Competition for Young Pianists in Weimar, Germany Anna won the 1st Prize in Category II, but was also awarded the Grand Prix award in recognition of outstanding success throughout the competition. She also received the Liszt Prize, the Classical Sonata Prize, the EMCY Prize and the Junior Jury Prize.

Born in January 2008 in Cyprus to parents of the Greek Diaspora Anna Avramidou started her piano lessons at the age of five at the Musica Mundana Conservatory, in the class of Mrs. Mariola Charitidou. At the age of ten, she received the Grade 8 of ABRSM with distinction.

After completing the first two years of high school in Nicosia, in June 2022 Anna auditioned successfully at the Purcell School for Young Musicians in London where she is a scholar of the Leverhulme Trust. Since then, she has been studying with Tessa Nicholson.

Starting from 2016 at the age of eight Anna began to participate in national and international competitions. She has also participated in various music festivals and masterclasses with distinguished professors and prominent pianists such as Marios Papadopoulos, Vladimir Ovchinikov, Ludmila Berlinkaya, Thomas Duis, Ekaterina Mechetina, Mira Marchenko, Jacob Katsnelson, Christoph Declara,Fedele Donicelli, Ioan Dragos-Dimitriu and Boris Petrushansky.

At the age of nine she gave her first solo recital and at ten Anna made her debut with the Cyprus Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra in Vienna. In March 2020 she played with the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra. A solo recital followed at the Cyprus Wine Museum in Limassol, Cyprus. In August 2021 she participated in the gala of the winners of the international competition “Euplayy” in Brunnenhof / Residence in Germany (Munich). She also gave a solo piano recital under the 2nd Nicosia International Festival in November, 2021.

Her competition successes include:
•1st prize at the 21st International Piano Competition “Evangelia Tziarri” (Cyprus, 2016)

• 1st prize at the 2nd Panhellenic Piano Competition for Young Pianists (Thessaloniki, 2017)

• 1st prize at the 11th Pancyprian Competition for Young Pianists “Avantgarde” (Cyprus, 2018)

• 1st prize at the Panhellenic Competition “Solon Michailidis” where she was awarded a special prize to perform with the Symphony Orchestra of the Municipality of Thessaloniki (Cyprus, 2019)

• 1st prize European Competition for Young Pianists “Euplayy” – online competition (Germany, 2020)

• 3rd Prize at the 15th Festival-International Competition “Villahermosa” (Mexico, 2019)

• The 21st International Competition for Young Musicians “Nutcracker” (Semifinals, Moscow, 2021)



J. P. Rameau: Elegie (transcr. Leopold Godowsky)
J. S. Bach: Prelude and fugue in C sharp major, WTC I, BWV 848
J. S. Bach: Prelude and fugue in C major, WTC II, BWV 870
J. S. Bach: Prelude and fugue in D major, WTC II, BWV 874
J. S. Bach: Italian Concerto, BWV 971
D. Scarlatti: Sonata in E major, K206
D. Scarlatti: Sonata in G major, K427
W. A. Mozart: Sonata No. 9 in C major, K. 311
W. A. Mozart: Sonata No. 16 in D major, K. 545
L. van Beethoven: Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13 “Pathétique”
L. van Beethoven: Sonata No. 11 in B flat major, Op. 22
L. van Beethoven: Sonata No. 27 in E minor, Op. 90
L. van Beethoven: 32 variations in C minor, WoO 80
F. Mendelssohn: Rondo Capriccioso in E major, Op. 14
F. Chopin: Etudes Op. 10
1. Etude in C major, ‘Waterfall’
2. Etude in A minor, ‘Chromatique’
3. Etude in E major, ‘Tristesse’
4. Etude in C-sharp minor, ‘Torrent’
5. Etude in G-flat major, ‘Black Keys’
7. Etude in C major, ‘Toccata’
8. Etude in F major, ‘Sunshine’
12. Etude in C minor, ‘Revolutionary
F. Chopin: Ballade in G minor, Op. 23
F. Chopin: Nocturne in C sharp minor, Op. Posthumous
F. Chopin: Scherzo in B flat minor, Op. 31
F. Chopin: Faintasie-Impromptu in C sharp minor, Op. 66
R. Schumann: Fantasiestücke, Op. 12
F. Liszt: Etude No. 5 from Grandes Études de Paganini “La chasse”, S. 141
F. Liszt: Etude No. 6 from Grandes Études de Paganini, S. 141
F. Liszt: Concert etude “Waldesrauschen”, S. 145
F. Liszt: Transcendental Etude No. 5 “Feux Follets”
F. Liszt: No. 3 “Tarantella” from “Venezia E Napoli”, S. 162
S. Rachmaninoff: Prelude No. 5 in G minor, Op. 23
S. Rachmaninoff: Prelude No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 23
S. Rachmaninoff: Prelude No. 3 in G major, Op. 32
S. Rachmaninoff: Prelude No. 5 in E major, Op. 32
M. Ravel: “Ondine” from “Gaspard de la nuit”, M. 55
B. Bartók: Burlesque No. 1, Op. 8
T. Takemitsu: Rain Tree Sketch No.1
N. Kapustin: Concert etude No. 2, Op. 40 “Reverie”

Piano duo:
F. Schubert: Fantasie in F minor, D.940

Chamber music:
Felix Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 49,

With orchestra:
J. S. Bach: Harpsichord Concerto No.5 in F minor, BWV 1056
J. Haydn: Keyboard Concerto in D major, Hob. XVIII:11
L. van Beethoven: Rondo for Piano and Orchestra in B-flat major, WoO 6
C. Saint-Saëns: Wedding Cake in A flat major, Op. 76
P. I. Tchaikovsky: Concerto No. 1 in B flat major
E. Grieg: Concerto in A minor, Op. 16
G. Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
D. Kabalevsky: Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Major, Op. 50


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