Andrew Yiangou is a concert pianist from London. He was awarded the prestigious Mills Williams Junior Fellowship at the Royal College of Music for his studies on the Artist Diploma Course 2016/17. At the Royal College of Music, he has been working with Professors Gordon Fergus-Thompson, Vanessa Latarche and Norma Fisher where he completed his Bachelor of Music and Masters of Music with Distinction. He is very proud and grateful for the support of the Tillet Trust and Eileen Rowe Musical Award Trust.
Andrew has worked with artists such as Robert Levin, Ya-Fei Chuang, Stephen Hough, Lang Lang, Kathryn Stott, Peter Jablonski and Boaz Sharon, and has won prizes at international competitions including the ‘3rd Gershwin International Piano Competition” in New York, ‘Bromsgrove International Competition’ and the ‘Norah Sande Award’ in the UK, the ‘WPTA International Piano Competition’ and the ‘19th International Petar Konjovic Piano Competition’ in Serbia, and the ‘International Piano Festival Poros’ in Greece. He has worked with artists from various chamber ensembles including the Bardolino Trio, Elias Quartet, Callino Quartet, Cherubini Quartet and the Heine Quartet. Andrew has performed at various venues in the UK including Cadogan Hall, St. James’s Piccadilly, Steinway Hall, St. Lawrence Jewry, St. Barnabas Ealing and St. Mary’s Perivale, with Ealing Youth Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall and on tour in Belgium, Spain, France and Poland. He has performed Rachmaninoff’s 2nd Piano Concerto, Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No.1 and Saint Saens’ 2nd Piano Concerto with the Orchestra over the last few years. In 2016 he performed the Grieg Piano Concerto with the City of Rochester Symphony Orchestra in February 2016, Rachmaninoff’s 2nd Piano Concerto with the Bedford County Youth Orchestra on the 26th of July and the Grieg again with the Dorking Philharmonia on the 19th November.
Andrew has a particular affinity for music of lesser known composers such as Nikolai Kapustin, Leopold Godowsky, Charles-Valentin Alkan, Nikolai Medtner, Georgy Catorie and Sergei Lyapunov among many others.