Vicky, Director of Akouson Classical Artists, takes responsibility for the management of the artists and all aspects of the agency's operations. She is also an Akouson Classical artist herself.
Vicky Yannoula is a music professional engaged in an array of performance, managerial, educational and entrepreneurial activities. In addition to her activities as a contemporary singer and classical pianist, Vicky is Director of Akouson Classical Artists and Chief Executive of the Hackney Youth Orchestras Trust.
Vicky began receiving piano tuition in Corfu-Greece where she was born. She continued her piano studies at the National Conservatory of Athens and obtained her Piano Recital Diploma with Distinction and a Special Prize for Exceptional Performance. She holds a Bachelor in Music (Honours) and a Postgraduate Diploma in Performance from the Royal College of Music. She also holds a Masters in Performance course from Goldsmiths College, and worked with professor Ruth Nye, a former pupil of the renowned pianist Claudio Arrau.
A few recent performances include solo piano and chamber music recitals at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Kings Place, William Aston Hall, Leicester Cathedral, Thessaloniki Concert Hall, Sherborne Abbey and Christchurch Priory. Past performances include concertos for piano & orchestra with Christchurch Sinfonia and with the Youth Orchestra of Wil, a recital at the Summer Festival of the International Holland Music Sessions and further recitals at the Thessaloniki Concert Hall, the Literature Society of Corfu, the Athens College Theatre, the Ionian Academy and other halls. Vicky has performed at the Paxos Festival in Greece, has collaborated with distinguished violinist Leonidas Kavakos and cellist Alexander Ivashkin, and has also performed with the Botton Eurythmy Ensemble in two concert tours around the UK that included over 40 performances.
While at the Royal College of Music and Goldsmiths College, Vicky participated in solo piano and chamber-music master-classes given by K. Gilbert, A. Semetsky, S. Isserlis, T. Allen, B. Zander, B. Berman and D. Han. With a scholarship by the Paxos Festival, she participated at the Sion Academy master-classes, working with N. Goerner and P. Badura-Skoda. She has also participated at the International Holland Music Sessions and worked with professors K. H. Kammerling and M. Voskresensky. She is a scholar of the Leventis Foundation and the Solti Foundation.
In August 2015, her world-premiere recording, with pianist George-Emmanuel Lazaridis, of Beethoven symphonies 1 & 5 arranged for piano 4-hands by Carl Czerny was released by Resonus Classics. She has also recorded for Toccata Classics, with pianist Jakob Fichert, repertoire for 2-pianos and piano 4-hands by Shostakovich.
In addition to her performance activities, Vicky Yannoula has held the following positions, amongst others:
* Director of York Music Hub
* Deputy Head of Music Service at Camden Music Service
* Music Director of the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod
* Head of Scholarships & Artistic Planning at the Drake Calleja Trust
* Head of Keyboard at Ardingly College
* Music Qualifications Manager at Trinity College London
* Music Lecturer and Chorus Director at Middlesex University
* Deputy Piano Tutor at Junior Departments of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance
* Music Consultant for Westminster Music & Arts
* Trustee and Secretary of the London Chamber Music Society