Contemporary Singer. Classical Pianist.
Vicky Yannoula is a contemporary singer and classical pianist with a rich and diverse portfolio of activities in performance as well as management and education. Alongside her performing, she is the Director of York Music Hub, Chief Executive of the Hackney Youth Orchestras Trust and Director of Akouson Classical Artists.
When on stage, Vicky performs classical repertoire as a pianist. As a singer she performs a wide range of contemporary repertoire i.e. art songs, musical theatre, cabaret, folk, jazz, pop, rock, soul and swing.
Professional appointments highlights: Deputy Head of Camden Music Service, Head of Scholarships & Artistic Planning at the Drake Calleja Trust, Music Director at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod, Music Qualifications Manager at Trinity College London, Head of Keyboard at Ardingly College, Music Lecturer & Chorus Director at Middlesex University.
Vicky began receiving piano tuition at the age of eight 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 and a Masters in Performance from Goldsmiths College.
She has given piano solo/chamber music concerts and piano concertos in venues such as the Royal International Pavilion Llangollen, Queen Elizabeth Hall, William Aston Hall, Kings Place and Thessaloniki Concert Halls, she has conducted the Hackney Youth Orchestras Trust orchestras at the Royal Albert Hall, and has collaborated with musicians such as Leonidas Kavakos (violin), Joseph Calleja (tenor), Peter Jablonski (piano) and Maria Farantouri (singer).
As a singer, she has performed in venues such as Crazy Coqs, 1901 Arts Club, Moustache Bar, George IV Chiswick and the Embassy of Lebanon.
Vicky Yannoula has released world premiere recordings with Toccata Classics (Shostakovich piano 4-hands, with Jakob Fichert) and with Resonus Classics (Beethoven symphonies arranged for piano 4-hands by Czerny; with George-Emmanuel Lazaridis). She writes songs and piano pieces, and she would love to compose and direct a children’s opera.
Current collaborations that explore a variety of voice and piano repertoire, from classical to contemporary, include ‘Words & Music’ performances with humanitarian Terry Waite CBE and Vicky on the piano and voice-guitar performances with guitarist/composer Gianluigi Secchi with their 'The Yannoula-Secchi Duo'.