GéNIA

GéNIA

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I am a Russian virtuoso pianist with a highly eclectic repertoire, embracing classical music, contemporary works and multimedia projects. I was classically trained in the Ukraine by renowned pianist and pedagogue Regina Horowitz (sister of pianist Vladimir Horowitz)

Biography

Described by The Times as "an outstanding musician", and Gramophone as "a charismatic pianist," Russian virtuoso pianist and educator GéNIA has a highly eclectic repertoire, embracing classical music, contemporary works and multimedia projects.

GéNIA comes from a distinguished line of Russian pianists and was taught by her great-grandmother, renowned pianist and pedagogue, Regina Horowitz (sister of pianist Vladimir Horowitz and wife of Soviet economist Evsei Liberman). She went on to study with the pianist Sergei Yushkevitch at the Kharkov Institute of Arts and in 1999 graduated from the Guildhall School of Music, where she studied with Professor Joan Havill, and awarded the prestigious Premier Prix. She later graduated from Trinity College, studying with Douglas Finch, and was awarded the Founders Prize for Excellence.

She has received numerous accolades including the Silver Medal from the Worshipful Company of Musicians, the Dame Myra Hess Award and Craxton Trust Award.

GéNIA made her London Southbank debut in the Park Lane Group Young Artist Series in 1998. After receiving exceptional reviews she extensively toured the UK, Europe and USA.

GéNIA's London appearances include the Wigmore Hall, Barbican, Southbank Centre, St Martin-in-the-Fields, Olympia and Cargo. She also appeared as soloist on soundtracks for the award-winning films "Paradise Grove" and "Bookcruncher". Her recordings and live interviews have featured on BBC FOUR Proms and BBC Radio 1, 3, 4, 5 and World Service.

She has received critical acclaim for her live performances and contemporary classical releases for Black Box and Nonclassical. She has commissioned over 20 new works, particularly developing the repertoire for piano and electronics, and collaborated with an eclectic range of artists.

Alongside a busy artistic career, GéNIA also undertakes educational work by giving master-classes, lectures and individual tuition and has taught at Trinity College, Dartington and COMA Summer Schools, De Montfort and Lewis Universities and CAPMT (USA).

In 2008 GéNIA was appointed the Artist in Residence at Bauer and Hieber Music (later renamed as Schott Music), London, where she have been holding a series of popular piano workshops and masterclasses, and founded GéNIA Music Piano School.

Considering music to be as much a philosophy as it is an art, GéNIA created Piano-Yoga®, a multi-dimensional method of piano playing, performing and teaching which provides a holistic approach toward playing the piano. GéNIA's book on Piano-Yoga® was published earlier this year.

www.genia-music.com
www.piano-yoga.com
www.youtube.com/geniapianist
www.myspace.com/geniapiano
www.myspace.com/geniagoesclassical

Discography

- ‘Transformations’ - a collection of 20 Century Music for violin and piano, with the violinist Roman Mints; (Black Box label).
- ‘Unveiled’ - solo piano music by Russian women composers including Gubaidulina, Ustvolskaya, Firsova and Langer; (Black Box label).
- ‘Suite’ for piano and electronics, which features the piece ‘Suite’ by John Richards with remixes from established dance and electronic music producers Vex'd, kREEPA, Gabriel Prokofiev, Max de Wardener, Germ, The Early Man, Derailer and Trevor Goodchild; (Nonclassical Label).