Rémi Geniet

Since becoming the youngest prizewinner of International Beethoven Competition Bonn in 2011 and winning the Second Prize of the Queen Elisabeth Competition in 2013 at the age of 20, Rémi Geniet is fast establishing himself as one of the most prominent pianists of his generation. In 2015, he went on to win the First Prize at the prestigious Young Concert Artists International Auditions in New York, and received a Diapason d’Or de l’Année for his début all-Bach CD. Previously, he won the First Prize at Prix du Piano Interlaken Classics in 2011 and the Third Prize and Special Prize at International Horowitz Competition for Young Pianists (2009).

Geniet has performed with orchestras including St Petersburg Philharmonic, Orchestre National d’Île-de-France, Royal Flemish Philharmonic, National Orchestra of Belgium, Sinfonia Varsovia, Ural Philharmonic, Kansai Philharmonic and Luxembourg Philharmonic. He has collaborated with such conductors as Emmanuel Krivine, Edo de Waart, Augustin Dumay, Marin Alsop, Yoel Levi and Roberto Forés Veses, among others.

Highlights in 2016/2017 included a tour in the USA with a recital at Carnegie Hall, débuts at Philharmonie de Paris and Munich Gasteig, and the collaboration with State Symphony Orchestra Novaya Rossiya and Lucas Debargue in Poulenc’s Concerto for Two Pianos & Orchestra. Other highlights included re-invitations from Orchestre National de Montpellier, residency with Orchestre National de Mulhouse, début with Hong Kong Sinfonietta, as well as performances with Daniel Lozakovitj at Salle Molière in Lyon and Festival de Pâques Aix-en-Provence.

Geniet appears regularly in recital at the most important venues and festivals in France, including Auditorium du Louvres, La Roque d’Anthéron, La Folle Journée, Festival de Radio France Montpellier, Piano à Lyon, Piano aux Jacobin, La Grange de Meslay and Lille Piano(s) Festival. He was also featured in the inaugural season of Fondation Louis Vuitton, and opened “L’Âme du Piano” series at Salle Gaveau to critical acclaim.

Outside France, Geniet made his Carnegie Hall début in 2014, and has given recitals in Germany, Italy, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Poland, Canada and Japan. He has appeared at prestigious festivals including Verbier, Colmar, St Petersburg Arts Square International Winter Festival, Les Pianos Folies du Touquet, Interlaken Classics Festival and Montreal Bach Festival. In 2016, Geniet participated at Les Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad at the invitation of Renaud Capuçon, and won Prix André Hoffmann for the best interpretation of a work by Thierry Escaich.

Geniet studied at Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris and École Normale de Musique de Paris Alfred Cortot with Brigitte Engerer and Réna Shereshevskaya respectively. He has also worked with Evgeni Koroliov at Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg, and studied orchestral conducting with George Pehlivanian.

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