Rémi Geniet

Laureate of numerous international competitions, notably winner of Second Prize at the 2013 Queen Elisabeth International Piano Competition at the age of 20 and the youngest prizewinner of the Bonn International Beethoven Competition, Rémi Geniet is fast establishing himself as one of the most prominent pianists of his generation, and was awarded First Prize at the prestigious Young Concert Artists International Auditions in New York in 2015.

Geniet performs internationally with orchestras including the St Petersburg Philharmonic, State Symphony Orchestra Novaya Rossiya, Ural Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Barcelona Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonie Luxembourg, Belgian National Orchestra, Orchestre National de Lille, Orchestre National d’Auvergne and Orchestre National d’Île-de-France under conductors such as Marin Alsop, Edo de Waart, Emmanuel Krivine, Thomas Sanderling, Jérémie Rhorer, Robert Trevino, David Niemann, Roberto Forés Veses and Okko Kamu.

Invited to the most important French series and festivals, Geniet appears regularly at the Auditorium du Louvre, Piano aux Jacobins, Piano à Lyon, La Roque d’Anthéron International Piano Festival, Radio France, Montpellier Festival, La Folle Journée, La Grange de Meslay, Lille Piano(s) Festival etc, and opened both the “L’Âme du Piano” series at the Salle Gaveau and the “New Generation” series in the inaugural season of the Fondation Louis Vuitton to enormous critical acclaim.

Outside of France, Geniet has performed at Carnegie Hall (Zankel Hall), Morgan Library, Munich Gasteig, NDR Hanover, Konzerthaus Berlin, Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, as well as in Vienna, Geneva, Ghent, Brussels, Germany and Poland. Amongst the many prestigious international festivals that invite him are the Verbier, Colmar, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Euriade, Casals, Montreal Bach and Interlaken Classics festivals. In 2016, he was invited to participate at Les Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad at the invitation of Renaud Capuçon, winning the “Prix André Hoffmann”.

A frequent guest artist in Asia, Geniet has performed in Suntory Hall with the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, in China with the Suzhou Symphony Orchestra, as well as with the KBS Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Hiroshima and Gunma symphony orchestras and the Kansai Philharmonic. He has given recitals at Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Osaka Izumi Hall, Saitama Arts Center, Yokohama Minato Mirai Hall, National Concert Hall in Taiwan and Kumho Art Hall in Seoul.

Geniet has recently given recitals as part of the Concerts de Monsieur Croche series at the Salle Gaveau, as well as in the Auditorium de Radio France for the 250th Anniversary of Beethoven’s birth. In concert, he performed with the Orchestre de Chambre Nouvelle Europe under Nicolas Krauze, and the Armenian Symphony Orchestra at the Dubai Opera. In 2021/2022, he was reinvited to perform in Dubai with the Berlin Symphony Orchestra, gave several performances with the Orchestre de Douai and Jean-Jacques Kantorow, and toured Korea with violinist Lim Ji-young. Geniet’s chamber music partners include Augustin Dumay, Alexandra Soumm, Aurélien Pascal, Raphaël Sévère and Daniel Lozakovich.

Having studied at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris with Brigitte Engerer and at the École Normale de Musique de Paris in the class of Rena Shereshevskaya, Geniet worked with Evgeni Koroliov in Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg. He is currently studying Orchestral Conducting with Rüdiger Bohn. Geniet’s début all-Bach CD – which received a Diapason d’Or in 2015 – and his second release of four Beethoven sonatas were unanimously praised by the critics and both recorded on the Mirare label.

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©Jean-Baptiste Millot

©Jean-Baptiste Millot