Rémi Geniet

Laureate of numerous international competitions, notably the second prize-winner at the 2013 Queen Elisabeth International Piano Competition at the age of twenty and the youngest prize-winner of the Bonn International Beethoven Competition, Rémi Geniet is fast establishing himself as one of the most prominent pianists of his generation. In 2015 he was awarded first prize at the prestigious Young Concert Artists International Auditions in New York.

Rémi performs internationally with orchestras including the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, State Symphony Orchestra Novaya Rossiya, Ural Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Barcelona Symphony, Luxembourg Philharmonic, Belgium National Orchestra, Orchestre National de Lille, Orchestre d’Auvergne and l’Orchestre National d'Île-de-France, Kitchener Waterloo Symphony and the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra under conductors such as Marin Alsop, Emmanuel Krivine, Edo de Waart, Alan Buribayev, Enrique Mazolla, Ernest Martinez-Izquierdo, Jérémie Rhorer, Christian Arming, Robert Trevino, David Niemann, Roberto Forés Veses, Okko Kamu, Eduard Topchjan, Volodymyr Sirenko, Michael Hofstetter, Stephan Blunier, Adrian Leaper and Pavel Gerstein.

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

Outside France he performs at Carnegie Hall (Zankel Hall), the Morgan Library, Munich Gasteig, NDR Hanover, in the 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 Verbier, Colmar, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, the Duszniki Chopin Piano Festival, Chopin Festival Marienbad, St Petersburg Arts Square International Winter Festival, Euriade Festival in the Netherlands, the Montreal Bach Festival and the Interlaken Classics Festival in Switzerland. In early 2016 Rémi 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, Rémi Geniet has recently performed with the KBS Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Hyogo PAC Orchestra, the Hiroshima and Gunma Symphony orchestras and the Kansai Philharmonic as well as in recital at Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, National Concert Hall in Taiwan, Kumho Art Hall, Seoul and at La Folle Journée au Japon.

Notable highlights in the 2018-2019 season include concerts in the opening season of the Zaryadye Concert Hall, Moscow, Chopin Piano concerto no. 2 in Suntory Hall with the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra and Beethoven’s Emperor concerto with the Suzhou Symphony Orchestra in China. He will also give debut recitals in Izumi Hall, Osaka, at the Saitama Arts Center, the Konzerthaus Berlin and at the Casals Festival in Puerto Rico.

Rémi’s chamber music partners count as some of the leading artists of their generation - Alexandra Soumm, Aurélien Pascal, Raphaël Sévère and Daniel Lozakovitj, with whom he performed at the Salle Molière in Lyon and at the Festival de Pâques in Aix-en-Provence – as well as established artists such as Augustin Dumay.

Having studied at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris with Brigitte Engerer and at the École Normale de Musique Alfred Cortot in the class of Rena Shereshevskaya, Rémi also worked with Evgeni Koroliov in Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hamburg. He studied orchestral conducting with George Pehlivanian.

Both his debut all-Bach CD, which received a “Diapason D’OR of the Year” in 2015, and his second release of four Beethoven sonatas, also on the Mirare label, were unanimously praised by the critics.

“Instrumentally intimidating, intellectually astonishing and musically overwhelming. The most humane, beautiful, profound Opus 110 heard for a very long time” Alain Lompech, Diapason