Rémi Geniet

Since becoming the youngest prize-winner of the Bonn International Beethoven Competition and being awarded second prize of the Queen Elisabeth 2013 International Piano Competition at the age of twenty, Rémi Geniet is fast establishing himself as one of the most prominent pianists of his generation. He was previously first prize-winner at the Prix du Piano Interlaken Classics in Bern and has been a laureate at many other competitions, including the International Horowitz Competition in Kiev at which he was awarded the special Vladimir Horowitz Interpretation Prize. In 2015 he won first-prize at the prestigious Young Concert Artists International Auditions in New York.

Rémi Geniet is invited to perform with many international orchestras including the St Petersburg Philharmonic, St Petersburg State Capella Symphony Orchestra, Ural Philharmonic Orchestra, Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra, Hiroshima Symphony Orchestra, Royal Flemish Philharmonic, Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra, National Orchestra of Belgium, Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, Orchestre National d'Île-de-France, Sinfonia Varsovia, under the batons of conductors such as Marin Alsop, Emmanuel Krivine, Edo de Waart, Alan Buribayev, Augustin Dumay, Yoel Levi, Enrique Mazolla, Robert Trevino, David Niemann, Roberto Forés Veses, Eduard Topchjan, Volodymyr Sirenko, Adrian Leaper, Ernest Martinez-Izquierdo and Pavel Gerstein.

The 2016-2017 season begins with a tour of the U.S., including a recital in Carnegie Hall, debuts at the Philharmonie de Paris, the Munich Gasteig and with the State Symphony Orchestra Novaya Rossiya playing the Poulenc Double concerto with Lucas Debargue. Following this are re-invitations from Orchestre National de Montpellier (De Falla Nights in a Spanish Garden and Beethoven Concerto no. 5), a residency with Orchestre National de Mulhouse performing chamber music, Bartok Concerto no.1, Beethoven Concerto no. 5 and his debut with the Hong Kong Sinfonietta playing Rachmaninov Concerto no. 2. He will also perform with the violinist Daniel Lozakovitj at the Salle Molière in Lyon and at the Festival de Pâques in Aix-en-Provence.

Regularly appearing in recital in the most important French venues, series and festivals - at the Auditorium du Louvre, Piano aux Jacobins, la Roque d’Anthéron International Piano Festival, Festival de Radio France Montpellier, Piano à Lyon, la Folle Journée de Nantes, la Grange de Meslay, Lille Piano(s) Festival and in the inaugural season of the Fondation Louis Vuitton - Rémi Geniet opened the “L’âme du Piano” series at the historical Salle Gaveau to enormous critical acclaim.

Outside France he made his debut at Carnegie Hall (Zankel Hall) in 2014 and has given recitals in Vienna, Tokyo, Yokohama, Osaka, Geneva, Ghent, Brussels, Germany, Italy, Poland and Canada. Amongst the many prestigious international festivals that invited him are Verbier, Colmar, St Petersburg Arts Square International Winter Festival, les Pianos Folies du Touquet, Pianoscope, Piano en Valois, les Lisztomanias, Bach Festival in Toul, les Moments Musicaux de La Baule, la Folle Journée au Japon, Euriade Festival in the Netherlands, Interlaken Classics Festival in Switzerland and the Montreal Bach Festival. 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” for the best interpretation of a work by Thierry Escaich.

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

His debut all-Bach CD, released in February 2015, has been unanimously praised by the critics and was in November 2015 one of fourteen international recordings to receive the Diapason d’Or of the year.