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Since becoming the youngest prizewinner of the Bonn International Beethoven 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 prizewinner 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.
Rémi Geniet is invited to perform with many international orchestras, including the St Petersburg Philharmonic, St Petersburg State Capella Symphony Orchestra, Royal Flemish Philharmonic, Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra, National Orchestra of Belgium, Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre National d'Île de France, Sinfonia Varsovia, and the Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra, under the batons of conductors such as Marin Alsop, Emmanuel Krivine, Edo de Waart, Alan Buribayev, Robert Trevino, Eduard Topchjan, Volodymyr Sirenko, Michael Hofstetter, Stephan Blunier, Adrian Leaper, and Pavel Gerstein.
In the 2013/14 season he made his recital debut at Carnegie Hall (Zankel Hall), and he has also given recitals at the Auditorium du Louvre in Paris, the La Roque d’Anthéron International Piano Festival, and the Festival de Radio France et de Montpellier, as well as in Vienna, Geneva, Ghent, Brussels, Germany, and Poland. He has performed at many festivals in France and abroad, among them La Folle Journée de Nantes, La Folle Journée au Japon, Colmar, Verbier, St Petersburg Arts Square International Winter Festival, Les Pianos Folies du Touquet, Pianoscope, Piano en Valois, Lisztomanias, Bach Festival in Toul, Moments Musicaux de La Baule, Euriade Festival in the Netherlands, Interlaken Classics Festival in Switzerland, and the Montreal Bach Festival.
Forthcoming highlights include debuts with Orchestre national de Montpellier, the Lille Piano Festival, la Grange de Meslay as well as re-invitations to perform with Orchestre National d'Île de France, at the Folle journee au Japon and at La Roque d’Anthéron International Piano Festival.
Rémi Geniet 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, and is now under the guidance of Professor Evgeni Koroliov in Hamburg. He has also studied chamber music with Pierre-Laurent Aimard and orchestral conducting with George Pehlivanian, and attended master classes with Vera Gornostaeva, Tatyana Pikayzen, François-René Duchâble, and Giovanni Bellucci.
His debut all-Bach CD, released in February 2015 has been unanimously praised by the critics and was awarded the prestigious Diapason D’OR.
Rémi is supported by the Safran Foundation for Music.
For further information please visit www.remigeniet.com