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GéNIA to perform at OSO Arts Centre – Tue 23rd September

GéNIA will perform at the OSO Arts Centre's 'Grand Black and White Piano Evening'. The aim of the night is to help raise funds for a permanent grand piano at the centre. GéNIA will be playing a range of her pieces including compositions from her latest EP 'Dreams of Today, Thoughts of Tomorrow'. Tickets are priced at £25 per person or £100 for a group of 5.
Follow the link HERE to book you ticket.

A poet Ned Swan features GéNIA in his poem “The Prodigy”

Poet Ned Swan was inspired to write this piece after attending GéNIA's performance at the Hurlingham Club last month.

The Prodigy

I went to concert the other night

Piano

Chopin, Paganini, Rachmaninoff

Beautiful music

The pianist was so good

I could only sit there

Thinking

She can't really be playing this
Can she?

I mean not really

How can anyone's fingers move like that?

But then everything changed

She began to play her own compositions.

Lovely, moving, uplifting music

More perfect than anything that
Had gone before

Not because of the technical brilliance
Of the playing

Although there was no dip
In the virtuosity of her performance

But the greatest beauty was
Celebrating her act of creation

No one could play this better

Because it was hers

And so it soared over us
Delicately, lovingly, expressively

Leaving anything that had
Been played before
Wilting in the following dust

While she carried us forward
On a journey
We had never undertaken before

And
Never could repeat again

Copyright Ned Swan 2014. All rights reserved: poem and photo

https://soundcloud.com/genia-music/sets/g-nia-dreams-of-today-thoughts

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/dreams-today-thoughts-tomorrow/id866092764

GéNIA talks to Jo Good on BBC London Radio 94.9 about her new EP!

GéNIA returns to BBC London Radio (Jo Good Show) to discuss her newly released EP 'Dreams of Today, Thoughts of Tomorrow'. Reflecting on her life in Paris (the sabbatical that she took while composing) and on the story that prompted her to start composing, she will be playing some of her compositions live on air.

GéNIA will be live on air on Tuesday, 22 April, just after 4 pm! You can hear the live streaming of the show HERE  (write 'Jo Good Show' in the search window)

To Buy CD GéNIA 'Dreams of Today, Thoughts of Tomorrow' EP click HERE

To Buy Digital Downloads from iTunes of GéNIA 'Dreams of Today, Thoughts of Tomorrow' EP click HERE

To see GéNIA live playing her compositions click HERE

GéNIA’s programme for the concert at the Wathen Hall has been announced!

GéNIA has announced her programme for the forthcoming concert at the Wathen Hall at St Paul's School, Lonsdale Rd SW13 on the 25th April 2014 at 7.30. The concert is sponsored by Michael Bird as part of his 80th Birthday Celebrations.

 

Franz Schubert: Impromptu in A flat D.899

Claude Debussy: Claire de Lune

Frédéric  Chopin: Nocturne Op. 55 No. 2 in E Flat Major 350

Frédéric  Chopin: Nocturne Op. 48 No.1 in C Minor

Frédéric  Chopin: Nocturne Op. 72 No.1 in E Minor

Ludwig van Beethoven: Movement 3 from Sonata Op. 32, No. 2 ‘Tempest’

Yann Tiersen: ‘L’Apres-Midi’  (from the movie ‘Amélie’)

Sergei Rachmaninoff: Movement Two from Sonata op.

GéNIA: 4 pieces from the album “Thoughts of Today, Dreams of Tomorrow”

Coffee with Milk | Sweet Memories | The Last Dance |London-Pais

To book your VIP free ticket please contact Alice Beckwith on alice.kate.beckwith@gmail.com. GéNIA will be signing her CDs after the performance.

Click HERE to read about GéNIA

Click HERE to read more about the event

Click HERE to listen to 'Dreams of Today, Thoughts of Tomorrow"

Caffè Nero Plays GéNIA’s Music!

Several of GéNIA's tracks from her newly released EP 'Dreams of Today, Thoughts of Tomorrow'have been selected by Caffè Nero to be played in every coffee house in the world throughout April 2014!

You can listen to  GéNIA playing live these works live on the 25th of April at the Walthen Hall, where she will also be playing compositions by Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, Rachmaninoff and Debussy. You can find all the details HERE

But if you are in Caffè Nero, listen out for tracks such as 'Past Love', 'Last Dance' and 'Sweet Memories' and while your drinking your coffee with milk, listen out for 'Coffee with Milk', one of the most popular tracks on the album! You can read more about the album and listen to the music samples HERE

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GéNIA Releases New Limited Edition EP – Dreams of Today Thoughts of Tomorrow

Russian virtuoso pianist and composer GéNIA is pleased to announce the release of her new Limited Edition EP, “Dreams of Today, Thoughts of Tomorrow” on 28th March 2014. This EP contains five piano solo compositions, and is GéNIA’s debut album as a composer.

Publicly known as a classical concert pianist, GéNIA was challenged by the Director of Caffè Nero, Pablo Ettinger who heard GéNIA’s improvisations, to compose something that customers in his Caffè would like to listen to. “I wanted to convey a feeling through my music, one that people experience while having a simple cup of coffee. For some a cup of coffee becomes fundamental and the most important first drink of the day. We often think about our past, present or build plans and hopes for the future, whilst having this cup. For a modern person it becomes a modern day meditation” says GéNIA.

Composed mainly in Paris, whilst GéNIA took a sabbatical in 2013, it is influenced by Parisian culture and the lifestyle. GéNIA’s frequent trips between London and Paris provided the inspiration for a track entitled ‘London – Paris’ and was composed on the Eurostar.

“Coffee with Milk’, ‘Sweet Memories’, ‘Last Dance’, ‘London- Paris’ and ‘Past Love’ have already been performed in various concert halls in London and on BBC London Radio, where GéNIA is a frequent guest, as well as in all the branches of Caffé Nero in the UK.

GèNIA will be playing a series of concerts in support of the EP throughout forthcoming months. The next date is 25 April 2014 at the Wathern Hall, London.

 

Tracklist

1. Coffee With Milk

2. Sweet Memories

3. The Last Dance

4. London-Paris

5. Past Love

 

Label: GéNIA MUSIC

Cat No: GENMUS001

Release Date: 28 March 2014

Country: UK

You can purchase the EP by clicking HERE

 

About GéNIA

Described by The Times as ‘an outstanding musician’ and Gramophone as ‘a charismatic pianist’, Russian virtuoso pianist and composer GéNIA has a wide ranging repertoire and an enthralling stage presence.

GéNIA Performs on BBC London Radio Breakfast Show

BBC London Reaio 94.9
Tune in to BBC London Radio, 94.9FM, on digital and online, on Saturday 1st Febuary 2014 where Jo Good and Simon Lederman will be interviewing GéNIA on the Early Breakfast Show. This week they will be discussing GéNIA's upcoming concert a Kings Place, 9th Febuary 2014, where she will be playing pieces by Nik Bartsch, Max de Wardnener and her own compositions. GéNIA will also début several pieces from her forthcoming album, Thought's of Today, Dreams of Tomorrow, for the first time live on air!

Click HERE to listen online.
Click HERE to listen to GéNIA's music.
Click HERE to buy tickets for the concert.
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GéNIA Featured in Kings Place ‘What’s On’ Magazine

GéNIA in Kings Place What's on Magazine

The winter edition of 'What's On', the calibrated performance venue Kings Place's quarterly magazine, features a full page Q&A with GéNIA where she is asked about her love of the piano, how yoga has informed her playing and her performances at the Out Hear event and with Max de Wardener in 2014.

Click HERE or on the image to read the article.

Click HERE to read the entire issue.

Click HERE to read other reviews on GéNIA & Piano-Yoga®

Go to page 66 for GéNIA's performance listings. 

GéNIA performs at the Schloss Wartegg, Switzerland!

Schlosswaregg CastleDuring August, GéNIA will be performing at the stunningly beautiful Schloss Wartegg in Switzerland on Sunday 11th August 2013. Schloss Wartegg Castle has a deep history as a center of culture and hosts several concerts and performances throughout the year. This, coupled with the magnificent surroundings, made Schloss Wartegg the perfect venue for GeNIA to perform tracks from her new album as well as piano classics from Beethoven and Chopin.

Programme:

Beethoven Sonata Op. 31 No. 2 (The Tempest)
Chopin Nocturnes Op. 48 No 1, Op. 27 No.2 & Op. 55 No. 2 & Fantaisie-Impromptu Op. 66
Autumn Blues and Storm from GéNIA's 'Thoughts of Today, Dreams of Tomorrow' album
Rachmaninoff Preludes Op. 23 No. 7 & Op. 32 No. 5 & 10

More Info

Date: 11th August 2013
Time: 11:00am
Location: Schloss Wartegg, Von Blarer Weg, 9404 Rorschacherberg
Contact: +41 (0)71 858 62 62
More Info: http://wartegg.ch/

You can listen to GéNIA play one of her own compositions in the video below:

GéNIA Plays Techno Etude No 3 by Karen Tanaka

I love playing this piece, which is a set of 3 Techno Etudes written by a beautiful Japanese composer Karen Tanaka! Have a super weekend! Enjoy!

GéNIA plays Techno Etude No 3 by Karen Tanaka

GéNIA

xxx

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