GéNIA is excited to announce that she will be bringing Piano-Yoga® to Paris and will be holding Piano-Yoga® sessions on Tuesday 16th May!
Due to popular demand, after the success of Piano-Yoga® sessions in London and Nice, GéNIA will be holding Piano-Yoga® sessions in Paris! The sessions will give the opportunity to musicians and amateur pianists to learn in-depth about the Piano-Yoga® method and get advice directly from its creator, concert pianist, composer and educator, GéNIA. Taking place in the heart of Paris at one of the best piano stores, Paul Beuscher, the Piano-Yoga® sessions will take place on Tuesday 16th May 10:30-18:30.
For further details please visit Piano-Yoga® website.
GéNIA was delighted to find out that her music was used by the fashion designer Nikola Conradi in her latest catwalk.
In 2012, Nikola participated in her first fashion show in Windhoek, then went on to become a household name in the fashion industry in Namibia as well as winning the Swakara – Namibian Young Designer Award in 2013.
Nikola chose to specialise in garments for the sophisticated, elegant and chic business woman – her early adopters, if you will. Today Nikola Conradie Fashions cc is responsible for quite a number of sensational fashion designs and projects: from cocktail dresses for Miss Namibia contestants, to the outfits for the officials and athletes representing Namibia at the 2016 Olympics in Brazil. From being the only international Fashion Designer – and the first ever from Namibian – to showcase at the first Lusaka July fashion event in Lusaka Zambia, and to participating in the Mozambique Fashion Week and the MODA AFRICA in Lisbon, Portugal.
GéNIA enjoyed wearing a skirt from the award-winning fashion designer Jose Hendo at her latest photoshoot. Jose Hendo label is well known for its eco-sustainable principles and philosophy. Designer’s cloth was featured in CNN with their tree bark cloth collection, the dress form which GéNIA worn at her concert at St James Theatre. http://josehendo.com/
The photographer Maurice Sparrow is a celebrity photographer specialising in portraits. GéNIA enjoyed woking with him as he allowed her to continue doing her work, whilst he was taking her pictures. http://www.mauricesparrow.com/
GéNIA is recording a new album which is due to be released later in the year. She loved the studio and the piano that she has chosen, as she has fallen in love with the instrument the moment she touched the keys. The full story will be revealed later together with the music.
The album consists of 12 new compositions and has an intimate feel to it. Watch the space!
GéNIA has recently finished filming in FLAMIN production supported movie ‘Damselfish’, where she was performing and narrating. Directed by Charlotte, Ginsborg. This film also features a collaboration between two well known artists: composer Gabriel Prokofiev and choreographer Kirill Burlov. The film is due for release in summer 2017.
Probiotic skincare company ‘Aurelia’ recently spoke to GéNIA about her work, balancing the many aspects to her life as a pianist and composer, the importance and handcare as a pianist and some tips on how to relax.
Following GéNIA’s overcrowded performance at the National Portrait Gallery in London in May this year, GéNIA is launching a Secret Concert Series across London.The events will take place in nontraditional central London locations, where GéNIA aims to play not only her established repertoire and compositions, but premiere her new works, accompanied by various stories about the music and life around it. After tickets are purchased, the audience will be notified 48 hours before the event about the exact location.These concerts are aimed for an intimate audience who love GéNIA’s music, and provide an opportunity to enjoy her playing and meeting her whilst sipping a glass of wine. The first concert will be held on Friday, the 15th July 2016 at 8:00 pm and the tickets will go on sale shortly.
What we can say about the first secret concert: The concert will start at 8pm with the recommended get in at 7:30 pm. The location of the
GéNIA at the National Portrait Gallery
venue is in a close walking distance from the Royal Albert Hall and a few minutes walk from Hyde Park. As GéNIA says herself: ‘I am very excited about this concert, as the Steinway & Sons piano at the location is the best instrument that I have encountered in the whole of the UK.’
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GéNIA has been invited to perform an all-Russian programme for the exhibition that is currently taking place at the National Portrait Gallery, entitled ‘Russia and the Arts’.
‘I wanted to see the exhibition before my concert, and must say I was moved to the core, whilst spending my time with the paintings, which were brought specially from the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow. Not only were the paintings in themselves amazing; the art of Konstantin Korovin and Mikhail Vrubel and many other Russian painters go straight to your heart, and play with your emotions, but the intensity and depth of faces of the musicians, artists, singers, writers, poets, as well as the Russian financiers who supported the arts, accompanied by thoughtful and informative notes, completely transferred me to that era and really represented the side which many in the West call ‘Russian’: the depth, sometimes to the extent of tragedy, beauty and intelligence.
Looking at the faces of Pushkin, Dostoevsky, Shalapin, Tchaikovsky to name a few, every portrait looked profound.
I am very much looking forward to the concert, and hope that, through the music that I am going to play, people will be able to connect more deeply with the Russian heritage. It is a great honour to be performing a Russian programme for this special exhibition, which includes the music of Piotr Tchaikovsky, Alexander Scriabin, Sergei Rachmaninoff and my two Russian-based theme compositions.’ says GéNIA
Portraits of famous Russian writers, poets, musicians, actors, art supporters and craftsmanship of Russian painters, accompanied by thought provoking comments, convey the concept of Russian soul, and its creativity. Treasured paintings supplied by Tretyakov Gallery are not to be missed by anyone who is interested in Russian art and culture.
In addition to this, Fazioli pianos will be supplying one of their finest instruments especially for this concert.
Here are the details:
Friday, 20 May 2016
Piotr Tchaikovsky: October (‘Autumn Song;) & June (‘Barcarolle’) from The Seasons op.37
Sergei Rachmaninoff: Preludue in C Minor, Op. 23 No.7
Alexander Scriabin: Etude in C sharp Minor from Three Pieces Op. 2
GéNIA: Autumn Blues & Russian Song from ‘Dreams of Today, Thoughts of Tomorrow’
Sergei Rachmaninoff: Sonata No. 2 op. 36 in B Minor (Second Edition):
I Allegro Agitato II Non Allegro III L’Istesso tempo – Allegro Molto
Entrance is free, but we recommend that you get in well in advance, as the spaces are limited.
I have no words to say how touched I was by my audience and the St James Theatre atmosphere, that made my performing experience truly memorable. I also would like to thank my team of filmmakers, photographers and music production for helping me to organise and capture the evening.
In the next few months we will be releasing videos from the show.
There are a number of small clips available on my Instagram account.
I also want to say special thanks to Jose Hendo Label for providing the most beautiful dress for my performance. The dress was recently featured on CNN and BBC, as it was made from the barkcloth and performing in it, made me feel more rooted and connected with nature.
GéNIA at St James Theatre. Photo by Viktoria Kravtsova
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Thank you so much again to everyone who came – without you it would not be possible.
GéNIA is thrilled to announce she will be wearing one of award winning designer Jose Hendo’s signature bark cloth dresses at her show at St James Theatre on 9th March. Jose Hendo’s ethos of eco sustainable fashion against throwaway culture aligns with GéNIA’s philosophy of holistic music making through the Piano-Yoga® method.