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Faber Commission Music from GéNIA for a New Project

There are more new compositions from GéNIA on their way. Faber Music will be releasing a series of CDs featuring new piano recordings, and GéNIA has been asked to contribute three original pieces to the project. We’re looking forward to sharing them with you!

Founded in 1965 by Benjamin Britten and Donald Mitchell, Faber is one of the most respected music publishers in the UK. It has a very distinguished track record in classical music, particularly with more current artists and composers, and has worked with contemporary figures such as Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber and Paul McCartney. Like GéNIA, it too believes in the importance of crossing between classical and contemporary!

If you have ever bought sheet music or educative material, we are confident that you will be familiar with Faber. It is a company GéNIA is proud to be associated with, and we feel this collaboration is special.

Alex Chalk

GéNIA’s performance of ‘Paganini Jazz’

This video, recorded in September 2014 in Nice, France, is a great opportunity to see and hear GéNIA at her most virtuosic.  Paganini Jazz is a demanding piece, and with a very clear view of the piano keyboard, the video offers a window into how GéNIA approaches this challenge.  For those who want some insight into her technique, this is footage that can be carefully studied.

It is also a chance to hear how GéNIA handles Jazz; something of a departure from both her classical repertoire and her songwriting.  That the answer is ‘very well’ is evident from the way she navigates the contrasting moods of the piece, and manages to maintain such a smooth playing style even in the most up-tempo and dramatic of moments.  It is also evident from the standing ovation she receives at the end of the song!  A dynamic performance full of variety, it is certainly worth a few minutes of your time to investigate.

As well as being an outstanding rendition, GéNIA’s performance was on this occasion in support of UNICEF, and the funds raised from the concert meant that 560 girls throughout Guinéa, Mozambique, Togo, Malaisie and Madagascar received an education for a year.  Good music for a good cause!

Alex Chalk

Faber Music Announce GéNIA as a Featured Artist.

We are delighted to announce that British music publisher Faber Music have announced GéNIA as one of their featured artists.

Follow the link to see GéNIA’s spotlight position on their main page.

http://fabermusic.synchtank.net/#/artist/MTg1MzQtNzUzZDM2/

GéNIA Featured on Mark Tully’s BBC Radio 4 Program

GéNIA was recently featured on Mark Tully’s BBC Radio 4 program that includes Mr Iyengar’s interview and music from Yehudi Menuhin, Ravi Shankar, Beethoven as well as GéNIA playing Gabriel Prokofiev. You can listen by clicking the link http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04xkgsv

GéNIA Recording New Album

GéNIA recently visited Master Chord Studio to record her new album ‘Dreams of Today, Thoughts of Tomorrow Volume 2′.

Following on from Volume 1 released earlier this year, GéNIA is extremely happy with the recordings and excited to present the new album in the near future!

 

 

 

 

 

GéNIA’s music played in Carluccio’s

In addition to Le Pain Quotidien playing ‘Past Love’ from GéNIA’s latest EP, Italian restaurant chain Carluccio’s have begun playing GéNIA’s music.

Click HERE to listen

 

 

 

‘Past Love’ played in Le Pain Quotidien in Moscow

‘Past Love from GéNIA’s most recent EP ‘Dreams of Today, Thoughts of Tomorrow’ has been playing in Le Pain Quotidien in Moscow!

Click HERE to listen to and purchase ‘Past Love’.

 

 

 

 

 

 

GéNIA’s UNICEF Concert a Big Success!

GéNIA’s concert for UNICEF this September was a big success.  The money raised from the concert will allow UNICEF to school 560 girls for one year in one of the following countries: Guinéa, Mozambique, Togo, Malaisie or Madagascar.

We would like to thank Bruno Jonquet the President of The Association Energie Creation Solidaire, Claude Fondecave the Président Comité Départemental 06 pour l’UNICEF  and singer Lea Van Sky for organising the concert.

GéNIA was overwhelmed by the audience’s response which included a standing ovation. Here is some of the amazing feedback we have had from the audience:

‘C’était magique, très harmonieux et enchantant ! Merci pour cette inoubliable soirée. Bravo, Genia…..l


GéNIA’s recital took me to another sphere.

A truly fantastic performer. Loved every minute. Thank you !

Slendido concerto, pieno di vibraziones, molto molto toccante

Merci pour cette formidable soirée, une grande dame ayant autant de talent et beaucoup de générosité dans ses interprétations mérite ses acclamations.

Merci, quelle merveille. Amazing, very emotional. Une belle pianiste, pour une cause noble, une sensibilité. Très beau récital, ravie d’avoir pu écouter Genia. On continuera à écouter son CD.

Merci pour cette superbe soirée. C’était une très belle idée et Genia nous a enchantés.

Très belle soirée ! Merci pour l’organisation très professionnelle et le choix de l’artiste. Ce fût une belle découverte !

Merci. Magnifiquo ! Like she has 4 hands ! You can do it again. Well organize.

Merveilleuses notes, beaucoup de sensibilité ! Merci.

Superbe concert, j’ai apprécié particulièrement l’interprétation de Philip Glass et les compositions de Genia.

Un magnifique concert, une artiste envoutante. Mon fils de 3 ans était attentif et admiratif pendant tout le concert ! Une jeune vocation est née ce soir grâce à Genia !

Your pieces enchanted me, Genia ! Wish you all the best !

So glad we all come. C’était magnifique !

Amazing composer, very happy to participate.

A fantastic concert by an amazing pianist and composer !

C’était vraiment magnifique !

Merveilleux concert. Merci Genia.

Merci pour ce magnifique concert. Vous êtes vraiment géniale.

Une superbe soirée, merci pour votre organisation et à cette artiste magnifique. J’ai adoré !

Très belle initiative. Thank you very much. En espérant qu’il y en ait beaucoup d’autres.

Merci pour cet enchantement !

Quel moment émouvant et dense. La grâce et le don.

I was absolutely spellbound by the magic of her performance and talent.

Bravo ! Magnifique soirée…

Soirée splendide. Merci pour la générosité du coeur et de l’esprit.

Merci pour cette excellente soirée. Félicitations.

Un merveilleux moment de beauté et de sensibilité !

Magnificient performance. Great energy. I really loved Genia’s own work and her new piece is sensational. A very well organised event.

C’était un très bel événement, et on voyait que c’était super bien comment dire, comme sur une ligne toute droite, sans un grain de sable, ….peaufiné !!

Bravo. Fantastic night. Very well organized. Genia is amazing. Well done.

Thank you for your beautiful heart and organising such a magnificent evening.

Everyone loved it and couldn’t get enough of it.

Une soirée magique, cette pianiste est unique!!!!!

The recital was excellent. I really enjoyed it, and what a lovely venue to hold it in.

Bravo quel talent Genia, quelles belles vibrations émanent de vous tous ! ça fait du bien…

Merci et Bravo aux organisateurs pour cette soirée inoubliable pour nous… pleine d’émotion…’

 

Courtesy by photographer (c) 2014 Jean-Joaquim Crassous

Gabriel Prokofiev Releases ‘Select Classical Works 2003-2012′ Containing Collaborations with GéNIA

Composer and DJ Gabriel Prokofiev is set to release ‘Select Classical Works 2003-2012′ in July 2014, containing four of his previous collaborations with GéNIA. Originally released on the album ‘Piano Book No.1′ in 2009′ described as “A compelling collaboration” **** by Time Out, Chicago, the tracks to be included are ‘Clock Watt’, ‘Entrance’, ‘Rockaby’ and ‘Black Sauce’.

 

 

 

 

Please follow the link below to hear a selection of tracks included on the album https://soundcloud.com/nonclassical/sets/gabriel-prokofiev-selected-classical-works-2002-2013

Catherine Lieben, student of GéNIA wins 1st Prize in Open Adult Recital at the Windsor Festival.

GéNIA student Catherine Lieben won the 1st prize in the Open Adult Recital at the Windsor Festival. Congratulations Catherine! To find out more about the festival follow the link HERE.

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