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Looking Back at GéNIA’s performance at the Worldwide Cafe at the BBC Broadcasting House

We have been so busy here, at GéNIA MUSIC, that we forgot to publish some of the wonderful pictures from GéNIA’s performance for Nordoff Robbins Charity in September 2017 at the Worldwide Cafe (Caffe Nero) BBC Broadcasting House. Presented by the lovely Radio and TV presenter Jo Good, GéNIA’s performance attracted a lovely audience, that included BBC London Radio 94.9 Listeners, where GéNIA often appears, journalists, GéNIA’s fans and guests of the capital.

Here is some of the audience feedback from the concert:

‘Wow! What a wonderful treat. I wandered into Caffe Nero today and heard the most beautiful music – thank you GéNIA! I can’t wait for Babylon to be released’ Charley, London

‘That was so amazing. I am so glad i heard from Jo (Jo Good) yesterday that you were playing here. It was worth missing breakfast to get here on time. It was a privilege to hear you play. Enjoy life and keep making people happy’. Sue, London

“So glad I heard about this wonderful performance on Jo’s show yesterday and made an effort to get here. Many thanks’ Liz

GéNIA’s new single ‘Babylon’ is due for worldwide release on the 13 September 2017

GéNIA’s next single ‘Babylon’ is due to be released on the 13th September worldwide.
To celebrate this, GéNIA will be performing at Caffè Nero BBC Broadcasting House as part of ‘Get Loud’ Campaign for Nordoff Robbins Charity on that day. The show will start at midday, presented by BBC Radio London’s eminent Jo Good, and kindly sponsored by Yamaha.

The name ‘Babylon’ was chosen as a reference  to the advanced ancient civilisation which was repeatedly challenged by being regularly attacked and almost destroyed; however, many times it managed to rebuild itself, each time to a higher level.

GéNIA is hoping that by looking back into the past, her audience can link that period to the challenging times our society is currently experiencing. The single is already available for pre-order and  is a track from her new album ‘Babylon’ which is due to be released later this autumn.



Recorded in the famous pop studio Sleeper Sounds, the recording home for Robbie Williams, Oli Murs and Casabian to name just a few, on their lovely Steinway piano, GéNIA worked with the most wonderful team, starting with six-times Emmy nominee and two time BAFTA winner, executive producer Nigel Heath, producer Hayden Parsey, sound engineer Billy Halliday, pre-mastering team Nigel Heath, Brad Rees and James Ryan with mastering by Cicely Balson at Air Studios, London.

‘Babylon’ will be available worldwide on iTunes, Amazon, Google player, Spotify & Diesel, as well as on many other streaming channels.

You can already pre-view the track on iTunes and hear it live at GéNIA’s show at the BBC Caffè Nero on Wednesday on the 13th at midday. The entrance is free. We are looking forward to seeing you there!

 

GéNIA to Launch Secret Concert Series across London

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.’

If you would like to be notified about the concert, please sign up to GéNIA’s news by visiting this link on GéNIA MUSIC website.
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GéNIA to perform at the National Portrait Gallery for the current exhibition ‘Russia and the Arts’.

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

6:30 pm

Programme:

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.

National Portrait Gallery Website

Here is a little video from GéNIA performing Rachmaninoff Prelude in C Minor op. 23 No 7 at St James Theatre earlier this year

GéNIA premieres new works at Caffe Nero concerts

Pianist GéNIA recently gave a number of concerts at one of the largest Caffe Nero Branches at Heathrow Airport (Terminal 2). Alongside with already released works, GéNIA performed a set of her new compositions which are due for release next year in the album titled ‘Babylon’.

Here is one of the pieces: created originally as improvisation, it is called ‘Midnight Dream’.

GéNIA’s classical cover of ‘Someone Like You’ is due for release 14 February 2016

A CLASSIC TO CLASSICAL

GéNIA MUSIC is delighted to announce the release of a piano version of ‘Someone Like You’ by Russian concert pianist and composer GéNIA.

The voice of Adele shook the world. The fingers of GéNIA and her classical arrangement of ‘Someone Like You’ takes this haunting and emotive melody to a global classical audience. Scheduled for worldwide release for Valentine’s Day,  14 February 2016, this classical piano work preserves and conveys the sonority and emotion of the original.

‘Someone Like You’ is one of the most beautiful love songs that has ever existed and I could not help myself, but to play with its beauty. I very much enjoyed working on this song, trying to preserve its essence and am very grateful to Adele’s and Dan Wilson’s publishers for their official support’.

Recorded on a Steinway & Sons Model D grand piano at Kings Place London and mastered at Metropolis Studios London, this recording demonstrates that beautiful music remains timeless.

The recording is available for pre-order from iTunes.

The recording is also available on GéNIA’s SoundCloud.

Record Details:

‘Someone Like You’ (3:27min)

Arranged and performed by GéNIA

Piano Version

ISRC UK4391500001

 

“Someone Like You” written by D. Wilson, A. Watkins © 2011. Published by Sugar Lake Music (ASCAP). Admin by BMG Monarch; a BMG company/Universal Music Publishing Ltd. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

 

Release Date: 15 January 2016

Recorded at Kings Place, London, on the 27 August 2015

Engineered by Hayden Parsey and David Wells

Produced by Hayden Parsey

Mastered by Andrew Baldwin at Metropolis Studios, London

Piano Steinway & Sons Model D Concert Grand No: 582243

Primary Genre: Classical Crossover; Secondary Genre: Pop

GéNIA and Caffe Nero Announce 3 Dates for Her New Album Preview!

GéNIA is delighted to announce three forthcoming concert dates for the preview of her new album ‘Babylon’. The concerts will take place at Caffe Nero branch at Heathrow airport on Friday 4th, Friday 11th and Friday 18th of December at 12.30pm.

“a musical gem… a thrilling and intoxicating experience…”

Chopin Magazine, Japan

GéNIA is filming a new music video!

GéNIA has been filming a new music video. Shoot between London and Cote d’Azur, the video is reflecting an intimate side of her music & scheduled for release in early 2016.

‘I compose about life, about what I see around me…’ says GéNIA.

GéNIA is making a new recording at Kings Place in London.

Last week GéNIA had a recording session at Kings Place, London, recording her new compositions. The combination of the beautiful Steinway grand together with the most impressive set up that includes a selection of the best microphones and great acoustic, inspired GéNIA also to record Bach’s Partita No 1 in B flat Major, which was not planned.

We are looking forward to hear the pieces as soon as they are available!

GéNIA Launches her Piano-Yoga® Club in London

Virtuoso pianist and composer GéNIA announces the launch of the first ever monthly Piano-Yoga® Club! The project is a new brainchild of this ‘charismatic pianist’ (Gramophone Magazine) and will take place at the historic Schott Music store in the heart of London.

Pianist GéNIA

Pianist of all levels will now be able to experience the Piano-Yoga® method that was described by Piano & Health Magazine as ‘ the first entirely new piano technique to emerge in over 50 years’  and ‘something radical’ at this new regular monthly Club night. Starting in September and running on the 1st Wednesday of every month the Piano-Yoga® Club will provide a truly unique opportunity to acquire in-depth learning about this unique holistic method from its creator herself, ‘an outstanding musician’ ( The Times) , GéNIA.

Based on a synergy between the Russian School of Piano Playing and Eastern Philosophies, especially Yoga, Piano-Yoga® believes that, with a simple and holistic approach, which takes into account an individual’s physical, psychological and energetic state, one can learn faster and more easily. Strongly emphasising the uniqueness of each human being, Piano-Yoga® teaches musicians how to learn to play the piano utilising their strengths, while gently working on improving their weaknesses. Whether one has tight shoulders, tension in their arms, rhythm problems, performance nerves or the inability to organise piano practice efficiently, Piano-Yoga® can offer various solutions and teach musicians how to be in charge of their own progress.

Paying great attention to the musician’s environment, which can be a lonely existence, especially for pianists, GéNIA believes that the Piano-Yoga® Club will attract like–minded people and become a great place for interactive, creative and noncompetitive music making.

Click HERE for booking details and more information on the all new Piano-Yoga® Club.

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