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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!

 

Premiere of 22:22 at BFI London: a short film by Charlotte Ginsborg, with GéNIA’s debut as a voice over artist as well as pianist

Still from 22:22

22:22 was commissioned by FLAMIN (Film London Artists’ Moving Image Network) and directed by British film director Charlotte Ginsborg with music written for a film by Gabriel Prokofiev and performed by GéNIA combined with the choreography by the Russian choreographer Kirill Burlov. This is also GéNIA’s debut as a voice over artist.

Still from 22:22

The film ’22:22′ paints a vivid portrait of Tom Sietas, a world record in Static Apnea, the ability to hold ones breath under water. The film interweaves underwater photography of the record attempt with a contemporary dance performed to a live piano score. As the tension of the record attempt mounts, the story that links the two activities is revealed through the pianist’s live narration. The film interweaves documentary and fiction to reveal what drives Tom to push his body to such physical extremes; for Tom to deny breath is to find life.

’22:22′ will be shown as part of London Film Festival 2017  with the Premiere on the 14th of October 2017 at the BFI (British Film Institute) at 6:30 pm.

Tickets will go on sale on the 14th of September 2017. Please visit BFI website for booking.

GéNIA performing the music by Gabriel Prokofiev Still from 22:22

 

 

GéNIA’s performance at Caffe Nero BBC on ‘Get Loud’ Nordoff Robbins National Charity Day

Performing her signature minimalist sounds interspersed with Russian romance, pianist GéNIA will perform on the 13th of September at Caffè Nero – ‘Get Loud’ campaign – in support of music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins’ annual awareness day. She has also chosen this day to release her new single ‘Babylon’ worldwide. At the end of her show, GéNIA will be signing her albums.

GéNIA’s music has been played on BBC, Classic FM and in all Caffè Nero coffee houses as feature Artist of the Month.

Once again she’ll feature in Caffè Nero, but this time as part of the most ambitious music project yet – Get Loud. GéNIA will be one of hundreds of artists performing at midday on September 13 in Caffè Nero coffee houses across the UK.

Nordoff Robbins uses the power of music to raise awareness of their incredible music therapy services, which change the lives of thousands of vulnerable and isolated people across the UK.

On Wednesday 13 September, Caffè Nero will host hundreds of in-store acoustic ‘Get Loud Coffee Shop Session’ performances simultaneously at midday.

This is surely a not to be missed opportunity to buy one of GéNIA’s album and talk to the pianist!

GéNIA’s next performance is announced for the 31st of July in Nice, Cote d’Azur!

GéNIA is back on the stage – this time it will be in Nice, at the Galerie Depardieu.

The concert on the 31st of July will see GéNIA’s work arranged for a more-than-unique collaboration with the wonderful multi-instrumentalist Jo Kaïat.

Jo will bring the lively sound of his harmonica to GéNIA’s compositions. Also, they will perform Jo’s compositions, especially rearranged for this collaboration.

The concert will strike everyone’s expectations about classical music concerts with the involvement of percussions, Kora and harmonica.

What are you waiting for? Ask your friend to join you for a weekend in Nice and grab your tickets for this inevitable collaboration!

Risultati immagini per jo kaiat

 

 

 

 

 

 

For 20 years, the Galerie Depardieu has chosen to show eclectic artists whose work involves different material, painting, sculpture, photography, video and installations.

In order to promote an access to contemporary art, the gallery constantly organises cultural interpretations of art – dedicated to all types of public.

Artists meeting, conferences, musical manifestations, performances are organised to urge

the public concern about contemporary art confronting society and cultural issues.

GéNIA would like to invite not only her French fans to join her and Jo Kaïat for this special evening, but everyone interested in contemporary interpretations of classical music and, especially, music lovers of all ages.

All the details will be released here soon.

 

GéNIA is excited to announce that she will be bringing Piano-Yoga® to Paris!

 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 does a photoshoot with photographer Maurice Sparrow wearing a garment from an award winning designer Jose Hendo

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 Speaks to Aurelia About Her Life and Work

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.

Click here to read the full interview.

 

 

 

 

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

Thank you to everyone to came St James Theatre!

 

GéNIA at St James Theatre. Photo by Ned Swan

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.

With love,

GéNIA

xxx

GéNIA at St James Theatre by Viktoria Kravtsova

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’.

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