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GéNIA’s performance for Sofar Sounds

GéNIA warming up at Sofar Sounds

GéNIA was delighted to be invited to perform for Sofar Sounds last month, the organisation which runs a series of  concerts set up in secret locations in over 387 cities all over the world.

The beautiful location at GéNIA’s concert provided a breathtaking view, beautiful Steinway grand piano and a wonderful audience.

GéNIA at Sofar Sounds

GéNIA was presenting the works from her forthcoming album ‘Babylon’ and chatting with her audience.

We highly recommend for you to check out this organisation as it is a great way to discover new artist and places. Here is Sofar Sounds website. Enjoy!

 

 

 

GéNIA announces her new album ‘Babylon’

GéNIA Returns from Paris

I am very happy to share with you the news about my new album ‘Babylon. I have been working on the album for the past two years and the whole process of creation took me through the most incredible journey and brought the most wonderful people into my life.

GéNIA Returns from Paris The name ‘Babylon’ was chosen as a reference to the history, to the past where the Babylon region progressed to the most advanced level during various periods, developing culture, art, science, architecture, commerce and other disciplines, but unfortunately it kept being attacked and finally was destroyed. All the wonders of the Hanging Gardens, which were proclaimed to be one of the seven wonders of the world, the reputation of the region as the highest centre of learning and scientific advancement as well as a highly successful commercial centre, were demolished.

I hope that by drawing my attention to the past, people will become more aware of the processes that we are going through in our society today.

I am immensely grateful to those who made the whole process possible:

The executive producer of the album, the sound engineer Nigel Heath (two-time BAFTA winner and six-time Emmy nominee, who worked on the projects for Paul McCartney, Brian Eno, Bjork and contributed to the sounds on Harry Porter and Downtown Abbey to name a few).

GéNIA Returns from Paris My longstanding music producer Hayden Parsey whose collaborations include work with Mick Jones, Pink Floyd, the ICA and the Victoria Miro Gallery.

Incredible sound engineers: Billy Halliday and pre-mastering engineers Brad Rees and James Ryan, mastering engineer Cicely Balston at the award winning AIR Studios, London (home of recordings of Adele and Steve Reich, Liam Gallagher as well as music for the films the Pirates of the Caribbean films and Life of Pi to name just a few).

The piano which was used for the recording is a Steinway Concert Grand (which according to the rumours used to belong to my great grand uncle Vladimir Horowitz, but those haven’t been confirmed) with the sound that I really like, old and soulful like old American Steinways could be. Sleeper Sounds studio, owned by Guy Chambers, where I recorded the project, provided an intimate and personal feel that was simply beautiful.

GéNIA Returns from Paris The main picture was taken by the celebrity photographer Maurice Sparrow and the design of the album was created by the Italian artist Stefano Terranova. Finally the dress was specially made by the award-winning designer José Hendo.

I am very grateful to my team and many other people, friends and colleagues, who supported me on this journey.

The official worldwide release is scheduled for 23rd March 2018. To thank my extra dedicated, core fans for their loyalty over the years, I am offering them the chance to acquire the album early by releasing 300 copies before it is available commercially, as a special festive thank you to my audience!

If you’d like to purchase the album, please let me know if you would prefer it to be signed and to whom. In the light of the festive period, we have made various purchasing options available if you wish to give the album as a gift to your friends and family.

With love,

GéNIA

Tracklist

1. Odysseus

2. Clean Slate

3. Synergy

4. Aristeaus

5. Athena

6. The Day After

7. Rupture

8. Midnight Dream

9. Gaia

10. Aphrodite

11. Babylon

12. Farewell

 

The album will be available for purchase from the 30th November 2017 from this page.

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

 

 

Holistic Day for Pianists with Melanie Spanswick and GéNIA on 16 July 2017 in London

Date: Sunday 16th July 2017 10am-5pm

Venue: Schott Music, 48 Great Marlborough Street, London, W1F 7BB


GéNIA and Melanie met in 2012, and immediately recognised their shared beliefs; helping piano students to realise their true potential by offering holistic technical and musical guidance, and thereby encouraging a different approach to piano playing. Subsequent workshops and projects have followed, and they now seek to present a complete holistic piano day which will explore several important elements; incorporating the physical flexibility and relaxation techniques employed in Piano-Yoga® with the mental mindfulness required in memorisation and sight-reading.

For further details and to book your place please visit Piano-Yoga® website. We look forward to seeing you at our event!

 

 

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 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 gives great performance at Soundcheque event

Soundcheque Ltd recently invited GéNIA to play at one of their annual Christmas events. It was an unusual environment for a classical pianist – buzzing with rock and pop artists! GéNIA’s performance went down like a storm. She is very grateful to Yamaha Pianos who sponsored her performance by providing a beautiful keyboard.

 

‘It was the first time I played keys. I was a bit unsure about this at first, but the touch was so real and the sound was great. And, most importantly, it made me to connect with the audience in the most authentic way! They were amazing! I am now thinking of performing much more in London clubs’ says GéNIA.

 

GéNIA performed some of her most popular compositions including London-Paris and Mon Amore.

To find out more about Soundcheque Ltd, the company that supplies original and custom-made music for media, film and television and based in London and LA,visit their website.

To find out more about Yamaha in the UK and view their range of a wonderful electric instruments visit their website.

GéNIA’s next forthcoming shows will be announced shortly!

GéNIA plays Steinway Spirio!

GéNIA was delighted to play on Spirio, Steinway & Sons’ new invention, wonderful grand piano, that not only allows to record your own playing, but already stores recorded performances of leading concerts pianists.

Steinway & Sons showed their wonderful hospitality in their newly redecorated showroom!

You can read about Spirio HERE.

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