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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

Sketch No. 1 By GéNIA

http://youtu.be/JHJYMy8VWzo

A piano improvisation performed by GéNIA. Recorded just before she set out to Paris, this improvisation encapsulates the movement and change of travel while expressing the ever shifting emotions experienced during the transformation.

A poet Ned Swan features GéNIA in his poem “The Prodigy”

Poet Ned Swan was inspired to write this piece after attending GéNIA's performance at the Hurlingham Club last month.

The Prodigy

I went to concert the other night

Piano

Chopin, Paganini, Rachmaninoff

Beautiful music

The pianist was so good

I could only sit there

Thinking

She can't really be playing this
Can she?

I mean not really

How can anyone's fingers move like that?

But then everything changed

She began to play her own compositions.

Lovely, moving, uplifting music

More perfect than anything that
Had gone before

Not because of the technical brilliance
Of the playing

Although there was no dip
In the virtuosity of her performance

But the greatest beauty was
Celebrating her act of creation

No one could play this better

Because it was hers

And so it soared over us
Delicately, lovingly, expressively

Leaving anything that had
Been played before
Wilting in the following dust

While she carried us forward
On a journey
We had never undertaken before

And
Never could repeat again

Copyright Ned Swan 2014. All rights reserved: poem and photo

https://soundcloud.com/genia-music/sets/g-nia-dreams-of-today-thoughts

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/dreams-today-thoughts-tomorrow/id866092764

GéNIA talks to Jo Good on BBC London Radio 94.9 about her new EP!

GéNIA returns to BBC London Radio (Jo Good Show) to discuss her newly released EP 'Dreams of Today, Thoughts of Tomorrow'. Reflecting on her life in Paris (the sabbatical that she took while composing) and on the story that prompted her to start composing, she will be playing some of her compositions live on air.

GéNIA will be live on air on Tuesday, 22 April, just after 4 pm! You can hear the live streaming of the show HERE  (write 'Jo Good Show' in the search window)

To Buy CD GéNIA 'Dreams of Today, Thoughts of Tomorrow' EP click HERE

To Buy Digital Downloads from iTunes of GéNIA 'Dreams of Today, Thoughts of Tomorrow' EP click HERE

To see GéNIA live playing her compositions click HERE

Caffè Nero Plays GéNIA’s Music!

Several of GéNIA's tracks from her newly released EP 'Dreams of Today, Thoughts of Tomorrow'have been selected by Caffè Nero to be played in every coffee house in the world throughout April 2014!

You can listen to  GéNIA playing live these works live on the 25th of April at the Walthen Hall, where she will also be playing compositions by Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, Rachmaninoff and Debussy. You can find all the details HERE

But if you are in Caffè Nero, listen out for tracks such as 'Past Love', 'Last Dance' and 'Sweet Memories' and while your drinking your coffee with milk, listen out for 'Coffee with Milk', one of the most popular tracks on the album! You can read more about the album and listen to the music samples HERE

Get tickets for GéNIA's concert  HERE

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GéNIA Releases New Limited Edition EP – Dreams of Today Thoughts of Tomorrow

Russian virtuoso pianist and composer GéNIA is pleased to announce the release of her new Limited Edition EP, “Dreams of Today, Thoughts of Tomorrow” on 28th March 2014. This EP contains five piano solo compositions, and is GéNIA’s debut album as a composer.

Publicly known as a classical concert pianist, GéNIA was challenged by the Director of Caffè Nero, Pablo Ettinger who heard GéNIA’s improvisations, to compose something that customers in his Caffè would like to listen to. “I wanted to convey a feeling through my music, one that people experience while having a simple cup of coffee. For some a cup of coffee becomes fundamental and the most important first drink of the day. We often think about our past, present or build plans and hopes for the future, whilst having this cup. For a modern person it becomes a modern day meditation” says GéNIA.

Composed mainly in Paris, whilst GéNIA took a sabbatical in 2013, it is influenced by Parisian culture and the lifestyle. GéNIA’s frequent trips between London and Paris provided the inspiration for a track entitled ‘London – Paris’ and was composed on the Eurostar.

“Coffee with Milk’, ‘Sweet Memories’, ‘Last Dance’, ‘London- Paris’ and ‘Past Love’ have already been performed in various concert halls in London and on BBC London Radio, where GéNIA is a frequent guest, as well as in all the branches of Caffé Nero in the UK.

GèNIA will be playing a series of concerts in support of the EP throughout forthcoming months. The next date is 25 April 2014 at the Wathern Hall, London.

 

Tracklist

1. Coffee With Milk

2. Sweet Memories

3. The Last Dance

4. London-Paris

5. Past Love

 

Label: GéNIA MUSIC

Cat No: GENMUS001

Release Date: 28 March 2014

Country: UK

You can purchase the EP by clicking HERE

 

About GéNIA

Described by The Times as ‘an outstanding musician’ and Gramophone as ‘a charismatic pianist’, Russian virtuoso pianist and composer GéNIA has a wide ranging repertoire and an enthralling stage presence.

Distant Memories – Composition by GéNIA

Sometimes music speaks better then words...

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