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‘Babylon’ Album Launch & its influences – 21st March 2019, London

GéNIA is delighted to announce the release of her new album ‘Babylon’ on the 29 March 2019 and launch it with a special performance on the 21 March 2019 in Shoreditch, London.

Described by the Times, as ‘an outstanding musician’ and by Gramophone as ‘ a charismatic pianist’, the pianist and composer GéNIA is excited to invite her audience to the trendy and cosy Treehouse loft, located in the heart of Shoreditch, to celebrate the release of her new album ‘Babylon”. GéNIA chose the name ‘Babylon’ for her album as a reference to the historical period during which the glowing Babylon region progressed to the most advanced level, developing culture, art, science, architecture, commerce and other disciplines only to be destroyed by its own residents. Known for its famous wonders of the Hanging Gardens, the highest centre of learning and scientific advancement, outstanding development of the arts and one of the most successful commercial centers, Babylon had fame and fortune for many years. However, citizens of the regions were never satisfied, and wanted autonomy in order to gain more control over their part of the land, and, finally, through continuous wars they managed to demolish this highly developed civilisation and prevent further advancement in the fields of arts and science.

By drawing the attention to the past, GéNIA hopes that her audience will become more aware of the processes, which our society is going though today, and be able to recognise these similar patterns, in order to prevent the decline of the current highly advanced cultural, scientific and economic state which we achieved today, and deserve to be able to celebrate and harness.



Last year, GéNIA released two of the singles from this album; ‘Aphrodite’ enjoyed syncs in the critically acclaimed BBC America TV Series ‘Killing Eve’ and the popular British TV Series ‘Cold Feet’.

The single ‘Babylon’ has proved to be very popular, as it is regularly played on BBC Radio London 94.9, and in all Caffe Nero branches world-wide. Due to popular demand, GéNIA was asked to release its score.

The piece ‘Farewell’ also enjoyed a placement on the BBC America series ‘Killing Eve’.

GéNIA chose to attribute the names from Greek Mythology (Athena, Aphrodite, Gaia) to many of her pieces, giving a symbolic meaning to each piece.

Acknowledging her cultural inheritance, GéNIA would also like to include in the concert some of the works which influenced her as a composer, by performing pieces by Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt and Rachmaninoff, as she strongly believes that beautiful music is always currant, and there is no need to separate classical and contemporary genres for her audience.



GéNIA is delighted to be introduced by the celebrity actress, TV and Radio presenter Jo Good, who loves GéNIA’s music. They will discuss the album, acknowledging the incredible production team who have helped GéNIA to make it possible: two-time BAFTA winner and six-time Emmy nominee, sound engineer Nigel Heath; producer Hayden Parsey, engineers Billi Halliday and Brad Rees; mastering engineer Cicely Balston from AIR Studios; the award-winning fashion designer José Hendo; photographer Maurice Sparrow and the artist Stefano Terranova.

Aiming to create an inspirational and relaxed event, the audience will be greeted with a refreshment, but as there is no bar available, the public is welcome to bring any drinks of their choice with them (apart from red wine as per the venue policy) to continue the celebratory evening.

We welcome everyone to the concert, so the entrance fee is by donation of your choice, but we would be grateful for your kind contribution of £25 as a recommended donation, which would also include a thank you gift from us, GéNIA’s first EP ‘Dreams of today, Thoughts of tomorrow’, which has been played on Classic FM.



For more information on GéNIA, and to listen to her music, please visit her website.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Click here for tickets.

Date: 21 March 2019, Time: Doors 7:00pm, Performance: 7:30pm, Location: Treehouse, 34 Charlotte Road, Shoreditch, London, EC 2A 3PB

GéNIA is excited to announce the new release: Aphrodite (Remix) by Nigel Heath

GéNIA is excited to announce the release of  the new single: 

Aphrodite (Remix)

by Nigel Heath

Release Date 30 November 2018

 

Aphrodite Remix was created as a result of the collaboration between the renowned sound engineer, the double BAFTA award winning and six time Emmy nominated Nigel Heath and the Russian-born classical composer & pianist GéNIA.

This original piano piece was inspired by the story of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty, who, according to Plato’s popular legend, was born in the foamy crests of the Aegean Sea. The captivating image of this beautiful woman rising through the waves was the original incentive behind the music.

Nigel Heath has enjoyed a long career in music and film and television sound and has passionately pushed the boundaries of sound with passion with his ground-breaking work.

Since founding Hackenbacker Studios in the early 90’s he has contributed to the sound tracks of an extensive list of film and television projects such as ‘Downton Abbey’, ‘Jamestown’ ‘The Death Of Stalin’, ‘Cold Feet’, ‘Four Lions’, In Bruges’, ‘Thunderbirds Are Go’, ‘Leaving Las Vegas’ and the critically acclaimed ‘Killing Eve’ often fusing together the worlds of sound design and music on the mixing board.

Heath has worked with such luminaries as Sir Paul McCartney, Chris Morris, Mike Figgis, Edgar Wright – the list is long!

GéNIA & Nigel Heath

GéNIA loves to blur the boundaries between classical and popular music, and has released numerous ground-breaking albums of contemporary music as well as her own crossover compositions. Her music has been broadcast on Classic FM, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 3, BBC London Radio 94.9 and BBC Proms.

GéNIA is also the founder of the Piano-Yoga® movement and author of ‘Piano-Yoga’® book, detailing the unique holistic method of playing piano which was featured in major UK and international music press.

In 2015 GéNIA was nominated as a Featured Classical Artist of Caffè Nero and in the same year launched a series of classical concerts at London’s Heathrow Airport in association with Caffè Nero, which were featured in The Times. Since then GéNIA’s music has been playing regularly in all branches of Caffè Nero worldwide, being heard by approximately 20,000 people a day.

Nigel heard GéNIA’s Aphrodite, and was moved to transform this original classical piece into ambient chill track after quickly realising that it could have a life in that genre.

The original piano solo ‘Aphrodite’ track has appeared in the smash hit BBC America series ‘Killing Eve’.

The track is already available for pre-order on iTunes and on the 30 November 2018 will be released worldwide.

Composed by GéNIA

Remixed by Nigel Heath

Original Producer Hayden Parsey

Piano Recorded by Billy Halliday

Recorded at Sleeper Sound Studios – London

Piano: Steinway Model D Concert Grand #219649

Remixed and Mastered at Hackenbacker Studios – London

Label: GéNIA MUSIC. P&C 2018

 

 

Xacutti Productions and GéNIA MUSIC are proud to present two exciting releases. ‘Aphrodite’ by GéNIA for solo piano and ‘GéNIA x VOID Aphrodite Redux’

Xacutti Productions and GéNIA MUSIC are proud to present two exciting releases.

‘Aphrodite’ by GéNIA for solo piano and ‘GéNIA x VOID Aphrodite Redux’

‘Aphrodite’

This original piano piece was inspired by the story of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty, who, according to Plato’s popular legend, was born in the foamy crests of the Aegean Sea. The captivating image of this beautiful woman rising through the waves was the original incentive behind the music.

With Aphrodite being also a goddess of pleasure and procreation, GéNIA , as composer, sought to convey all the dynamic qualities of such a character, once again holding with her ethos of writing beautiful music which encourages people to connect with their inner selves.

Performed on a 1922 Steinway D grand piano at Sleeper Sounds, a studio founded and owned by renowned songwriter and producer Guy Chambers, the instrument brings a hauntingly beautiful tone and feel to the track.

Available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and many other digital platforms.

‘GéNIA X VOID Aphrodite Redux’

UK based band VOID discovered GéNIA ‘s original piano recording of Aphrodite during a visit to their publishing company’s offices in Central London.

Struck by the tenderness, sensitivity and fragility of what they had heard, the band sought to remix the track, instilling it with their unique and highly atmospheric presence.

VOID are an anonymous ‘faceless’ band with a focus on promoting mental health awareness online, both band members having already faced their own personal struggles at a young age. VOID are not seeking conventional ‘fame’, but are simply looking to share their music as widely as possible, allowing others to find calm, solace and comfort through their pieces. Follow Void on their social media platforms (Twitter & Instagram), as they are active and very inspiring.

GéNIA was absolutely blown away but the VOID redux and is very confident that her audience will be delighted to discover this new wonderful band and listen to more their compositions.

Available on iTunes. Amazon, Spotify and many other digital platforms.

GéNIA was born in the Ukraine and was trained as a concert pianist from the age of 4. During her studies she was awarded a scholarship at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and since then, has chosen to make London her home.

Known worldwide for her contemporary and classical concerts, multimedia events and pop-up shows, she is a driving force in new music, injecting an exciting modern twist into the classical music scene.

GéNIA is also the founder of Piano-Yoga®, a unique holistic method of playing and teaching which she runs from her central London studio.

‘Aphrodite’ is a track from GéNIA’s upcoming album ‘Babylon’ scheduled for release later in the year. 

 

GéNIA releases ‘Babylon’ music score

Following many requests, I am delighted to announce the release of the ‘Babylon’ music score. Aimed at the intermediate to advanced players, I took the time to edit the score to the finest detail. The score can be purchased from this website.

The name ‘Babylon’ was chosen as a historical reference to Babylon’s development to the most advanced level across various periods, in culture, art, science, architecture, commerce and other disciplines, during which it kept getting attacked, and was ultimately destroyed. As a result, all the wonders of the Hanging Gardens, proclaimed as one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the reputation of the region as the highest centre of learning and scientific understanding as well as a highly successful commercial centre, were destroyed.
I hope that by drawing attention to the past, people will be made more aware of the parallel with what we are going through in our society today.

The track is available on iTunesAmazon,  GooglePlay as well as on Spotify and many other digital channels.

Enjoy!

GéNIA

GéNIA releases ‘Babylon’ video

I am delighted to announce the release of my music video ‘Babylon’. Directed by the British filmmaker Mat Green, Babylon was filmed in and around the streets of London.

The name ‘Babylon’ was chosen as a historical reference to Babylon’s development to the most advanced level across various periods, in culture, art, science, architecture, commerce and other disciplines, during which it kept getting attacked, and was ultimately destroyed. As a result, all the wonders of the Hanging Gardens, proclaimed as one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the reputation of the region as the highest centre of learning and scientific understanding as well as a highly successful commercial centre, were destroyed.

I hope that by drawing attention to the past, people will be made more aware of the parallel with what we are going through in our society today.

The track is available on iTunes,  AmazonGoogle Play as well as on Spotify and many other digital channels. The sheet music can be ordered from this website.

Enjoy!

Love,

GéNIA

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!

 

 

 

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 performance at Sofar Sounds

GéNIA’s next London performance will take place on the 29th of October as part of Sofar Sounds concerts where she will be promoting her new album ‘Babylon’. Founded in 2010 and based all over the world,  Sofar is an expanding network of artists and music lovers.
For more information please visit  their website.

The details of GéNIA’s new album will be announced shortly. Please join our mailing list to be amongst the first to know and be able to pre-order the Limited Edition Signed CD ‘GéNIA: Babylon’.

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’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!

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