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GéNIA’s UNICEF Concert a Big Success!

GéNIA’s concert for UNICEF this September was a big success.  The money raised from the concert will allow UNICEF to school 560 girls for one year in one of the following countries: Guinéa, Mozambique, Togo, Malaisie or Madagascar.

We would like to thank Bruno Jonquet the President of The Association Energie Creation Solidaire, Claude Fondecave the Président Comité Départemental 06 pour l'UNICEF  and singer Lea Van Sky for organising the concert.

GéNIA was overwhelmed by the audience’s response which included a standing ovation. Here is some of the amazing feedback we have had from the audience:

'C'était magique, très harmonieux et enchantant ! Merci pour cette inoubliable soirée. Bravo, Genia.....l

GéNIA's recital took me to another sphere.

A truly fantastic performer. Loved every minute. Thank you !

Slendido concerto, pieno di vibraziones, molto molto toccante

Merci pour cette formidable soirée, une grande dame ayant autant de talent et beaucoup de générosité dans ses interprétations mérite ses acclamations.

Merci, quelle merveille. Amazing, very emotional. Une belle pianiste, pour une cause noble, une sensibilité. Très beau récital, ravie d'avoir pu écouter Genia. On continuera à écouter son CD.

Merci pour cette superbe soirée. C'était une très belle idée et Genia nous a enchantés.

Très belle soirée ! Merci pour l'organisation très professionnelle et le choix de l'artiste. Ce fût une belle découverte !

Merci. Magnifiquo ! Like she has 4 hands ! You can do it again. Well organize.

Merveilleuses notes, beaucoup de sensibilité ! Merci.

Superbe concert, j'ai apprécié particulièrement l'interprétation de Philip Glass et les compositions de Genia.

Un magnifique concert, une artiste envoutante. Mon fils de 3 ans était attentif et admiratif pendant tout le concert ! Une jeune vocation est née ce soir grâce à Genia !

Your pieces enchanted me, Genia ! Wish you all the best !

So glad we all come. C'était magnifique !

Amazing composer, very happy to participate.

A fantastic concert by an amazing pianist and composer !

C'était vraiment magnifique !

Merveilleux concert. Merci Genia.

Merci pour ce magnifique concert. Vous êtes vraiment géniale.

Une superbe soirée, merci pour votre organisation et à cette artiste magnifique. J'ai adoré !

Très belle initiative. Thank you very much. En espérant qu'il y en ait beaucoup d'autres.

Merci pour cet enchantement !

Quel moment émouvant et dense. La grâce et le don.

I was absolutely spellbound by the magic of her performance and talent.

Bravo ! Magnifique soirée...

Soirée splendide. Merci pour la générosité du coeur et de l'esprit.

Merci pour cette excellente soirée. Félicitations.

Un merveilleux moment de beauté et de sensibilité !

Magnificient performance. Great energy. I really loved Genia's own work and her new piece is sensational. A very well organised event.

C'était un très bel événement, et on voyait que c'était super bien comment dire, comme sur une ligne toute droite, sans un grain de sable, ....peaufiné !!

Bravo. Fantastic night. Very well organized. Genia is amazing. Well done.

Thank you for your beautiful heart and organising such a magnificent evening.

Everyone loved it and couldn't get enough of it.

Une soirée magique, cette pianiste est unique!!!!!

The recital was excellent. I really enjoyed it, and what a lovely venue to hold it in.

Bravo quel talent Genia, quelles belles vibrations émanent de vous tous ! ça fait du bien...

Merci et Bravo aux organisateurs pour cette soirée inoubliable pour nous... pleine d'émotion...'


Courtesy by photographer (c) 2014 Jean-Joaquim Crassous

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

Catherine Lieben, student of GéNIA wins 1st Prize in Open Adult Recital at the Windsor Festival.

GéNIA student Catherine Lieben won the 1st prize in the Open Adult Recital at the Windsor Festival. Congratulations Catherine! To find out more about the festival follow the link HERE.

GéNIA Releases New Video for ‘Sweet Memories’

GéNIA has just released the brand new video for her piece 'Sweet Memories' from her latest EP 'Dreams of Today, Thoughts of Tomorrow'. Many thanks to Andrei Schonfeldt Productions for creating the video.

GéNIA Student Philip Balkan Wins Another CUP at the Dulwich Piano Festival!

Following on from his win last month at the London Festival of Music, Drama & Dance, Philip Balkan has won first prize at this years Dulwich Piano Festival and was awarded the Raymond Banning Trophy. Congratulations Philip!











GéNIA to perform at OSO Arts Centre – Tue 23rd September

GéNIA will perform at the OSO Arts Centre's 'Grand Black and White Piano Evening'. The aim of the night is to help raise funds for a permanent grand piano at the centre. GéNIA will be playing a range of her pieces including compositions from her latest EP 'Dreams of Today, Thoughts of Tomorrow'. Tickets are priced at £25 per person or £100 for a group of 5.
Follow the link HERE to book you ticket.

German Sculpture Artist Alice W. Bakker Uses GéNIA’s Music In New Piece

German sculpture artist Alice W. Bakker has used GéNIA's rendition of Adagio from the Piano Sonata by Sofia Gubaidulina in a piece combining both sculpture and dance. The concept behind the video is of a dancer meeting one of Alice's sculptures. The meeting is very tender, as if she wants to awaken the sculpture. Her movements are a reaction to the fact that the sculpture is made of steel; frozen in its movement and is inspired by the moving lines in the sculpture and its expression, in such a way that both steel and human skin are merging together.

You can see the video by clicking HERE.


GéNIA’s programme for the concert at the Wathen Hall has been announced!

GéNIA has announced her programme for the forthcoming concert at the Wathen Hall at St Paul's School, Lonsdale Rd SW13 on the 25th April 2014 at 7.30. The concert is sponsored by Michael Bird as part of his 80th Birthday Celebrations.


Franz Schubert: Impromptu in A flat D.899

Claude Debussy: Claire de Lune

Frédéric  Chopin: Nocturne Op. 55 No. 2 in E Flat Major 350

Frédéric  Chopin: Nocturne Op. 48 No.1 in C Minor

Frédéric  Chopin: Nocturne Op. 72 No.1 in E Minor

Ludwig van Beethoven: Movement 3 from Sonata Op. 32, No. 2 ‘Tempest’

Yann Tiersen: ‘L’Apres-Midi’  (from the movie ‘Amélie’)

Sergei Rachmaninoff: Movement Two from Sonata op.

GéNIA: 4 pieces from the album “Thoughts of Today, Dreams of Tomorrow”

Coffee with Milk | Sweet Memories | The Last Dance |London-Pais

To book your VIP free ticket please contact Alice Beckwith on GéNIA will be signing her CDs after the performance.

Click HERE to read about GéNIA

Click HERE to read more about the event

Click HERE to listen to 'Dreams of Today, Thoughts of Tomorrow"

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.



1. Coffee With Milk

2. Sweet Memories

3. The Last Dance

4. London-Paris

5. Past Love



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.

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