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Piano-Yoga® London Pop-Up Event: Conquering Performance Nerves

We are excited to announce a pop-up Piano-Yoga® event which will take place in the heart of London, Shoreditch Treehouse and will be lead by the Piano-Yoga® founder, the Russian born concert pianist and composer, GéNIA. 

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About Piano-Yoga® 

Piano-Yoga® method is suitable for pianists of all levels and ages, and offers a unique holistic system of playing which combines the fundamentals of the traditional Russian piano schools with principles from Eastern philosophies, especially yoga. The method utilises aspects of movement, gravity and breathing, creating a more natural and organic approach to piano playing, performing and teaching. The aims are in focusing your piano practice, improving concentration, building strength in the fingers and hands, establishing good posture at the piano, and conquering performance nerves. Piano-Yoga® radically improves technique, and unblocks tension. 

The method has been featured in major music publications in the UK and internationally:

 ‘It really does work.’ – Piano Professional Magazine, UK

‘I’d highly recommend it.’- Music Teacher Magazine

‘I would encourage any pianist, amateurs and professionals alike, to sign up to one of [GéNIA’s] courses!’- International Piano 

“The 21st -century answer to playing the piano” – Yoga and Health Magazine, UK

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About ‘Conquering Performance Nerves’ Workshop

This particular workshop will focus on Conquering Performance Nerves. Just in time for the summer ABRSM graded exams, as well as the end of term in many music institutions, this workshop aims to provide additional help to those who find themselves suffering from performance nerves. Aiming at the medium to advanced level, amateur and professional musicians, the participants will be invited to take their shoes off and wear loose clothing in order to be able to do various exercises. Please note that this event is also suitable for musicians playing other instruments, and is not only limited to piano players. If you would like to play at the workshop, whether just one page or a whole piece, please advise GéNIA at the start of the event.

GéNIA’s first Piano-Yoga® book was published in 2009 in conjunction with the creation of the Piano-Yoga® Studio, which is housed at the famous Schott Music shop in London, offering a variety of playing methods which encourage individuality and self-confidence. GéNIA’s Piano-Yoga® project is represented online at www.piano-yoga.com where free educational resources are provided, such as the Piano-Yoga® article series, exercises designed specifically for pianists, performance preparation advice and useful downloads. GéNIA qualified in 2008 as B.W.Y. (British Wheel of Yoga) teacher and trained with The Life Centre®, London.

About GéNIA

Descried by The Timesas ‘an outstanding musician’ GéNIA is as  acclaimed pioneer in the classical music scene, with numerous releases, TV and radio appearances, GéNIA was initiated into the piano in the Ukraine by her great-grandmother, Regina Horowitz (sister of pianist Vladimir Horowitz), before moving to London to study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and Trinity Laban College of Music. GéNIA performed worldwide (London venues include Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room, St Martin in the Fields, Kings Place, to name just a few venues) and has been pursuing her career as a composer for the past 6 years. Since then, her compositions have been played on Classic FM, BBC Radio London, London Live TV News Channel, and are regularly played in all Caffe Nero Branches worldwide. Her compositions have been placed in the highly acclaimed TV Series ‘Killing Eve’ and ‘Cold Feet’. She recently released her new album ‘Babylon’, immediately following sold-out London show. 

FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

This workshop is suitable for musicians from age 12 onwards. 

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What can I bring into the event?

You can bring your own yoga mat if you like and yoga belt.

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How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

You are welcome to email us on info@piano-yoga.com

Book Your Ticket Via Eventbrite.co.uk

Recently GéNIA was invited to London Live News TV Channel to talk about her new album ‘Babylon’ and her show

Pianist & Composer GéNIA on London Live TV Channel

Recently GéNIA was invited by London News TV Channel to talk about her new album ‘Babylon’ which was released on the 29 March 2019 and her sold out show in Shoreditch.

Half an hour before going to the studio, GéNIA’s new London show on the 9th of May was confirmed and she was delighted that she could mention it in the programme.

To watch GéNIA’s interview please follow the link.

To book tickets to GéNIA’s next show at The Other Palace in London on the 9th of May, please click here.

GéNIA’s music appears in the critically acclaimed TV Series ‘Killing Eve’

 

GéNIA’s piano solo compositions have recently appeared in the critically acclaimed TV series ‘Killing Eve’ starring Sandra Oh.

One of the pieces, ‘Aphrodite’, which appears in the series can be heard on Spotify, iTunes, Amazon and many other digital channels.

Another one ‘Farewell’ is yet to be released in her new forthcoming album ‘Babylon’.

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. 

 

I am happy to announce the participation in The Soho Music Festival: 16 June 2018

I am delighted to announce that I will be opening The Soho Music Festival on the 16 June!

Soho – an area synonymous with great music venues and historic gigs. An area where the likes of Hendrix, The Who and Zeppelin cut their teeth – and where to this day wonderful concerts happen nightly. But there are fears – Gentrification is the word on many lips. As bulldozers move onto Denmark Street and the last live music venue closes on London’s Tin Pan Alley.Now it’s time to reverse the trend. Aligned with the Mayor’s #SoundsLikeLondon event taking place throughout June and as part of Music Venue Trust’s Fightback London campaign to support independent venues, I was delighted to be invited by TALENTBANQ Music Agency to participate in opening The Soho Music Festival : A one day celebration of independent music and musicians to be held at one of Soho’s most famous addresses. A festival that is designed to grow over the next three years to bring back music to basements, small rooms and rooftops in the bohemian district flanked by Oxford Street and Shaftesbury Avenue.TALENTBANQ has programmed 12 hours of live music to take place in The Salon Noir, Salon Vert and The Library at L’Escargot on Greek Street. Heralded as one of the capitals finest French restaurants, its upstairs rooms whisper the stories of times gone-by and provide exquisitely intimate spaces to discover new music.From 11am to 11pm L’Escargot will be host to no less than 10 red hot, breaking acts – each chosen for their ability to deliver exceptional live performance. Uniquely the day will be divided into three sessions, where the audience moves from room to room.

The artistic line up ranges from Classical Crossover Piano , through Tango, to UK County , Swing, Rock and possibly the wildest Celtic harp ever to grace a stage. All this plus of course an after-party because in Soho when the music stops, the music starts!

Naturally there’s a chance to eat some very fine food and thanks to sponsors Casanova and D1 the afternoon session is preceded by an ice cold glass of Casanova Prosecco, and the evening session with a long D1 London Gin cocktail.

To read all the nitty gritty details of the day and to book your tickets please visit Talentbanq website . I can tell you that my set will start in the morning as I will be one of the few musicians opening the Festival at 11am. Looking forward to seeing you there!
Love,
GéNIA
xxx

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 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’s music is played on catwalk by Nikola Conradie Fashions

Nicola Conradie Fashions

GéNIA was delighted to find out that her music was used by the fashion designer Nikola Conradi in her latest catwalk.

In 2012, Nikola participated in her first fashion show in Windhoek, then went on to become a household name in the fashion industry in Namibia as well as winning the Swakara – Namibian Young Designer Award in 2013.

Nikola chose to specialise in garments for the sophisticated, elegant and chic business woman – her early adopters, if you will. Today Nikola Conradie Fashions cc is responsible for quite a number of sensational fashion designs and projects: from cocktail dresses for Miss Namibia contestants, to the outfits for the officials and athletes representing Namibia at the 2016 Olympics in Brazil. From being the only international Fashion Designer – and the first ever from Namibian – to showcase at the first Lusaka July fashion event in Lusaka Zambia, and to participating in the Mozambique Fashion Week and the MODA AFRICA in Lisbon, Portugal.

GéNIA is recording a new album

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GéNIA is recording a new album which is due to be released later in the year. She loved the studio and the piano that she has chosen, as she has fallen in love with the instrument the moment she touched the keys. The full story will be revealed later together with the music.

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The album consists of 12 new compositions and has an intimate feel to it. Watch the space!

GéNIA to Launch Secret Concert Series across London

Following GéNIA’s overcrowded performance at the National Portrait Gallery in London in May this year, GéNIA is launching a Secret Concert Series across London.The events will take place in nontraditional central London locations, where GéNIA aims to play not only her established repertoire and compositions, but premiere her new works, accompanied by various stories about the music and life around it. After tickets are purchased, the audience will be notified 48 hours before the event about the exact location.These concerts are aimed for an intimate audience who love GéNIA’s music, and provide an opportunity to enjoy her playing and meeting her whilst sipping a glass of wine. The first concert will be held on Friday, the 15th July 2016 at 8:00 pm and the tickets will go on sale shortly.

What we can say about the first secret concert: The concert will start at 8pm with the recommended get in at 7:30 pm. The location of the

GéNIA at the National Portrait Gallery

venue is in a close walking distance from the Royal Albert Hall and a few minutes walk from Hyde Park. As GéNIA says herself: ‘I am very excited about this concert, as the Steinway & Sons piano at the location is the best instrument that I have encountered in the whole of the UK.’

If you would like to be notified about the concert, please sign up to GéNIA’s news by visiting this link on GéNIA MUSIC website.
To read more about GéNIA, listen to GéNIA’s music and order her CDs and scores please scroll through the pages on this website. You can also check out www.zeronosebleeds.com for similar music concerts.
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