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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

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 Speaks to Aurelia About Her Life and Work

Probiotic skincare company ‘Aurelia’ recently spoke to GéNIA about her work, balancing the many aspects to her life as a pianist and composer, the importance and handcare as a pianist and some tips on how to relax.

Click here to read the full interview.

 

 

 

 

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 Launches her Piano-Yoga® Club in London

Virtuoso pianist and composer GéNIA announces the launch of the first ever monthly Piano-Yoga® Club! The project is a new brainchild of this ‘charismatic pianist’ (Gramophone Magazine) and will take place at the historic Schott Music store in the heart of London.

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Pianist of all levels will now be able to experience the Piano-Yoga® method that was described by Piano & Health Magazine as ‘ the first entirely new piano technique to emerge in over 50 years’  and ‘something radical’ at this new regular monthly Club night. Starting in September and running on the 1st Wednesday of every month the Piano-Yoga® Club will provide a truly unique opportunity to acquire in-depth learning about this unique holistic method from its creator herself, ‘an outstanding musician’ ( The Times) , GéNIA.

Based on a synergy between the Russian School of Piano Playing and Eastern Philosophies, especially Yoga, Piano-Yoga® believes that, with a simple and holistic approach, which takes into account an individual’s physical, psychological and energetic state, one can learn faster and more easily. Strongly emphasising the uniqueness of each human being, Piano-Yoga® teaches musicians how to learn to play the piano utilising their strengths, while gently working on improving their weaknesses. Whether one has tight shoulders, tension in their arms, rhythm problems, performance nerves or the inability to organise piano practice efficiently, Piano-Yoga® can offer various solutions and teach musicians how to be in charge of their own progress.

Paying great attention to the musician’s environment, which can be a lonely existence, especially for pianists, GéNIA believes that the Piano-Yoga® Club will attract like–minded people and become a great place for interactive, creative and noncompetitive music making.

Click HERE for booking details and more information on the all new Piano-Yoga® Club.

GéNIA Talks on BBC LONDON 94.9 Radio about The Piano-Yoga® Club

GéNIA talks to Jo Good on her show at BBC London 94.9

GéNIA was a guest on Jo Good Show at BBC London  94.9 Radio on Tuesday, the 4th of August, where she talked in details about the launch of  the Piano-Yoga® Club: what to expect, who is it for and when it will start. GéNIA demonstrated one of her exercises and played some of her music. For those considering joining the Club this interview will give you a great insight (starts from 1:07): LISTEN HERE 

Faber Commission Music from GéNIA for a New Project

There are more new compositions from GéNIA on their way. Faber Music will be releasing a series of CDs featuring new piano recordings, and GéNIA has been asked to contribute three original pieces to the project. We’re looking forward to sharing them with you!

Founded in 1965 by Benjamin Britten and Donald Mitchell, Faber is one of the most respected music publishers in the UK. It has a very distinguished track record in classical music, particularly with more current artists and composers, and has worked with contemporary figures such as Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber and Paul McCartney. Like GéNIA, it too believes in the importance of crossing between classical and contemporary!

If you have ever bought sheet music or educative material, we are confident that you will be familiar with Faber. It is a company GéNIA is proud to be associated with, and we feel this collaboration is special.

Alex Chalk

Piano-Yoga® Masterclasses With GéNIA in Monaco & Nice

In addition to GéNIA’s performance next month in Nice, she will be heading to Cote d’Azur for the first time to host two Piano-Yoga® masterclasses! The first will be held on 3rd September in Nice and the second on 4th in Monaco.

GéNIA will share her teaching on the topics of Efficient Practice with Piano-Yoga®; Combating Stage Fright with Piano-Yoga® and Musician’s Body Mapping that will help musicians to learn how to pinpoint their personal strengths and weaknesses (as well as those of their students) and work on those.

Click HERE for more information and to book tickets for the masterclass in Nice.

Click HERE for more information and to book tickets for the masterclass in Monaco.

 

 

 

 

GéNIA Featured in Kings Place ‘What’s On’ Magazine

GéNIA in Kings Place What's on Magazine

The winter edition of ‘What’s On’, the calibrated performance venue Kings Place’s quarterly magazine, features a full page Q&A with GéNIA where she is asked about her love of the piano, how yoga has informed her playing and her performances at the Out Hear event and with Max de Wardener in 2014.

Click HERE or on the image to read the article.

Click HERE to read the entire issue.

Click HERE to read other reviews on GéNIA & Piano-Yoga®

Go to page 66 for GéNIA’s performance listings. 

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