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GéNIA

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Described by The Times as "an outstanding musician", and Gramophone as "a charismatic pianist," Russian virtuoso pianist and educator GéNIA has a wide ranging repertoire, embracing classical music, contemporary works and multimedia projects.


“...an outstanding musician...she knows how to communicate with her audience, and has the virtuosity that marks her out as a natural pianist."
The Times
GéNIA has taught at Trinity College of Music, Dartington and COMA Summer Schools, De Montfort University (Leicester), Lewis University (Peoria, USA), Californian Association of Piano Teachers (CAPMT) in Los-Angeles and EPTA (European Piano Teachers Association) International Conferences in 2007 and 2009. She is also the founder of the GéNIA Music Piano School in London.

GéNIA comes from a distinguished line of Russian pianists and was taught by her great-grandmother, the renowned pianist and pedagogue Regina Horowitz (sister of pianist Vladimir Horowitz and wife of Soviet economist Evsey Liberman) and later by pianist Sergei Yushkevitch at the Kharkov Institute of Arts, Ukraine. She went on to study in London, with Professor Joan Havill at the Guildhall School of Music and with Professor Douglas Finch at Trinity College of Music.
"...a charismatic pianist"
Gramophone, UK
"a musical gem...a thrilling and intoxicating experience...''
Chopin Magazine, Japan
Her numerous accolades include the Premier Prix GSMD, the Silver Medal from the Worshipful Company of Musicians, the Founders Prize for Excellence, the Dame Myra Hess Award and the Craxton Trust Award.
"…one to watch…"
The Observer, UK
GéNIA made her London debut in the Park Lane Group Young Artist Series which was followed by concert tours in the UK, Europe and the USA. Her London performances include the Wigmore Hall, Barbican, Southbank Centre, St Martin-in-the-Fields and Olympia.  She also features as a soloist on the soundtracks of the award-winning films "Paradise Grove" and "Bookcruncher". Her recordings and live interviews have been broadcast on BBC TV and Radio. Always championing new music, she has received critical acclaim for her live performances and contemporary classical releases for record labels Black Box and Nonclassical. She regularly commissions new works and enjoys expanding the potential of the piano through collaborations with an eclectic range of artists and composers.
"...hair-raising virtuosity..."
EPTA Piano Journal, UK
As a music educator, GéNIA developed Piano-Yoga®, a multi-dimensional method of piano playing, and gives masterclasses and lectures based on this holistic approach. GéNIA's first Piano-Yoga® book "Transform your hands: A complete ten week course of piano exercises" was published in 2009 (eBook and paperback).

GéNIA is regularly invited to become involved in numerous educational projects; she is currently on the Board of Directors of "Mysuka", a Californian Children's Choir, USA. Click HERE.

Piano-Yoga® project is represented online at www.piano-yoga.com where free educational resources are provided, such as exercises designed specifically for  pianists, performance preparation advice and useful downloads. Last year GéNIA launched a series of Piano-Yoga® retreats in the UK (Steinway Hall and Kings Place) and Cyprus.

GéNIA is a qualified B.W.Y. (British Wheel of Yoga) teacher and trained with The Life Centre®, London.





GéNIA holds six instrumental diplomas: MMus (Dist), LGSM(Dist), PGDipMus(Dist), PGA(Dist), Honours Diploma of Kharkov State Institute of Arts (Ukraine) and Concert Recital Diploma from the Guildhall School of Music (Premier Prix GSMD).
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