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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 highly eclectic repertoire, embracing classical music, contemporary works and multimedia projects.
GéNIA comes from a distinguished line of Russian pianists and was taught by her great-grandmother, renowned pianist and pedagogue, Regina Horowitz (sister of pianist Vladimir Horowitz). She went on to study with the pianist Sergei Yushkevitch at the Kharkov Institute of Arts and in 1999 graduated from the Guildhall School of Music, where she studied with Professor Joan Havill, and awarded the prestigious Premier Prix. She later graduated from Trinity College, studying with Douglas Finch, and was awarded the Founders Prize for Excellence. Click HERE for detailed biography.
Yukiko Shinohara was born in Ibaraki, Japan and studied at Tokyo Metropolitan Senior High School for Fine Arts and Music. She received her BMus from Goldsmiths College (University of London) under Susan Bradshaw, and later studied with Douglas Finch at Trinity College of Music where she received an MMus Degree and Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Performance. She also studied with Catherine Vickers in Frankfurt and attended summer schools at Dartington, Darmstadt, Salzburg and Nice.
She was a Park Lane Young Artist in 2001 and has performed Ligeti's Etudes at the contemporary music festival Composium 2003 in Tokyo and premiered Britten's early piano works at Aldeburgh Festival.
She performs both as chamber musician and soloist in Japan, U.K, Holland, France and Greece. She is currently on staff as an accompanist at Trinity College of Music.
GéNIA met Yukiko when they both studied at Trinity College of Music with pianist Douglas Finch. In 2007 GéNIA invited Yukiko to join GéNIA MUSIC Piano School.