Tuesday January 29th 2.00 pm
Anna Geniushene (piano)
Beethoven: Sonata in E flat Op 31 no 3
Schumann: 3 Fantasiestücke Op 111
Tchaikovsky: Dialogue Op 72 no 8
Bartok: Piano sonata Sz80
Admission free with retiring collection. No tickets issued beforehand
Born in Moscow in 1991, Anna Geniushene graduated with distinction from the Moscow State Conservatory, and subsequently studied at the Royal Academy of Music.The year of 2017 has become a very prosperous for Anna — she received three prizes in a row at the different competitions such as Mauro Monopoli Prize (second prize, Italy) and Sheepdrove Intercollegiate Competition (First prize/Audience prize, Newbury, UK). Her recent major achievement includes Third prize, Junior Academy Prize and Chamber Music Prize at the Feruccio Busoni International Piano Competition (Bolzano/Bozen,Italy, 2017), one of the oldest competitions in the world. After becoming a semi-finalist of the Dublin International Piano Competition (May, 2018), Anna had taken the First Prize at the Second Orbetello International Piano Competition (May 2018, Italy).
Her earlier achievements include the Second prize at the Shostakovich Music Competition (1998), the Grand Prix at the Blüetner International Piano Competition in Kaliningrad (2006), First Prize at the Shedrin Music Competition (First prize, Moscow, 2007), First Prize at “Musika be sienu” International Piano Competition (Lithuania, 2009), First Prize at the Romantic Music Festival for Young Musicians, (Moscow, 2010), Second Prize at the “Citta di Padova” Piano Competition (Italy, 2012) and the First Prize at the Maria Yudina International Music Competition (St.Petersburg, Russia, 2015).
Anna has already performed in concert halls such as Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory, the Konzerthaus “Neue Welt”, Schumann's Haus in Zwickau and Chamber Hall of Berliner Philarmonie in Berlin, Germany. Her Evening Recital at Wigmore Hall, one of the most prestigious stages in the world, was highly acclaimed by the audience and international critics.Being an active participant of the masterclasses, Anna was selected for taking part in the International Musicians Seminar Prussia Cove (2017) and Imogen Cooper Music Trust (2018) and worked with such renowned artists as John Lill, Ferenc Rados, Imogen Cooper, Kirill Gerstein, Rita Wagner, Klaus Hellwig, Pascal Devoyon, Pascal Roge, Pavel Nersessian, Alexandre Rabinovitch, Steven Osborne. Anna is a keen player of chamber music. She often plays with her husband, highly acclaimed pianist Lukas Geniusas, and runs her own festival “NikoFest” in Moscow.