Sunday April 5th 2020 3.00 pm
Anna Geniushene (piano)
Beethoven: Bagatelles Op 33
Prokofiev: Sonata no 4 Op 29
Schumann: Gesänge der Frühe Op 133
Tchaikovsky: Grande Sonata in G Op 37
Admission free with retiring collection. No tickets issued beforehand
Born in Moscow on New Year's Day in 1991, Anna began her career as a solo performer at the age of six. She graduated from the Moscow State Conservatory in 2015 and completed her Masters with Distinction and Advanced Diploma from the Royal Academy of Music (London) in 2018. She is currently pursuing as one of the elite Bicentenary Scholars at the Academy under tutelage of Professor Christopher Elton. Anna's major achievements on the international stage so far have been reaching the Final of the Leeds Piano Competition in September 2018 and Semifinals of Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition. She also gained Third Prize at the Feruccio Busoni International Piano Competition the year before – also winning three additional prizes in chamber music, the audience and Junior Jury prizes, the latter of which offered her a chance to perform at the same festival with Grigory Sokolov. She was also, recently, a semi-finalist of the Dublin International Piano Competition, Schumann Klavierwettbewerb in Zwickauand took First Prize at the Second Orbetello International Piano Competition.
Anna's debut CD with Rachmaninov Etudes-Tableaux op.33 and Prokofiev Sonata no.8 has been released on LINN Records in July 2019. She has already performed in several major concert halls such as Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory, the Town Hall in Leeds, the National Concert Hall in Dublin, Museum of Arts in Tel-Aviv, the Konzerthaus ‘Neue Welt', Sala Greppi in Milan and Chamber Hall of Berliner Philharmonie in Berlin. Anna's career as a pianist is becoming increasingly versatile with her dedication to chamber music as central, including piano duo repertoire with her husband, Lukas Geniusas, and close collaboration with Quartetto di Cremona. She also runs her own annual festival in collaborative music-making (‘NikoFest') in Moscow.
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