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5.03.2011
Category: News, Events

EXTRAORDINARY RECITAL BY GENIUŠAS

Lukas Geniušas, winner of the 2nd prize in the 16th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition held in Warsaw will perform a concert in the Warsaw Philharmonic on March 10 at 6.00 pm.

The artist will offer a programme focusing on relationship between Fryderyk Chopin and Franz Liszt, two great pianists and composers of the Romantic period, whose birth dates are only several months apart. In October, Hungarians will celebrate the 200th anniversary of birth of their piano genius.

Lukas Geniušas will perform twenty-four etudes by Fryderyk Chopin from Op. 10 and 25. The first cycle of etudes the composer dedicated to Liszt, the second – to his lover, countess Maria d'Agoult, to whom he had introduced Liszt. Chopin’s etudes are rarely performed as a whole during one evening due to the scale of technical and interpretative challenge. The Sonata in B minor by Liszt, performed by Geniušas in the second part of the evening requires from the artist musical maturity and faultless skills. The pianist, despite his young age, mastered the technique and interpretative talent enabling him to face the challenge of such a difficult repertoire, which is proved by his success in the Chopin Competition in Warsaw.

Geniušas - (born in 1990), pianist of Lithuanian-Russian origins. He is studying at the Pyotr Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow in the class of professor Wiera Gornostajewa. He is the laureate of many piano competitions. In his career he was awarded among others the 2nd prize in the Chopin Competition held in Moscow (2004), 2nd prize in the "Scottish International Piano Competition" (2007), 1st prize in the International Piano Competition "Musica della Val Tidone" in Pianello (Italy, 2009) and the 1st prize, the gold medal and the audience award at the "Gina Bachauer International Artists Competition" in Salt Lake City (2010). At present the artist delivers concerts in the whole Europe. He offers a rich repertoire, from baroque to music by modern compositors. 

Lukas Geniušas

Lukas Geniušas