22-year-old French pianist Rémi Geniet won the 2015 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, where he was also awarded the Slomovic Prize, which provides major support for his Kennedy Center debut next season. Mr. Geniet won Second Prize at the 2013 Queen Elisabeth International Piano Competition in Belgium, First Prize at the Prix du Piano Interlaken Classics in Bern, Switzerland, Third Prize at the 2011 International Telekom Beethoven Competition in Bonn, Germany, and the Vladimir Horowitz Interpretation Prize at the International Horowitz Competition in Kiev, Ukraine.
This season’s highlights include re-engagements with the Orchestra National d’Ile-de-France and the Orchestre Régional Avignon at the Folle Journées in Nantes and Japan, and an appearance at Les Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad at the invitation of Renaud Capuçon. In addition to recitals in France, Switzerland and Germany, he performs in Korea and makes his recital debut at the Seoul Arts Center.
He has performed with orchestras including the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, St. Petersburg State Capella Symphony Orchestra, Royal Flemish Philharmonic, Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra, National Orchestra of Belgium, Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, Orchestre National d’Île de France, Orchestre National de Montpellier, Orchestre National de Lille, Orchestra Philharmonique de Nice, Orchestre d’Auvergne, Sinfonia Varsovia in Poland and the Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra.
He has also been heard in recitals in Vienna, Geneva, Ghent, Brussels, Germany and Poland, and in French festivals and venues including the Auditorium du Louvre, Piano aux Jacobins, Piano à Lyon, Grange de Meslay, Festival International de Colmar, Roque d’Anthéron International Piano Festival, Festival de Radio France, Pianos Folies du Touquet, Pianoscope, Piano en Valois, Lisztomanias, Moments Musicaux de La Baule; and he recently opened the “L’âme du Piano” series at the Salle Gaveau to critical acclaim. Mr. Geniet has also performed at festivals abroad including Euriade Festival in the Netherlands, St. Petersburg Arts Square International Winter Festival, Interlaken Classics Festival in Switzerland, Verbier Festival in Switzerland and the Montreal Bach Festival.
Rémi Geniet studied at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, where he worked with Brigitte Engerer and at the École Normale de Musique Alfred Cortot with Rena Shereshevskaya. He has also worked with Evgeni Koroliov at the Hochschule für Musik in Hamburg. His debut all-Bach CD, released in February 2015 was awarded the prestigious “Diapason D’OR.”