Lukas Geniušas

Russian-Lithuanian pianist Lukas Geniušas has firmly established himself as one of the mostexciting and distinctive artists of his generation.Praised for his ‘brilliance and maturity’ (The Guardian) he is invited to give recitals in the mostprestigious venues all over the world such as the Wigmore Hall, Concertgebouw Amsterdam,Salle Gaveau, Auditorium du Louvre, Frick Collection New York, Phillips Collection, TeatroCarlo Felice, Sala Verdi in Milan and the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory. He is alsoregularly invited to festivals including La Roque d’Anthéron, Piano aux Jacobins, Rheingau, theRuhr Piano Festival, Schloss-Elmau and the Lockenhaus Music Festivals.Lukas performs with numerous orchestras including the Orchestre Philharmonique de RadioFrance, Orchestre national de Lyon, NHK Symphony Orchestra, City of BirminghamSymphony Orchestra, Stavanger Symphony, St Petersburg Philharmonic, Kremerata Baltica,Russian National Orchestra, Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, Toronto Symphony, WarsawPhilharmonic, and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, under the batons ofconductors such as Valery Gergiev, Mikhail Pletnev, Leondard Slatkin, Charles Dutoit, AndreyBoreyko, Tugan Sokhiev, Saulius Sondeckis, Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Antoni Wit, Rafael Payare,and Dmitry Liss, to name but a few.Forthcoming highlights in the 19/20 seasoninclude concerto debutswith the PhiladelphiaOrchestra, Yomiuri Mainichi Symphony Orchestra, Aalborg Symphony Orchestra, BulgarianNational Radio Symphony Orchestra and in recital at the Gilmore Keyboard Festival and at theThéâtre des Champs-Elysées. Lukas will also return to the Grands Interprètes de Lyon, SalleGaveau, Schloss Elmau and the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra this season.Known for his innate curiosity and extensive musical interests, Lukas explores a wide range ofrepertoire, from the baroque to works by contemporary composers. His repertoire spans fromBeethoven Piano Concerti through to Hindemith’s Ludus Tonalis and John Adams, as well as astrong interest in Russian repertoire such as Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov and, of course,Prokofiev. He is an avid chamber musician and an extremely inquisitive performer and enjoysworking on new works by modern composers, as well as resurrecting rarely performedrepertoire.These aspects of his career are reflected in Lukas’ critically acclaimed discography, whichincludes works by Beethoven, Brahms, Rachmaninov (the complete Preludes); Chopin (Etudesopus 10 and 25) and works by Stravinsky, Desyatnikov, and Tchaïkovsky with Aylen Pritchin atMelodiya. His most recent CD, of Prokofiev’s 2nd and 5th sonatas, was awarded the prestigiousDiapason d’OR by Diapason Magazine in January 2019.Born in Moscow in 1990, Lukas Geniušas graduated from the Chopin Music College Moscow,in 2008. He is the laureate of several prestigious international competitions, notably SilverMedalist at the 2015 Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow and at the 2010 International Chopincompetition.Since 2015, Lukas has been a featured artist of "Looking at the stars" a philanthropy projectbased in Toronto, whose purpose is to bring classical music to institutions and organizations(prisons, hospitals and shelters) where people may not have an opportunity to experience it livein a traditional setting.