Pierre Génisson clarinet, Maurizio Baglini piano, – un rêve pour clarinette – experience a musical dream with one of the most loved French clarinettist’s in a romantic programme.
Born in 1986, Pierre Génisson is one of the leading French wind instrumentalists of his generation. Prize Winner of the prestigious Carl Nielsen International Competition, in 2014 he also won the first prize and the Audience Award at the Jacques Lancelot International Competition in Tokyo.
He went on to record his first CD, Made in France, with the pianist David Bismuth on the Aparté label. Lauded by the press, he has notably been awarded a Diapason d’Or and the ‘FFFF’ from the magazine Télérama. In 2015, he recorded Schumann’s trio for clarinet, viola and piano ‘Märchenerzählungen’ with Adrien Boisseau and Gaspard Dehaene for the Oehms label.
Pierre Genisson’s Latest ‘How I Met Mozart’, recorded with the Quartet 212 (musicains with Metropolitan Opera in New York: David Chan, Caterine Ro, Dov Scheindlin, Rafael Figueroa) has been released spring 2017 on the Aparté record company. Following the release, concert has been given at Salle Gaveau – Paris followed by a tour in Europe and the United States. He got the “Cd of the Yeard”award In France and was acclaimed internationally.
Pierre Génisson began his musical education in Marseille, his hometown, before joining the Rueil-Malmaison Conservatoire under the tuition of Florent Héau. He then studied under Michel Arrignon at the Conservatoire de Paris, also taking chamber music classes with Claire Désert, Amy Flammer and Jean Sulem.
He was awarded first prize diplomas in clarinet and chamber music. At the age of 20, Pierre Génisson was appointed principal clarinet of the Orchestre Symphonique de Bretagne conducted by Olari Elts and Lionel Bringuier. With the OSB, he took part in numerous festivals and recordings. He left the ensemble and moved to Los Angeles to further his studies. Under renowned tutor Yehuda Gilad at the University of Southern California he obtained an Artist Diploma. At the same time, Pierre Génisson made his debut with the Berlin Philharmonic
performing Debussy’s Rhapsodie and Bruch’s Double Concerto. Since then he has regularly performed as soloist with major European and international orchestras (including Deutsches Symphonie Orchester-Berlin, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, Odense Symphony Orchestra, Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre Symphonique de Bretagne and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of Liège,BBC concert Orchestra) directed by Emmanuel Krivine, Olga Elts, Krystof Urbansky, Darell Ang, Sacha Goetzel, Krysztof Penderecki, Charles Dutoit, Lionel Bringuier, Yannick Nezet Seguin and Alexandre Bloch.
Pierre Génisson has also performed as a soloist in prestigious venues such as the Suntory Hall in Tokyo, the Radio France Auditorium, Odense Konzerthus, the Philharmonie, Cité de la Musique in Paris, Salle Gaveau, and the Yokosuka Art Center. In 2018 he made his debut at Tonhalle Düsseldorf with the Dusseldörfer Symphoniker.
Pierre Génisson has a passion for chamber music and plays regularly in European and international festivals with individuals and ensembles such asthe Strings Quartets ebene, Modigliani, Jerusalem,Zemlinsky, Hermes, Van Kuijk, JY Thibaudet, Franck Braley, David Chan, Nicolas Dautricourt,Marc Bouchkov, Cho-Liang Lin, Emmanuel Ceysson,Marielle Nordmann, Ophélie Gaillard, Rafael Figueora, Camille Thomas, David Guerrier, Claire Désert, Julien Beaudiment, David Bismuth,,François Dumont, Karine Deshayes, the Wanderer Trio For several years, Génisson has split his time between Europe and the United States.
Season 17-18 was a heavy one : Pierre Genisson performed the world Premiere of Eric Tanguy’s Clarinet concerto, which is dedicated to Génisson, accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of Liège and the Orchestre Symphonique de Bretagne. He also made his debut with the Düsseldorf Orchestra and tour Japan and China. He will be appearing at numerous European festivals in France, Germany, Hungary, Austria and gave concerts in the United States.
Pierre Génisson has been awarded prizes by the Banque Populaire and Safran musical foundations , the Academy des Beaux-arts of the Instituts de France, and won the Young Talent Award for Music and Wine at Clos Vougeot.
Pierre Genisson is an active representative of the Buffet Crampon brand and plays “Tradition” clarinets.
Winner at 24 years of the “World Music Piano Master” of Montecarlo, he performs on stages such as the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, the Teatro alla Scala of Milan, the Teatro San Carlo of Naples, the Salle Gaveau of Paris, the Kennedy Center of Washington and he is guest of prestigious festivals, including La Roque d’Anthéron, Yokohama Piano Festival, Australian Chamber Music Festival, “Benedetti Michelangeli” of Bergamo and Brescia. He works together with conductors such as Luciano Acocella, Marco Angius, John Axelrod, Antonello Allemandi, Umberto Benedetti Michelangeli, Giampaolo Bisanti, Marcello Bufalini, Massimiliano Caldi, Tito Ceccherini, Daniel Cohen, Howard Griffiths, Armin Jordan, Seikyo Kim, Emanuel Krivine, Karl Martin, Donato Renzetti, Corrado Rovaris, Ola Rudner, Daniele Rustioni and Maximiano Valdes.
Warmly approved by specialized critics, his record production for Decca/Universal includes works by Schumann, Liszt, Brahms, Schubert, Domenico Scarlatti and Mussorgsky. Recently came out for the record label Decca the third CD of the complete piano works by the composer, with Kreisleriana, Davidsbündlertänze and Kinderszenen – and the second CD of the series Live at Amiata Piano Festival – with the Quintet op. 163 by Schubert and op. 44 by Schumann – with the Scala String Quartet and the cellist Silvia Chiesa.
Since 2008 he has been promoting the project “Ode to joy”, which has allowed him to play in the whole world the “Ninth Symphony” by Beethoven/Liszt, with more than fifty live performances, including: Rome, Milan, Cremona, Paris, Munich, Tel Aviv, Rio de Janeiro, Beirut. He has on his account also the project “Web Piano”, which combines great piano masterpieces live performances – such as Carnaval by Schumann, Pictures at an Exhibition by Mussorgsky or Images by Debussy – with projections by the multimedia artist Giuseppe Andrea L’Abbate (La Roque d’Anthéron, Lisztomanias, Châteauroux, Emilia Romagna Festival).
As chamber musician he constantly performs with the cellist Silvia Chiesa and works with colleagues such as Massimo Quarta, Cinzia Forte, Roberto Prosseda and The Scala String Quartet.
Founder and artistic director of the Amiata Piano Festival, he is the artistic consultant for dance and music of Teatro Comunale “Verdi” of Pordenone and cultural ambassador of Friuli Venezia Giulia region.
As passionate runner, he ran the marathons of Paris, Pisa, Wien, Berlin, Amsterdam and New York.
– Saint-Saëns, Sonate op.167
– Chausson, Andante et allegro
– Debussy, Rhapsodie
– Poulenc, Sonata
– Schumann, Fantasiestucke op.73
– Brahms, Sonata op.120 n1