Sonntag, 11. August 2013, 11:30 Uhr
Klavier-Matinée. Génia Chudinovich
Beethoven, Chopin, Rachmaninov. Génia
Zum Ferienende konnten wir die junge Spitzenpianistin Génia für eine spannende Sonntags-Matinée gewinnen: The Times würdigte sie als …an outstanding musician… she knows how to communicate with her audience, and has the virtuosity that marks her out as a natural pianist. ein anderes Zitat ist …hair-raising virtuosity….
Génia Chudinovich stammt aus einer Familie bedeutender russischen Pianisten. Ihre Ur-Grossmutter Regina Horowitz Pianistin, Pädagogin und Vladimir Horowitz’s Schwester erteilte ihr ersten Unterricht. Dann studierte sie bei S. Yushkevitch in Kharkov, Ukraine. In London (wo sie heute lebt) folgten Studien an der Guildhall School of Music, wo sie den begehrten Ersten Preis erhielt. Sie graduierte am Trinity College of Music bei Prof. Douglas Finch, mit dem Founders Prize for Excellence.
Als Künstlerin sucht sie neue Wege in der Vermittlung von klassischer Musik, weg von erstarrten Formalismen (genia-music.com), und nicht zuletzt mit ihrer pädagogischen Arbeit (piano-yoga.com).
Beethoven Sonata Op. 31 No. 2 (Der Sturm)
Chopin Nocturnes Op. 72, Op. 48 No 1, Op. 27 No. 2 & Op. 55 No. 2
Génia Autumn Blues & Storm
Rachmaninov Preludes Op. 23 No. 7 & Op. 32 No. 5 & 10
„…an outstanding musician she knows how to communicate with her audience, and has the virtuosity that marks her out as a natural pianist.“ The Times
An enigma to the music world, GéNIA, the Russian virtuoso pianist, has become an unstoppable entity constantly seeking to reinvent tradition and stir-up convention.
GéNIA comes from a distinguished line of Russian pianists and was taught by her great-grandmother, the renowned pianist and pedagogue Regina Horowitz (sister of pianist Vladimir Horowitz and wife of Soviet economist Evsey Liberman) and later by pianist Sergei Yushkevitch at the Kharkov Institute of Arts, Ukraine. She went on to study in London, with Professor Joan Havill at the Guildhall School of Music where was awarded the prestigious Premier Prix. She later graduated from Trinity College of Music, studying with Professor Douglas Finch, and was awarded the Founders Prize for Excellence.
In 2000, GéNIA made a controversial and pioneering move away from the classical concert platform which had enabled her to travel the world as a performer. Her provocative and youthful appearance around this time, along with her pioneering website, reflected that of key female figures in the pop and rock industries. Although this now seems to be a standard part of the packaging of classical cross-over artists, at the time it was something that more traditional classical circles were not accustomed to.
This move naturally led her towards more underground playing circles, where she discovered her passion for expanding the potential of the piano. She realised this potential in collaborations with an eclectic range of artists and composers, particularly in the world of piano and electronics. Today, GéNIA has commissioned over 20 new works for piano and electronics and is regarded as an innovator in the field of new music performance, equally at ease on the stage of the concert hall or the nightclub.
„…hair-raising virtuosity…“ EPTA Piano Journal, UK
GéNIAs unique approach to piano playing and broad stylistic reach demonstrate her natural ability to draw creative inspiration from many disciplines. This is manifest best in her output as the inventor or Piano-Yoga®, a mutli-dimensional method of piano playing, performing and teaching. This method combines the fundamentals of Russian piano schools with Eastern philosophies and yoga. The first Piano-Yoga® book was published in 2009 in conjunction with the creation of the GéNIA MUSIC Piano School, which is housed at the renown Schott Music shop in London and offers workshops, retreats, masterclasses and one-to-one tuition, suitable for pianists of all levels. GéNIA also founded the Piano-Yoga® Music School and last year launched a series of Piano-Yoga® Lessons on London Radio BBC 94.9. GéNIAs blog on the inspiration behind the Piano-Yoga® is receiving a lot of visitors. Piano-Yoga® London Day is scheduled on the 29thof June, offering Londoners taster classes on all that Piano-Yoga® has to offer.
„a musical gem … a thrilling and intoxicating experience…“ Chopin Magazine, Japan
GéNIAs recording music career to date has seen the release of several ground-breaking records on both the Blackbox and Nonclassical labels, which included ‚Unveiled‘, a collection of music from Russian women composers featuring Galina Ustvolskaya and Sofia Gubaidulina and ‚Piano Book No. 1‘, solo piano works by Gabriel Prokofiev. Through performance and recording, she has worked with some of the most prestigious figures in the contemporary music industry including Nik Bartsch, Max de Wardener, Carl Vine, Karen Tanaka, Ton Bruynel, Hayden Parsey, Mike McFerron, Patrick Nunn, Raimo Kangro, David Bedford, Andrew Hugill, John Richards and Howard Skempton. Her innovative approach has seen her work with some of the most prominent dance producers on the commercial music scene including The Early Man, kREEPA, Medasyn, Derailer, Trevor Goodchilde, Germ and Vex’d.
„GéNIA manages to find a platform for contemporary compositions whilst giving historic pieces a fresh airing.“ Financial Times
GéNIA’s London appearances include the Wigmore Hall, Barbican, South Bank Centre, BFI, Kings Place, St. John’s Smith Square, St Martin-in-the-Fields, Olympia, Steinway Hall, Vortex Jazz Club and Cargo Night Club. She also appeared as soloist on soundtracks for the award-winning films „Paradise Grove“ and „Bookcruncher“ and performed at the play The Night Season at the National Theatre in London. Her recordings and live interviews have been broadcast on BBC TV and Radio.
Alongside a busy artistic career GéNIA also undertakes educational work by giving master-classes, seminars, lectures. She has taught at Trinity College of Music, Dartington and COMA Summer Schools, De Montfort University (Leicester), Lewis University (Peoria, USA), Californian Association of Piano Teachers (CAPMT) in Los-Angeles and EPTA (European Piano Teachers Association) International Conferences in 2007 and 2009.
„…one to watch…“ The Observer, UK
GéNIA is regularly invited to become involved in numerous educational projects; she is currently on the Board of Directors of „Mysuka“, a Californian Children’s Choir, USA.
GéNIA holds six instrumental diplomas: MMus (Dist), LGSM(Dist), PGDipMus(Dist), PGA(Dist), Honours Diploma of Kharkov State Institute of Arts (Ukraine) and Concert Recital Diploma from the Guildhall School of Music (Premier Prix GSMD).
She is also a qualified B.W.Y. (British Wheel of Yoga) teacher and trained with The Life Centre®, London.
GéNIAs immediate plans include the release of the solo album of her compositions Dreams of Today, Thoughts of Tomorrow.
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