“While his peers are doing their best to charm everyone around, including the global music industry, Mr Geniušas has embarked on an altogether more serious mission: a painstaking search for a performance style that is fully modern and catches the spirit of the age.” Kommersant Russia
"Geniušas plays with the panache of a prizewinner and already manages to convey the architecture of a work through a talent that has reached maturity and a restrained expressiveness" The Guardian
Recital had to coincide with the exhibition Icons of Modern Art. The Shchukin Collection.
During the 2016/2017 season, he will return to the Sala Verdi in Milan and to the Mariinsky, and will perform in France at the Fondation Louis Vuitton, the Maison de la Radio and the Grands Interprètes in Lyon. Lukas is also slated to make his début with internationally renowned conductors and orchestras, including the Singapore Symphony Orchestra and Charles Dutoit, the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra and Alexander Lazarev, as well as the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France with Andrey Boreyko.
Lukas Geniušas explores a vast repertoire that spans from Baroque to contemporary music. His repertoire runs from Beethoven’s complete piano concerti to Hindemith’s Ludus Tonalis cycle. He also has a keen interest in Russian compositions by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov and Prokofiev. This enthusiastic chamber music player also enjoys working on new pieces by modern composers, as well as reviving rarely performed repertoire. His tastes are reflected in his critically acclaimed discography, which includes the most recent recordings of all of Rachmaninov's preludes (Piano Classics), Emancipation of Consonance (works by Desyatnikov, Arzumanov and Ryuabov) and a CD of works for violin and piano with Aylen Pritchin (Melodiya). He has also previously recorded Etudes opus 20 and 25 by Chopin, works by Brahms, and Beethoven sonatas.
At the age of 15, Lukas Geniušas was awarded a Young Talents federal grant from the Russian Federation and two years later received the Gifted Youth of the 21st century grant. Since then he has received much recognition and a string of prizes for his talent, especially in his native Lithuania, where he regularly gives concerts. Since 2015, Lukas has taken part in a Canadian sponsorship programme called "Looking at the stars", which aims to bring classical music into places where people cannot attend concerts (prisons, hospitals, etc.).
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