“The Russian-Lithuanian pianist Lukas Geniušas has firmly established himself as one of the most exciting and distinctive artists of his generation.
Praised for his ‘brilliance and maturity’ (The Guardian), he is invited to give recitals in the most prestigious venues all over the world, among them Wigmore Hall in London, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, the Salle Gaveau, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées and Auditorium du Louvre in Paris, the Frick Collection in New York, the Phillips Collection in Washington, D. C., the Gilmore Keyboard Festival in Kalamazoo, Michigan, the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa, Sala Verdi in Milan and the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory. He is also regularly invited to such festivals as La Roque d’Anthéron, Piano aux Jacobins, Rheingau, the Ruhr Piano Festival, Schloss Elmau and Lockenhaus.
Lukas Geniušas has performed with numerous orchestras, including the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Orchestre National de Lyon, Philadelphia Orchestra, NHK Symphony Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, St Petersburg Philharmonic, Sinfonieorchester St. Gallen, Kremerata Baltica, Russian National Orchestra, Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, Toronto Symphony, Warsaw Philharmonic and Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra, under the batons of such conductors as Valery Gergiev, Mikhail Pletnev, Leonard Slatkin, Charles Dutoit, Andrey Boreyko, Tugan Sokhiev, Saulius Sondeckis, Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Antoni Wit, Rafael Payare and Dmitry Liss, to name but a few.
Known for his innate curiosity and extensive musical interests, Lukas explores a wide variety of repertory, from the Baroque to works by contemporary composers. His current focus ranges from the Beethoven piano concertos to Hindemith’s Ludus Tonalis and John Adams, in addition to a marked penchant for Russian composers such as Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff and Prokofiev. He is an avid chamber musician and an extremely inquisitive performer and enjoys performing new works by modern composers, as well as resurrecting rarely performed music. These aspects of his career are reflected in Lukas Geniušas’s critically acclaimed discography, which includes music by Beethoven, Brahms, Rachmaninoff (the complete preludes), Chopin (Études op.10 and 25), Prokofiev sonatas (Choc de Classica, Diapason d’Or of the Year and Gramophone Editor’s Choice) for Mirare, and works by Stravinsky, Desyatnikov and Tchaikovsky with Aylen Pritchin on Melodiya.”