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Pierre Génisson

Pierre Génisson

Born in 1986, Pierre Génisson is one of the leading French wind instrumentalists of his generation. Winner of the prestigious Carl Nielsen Competition, he also won first prize and the Audience Award at the Tokyo Competition in 2014. He went on to record his first CD ‘Made in France’ praised by the press and public alike, earning him a Diapason d’Or and ‘FFFF’ from the magazine Télérama.

After studying in his hometown of Marseille, then his first prize diplomas at the Paris Conservatoire, he moved to Los Angeles in 2012 to further his studies at the University of Southern California with renowned tutor Yehuda Gilad, where he obtained his Artist Diploma.

At the same time, he made his debut on stage with the Berlin Philharmonic in Debussy’s Rhapsodie and Bruch’s Double Concerto. Since then he has regularly performed as guest soloist for major European and international orchestras.

He has a passion for chamber music and regularly performs at European and international festivals with partners or ensembles such as the Ébène Quartet, Marielle Nordmann, Ophélie Gaillard and Geneviève Laurenceau. His latest CD "How I Met Mozart" (Aparté label) with the Quartet 212 (soloists from New York’s Met Opera Orchestra) was unanimously acclaimed by the media. Pierre Genisson has just recorded a programme dedicated to Benny Goodman, with the BBC Orchestra (works by Copland, Bernstein, Stravinsky and Goodman, due to be released in October 2019), as well as Tanguy’s Concerto for Clarinet dedicated to Pierre, with the Jyväskylä Orchestra in Finland.

Languages spoken: French, English


Photo credit: Vandoren 

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