Petras Geniušas

Petras Geniušas

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Born into a musical family in Vilnius, PETRAS GENIUŠAS (Lithuania) graduated from the Lithuanian Academy of Music under prof. Jurgis Karnavičius, and continued his studies at the Moscow State P. I. Tchaikovsky Conservatory under prof. Vera Gornostayeva. He won a series of highest awards at the top-notch piano competitions: Pilar Bayona Piano Competition in 1989, Zaragoza; Y.C.A.A. International Piano Competition in 1991, Oberlin; A.M.S.A. World Piano Competition in 1991, Cincinnati; Palm Beach Invitational International Piano Competition in 1992. He remarkably confirmed his reputation as one of the most gifted and accomplished pianists of his generation. In addition to regular engagements in Lithuania, the pianist has toured over forty countries around the world, and performed at the world’s major concert venues including the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Great Hall, New York Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall and Avery Fisher Hall, Tokyo Geijitsu Geikijo, and Vienna’s Musikverein. P. Geniušas led masterclasses in Tokyo and Osaka, The Swedish-Baltic Master Classes “Academia Baltica” and the Royal Academy of Music in London. From 1992 to 1998 he was teaching regularly at the Yamaha Master Class in Tokyo, and currently holds professorship at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre. Since 2015 he also has been working at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. In recognition of his wide-ranging concert activities and artistic accomplishments, he became the recipient of the Lithuanian National Culture and Art Award (1992) and WIPO Creativity Award (2004). In 2015 Petras Geniušas was awarded the Order of the Grand Duke Gediminas.

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