PetrasGENIUŠAS

PIANIST



Petras Geniušas is one of the most prominent, versatile and adventurous Lithuanian performers. Having mastered an extensive repertoire of classical, romantic and contemporary works, he frequently appears in recitals and concerts with Lithuanian symphony orchestras and various chamber ensembles and musicians.He has shared a stage withsuch giants as Rostropovich, Menuchin, Kniazev, Geringas, Chekassin, Tarasov among others. But apart from his appearances as a classical musician, Petras Geniušas can also often be seen performing in the theatre and in musical performances, as well as in jazz and crossover projects. His musical interests range far beyond his background as a classical concert pianist – from English virginalists and ethnic music from different parts of the world to avant-garde, jazz and electronic dance beats. This also affects the way he interprets classical music and makes this piano virtuoso so special.

A 2004 documentary “Improvisation. Theme: Petras Geniušas” (directed by Monika Juozapavičiūtė for the Lithuanian National Radio and Television) portrays his many-sided personality not in the standard concert tuxedo, but in his casual gear, sharing his time with family, colleagues, friends and pupils between Vilnius, Moscow and London.

In recognition of his wide-ranging concert activities and artistic accomplishments, he became the recipient of the Lithuanian National Award 1992 and WIPO Creativity Award 2004. In 2011 he received the Ministry of Culture medal “Bring your light and Believe.” In 2015 Petras Geniušas was awarded the Order of the Grand Duke Gediminas.