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 the stage with such giants as Rostropovich, Menuchin, Kniazev, Geringas, Chekassin and Tarasov among others. Apart from his appearances as a classical musician, Petras Geniušas can also often be seen performing in theatre and musical performances, as well as in jazz and crossover projects. From English virginalists and ethnic music from different parts of the world to avant-garde, jazz and electronic dance beats, his musical interests range far beyond his background as a classical concert pianist. The diversity of his musical pursuits affects the way he interprets classical music and makes him a truly special piano virtuoso.
The 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, Petras Geniušas 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.