Rémi Geniet

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Rémi Geniet (born 1992) is a French pianist.

Early life and education

Rémi Geniet was born in Montpellier in 1992. He took his first piano lessons at the age of five. Afer studies in the Conservatoire de Montpellier, he entered in 2007 the class of Rena Shereshevskaya at the École Normale de Musique de Paris. From 2009 he studied with Brigitte Engerer, being one of her last students at the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris. He studied as well Renaissance Polyphony with Olivier Trachier, and conducting with George Pehlivanian. At the Hamburg Hochschüle für Musik he was taught by Evgeni Koroliov.[1][2]


After being awarded a second prize at the Queen Elisabeth Competition in 2013, Geniet began an international career, being invited in concert halls such as the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, Saint Petersburg Philharmonia, Suntory Hall, the Salle Gaveau, the Auditorium du Louvre, the Philharmonie Luxembourg, the Konzerthaus Berlin, the National Theater and Concert Hall, Taipei, the Kumho Art Hall in Seoul.[1][2]

In 2014 he opened the "New Generation Piano" serie at the Louis Vuitton Foundation shortly after its inauguration.[3] In 2016, following his prize at Young Concert Artists, he made his debut in Carnegie Hall (Zankel Hall).[4] In 2020, he took part at a performance of Beethoven complete Sonatas at Maison de la Radio France for the composer's 250th birthday. At this occasion he played the Sonata no. 28 opus 101 and the Diabelli Variations.[5]

Geniet performed with orchestras including Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Ural Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra, Belgium National Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Liège, Barcelona Symphony Orchestra and National Orchestra of Catalonia, KBS Symphony Orchestra, Suzhou Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, under conductors such as Marin Alsop, Emmanuel Krivine, Edo de Waart, Thomas Sanderling, Okko Kamu, Eduard Topchjan, Alan Buribayev, Enrique Mazzola.[6][1][2]

In chamber music, Geniet plays with musicians such as Augustin Dumay, Daniel Lozakovich, Alexandra Soumm, Aurélien Pascal, Raphaël Sévère.


  • Bach (Mirare, 2015), Diapason d'Or of the year[7][8]
  • Beethoven (Mirare, 2017)[9]


  • Third prize at the International Competition for Young Pianists in Memory of Vladimir Horowitz in 2010[10]
  • Third prize at the International Telekom Beethoven Competition Bonn in 2011[11]
  • Second prize at the Queen Elisabeth Competition in 2013[1]
  • Diapason d'Or of the year 2015[8]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Rémi Geniet, Queen Elisabeth Competition 2013". concoursreineelisabeth.be. Retrieved 31 March 2022.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Rémi Geniet - Biography". remigeniet.com. Retrieved 31 March 2022.
  3. "Rémi Geniet at the Fondation Louis Vuitton". fondationlouisvuitton.fr. Retrieved 31 March 2022.
  4. "Pianist Rémi Geniet Opens YCA Season". oberon481.typepad.com. Retrieved 31 March 2022.
  5. "Week-end Beethoven sur France Musique". radiofrance.fr (in français). Retrieved 31 March 2022.
  6. "Remi Geniet, Hong Kong Sinfonietta". hksl.org. Retrieved 31 March 2022.
  7. "Bach Mirare". mirare.fr. Retrieved 31 March 2022.
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Palmarès des Diapasons d'Or de l'année 2015". radiofrance.fr (in français). Retrieved 31 March 2022.
  9. "Beethoven Mirare". mirare.fr. Retrieved 31 March 2022.
  10. "Horowitz Competition 2010 laureates". horowitzv.org. Retrieved 31 March 2022.
  11. "Rémi Geniet, Beethoven Competition 2011". telekom-beethoven-competition.de. Retrieved 31 March 2022.

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