Lukas Geniushas (piano, Moscow)

Lukas Geniushas is a Russian pianist who has established himself as one of the most exciting and recognizable performers of his generation.

Lukas is the grandson and pupil of Vera Gornostaeva, a legendary teacher and professor at the Moscow Conservatory. He graduated from the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory. He is a laureate of several prestigious international competitions (the owner of silver medals at the XV International Tchaikovsky Competition (2015), the International Chopin Competition (2010) and others).

Lukas Geniushas performs with various orchestras (the Mariinsky Theatre Symphony Orchestra, Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, St. Petersburg Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, Kremerata Baltica, etc.) under the direction of such famous conductors as Valerii Gergiev, Mikhail Pletnev, Andrei Boreiko and Dmitrii Sitkovetskii.

He invited to give recitals in the most prestigious halls of the world, regularly takes part in international festivals. Since 2015, Geniushas has been a guest artist of the “Looking at the Stars” charity project, based in Toronto, which goal is to bring classical music to people who do not have the opportunity to hear it at concerts.

He actively plays as a chamber musician.

Lucas Geniushas is interested in music from the Baroque era to the works of contemporary composers. He constantly adds new pieces into his repertoire and returns rarely performed masterpieces of the past.