Born in 1986 in Marseille, Pierre Génisson is one of the best representatives of the French wind school. Winner of the prestigious Carl Nielsen International Competition, he won the 1st Prize and the Audience Prize at the Jacques Lancelot.
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International Competition in Tokyo. His recordings published for Aparté records – Harmonia mundi have been widely awarded by international critics (Diapason d’or, Choc of the year by Classica, ffff by Télérama, “CD of the week” by the Sunday Times, Gramophone, Clef d’Or by Resmusica …).
Pierre Genisson trained at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris with Michel Arrignon for the clarinet, Claire Désert, Amy Flammer and Jean Sulem for chamber music. After two unanimous ‘First prize’ in these two disciplines, he went to perfect his skills at the University of Southern California Los Angeles with Pr. Yehuda Gilad where he obtained an‘Artist Diploma’.
Pierre Genisson is regularly invited to perform as a soloist with numerous orchestras such as the Deutsches Symphonie Orchester-Berlin, the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC orchestras, Odense Symphony Orchestra, Sichuan Symphony, Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, Jyvaskyla Symphony orchestra, Philharmonic Orchestra Royal de Liège, the Düsseldorf Symphony Orchestra… and collaborates in particular with conductors such as Krystof Urbansky, Olari Elts, Darell Ang, Sacha Goetzel, Krysztof Penderecki, Alexandre Bloch.
Fond of chamber music, Pierre Génisson multiplies musical encounters with many string quartets (Ebène, Modigliani, Jerusalem, Zemlinsky, Hermès, Voce, Van Kuijk …), and soloists Claire Désert, Franck Braley, Michel Dalberto , Natacha Kudritskaya, Florent Boffard, Renaud Capuçon, Alexander Sitkovetsky, Geneviève Laurenceau, Marc Bouchkov, Pierre Fouchenneret, Victor Julien Lafferière, François Salque, Les Solistes du Metropolitan Opera de New York, David Bismuth, Nicolas Dautricourt, Marielle Nordmann, Emmanuel Ceysson, Adrien Boisseau, François Dumont, Karine Deshayes, Delphine Haidan…
Pierre Genisson has a keen interest in musical creation and regularly collaborates with many composers such as Thierry Escaich, Karol Beffa, Philippe Hersant, Tristan Murail or even Eric Montalbetti... He is dedicatee from the Clarinet Concerto by Eric Tanguy.
Active ambassador of the Buffet Crampon brand, Pierre is invited to give numerous masterclasses in Europe, Asia, USA, Canada, Mexico and he teaches at the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris.
The Academy of Fine Arts of the Institut de France awarded him in 2018 the Interpretation Prize “Cino del Duca” and he is also a laureate of the Banque Populaire, Safran, and “Musique et Vin au Clos Vougeot” Foundations.
Pierre Genisson recorded a CD in tribute to Benny Goodman with the BBC Concert Orchestra (planned release 01-2020); we hear works by Copland, Bernstein, Stravinsky and Goodman. A concert with the same orchestra and the same program will be presented on March 7 at the Seine Musicale in Paris.