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Name: GéNIA
Skills: Soloist,Teacher (Premiér Prix GSMD, LGSM, DipGSM, MMus, Dip TCM)
Phone: +44 (0)20 8451 0001
Fax: +44 (0)20 8451 0001
Address: 33B Chatsworth Road, London NW2 4BL, United Kingdom
Links: Website     E-mail
A virtuoso pianist, Evgenia Chudinovich has changed her original name to the stage name GéNIA in 2000. She has a highly eclectic repertoire, embracing both mainstream classics, new music and multimedia projects. Her approach is to innovate and startle. She believes in the syncretism of arts and brings visuals and staging into her live performances. GéNIA was described by The Times as " outstanding musician. She knows how to communicate with her audience, and has the virtuosity of not just fingers but hands and arms that marks her out as a natural pianist." (8 January 1998)

Her studies began with her great grandmother, outstanding Ukrainian teacher Regina Horowitz, the sister of Vladimir Horowitz, in her native Ukraine at the age of four. She continued at the School for Gifted Children, made her television debut on Ukrainian TV and broadcast several times on Ukrainian radio. Later she continued her education with Sergei Yushkevitch in Ukraine. Since 1994 GéNIA has lived in London where she has won scholarships to the Guildhall and Trinity Colleges of Music as well as receiving numerous awards from musicians trusts such as the Myra Hess, Craxton and Leche Trusts. Recently she has been awarded a Silver Medal from the Worshipful Company of Musicians. She holds six instrumental diplomas, including the highly prized Premier Prix from the Guildhall School and a Masters Degree with Distinction in Modern Music from Trinity College, where she studied with Douglas Finch.

In 1997 GéNIA was awarded a debut recital at the South Bank Centre, London, from the Park Lane Group as an outstanding young artist. She received glowing reviews from the national press, and in the two years since has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician in the UK (London : Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room at the South Bank Centre, Barbican Centre, St. Martin-in-The-Fields, St. John's Smith Square; Oxford, Cambridge, Brighton), Germany (Hamburg, Munich and Schloss Elmaur), France (Paris), USA (Northridge, California) , Cyprus (Nicosia, Larnaka, Paphos and Lemesos) and Ukraine. Also she took part as a soloist at numerous international festivals; amongst them are the Windsor Festival, the Finnish Art Festival "Valo" at the Barbican Centre and Brighton Festival.

GéNIA gave a number of UK Premieres as well as world premiere recordings. Her latest recording `GéNIA:UNVEILED' was released on the Black Box Label and prompted rave reviews in Holland, USA and the national press. It was described by the Gramophone magazine as 'An engaging ..... selection of music by Russian Woman composers given high - impact performances by this charismatic pianist.' Devoting herself entirely to the 20th century -contemporary music she is currently collaborating with photographer Cindie Raven. In September 2000 she founded her own company GéNIA MUSIC where she also has her teaching academy. GéNIA regularly gives masterclasses at the Trinity College of Music in London. In July 2001 she was invited as a guest artist at the Dartington International Summer School to perform and teach.



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