Russian-Lithuanian pianist Lukas GENIUŠAS has firmly established himself as one of the most exciting and distinctive artists of his generation. He is invited to give recitals in the most prestigious venues all over the world. He is also regularly invited to festivals including La Roque d’Anthéron, Piano aux Jacobins, Rheingau, the Ruhr Piano Festival, Schloss-Elmau and the Lockenhaus Music Festivals.
Lukas Geniušas performs with numerous orchestras including Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra, National de Lyon Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Stavanger Symphony, St Petersburg Philharmonic, Kremerata Baltica, Russian National Orchestra, Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, Toronto Symphony, Warsaw Philharmonic under the batons of conductors such as Valery Gergiev, Mikhail Pletnev, Leondard Slatkin, Andrey Boreyko, Tugan Sokhiev, Saulius Sondeckis, Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Antoni Wit and Dmitry Liss, to name but a few.
The 2020/21 season begins with performances in Paris with Tugan Sokhiev and the Orchestre de Paris, followed by concerts in Macau and Japan in October. Other notable engagements include performances with the Liepājas Symphony Orchestra and Gintaras Rinkevičius, the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra and Kristiina Poska, Orchestre national des pays de la Loire and Jonathan Heyward, the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra and Andris Poga, two series with the Orchestra di Padova el Venuto, his debut with the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra and John Nelsons and recitals at the National Philharmonic Hall in Warsaw and the Brussels Chopin Days.
Born in Moscow in 1990 to a distinguished family of musicians, Lukas Geniušas began his piano studies at the age of five at the Frederik Chopin Music College in Moscow, graduating with top honours in 2008. He went on to study at the Moscow Conservatory under his grandmother Vera Gornostaeva, the prominent teacher and professor, whose mentorship played a major role in Lukas’ swift musical development. He is the laureate of several prestigious international competitions, notably Silver Medalist at the 2015 Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow and at the 2010 International Chopin competition.
Since 2015, Lukas Geniušas has been a featured artist of "Looking at the stars" a philanthropy project based in Toronto, whose purpose is to bring classical music to institutions and organizations (prisons, hospitals and shelters) where people may not have an opportunity to experience it live in a traditional setting.