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Pierre GENISSON, clarinet
"An extraordinary clarinetist!"
Clarinetist Pierre Genisson, one of the most renowned representatives of the French wind school, has signed an exclusive contract with Warner Classics/Erato. The first album of this new collaboration dedicated to Mozart, with the Concerto Köln, completes an already rich discography unanimously praised by critics (Diapason d'or, Choc de l'année from Classica, ffff from Télérama, “CD of the week” of the Sunday Times, Gramophone, Clef d’Or of Resmusica…)
Rewarded in 2018 with the “Cino del Duca” Prize awarded by the Academy of Fine Arts of the Institut de France, Pierre Genisson is also a laureate of prestigious international competitions such as the Carl Nielsen International Competition, the Jacques Lancelot International Competition of Tokyo as well as the Banque Populaire, Safran, and “Musique et Vin au clos Vougeot” foundations.
Pierre Genisson trained at the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique de Paris with Michel Arrignon for clarinet, and Claire Désert, Amy Flammer and Jean Sulem for chamber music. After unanimously obtaining first prizes in these two disciplines, he left to improve his skills at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles with Yehuda Gilad where he obtained an Artist Diploma.
As skilled on modern instruments as on ancient instruments, Pierre Genisson is regularly invited to perform as a soloist with prestigious orchestras such as the Deutsches Symphonie Orchester-Berlin, the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, the BBC orchestras, Orchester Metropolitain de Montréal, Odense Symphony Orchestra, the Sichuan Symphony, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of Liège, the Düsseldorf Symphony Orchestra, the Insula orchestra... and collaborates in particular with conductors such as Krystof Urbansky, Olari Elts, Darell Ang, Sacha Goetzel, Alexandre Bloch, Laurence Equilbey or Lionel Bringuier.
In addition to his activities as a soloist, Pierre Genisson has numerous musical encounters with some of the most famous string quartets (Ebène, Modigliani, Jerusalem, Zemlinsky, Hermès, Van Kuijk…), as well as soloists such as Maxim Vengerov, Alexander Sitkovetsky, Nemanja Radulovic, Marc Bouchkov, Miguel Da Silva, Lise Berthaud, Jean-Frédéric Neuburger, David Kadouch, Franck Braley, Michel Dalberto, David Bismuth, Bruno Fontaine, Metropolitan Opera Soloists of New York, Patrick Gallois, Marielle Nordmann, Emmanuel Ceysson , Karine Deshayes or Delphine Haidan.
A fervent defender of today's music, Pierre Genisson promotes French music abroad and collaborates with numerous composers, notably Tristan Murail, Thierry Escaich, Eric Montalbetti, Karol Beffa and Eric Tanguy, to whom he is dedicatee of several concerti and chamber music pieces.
Pierre Genisson also devotes part of his time to transmission, through numerous masterclasses around the world and at the École Normale de Musique de Paris Alfred Cortot, where he is a teacher.
Pierre Genisson is an active Ambassador for the Buffet Crampon and Vandoren brands.

Prochains concerts

02 Juin

Pierre Genisson with Metamorphoses string quartet

Six-Fours-Les-Plages - Collégiale St Pierre

Pierre GENISSON, clarinet
With Metamorphoses quartet
Mozart and Weber clarinet quintet

22 Juin

Pierre Genisson : carte blanche

Vincennes Auditorium / France

Pierre Genisson, clarinet
Carte blanche with Pierre's friends : Natalie Dessay, Neima Naouri, Bruno Fontaine, Laure Favre-Kahn, David Bismuth and many others
In Prima La Musica concert season

Pierre Genisson