Anna Geniushene, piano
Part of the Skyline Piano Artist Series
Saturday, January 20, 2024 at 7:30pm CST
“Powerhouse sound, forceful music personality, and sheer virtuosity” —Musical America
Silver medalist of the 2022 Van Cliburn Competition, Anna Geniushene has developed a diverse and versatile career, performing in major world venues such as the Town Hall in Leeds, National Concert Hall in Dublin, Museum of Art in Tel Aviv, and Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory. She has appeared with famed conductors including Marin Alsop, Gintaras Rinkevičius, and Valentin Uryupin, and collaborates with her husband, pianist Lukas Geniušas, and Quartetto di Cremona. A laureate of major international piano contests, she previously had strong finishes at the Leeds (laureate and finalist), Tchaikovsky (semifinalist), and Busoni (third prize) Competitions. Geniushene graduated from the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory in 2015, where she studied with professor Elena Kuznetsova, and completed her Master’s with Distinction and Advanced Diploma from the Royal Academy of Music (London) in 2018 under the tutelage of Professor Emeritus Christopher Elton.
Program: "Opus 1"
Muzio Clementi, Sonata in E-flat Major, Op. 1, No. 1
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Two Pieces, Op. 1
Frédéric Chopin, Rondo in C Minor, Op. 1
Mieczysław Weinberg, Wiegenlied, Op. 1
Robert Schumann, Variations on the Name “Abegg,” Op. 1
Alban Berg, Piano Sonata, Op. 1
Johannes Brahms, Sonata No. 1 in C Major, Op. 1
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Mary B. Galvin Recital Hall
70 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208
Located in the Ryan Center for the Musical Arts, this 400-seat hall features a 40-foot glass wall offering views of Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline. Undulating walls of Forest Stewardship Council–certified wood, covered with a thin layer of African moabi wood, provide optimal acoustics, and the hall is equipped with state-of-the-art sound and video equipment for recording.