New signing: Lukas Geniušas
Askonas Holt is delighted to announce an exciting addition to its piano roster.
Twenty-two-year-old Lukas Geniušas came to international attention as the silver medal winner at the 2010 Chopin International Piano Competition where his virtuosic technique, mature interpretative insights and musical integrity singled him out as one of the most promising pianists of his generation.
Born into a musical family in Moscow in 1990, Lukas has already established an international following both as a soloist and a chamber musician. He has appeared with numerous orchestras including Kremerata Baltica, Hamburger Symphoniker, BBC Scottish Symphony and the Warsaw Philharmonic, with conductors such as Andrey Boreyko, Dmitry Sitkovetsky and Antoni Wit.
His musical interests range from Baroque to works by modern composers and he give regular solo recitals that reflect this diversity.
His gift was recognised at an early age by the Russian Federation when, aged 15, he was awarded a 'Young Talents' grant followed two years later by the coveted 'Gifted Youth of 21st Century' grant. He has since received many accolades and awards in recognition of his prodigious talent.
Next season, Lukas will perform at the Alte Oper in Frankfurt as part of the German Piano Award, which he was awarded in 2012.