pierre genisson   


Born in 1986, Pierre Génisson is one of the leading French wind instrumentalists of his generation. He won the prestigious Carl Nielsen International Competition in 2014 and went on to record his first CD, "Made in France", with pianist David Bismuth ( Aparté label). Lauded by the press, he was awarded a Diapason d'Or and the 'FFFF' from the magazine Télérama. In 2015, he recorded Schumann's trio for clarinet, viola and piano.

Pierre Génisson began his musical education in Marseille, his hometown. He then studied under Michel Arrignon at the Paris Conservatory. He was awarded first prize in clarinet and chamber music. At the age of 21, Pierre Génisson was appointed Principal Clarinet of the Orchestre Symphonique de Bretagne under Lionel Bringuier. He left the ensemble in 2012 and moved to Los Angeles. Under renowned tutor Yehuda Gilad at USC, he obtained his Artist Diploma.

At the same time, he made his debut with the Berlin Philharmonic performing Debussy's Rhapsodie and Bruch's Double Concerto. Since then he has regularly performed as a guest soloist with major European and international orchestras (including Deutsches Symphonie Orchester-Berlin, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of Liège, etc...) directed by Emmanuel Krivine, Krysztof Penderecki, Charles Dutoit, Lionel Bringuier, Yannick Nézet-Seguin and more...

He has also performed as a soloist in prestigious venues such as the Suntory Hall in Tokyo, the Radio France Auditorium, Odense Konzerthus, the Philharmonie, Cité de la Musique in Paris, Salle Gaveau, and the Yokosuka Art Center. In January 2018, he made his debut at Tonhalle Düsseldorf with the Dusseldörfer Symphoniker.

Pierre has a passion for chamber music and plays regularly in European and international festivals, splitting his time between France and the United States. He regularly performs as a soloist in New York, Los Angeles, Austin, San Francisco, Philadelphia and Seattle. He is often invited to give masterclasses in Asia.

In May 2017, his new album 'How I Met Mozart', recorded with the Quartet 212, was released by the Aparté label. After his concert at Salle Gaveau, a tour of Europe and the United States, he performed the world premiere of Eric Tanguy's concerto, dedicated to him, accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of Liège and the Orchestre Symphonique de Bretagne. He will also make his debut with the Düsseldorf Orchestra and tour Japan and China. He will be appearing at numerous European festivals and concerts in the US.
Pierre Génisson has been awarded prizes by the Banque Populaire and Safran musical foundations and won the Young Talent Award for Music and Wine at Clos Vougeot. He is an active representative of the Buffet Crampon brand and plays "Tradition" clarinet.