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Pierre Génisson, clarinet

Clarinettist Pierre Génisson, 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, devoted to Mozart with Concerto Köln, completes an already rich discography unanimously acclaimed by the critics (Diapason d'or, Choc de l'année by Classica, ffff by Télérama, 'CD of the week' by the Sunday Times, Gramophone, Clef d'Or by Resmusica, etc.).

Awarded the Prix Cino del Duca by the Académie des Beaux-Arts de l'Institut de France in 2018, Pierre Génisson is also a laureate of prestigious international competitions such as the Carl Nielsen International Competition, the Jacques Lancelot International Competition in Tokyo, and the Banque Populaire, Safran, and "Musique et Vin au clos Vougeot" foundations.

Pierre Génisson 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 winning unanimous first prizes in both disciplines, he went on to study with Yehuda Gilad at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, where he obtained an Artist Diploma.

Equally adept on modern and period instruments, Pierre Génisson is regularly invited to perform as soloist with prestigious orchestras such as the Deutsches Symphonie Orchester-Berlin, the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, the BBC orchestras, the Orchestre Metropolitain de Montréal, the Odense Symphony Orchestra, the Sichuan Symphony, the Orchestre philharmonique royal de Liège, the Düsseldorf Symphony Orchestra, the Insula orchestra... He has collaborated with conductors such as Krystof Urbansky, Olari Elts, Darell Ang, Sacha Goetzel, Alexandre Bloch, Laurence Equilbey and Lionel Bringuier.

In addition to his activities as a soloist, Pierre Génisson has had 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, The Soloists of the Metropolitan Opera of New York, Patrick Gallois, Marielle Nordmann, Emmanuel Ceysson, Karine Deshayes and Delphine Haidan.

A fervent advocate of contemporary music, Pierre Génisson promotes French music abroad and collaborates with many composers, including Tristan Murail, Thierry Escaich, Eric Montalbetti, Karol Beffa and Eric Tanguy, for whom he is the dedicatee of several concerti and chamber music pieces.

Pierre Génisson also devotes part of his time to teaching, through numerous masterclasses around the world and at the École normale de musique de Paris Alfred Cortot, where he teaches.

Pierre Génisson is an active ambassador for the Buffet Crampon and Vandoren brands.

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