With this programme of four sonatas, young pianist Rémi Géniet presents a highly judicious selection from Beethoven’s 32 piano sonatas, which Hans von Bülow described as the ‘New Testament’ for pianists; the ‘Old Testament’ being Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier.
Rémi Geniet [b.1992] studied with Brigitte Engerer, Rena Shereshevskaya and Evgeni Koroliov. He is fast establishing himself as a prominent pianist since winning first-prize at the prestigious Young Concert Artists International Auditions, New York, in 2015. Outside France he made his debut at Carnegie Hall and has given recitals in Vienna, Japan, Geneva, Ghent, Brussels, Germany, Italy, Poland and Canada. His debut all-Bach CD, released in February 2015, has been unanimously praised by the critics and was in November 2015 one of 14 international recordings to receive the Diapason d’Or of the year. (Presto Classical)