Lukas Geniušas, Featured Artist
Born in Moscow in 1990, and currently based in London, UK, Lukas Geniušas started piano studies at the age of five in the preparatory department of the Chopin Music College in Moscow and went on to graduate with top honours in 2008. He was born into a family of musicians, a fact which played a major role in Lukas’ musical education, particularly through the mentorship of his grandmother, Vera Gornostaeva, a prominent teacher and professor at the Moscow Conservatory.
His recent victory, and one of the most important, is the Silver Medal at the XV Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow in 2015. Lukas has already appeared with numerous orchestras including the Hamburg Symphony, Duisburg Symphony, BBC Scottish Symphony, St Petersburg Philharmonic, Kremerata Baltica, Katowice Radio Symphony Orchestra, Warsaw Philharmonic and the Trondheim Symphony.
Lukas loves to play chamber music. He is an extremely inquisitive performer who enjoys working on new pieces by modern composers, as well as reviving rarely performed repertoire. His current involvement with Looking at the Stars is an extraordinary opportunity to see and hear a world-class performer in somewhat unorthodox settings. Lukas has spoken warmly about his personal experience during the inaugural Looking at the Stars event series in December 2015. He’s looking forward with much anticipation to continuing involvement with the Foundation.