*1 VII 1990 Moskwa
LUKAS GENIUŠAS was born in 1990, in Moscow, to a family with musical traditions. He began learning piano at the age of five. He is a prize-winner of numerous competitions, including the International Fryderyk Chopin Competition for Young Pianists in Moscow (2004, Second Prize), the Gina Bachauer Competition for Young Pianists in Salt Lake City (2005, Second Prize), the Scottish International Piano Competition (2007, Second Prize), the Musical della Val Tidone International Piano Competition in Pianello (2009, First Prize) and the Gina Bachauer International Competition in Salt Lake City (2010, First Prize). In the 16th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw, in 2010, he won Second Prize and the Fryderyk Chopin Society's special prize for the best performance of a polonaise in the second round. He also won the German Piano Award in Frankfurt am Main in 2012. He has performed with many symphony orchestras, including the BBC Scottish Symphony, Kremerata Baltica, Polish National Radio Symphony and Warsaw Philharmonic, and worked with such outstanding conductors as Yuri Temirkanov, Gidon Kremer, Andrey Boreyko, Saulius Sondeckis, Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Antoni Wit and Roman Kofman. He has performed in France, Italy, Spain, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Japan, South Korea, the US, China and Brazil. He has also played in such festivals as the Duszniki-Zdrój, Rheingau and Lockenhaus, as well as La Folle Journée in Nantes. On 1 March 2012, for the first time in the history of the Warsaw Philharmonic, he gave a performance of Chopin's three piano sonatas, broadcast on Polish Radio II. His rich repertoire ranges from the Baroque to works by contemporary composers and includes ten solo programmes and sixteen piano concertos.