Pierre             Génisson


Born in 1986, Pierre Génisson is one of the leading French wind instrumentalists of his generation. Prize winner of the prestigious Carl Nielsen International Competition, in 2014 he also won the first prize and the Audience Award at the Jacques Lancelot International Competition in Tokyo. He went on to record his first CD, Made in France, with the pianist David Bismuth on the Aparté label. Lauded by the press, he has notably been awarded a Diapason d’Or and the ‘FFFF’ from the magazine Télérama. In 2015, he recorded Schumann’s trio for clarinet, viola and piano ‘Märchenerzählungen’ with Adrien Boisseau and Gaspard Dehaene for the Oehms label.

Pierre Génisson began his musical education in Marseille, his hometown, before joining the Rueil-Malmaison Conservatoire under the tuition of Florent Héau. He then studied under Michel Arrignon at the Conservatoire de Paris, also taking chamber music classes with Claire Désert, Amy Flammer and Jean Sulem. He was awarded first prize diplomas in clarinet and chamber music. At the age of 21, Pierre Génisson was appointed principal clarinet of the Orchestre Symphonique de Bretagne conducted by Olari Elts and Lionel Bringuier. With the OSB, he took part in numerous festivals and recordings. He left the ensemble in 2012 and moved to Los Angeles to further his studies. Under renowned tutor Yehuda Gilad at the University of Southern California he obtained an Artist Diploma.

At the same time, Pierre Génisson 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, Odense Symphony Orchestra, Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre Symphonique de Bretagne and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of Liège) directed by Emmanuel Krivine, Olga Elts, Krystof Urbansky, Darell Ang, Sacha Goetzel, Krysztof Penderecki, Charles Dutoit, Lionel Bringuier, Yannick Nézet-Seguin and Alexandre Bloch.

Pierre Génisson 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 will make his debut at Tonhalle Düsseldorf with the Dusseldörfer Symphoniker.

Pierre Génisson has a passion for chamber music and plays regularly in European and international festivals with individuals and ensembles such as Marielle Nordmann, Ophélie Gaillard, Camille Thomas, Geneviève Laurenceau, David Guerrier, Claire Désert, Juliette Hurel, Florine Boffard, David Bismuth, François Chaplin, Nicolas Dautricourt, François Dumont, Karine Deshayes, Delphine Haidan, the quartets Ebène, Modigliani, 212, Hermes, Van Kuijk, Voce and the Elegy Trio.

For several years, Génisson has split 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, will be released on the Aparté label. Following the release, he will give a concert at Salle Gaveau in June and begin a tour of Europe and the United States. In the 2017/2018 season, he will perform the world premiere of Eric Tanguy’s concerto, which is dedicated to Génisson, 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 in France, Germany, Hungary, Austria and will give concerts in the United States. 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 » clarinets.



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January 1st Dusseldorf (Ger) with Dusseldorfer Symfoniker Cond. Alexandre Bloch

January 13-16 Rennes Institut Franco Americain, with Virginie Constant and Fanny Vicens

January 17-23 Hong Kong International Music Festival with Jimmy Cho-Liang Lin, Alexander Sitkovesky, Qian Wu.



February 1 Stuttgart Festival ECLAT with l’Itinéraire

February 7 Montreuil, Marbrerie with L’itinéraire

February 17 au 20 Rennes, Insitut Franco-americain with the Quatuor Varèse

February 26 Paris, Maison de la radio concert-emission with Natacha Kudritskaya


March 16 Vincennes with l’orchestre de la Nouvelle Europe and Nicolas Krauze

March 31 Trinité-sur-mer with Maxence Pilchen


April 8 Los Angeles US with Cecilia Tsan

April 12-14 St Avé with l’Orchestre Symphonique de Bretagne

April 13 Janzé with l’Orchestre Symphonique de Bretagne

April 14 Quimper with l’Orchestre Symphonique de Bretagne

April 16-26 Abbaye de Fontfroide Résidence Musicale with Anna Pétron


May 12th France, Pornic classic Festival
Recital with François Dumont (piano) and Trio Elegiaque

May 22th France, Rochefort, Theatre de la coupe d’or
Recital with François Dumont (piano)


June 14th France, Auvers-sur-Oise Festival
Mozart and Weber Clarinet Quintets with Quartet 212 – Soloists of the Metropolitan Opera NYC

June 21th Compiègne
Theatre Imperial de Compiègne
Concert hosted by Alain Duault

June 29th France, Château de Meursault « Festival Musique & Vins au Clos Vougeot » Mozart Gran Partita with David Guerrier, Marc Trenel, Johannes Grosso…

June 30th France, Chalon
Mozart Concerto with Taiwan Formosa Philharmonic Orchestra


July 1st France, Clos Vougeot
Concert with orchestra Orchestre des Climats de Bourgogne cond. Emmanuel Krivine

July 6th France, Festival International de Colmar
Mozart and Weber Clarinet Quintets with Quartet 212 – Soloists of the Metropolitan Opera NYC

July 7th France, Château Roubine
Recital with Karine Deshayes, mezzo-soprano, Delphine Haidan,mezzo-soprano, Francois Chaplin, piano

July 8th France, Festival du Coteaux de Gimone, Abbay of Boulaur
Brahms and Weber Clarinet Quintets with Zemlinsky Quartet

July 9th Belgium, Ostende Clarinet Festival
Mozart and Weber Clarinet Quintets with Quartet 212 – Soloists of the Metropolitan Opera NYC

July 10th, 11th France, Rencontres Musicales de Cambrai. Grand Theatre chamber music Quartet 212 – Soloists of the Metropolitan Opera NYC

July 12th France, Douai, Theatre Mozart and Weber Clarinet Quintets
with Quartet 212 – Soloists of the Metropolitan Opera NYC

July 13th France, Festival Redon chamber music
with Virginie Constant, cello, Fanny Vicens, accordion

July 15th to 21th USA, Jacksonville Clarinet Academy
Masterclasses and Recitals

July 24th France, Festival de Pionsat
Recital with Nicolas Stavy, piano

July 27th France, Touraine (TBA)
Recital  with Nicolas Stavy, piano

July 28th France, Festival du Luberon
Recital with François Chaplin, piano

July 29th France, Normandy Festival Promenades en Pays d’Auge
trios with Adrien Boisseau, viola, Natacha Kudritskaya, piano


August 4th France, La Meije Festival Olivier Messiaen
Stravinsky, Histoire du Soldat, 3 pieces

August 9th France Festival en pays gentiane
Recital with Genevive Laurenceau and David Bismuth

August 13th France, Festival en Pays gentiane
Recital with Delphine Haidan and François Chaplin

August 16h France, Jeudis musicaux de Royan
Mozart and Brahms Clarinet Quintets with Ebène Quartet

August 17th France, Normandy – Villers-sur-mer
Recital with François Dumont, piano

August 18th Switzerland, Tannay festival
Mozart Clarinet Concerto with Orchestre du Palais Royal, cond. Jean-Philippe Sarcos


September 8th France, Festival de Sceaux
Mozart Clarinet Quartet with Hermes Quartet

September 10th to 14th London
Recording with BBC orchestra

September 22nd , Ferté-Imbault
Recital with David Bismuth

September 26th Angoulême
concert Hosted by Alain Duault

September 27th to 29th Poland, Wroclaw
Recitals and Masterclasses

September 30th France, Festival de Gevrey Chambertin
chamber music with Virginie Constant, cello, Fanny Vicens, accordeon


Management Europe

Philip de la Croix
Musica Prima – Classic360
41 rue de Richelieu, Paris 75001 – France
+33 1 48 76 53 58
Email: assistant@classic360.fr

Management U.S and Canada

Jean Schreiber – Executive Director, Classics Alive Artists
Phone: (818) 209-1030
Email: contact@ClassicsAliveArtists.org

Disc label – Aparté Music

Emmanuelle Gonet
Email: emma.gonet@littletribeca.com
+33 (0)6 80 42 08 89

Relation presse – Communication

Sandra Serfati
Email : sandraserfati@presse.productions
+33 (0)6 61 70 24 46