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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5-12 Jyvaskyla Symphony orchestra (Finland)
Cond. Ville Matvejeff
Concerts et enregistrement,concerto d’E. Tanguy (Label Ondine)
15-25 US/CANADA tour NYC/Montreal/Los Angeles
Master class et recitals


5 Opéra d’Avignon
Quintettes Mozart/ Brahms with Quatuor Varèse
7 Paris, Basilique St Louis des Invalides
Orchestre de la garde Républicaine. Cond. Sébastien Billard
Copland Concerto, Stamitz Concerto

2-10 Chengdu-Beijing. (China)
Sichuan Symphony orchestra (Chengdu, China)
Mozart Concerto Cond. Darrell Ang
12-14 Dijon -Auxerre
Orchestre Dijon-Bourgogne cond. Gergely Madaras
Mozart Concerto
17-22 Gdansk (Pologne)
Finzi Concerto, Recitals and Master class
24 Paris, Seine Musicale
Mozart/Brahms quintets
With Pierre Fouchenneret, Sarah Nemtanu, Lise Bertaux, François Salque

13 Paris, Radio France/ France Musique
Schubert Octet avec Genevieve Laurenceau, Olivia Hugues, Marie Chilemme,
Hermine Horiot, Laurène Durantel, David Guerrier, Lola Descours
26-4 mai Abbaye de Fondfroide
Residence musicales et concerts

5 St-Nectaire
Delphine Haidan et Paul Montag
9-15 Japon (Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe)
Recitals, Master Classes
17-25 Croisière Ponant Japon-Corée avec Alain Duault,
28 Concert du CIC

2-3 Paris, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées
Concerts Radio Classique
Orchestre National d’île-de-France
Mozart Concerto
6 Concert du CIC
16 St Jacques d’Albas
Avec Delphine Haidan, et Marcella Roggeri
22-30 Festival Musique et Vin au Clos Vougeot
Avec Michel d’Alberto, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Solistes du Met Opera (NYC), Solistes du Wiener
Philharmonic, Gautier Capuçon…

6 Festival de Chaon
Mozart Concerto
7-11 Rencontres Musicales de Cambrai
7 Musée Matisse. Création mondiale “HOMMAGE à Matisse” d’Éric Montalbetti
9 Schubert Octet, Beethoven Septet, Strauss « Till Eulenspiegel »
11 “Rencontre avec J.Brahms”
(Avec Olivier Bellamy, François Chaplin, Geneviève Laurenceau, Antoine Pierlot, Delphine Haidan)
13 Festival Saou Chante Mozart
Mozart quintet with piano avec Marie-Joseph Jude, Helene Devilleneuve, Julien Hardy, André Cazalet
15 Festival de Radio France-Montpellier, Salle Pasteur
Recital with Natacha Kudritskaya
16 Festival du Luberon
“Hommage à Matisse” with Delphine Haidan et Nicolas Stavy
17 Festival Saou Chante Mozart
Mozart Quintet with Modigliani Quartet
18 Arcachon
Recital with David Bismuth
20-23 Mexico City (Mexique)
Recitals/Master Class
26 Festival de Pontlevoy (France)
With Yves Henry et Magali Léger
29 Festival d’Obernai (Alsace)
30“Rencontre avec J.Brahms” présenté par Olivier Bellamy
31-4 août Festival Erbalunga. (Corse)
(en attente de détails)

5-11 Académie Internationale de Nice (Master Class)
7 Festival de Nice
With Jerome Pernoo et Johan Schmidt
8 Festival des Comminges
Mozart/Brahms Quintets with Quatuor Hermès Quartet
12-19 China Recital Tour (en attente des lieux)
22-24 Festival d’Entrecasteaux
with Natacha Kudritskaya, Olivia Hugues, Laurene Durantel

2-3 Festival St Médar en Jalles
«Hommage à Matisse » with Delphine Haidan, David Bismuth
14-15 Septembre musicale de l’Orne (en attente de programme)
26 London, Queen Elisabeth Hall
BBC Concert Orchestra
Copland concerto
29 Festival des Nuits Romantiques du Bourget
With trio Zadig


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