Born in 1986 in Marseille, Pierre GENISSON is one of the best representatives of the French wind school. Winner of the prestigious Carl Nielsen International Competition, he won the 1st Prize and the Audience Prize at the Jacques LancelotInternational Competition in Tokyo. His records released under the Aparté label have been widely recognized by international critics (Diapason d’or, Choc de l’année by Classica, ffff by Télérama, “CD of the week” by the Sunday Times, Gramophone, Clef d’Or by Resmusica…). He is now an exclusive Warner classics artist for whom he will release a Mozart CD in 2023.
Pierre GENISSON trained at the CNSM in Paris with Michel Arrignon for clarinet, Claire Désert, Amy Flammer and Jean Sulem for chamber music. After having obtained the first prizes unanimously in these two disciplines, he went to perfect his skills at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles with Yehuda Gilad where he obtained an Artist Diploma.
Pierre Genisson is regularly invited to perform as a soloist with many orchestras such as the Deutsches Symphonie Orchester- Berlin, the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC orchestras, Odense Symphony Orchestra, Sichuan Symphony, Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, Jyvaskyla Symphony orchestra, Orchester Philharmonique Royal de Liège, the Düsseldorf Symphony Orchestra… and collaborates in particular with conductors such as Krystof Urbansky, Olari Elts, Darell Ang, Sacha Goetzel, Krysztof Penderecki, Alexandre Bloch, Lionel Bringuier… Passionate about chamber music, Pierre Génisson multiplies musical encounters, notably with many string quartets (Ebène, Modigliani, Jerusalem, Zemlinsky, Hermès, Voce, Van Kuijk…), soloists such as David Kadouch, Renaud Capuçon, Claire Désert, Franck Braley, Michel Dalberto, Natacha Kudritskaya , Florent Boffard, Alexander Sitkovetsky, Geneviève Laurenceau, Marc Bouchkov, Pierre Fouchenneret, Victor Julien Lafferière, François Salque, The Soloists of the Metropolitan Opera of New York, David Bismuth, Nicolas Dautricourt, Marielle Nordmann, Emmanuel Ceysson, Adrien Boisseau, Francois Dumont, Karine Deshayes, Delphine Haidan.
Pierre GENISSON has a keen interest in musical creation and regularly collaborates with many composers such as Thierry Escaich, Karol Beffa, Philippe Hersant, Tristan Murail or Eric Montalbetti…. He is the dedicatee of the Concerto for clarinet by Eric Tanguy. Active ambassador of the Buffet Crampon brand, he is invited to give numerous masterclasses in Europe, Asia, USA, Canada, Mexico and he teaches at the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris. The Academy of Fine Arts of the Institut de France awarded him the “Cino del Duca” interpretation prize in 2018 and he is also a laureate of the Banque Populaire, Safran, and “Music and Wine at Clos Vougeot” Foundations.
In 2020, Pierre GENISSON has recorded in London, with the BBC Concert Orchestra, a CD devoted to Benny Goodman including jazz standards by the famous American composer and jazzman as well as pieces by Copland, Gershwin and Stravinski created by Goodman. Now an exclusive Warner classics artist, Pierre Genisson will release a recording of Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto in 2023 with Concerto Köln ensemble.