Pierre Génisson

  • Clarinet
Performs on:

Clarinetist Pierre Génisson, one of the most renowned representatives of the
French wind school, has signed an exclusive contract with Warner
The first album of this new collaboration dedicated to Mozart, with the
Concerto Köln, completes an already rich discography unanimously acclaimed
by critics (Diapason d’or, Choc de l’année de Classica, ffff de Télérama, “CD of
the week” from the Sunday Times, Gramophone, Clef d’Or from Resmusica…)
Rewarded in 2018 by the “Cino del Duca” Prize awarded by the Academy of Fine
Arts of the Institut de France, Pierre Génisson is also the winner of prestigious
international competitions such as the Carl Nielsen International
Competition, the Jacques Lancelot International Competition of Tokyo as well
as the Banque Populaire, Safran, and “Musique et Vin au clos Vougeot”
Pierre Génisson trained at the National Conservatory of Music in Paris with
Michel Arrignon for clarinet, and 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
As skilled on modern instruments as on ancient instruments, Pierre
Génisson is regularly invited to perform as a soloist with prestigious orchestras
such as the Deutsches Symphonie Orchester-Berlin, the Tokyo Philharmonic
Orchestra, the BBC orchestras, Orchester Metropolitain de Montréal, the
Odense Symphony Orchestra, the Sichuan Symphony, the Orchester
philharmonique royal de Liège, the Orchester symphonique de Düsseldorf, the
Insula orchestra… and collaborates in particular with conductors such as
Krystof Urbansky, Olari Elts, Darell Ang, Sacha Goetzel, Alexandre Bloch,
Laurence Equilbey or Lionel Bringuier.
In addition to his activities as a soloist, Pierre Génisson multiplies musical
encounters with some of the most famous string quartets (Ebène, Modigliani,
Jerusalem, Zemlinsky, Hermès, Van Kuijk, etc.), as well as soloists such as

Maxim Vengerov, Alexander Sitkovetsky, Nemanja Radulovic, Marc Bouchkov,
Miguel Da Silva, Lise Berthaud, Jean-Frédéric Neuburger, David Kadouch,
Franck Braley, Michel Dalberto, David Bismuth, Bruno Fontaine, The Soloists
of the Metropolitan Opera of New York, Patrick Gallois, Marielle Nordmann,
Emmanuel Ceysson , Karine Deshayes or Delphine Haidan.
A fervent defender of today’s music, Pierre Génisson promotes French music
abroad and collaborates with many composers, including Tristan Murail,
Thierry Escaich, Eric Montalbetti, Karol Beffa and Eric Tanguy, to whom he is
dedicated. of several concerti and chamber music pieces.
Pierre Génisson also devotes part of his time to transmission, through
numerous masterclasses around the world and at the Normal School of Music
in Paris Alfred Cortot, where he is a teacher.
Pierre Génisson is an active Ambassador for the Buffet Crampon and
Vandoren brands.