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Hayes Piano Series
Saturday, April 27, 2024, 2:00 p.m.
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

“I couldn’t help but equate Anna Geniushene’s seasoned pianism to Cliburn at his best.” - Gramophone

Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Silver Medalist (2022) Anna Geniushene wowed audiences with everything you expect from an accomplished pianist: a powerful sound, technical precision, emotional depth, yet she had a notably carefree ease belying the immense difficulty of her programs. The 31-year-old made her recital debut at age eight at the Berlin Philharmonie and has since developed a dynamic career as an artist, performing with famed conductors, in major world venues, and honing a particular interest in and dedication to chamber music and collaborative music-making. Geniushene was one of the elite Bicentenary Scholars at London’s Royal Academy of Music under the tutelage of Christopher Elton. Her Hayes Piano Series debut is sure to be a highlight of the season, featuring an intriguing program of Opus One–the very first–works by Schumann, Clementi, Chopin, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Schumann, Berg, and Weinberg.

Muzio Clementi - Piano Sonata in E-flat Major, Op.1
Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Two Pieces, Op. 1
Frédéric Chopin - Rondo in C minor, Op. 1
Mieczyslaw Weinberg - Wiegnlied, Op. 1
Robert Schumann - Abegg Variations, Op. 1
Alban Berg - Trio Sonata in B minor, Op. 1
Johannes Brahms - Piano Sonata No. 1 in C Major, Op. 1

This performance is an external rental presented in coordination with the Kennedy Center Campus Rentals Office and is not produced by the Kennedy Center.

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This performance is made possible through the generous support of the Dallas Morse Coors Foundation for the Performing Arts.

The Hayes Piano Series is made possible in part through the generous support of Susan S. Angell.

​Washington Performing Arts’s classical music performances this season are made possible in part through the generous support of Betsy and Robert Feinberg.

This is one of fourteen 2023-24 season performances included in Washington Performing Arts’s The World in Our City initiative, which promotes cross-cultural understanding and cultural diplomacy via the presentation of international visiting artists, globally inspired local programming, and the award-winning Embassy Adoption Program, a partnership with D.C. Public Schools.

Special thanks to the following lead supporters of Washington Performing Arts’s mission-driven work: Jacqueline Badger Mars and Mars, Incorporated; D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities; and the National Capital Arts and Cultural Affairs Program and the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts.


DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities