First classical concert to take place at Heathrow Terminal 2, featuring pianist and composer GéNIA

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  • (1888PressRelease) December 05, 2014 - Caffè Nero is to launch the very first classical concerts at Heathrow on Sunday 14th & 28th December 2014 as part of its ongoing music programme.

    Taking place in one of the largest coffee houses in the world, Caffè Nero present the virtuoso pianist and composer GéNIA, who is their featured classical artist of the month and whose compositions have been heard in Caffè Nero branches worldwide.

    Described by The Times as ' an outstanding musician', GéNIA will be launching her new EP 'Dreams of Today, Thoughts of Tomorrow Volume 2' at these concerts as well as performing a selection of famous classical works to bring an entirely new experience to air travel.

    'I am very excited about launching classical concerts at Heathrow with Caffè Nero! It was a long time tradition in Europe to have Café Concertos which contributed to the development of culture and I would very much like to bring this back to the UK in the 21 century. Heathrow is one of the best places to start, as it will make travellers' waiting experience so much more enjoyable' says GéNIA

    GéNIA's EP 'Dreams of Today, Thoughts of Tomorrow' was inspired by the idea of a simple cup of coffee, a daily ritual for many allowing them to think about their plans for the future or reminisce over their past, which suits the mood of the airport perfectly.

    The relaxing and often nostalgic quality of GéNIA's music alongside classic works by Frederic Chopin and Franz Liszt will certainly sooth passengers before setting off on their journeys.

    So join GéNIA at Caffè Nero Heathrow Terminal 2 at 11am on Sunday 14th & 28th December 2014 for the ultimate travel experience. You can receive a free coffee from Caffè Nero Heathrow Terminal 2 by quoting "I love GéNIA's music!" on the day, and there will also be an opportunity to chat to GéNIA and obtain a limited edition signed copy of her EP.
    "…one to watch…"

    About GéNIA
    Described by The Times as 'an outstanding musician' and by Gramophone as 'a charismatic pianist', GéNIA has a diverse repertoire and an enthralling stage presence. GéNIA was taught piano by her great-grandmother, the renowned pianist Regina Horowitz and went on to study at the Guildhall School of Music and Trinity College of Music.

    GéNIA made her London debut as a concert pianist in the Park Lane Group Young Artist Series, which was followed by concert tours in the UK, Europe and USA. Recent London performance venues include the Wigmore Hall, Barbican, Southbank Centre, Olympia, Kings Place, St.John's Smith Square and St Martin in the Fields. GéNIA features as a soloist on the soundtracks of award-winning films "Paradise Grove" and "Bookcruncher" and her recordings and live interviews are regularly broadcast on BBC TV and Radio including BBC London Radio and BBC Proms. GéNIA often supports charitable causes; most recently she gave a gala concert for UNICEF. Her classical repertoire is diverse and virtuosically astonishing.

    As a performing artist GéNIA made a controversial and pioneering move away from the classical concert platform for number of years. She has collaborated with an eclectic range of artists and composers, particularly in the world of piano and electronics as an innovative composer and performer who has also crossed over into the world of pop music. GéNIA has worked with some of the most prominent dance producers on the commercial music scene including The Early Man, kREEPA, Medasyn, Derailer, Trevor Goodchilde, Germ and Vex'd. Her diversity makes her equally at ease on the stage of high profile concert halls or in underground nightclubs.

    GéNIA's unique approach to piano playing and broad stylistic reach demonstrate her natural ability to draw creative inspiration from many disciplines. This is best shown in her output as the inventor or Piano-Yoga® - a multi-dimensional method of piano playing, performing and teaching which Yoga & Health Magazine described as 'The first entirely new piano technique to emerge in over 50 years.' GéNIA regularly gives master-classes, lectures and retreats based on this holistic approach. Her Piano-Yoga® book of exercises "Transform your hands", which is central to the method, was published in 2009. For more details please visit and the Piano-Yoga® blog.

    GéNIA's recorded music career to date has seen the release of several ground-breaking records of contemporary music on both Blackbox and Nonclassical labels. Through performance and recording she has worked with some of the most prestigious figures in the contemporary music industry including Nik Bartsch, Max de Wardener, Carl Vine, Gabriel Prokofiev, Karen Tanaka, Ton Bruynel, Hayden Parsey, Mike McFerron, Patrick Nunn, Raimo Kangro, David Bedford, Andrew Hugill, John Richards and Howard Skempton.

    These collaborative experiences helped GéNIA move into the world of composition four years ago. Her Debut EP Album "Dreams of Today, Thoughts of Tomorrow' of solo piano compositions has recently been released to great acclaim. The EP has been broadcast on BBC Radio, is currently being played in all branches of Caffè Nero worldwide, and has been performed internationally including concert stages such as The Hurlingham Club London, Theatre de la Photographie et de L'Image Nice, La Note Bleue Monaco, The Burgh House and Kings Place London.

    "The great minds of De Beauvoir and Sartre float into my head as I drink in the deliciousness of GéNIA's music" says Jo Good, celebrity radio & TV presenter. Constantly seeking to reinvent tradition and stir-up convention, GéNIA is brining Café Concertos culture back to the 21st century in the UK in partnership with Caffè Nero.

    GéNIA holds six instrumental diplomas: MMus (Dist), LGSM(Dist), PGDipMus(Dist), PGA(Dist), Honours Diploma of Kharkov State Institute of Arts (Ukraine) and a concert recital diploma from the Guildhall School of Music (Premier Prix GSMD). GéNIA is a qualified B.W.Y. (British Wheel of Yoga) teacher and trained with The Life Centre®, London. Her numerous accolades include the Premier Prix GSMD, silver medal from the Worshipful Company of Musicians, the Founders Prize for Excellence, the Dame Myra Hess Award and the Craxton Trust Award.

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    About Caffè Nero
    Ever since opening its first café in 1997, Caffè Nero has been dedicated to two things: creating the very finest handcrafted Italian coffee and providing a warm and relaxing atmosphere in which to enjoy it.
    Caffè Nero Group Ltd is the largest independent European coffee house group with over 600 stores in the UK, Poland, Cyprus, Turkey, the UAE, Republic of Ireland and most recently the U.S. Caffè Nero is still a family-owned business and continues to be one of Europe's most successful and consistent retailers with 62 quarters of positive like for like sales growth since its inception 17 years ago.

    Amongst its accolades, Caffè Nero was recently voted the best tasting coffee on the high street by Independent Consumer Magazine Which?.

    To read more about Caffè Nero's arts and music initiative, visit,

    For further information contact: Tanya Cracknell
    Telephone: +44(0) 7763 755646
    Email: tanyacracknellmusic ( @ ) gmail dot com
    Performance dates: Sunday 14th & 28th December 2014 at 11am GMT

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