Born in 1986, Pierre Genisson belongs to the new generation of talented French woodwind players. A prize winner at the Nielsen International Competition, he also won the first prize and audience prize at the prestigious Jacques Lancelot International Clarinet competition in Tokyo. His first CD « Made in France » earned praise and awards. Pierre began studying music in Marseille, and then in Paris Conservatoire with Prof. Michel Arrignon. He graduated with the first prize with honors in Clarinet and Chamber music. Pierre continued his studies with Yehuda Gilad at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. He was the principal clarinet of the Orchestre de Bretagne and took part in many renown festivals in France, Spain, Germany, USA. Pierre is regularly invited as guest principal to the most important European orchestras. In 2011, he makes his Berlin debut, playing the Debussy Rhapsodie and Bruch's Double Concert at the Berlin Philharmonie. His second recording will include Mozart and Weber Quintets with the string quartet of soloists of the Metropolitan opera in NYC (Aparté/Harmonia Mundi). Pierre Génisson will create (world premiere) next year the concerto written by the French composer Eric Tanguy with Liège Royal Philharmonic orchestra. Genisson is a Buffet Crampon Artist and plays «Tradition» clarinets.