Igor Gehenot is a young pianist from Liège in Belgium. He won his first “Bright Young Talent” prize when he was seventeen and created his first trio in 2009. He’s already taken part in first-class festivals both in Belgium and abroad such as the Brussels Jazz Marathon, Jazz à Vienne (France), the Euro Jazz Festival in Mexico City, the EUJAZZ in Santiago (Chile). He’s already recorded two albums with his trio, the most recent of which was released in 2014.
Igor Gehenot started classical piano studies from an early age. At 13 he entered the jazz section of the royal academy of Liège and at 19 the conservatory of Maastricht.
When he was 17 he met drummer Antoine Pierre with whom he started the Metropolitan Quartet and performed many concerts in Belgium and abroad. The Quartet won the “Young talent” prize at the Comblain-La-Tour Festival.
He entered the Royal Conservatory of Brussels in 2009 for two years, where he studied along with Eric Legnini, and they started their own trio with Sam Gerstmans on double Bass and drummer Antoine Pierre.
One of the main jazz clubs in Brussels ‘The Sounds’, realised their talent and proposed a residence for two years. This opportunity was essential in developing the cohesion of his trio and has also gave him the opportunity to play with many other guests like Félix Zurstrassen, Lionel Beuvens, Martin Méréau, Pat Cleaver, Jean-Paul Estiévenart, Lorenzo Di Maio, Sal La rocca, Jens Bouttery, Daniele Cappucci and Vincent Thékal.
In 2011 Igor Gehenot received the ‘Sabam Jeunesses Musicales Jazz Awards.’