Thibaut Garcia, guitar

Thibaut Garcia was born in 1994 in Toulouse, France, where he began learning the guitar at the age of seven. He obtained his guitar prize in Paul Ferret’s class. At the age of 16, he was admitted to the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris in the class of Olivier Chassain, and at the same time benefited from the advice of Judicaël Perroy.

At the age of 16, he won the First Prize at the Ana Amalia competition in Weimar, Germany. Since then, he has won first prizes in numerous international competitions, including the Guitar Foundation of America in Oklahoma City, USA in 2015, the José Tomas Competition in Petrer, Spain in 2014, and the Seville International Competition in Spain in 2013. He has since been invited to give masterclasses and serve on their juries.

In 2015, he was named godson of the Académie Charles Cros. In 2019, he was named “Instrumental Revelation” of the Victoires de la Musique Classique.

Thibaut Garcia now plays in the most important guitar festivals around the world: Australia, Canada, Spain, Finland, Switzerland, Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Montenegro, Chile, New Caledonia, the United States, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Romania, Russia… During the 2016-2017 season, he gave more than sixty concerts in the United States and Canada. He has since performed in recital at the Radio France Occitanie Montpellier Festival, the Toulouse d’été Festival, the Bordeaux Auditorium, the Wigmore Hall in London, the Konzerthaus in Vienna, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow, the Salle Bourgie in Montreal, the Centre de Musique de Chambre de Paris Salle Cortot, the Auditorium of the Musée d’Orsay, the Grands Interprètes in Toulouse, the Musiq’3 Festival in Brussels, the Seine Musicale…

In 2016, Thibaut Garcia made his concerto debut with the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse. He has since performed in concerto with the Baden-Baden Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestre National de Montpellier, the Orchestre de Dijon-Bourgogne, the Orchestre de Cannes, the Orchestre de l’Opéra de Nice, and the BBC orchestras.

In 2017, Thibaut Garcia was named a New Generation Artist by the BBC, which led to recital and concerto appearances in the UK, including his debut at London’s Wigmore Hall.

In chamber music, Thibaut Garcia has performed with Edgar Moreau, Raphaël Sévère, Elsa Dreisig, Jean-Frédéric Neuburger, Antoine Mornière, Boris Grelier, Anaïs Constans, the La Marca brothers, Kathryn Rudge, the Arod Quartet, Félicien Brut…

In 2016, he joined Warner Classics Erato exclusively for his recording projects, with a first disc Leyendas. A second album in homage to J.-S. Bach was released in autumn 2018, the latest one Aranjuez has just been released in October 2020.