Winner of major international competitions, including the 2015 Guitar Foundation of America International Artist Competition, this French guitarist with Spanish roots is here on his GFA tour.
Born in Toulouse, France, Thibaut Garcia began to play the guitar at age seven. He is a graduate of the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, where he studied under Olivier Chassain. At twenty-two, Garcia has already won several international competition prizes, including first prizes in the 2014 "Jose Thomas" International Competition (Spain) and the 2015 Guitar Foundation of America International Concert Artist Competition (USA). As a solo recitalist he has performed in France, Spain, England, Germany, Romania, Hungary, Canada, the United States, Brazil, Greece, Argentina, Mexico, Russia and China. In the fall of 2016, Garcia will begin a tour of over fifty cities in the United States and Canada as part of his GFA competition prize. Garcia's first recording, Demain dès l'aube, appeared on the Contrastes label in 2014, and a major label release for Warner Classics, entitled Leyendas, will follow in 2016. Thibaut Garcia currently studies privately with Judicael Perroy.
"[Garcia] presents a program of such awesome difficulty that it would terrify any but the greatest of virtuosos, both for its technical and interpretive demands. He brings it off with ease." - American Record Guide