Thibaut Garcia





Thibaut Garcia, the Franco-Spanish guitarist, was born in 1994 in Toulouse, where he began learning the guitar at the age of seven. He then won the guitar prize in the class of Paul Ferret. At the age of 16, he was admitted to the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, in Olivier Chassain’s class, while at the same time benefiting from the guidance of Judicaël Perroy.

At the age of 16, he was awarded the First Prize at the Ana Amalia competition in Weimar, Germany. Since then, he has won the first prize in several international competitions, in particular the Guitar Foundation of America in Oklahoma City, USA, in 2015, the José Tomas at Petrer, Spain, in 2014, and the International Competition of Seville, Spain, in 2013. Since then he has been asked to sit on their juries and to give master-classes. In 2015, he was appointed fellow of the Académie Charles Cros. In 2017, Thibaut Garcia is appointed BBC New Generation Artist. In 2019, he was named ‘Instrumental Revelation’ at the Victoires de la Musique Classique.

Thibaut Garcia is now being invited by the greatest guitar festivals worldwide: Australia, Canada, Spain, Finland, Switzerland, Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Montenegro, Chili, New-Caledonia, the USA, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Romania, Russia… In the 2016-2017 season, he was on tour in the USA and Canada, where he gave over 60 recitals. Since then he has also performed in recital at the Festival Radio France Occitanie Montpellier, the Festival Toulouse d’Eté, the Auditorium de Bordeaux, the Wigmore Hall London, the Konzerthaus Vienna, the Concertgbouw Amsterdam, the Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow, the Salle Bourgie in Montréal, the Paris Philharmonie, the Auditorium of the Musée d’Orsay, the Chapelle Corneille of Rouen, or the Grands Interprètes of Toulouse, the Festival Musiq’3 in Brussels, at the Seine Musicale…

In 2016, Thibaut Garcia made his concerto debuts with the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse. Since then, he has performed with the Baden-Baden Orchestra, the Orchestre National de Montpellier, Orchestre de Cannes PACA, and the Orchestre de Dijon-Bourgogne, and the BBC orchestras.

During the season 2020-2021, he will be performing notably with the Orchestre de l’Opéra de Toulon, the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, the Orchestre de l’Opéra de Bordeaux, the Orchestre de Chambre de Paris, the Glacier Symphony…

When it comes to chamber music, Thibaut Garcia has played with Edgar Moreau, Raphaël Sévère, Philippe Jarrousky, Elsa Dreisig, Josep-Ramon Olivé, Antoine Morinière, Boris Grelier, Anaïs Constans, La Marca brothers, Kathryn Rudge, Anastasia Kobekina, the Quatuor Arod, Félicien Brut…

In 2016, he signed exclusively with Warner Classics/Erato for his recording projects, with a first release Leyendas. His second album, Bach Inspirations, was released in the fall 2018. His third album, Aranjuez, recorded with the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse under the baton of Ben Glassberg, was released in the fall of 2020 and received many distinctions in France and abroad: it was awarded with a “Choc de Classica”, a Diapason d’or, and was selected in the Gramophone Editor’s choice.