Thibaut Garcia (France)
Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018 | 8PM
Church of St. Simon the Apostle, 525 Bloor St. E. MAP
Advance Tickets: $30 General | $25 Seniors & Students
At the Door: $35 | $30
Advance Tickets available through Eventbrite at above link. Tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded after purchase unless the event is cancelled. In that case, a refund will be issued within 60 days.
Thibaut Garcia, the Franco-Spanish guitarist, was born in 1994 in Toulouse, where he began learning the guitar at the age of seven. 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. In 2015, he was named sponsee of the Académie Charles Cros.
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, such as: The Guitar Foundation of America at Oklahoma City, USA in 2015, the José Tomas at Petrer, Spain in 2014, and the International Competition of Seville, Spain, in 2013. He has since been asked to sit on their juries and to give master-classes.
Thibaut Garcia is now being invited to the greatest guitar festivals worldwide: Australia, Canada, Spain, Finland, Switzerland, Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Montenegro, Chili, New-Caledonia, the USA, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Romania.
Since September 2016 he has been on tour in the USA and Canada, where he gave over 60 recitals during the entire season. He also performs recitals at the Festival Radio France Montpellier, the Festival Toulouse d’Eté, the Auditorium de Bordeaux, the Konzerthaus Vienna, the Centre de Musique de Chambre de Paris Salle Cortot, the Auditorium of the Musée d’Orsay, and the Grands Interprètes of Toulouse.
In 2016, Thibaut Garcia made his concerto debut with the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse. He will be appearing in other noteworthy concertos over the next few months: Baden-Baden Orchestra, the Orchestre National de Montpellier, Orchestre de Cannes PACA, and the Orchestre de Dijon-Bourgogne.
When it comes to chamber music, Thibaut Garcia has played with Edgar Moreau, Raphaël Sévère, Jean-Frédéric Neuburger, Antoine Morinière, Boris Grelier, Anaïs Constans, and will soon be appearing with the La Marca brothers and the Quatuor Arod.
In 2015, Thibaut Garcia appeared in Jean-François Zygel’s TV-programme “La boîte à musique” on France 2 and on France Musique with Gaëlle Le Gallic.
In 2016, he signed exclusively with Warner classics Erato for his recording projects, with a first release Leyendas (in February 2017). www.thibautgarcia-guitarist.com