Born in Toulouse in France, Thibaut Garcia begins to play the guitar at the age of seven. His Spanish origins give him a real influence in his way of thinking. He studied in Toulouse where he got his chamber music diploma in the class of Renaud Gruss, and his guitar diploma with the honour mention in the class of Paul Ferret. At sixteen he enters the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris (CNSMDP) ans studies with Olivier Chassain with whom he got his bachelor with the honours. He studies in private lessons with Judicael Perroy.
At twenty one, Thibaut won several international competititons prize:
— 1st prize of the international competition of GFA, Oklahoma City (U.S.A) 2015.
— 1st prize of the international competition “Jose Tomas” (Spain) 2014.
— 1st prize of the international competition of Sevilla (Spain) 2013.
— 1st prize of the international competition “Terra Siculorum” (Romania) 2013.
— 1st prize of the international competition “Ana Amalia”, Weimar (Germany) 2011.
— 1st prize of the international competition “Valle de Egues” (Spain) 2008.
Thanks to the first prize of the international competition of Sevilla in 2013 and the first prize of the “Jose Tomas” intenational competition in Spain in 2014, Thibaut is invited to play all around the world (France, Spain, England, Germany, Romania, Hungary, Canada, United States, Brazil, Greece, Argentina, Mexico, Russia, China…).
He just won the 1st prize of the Guitar Foundation of America 2015. The GFA competition is one of the the most prestigious and respected event in the classical guitar world (more than 50 concerts to win in USA, recital at Carnegie Hall, Naxos recording, GHA recording, Mel BAY collaboration).
Thibaut has performed for the french TV show « la boîte à musique » on France 2, invited by the musician Jean-François Zygel and will perform on France Musique in december 2015 in Gaëlle Le Gallic’s programm. He got the distinction of « filleul » of the Charles Cros Academy.
His first disc “Demain dès l’aube” is produced by the label Contrastes Records in 2014. His next disc will be produced by Naxos during 2016 and the disc with GHA just after.
Really involved in music creation he has the project to make some world premieres of pieces by Jean-Frédéric Neuburger and Vincent A. Jockin. Most of the time he plays solo recital, but collaborates with other artists in several ensemble, guitar duo with Antoine Morinière, violin, cello guitar, quatuor with Jean-Frédéric Neuburger (piano), Raphaël Sévère (clarinet) and Antoine Morinière (guitar).
- Classical Guitar