Marc Girard-Garcia

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The cellist Marc Girard Garcia captivates audiences with the depth, elegance and warmth of his performances. Born in 1990 in San Francisco, Marc began his cello studies at the Toulouse Conservatoire in France, and graduated with highest honors at age 16. He then obtained his Masters degree at the Paris Conservatoire under the tutelage of Marc Coppey in 2015. Over the years, Marc received numerous awards, including the International Competition of Contemporary Hungarian Music in Ballassagiarmat, the International Competition of Epernay, the International Competition of Vatelot-Rampal, and was also invited by the soloists of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra to perform chamber music at the Musikverein.
Marc studied with cellists Gary Hoffman, Philippe Muller, Arto Noras, Roland Pidoux, Xavier Phillips, Jerome Pernoo and Robert Nagy, and participated in festivals like the Wiener Philharmoniker Musikforum Trenta, the Maurice Ravel Academy of Saint Jean-de-Luz and the Pablo Casals Academy at Prades.
In 2014, together with the American pianist Ian Barber and his childhood friend Boris Borgolotto, Marc created the Zadig Trio. Since its foundation, the Trio has won 11 international prizes in France, the USA, Austria and Italy, and is regularly invited to play in great halls worldwide. The Zadig Trio is currently a resident of the Queen Elizabeth Music Chapel, under the tutelage of Artemis Quartet. It is also the first trio resident of ProQuartet in Paris, and is generously supported by the Banque Populaire Foundation.
Marc Girard Garcia plays a Frank Ravatin cello, generously loaned to him by the El Pasito association.