Philippe Jaroussky & Thibaut Garcia

Biography Philippe Jaroussky & Thibaut Garcia

Philippe Jaroussky
has become one of the most important singers in the international music world. This has been confirmed by numerous awards, including the French Victoires de la Musique in 2004, 2007 and 2010 and the Echo Klassik Awards in 2008, 2009 and 2016, followed by the Victoire d’honneur in 2020.

Philippe Jaroussky’s repertoire includes works from the Italian Renaissance to the present day. As tireless researcher, he has contributed to the rediscovery of music by composers such as Caldara, Porpora, Steffani, Telemann and J.C. Bach, bringing their works to platforms around the world with leading Baroque ensembles and conductors.

In 2002 Philippe Jaroussky founded Ensemble Artaserse and is its artistic director, appearing regularly on tour, as well as working with renowned singers such as Cecilia Bartoli, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Andreas Scholl and Emőke Baráth.

Ensemble Artaserse is a prominent feature of Philippe Jaroussky’s extensive discography. Following its first album in 2002, the Ensemble has released a number of benchmark recordings on the Warner Classics label, with whom Philippe Jaroussky is an exclusive artist. His recordings with the Ensemble include Vivaldi: Virtuoso Cantatas (2005), Beata Vergine (2010), Pietà – Sacred Works for Alto with music by Vivaldi (2014), The Handel Album (2017), Ombra mai fu with operatic arias by Cavalli (2019) and, most recently, La vanità del mondo (2020), featuring arias from various oratorios.

Philippe Jaroussky swapped the role of singer for that of conductor for the first time in March 2021, conducting Scarlatti’s oratorio Cain, overo Il primo omicidio with Sandrine Piau, Christophe Dumaux, Kresimir Spicer, Bruno de Sá, Paul-Antoine Bénos-Djian and Yannis François.

In February 2022 he will release his first CD as a conductor with a solo album by soprano Emőke Baráth, followed by an eight-concert tour, including performances at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris. Other conducting plans include Handel’s Giulio Cesare in Egitto at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées and the Opéra national de Montpellier in May and June 2022.

Philippe Jaroussky and Ensemble Artaserse are supported by the Fondation Tissier-Grandpierre of the Institut de France.

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 at 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 named sponsee of the Académie Charles Cros. 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... 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 Occitanie Montpellier, the Festival Toulouse d’Eté, the Auditorium de Bordeaux, the Konzerthaus Vienna, the Concertgbouw in Amsterdam, the Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow, the Salle Bourgie at Montréal, the Centre de Musique de Chambre de Paris Salle Cortot, the Auditorium of the Musée d’Orsay, or the Grands Interprètes of Toulouse, the Festival Musiq’3 in Brussels, at the Seine Musicale... ​

In 2016, Thibaut Garcia made his concerto debut with the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse. He has appeared in other concertos in the next few months, especially with the Baden-Baden Orchestra, the Orchestre National de Montpellier, Orchestre de Cannes PACA, and the Orchestre de Dijon-Bourgogne, and the BBC orchestras. ​

In 2017, Thibaut Garcia is appointed BBC New Generation Artist, which leads him to perform in recitals and in concerto in the UK. That year he notably made his debut in London’s Wigmore Hall.

When it comes to chamber music, Thibaut Garcia has played with Edgar Moreau, Raphaël Sévère, Jean-Frédéric Neuburger, Antoine Mornière, Boris Grelier, Anaïs Constans, La Marca brothers, Kathryn Rudge...

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.

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