Gerald Garcia

~ Person


Gerald Garcia (born 1949 in Hong Kong) is a classical guitarist and composer.

After studying chemistry at Oxford University, he became a professional musician, making his debut at the Wigmore Hall in London. His more than fifteen CDs have sold more than 30,000 copies worldwide. In addition, he has performed with other musicians including John Williams, Paco Peña and John Renbourn.

Garcia is also known as a composer, particularly for his Etudes Esquisses for guitar, recorded for Naxos Records by John Holmquist. He is musical director of the National Youth Guitar Ensemble.

Gerald Garcia lives in Oxford, where, according to his website, he enjoys "cooking, computer music, Taoist Yoga and conducting the odd chamber orchestra."

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1991 Villa-Lobos and the Guitar Music of Brazil Gerald Garcia 1
1992 Romantic Guitar Favourites Paganini, Mendelssohn, Schubert; Gerald Garcia 2
1992 Romantic French Music for Guitar and Orchestra Debussy, Fauré, Satie; CSSR State Philharmonic Orchestra, Peter Breiner, Gerald Garcia 1
2016 Chinese Melodies for Violin and Guitar Takako Nishizaki, Gerald Garcia 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1989 Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez / Granados: Zapateado / Spanish Dances nos. 2, 6, 8 & 11 / Albéniz: Zambra granadina / Asturias / Falla: Aragonesa Rodrigo, Granados, Albéniz, Falla; Gerald Garcia, CSSR State Philharmonic (Košice), Peter Breiner 2
1990 Baroque Guitar Favourites Vivaldi, J.S. Bach; Gerald Garcia, Camerata Cassovia, Peter Breiner 2
1999 Guitar Favourites Gerald Garcia 3 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1990 Latin American Guitar Festival Gerald Garcia 1

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