Upon finishing his studies at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris and the Musikhochschule in Freiburg am Breisgau, Henri-Michel Garzia was appointed Principal Trombone of Sinfonieorchester Basel (Switzerland). He is a prizewinner of the “Città di Porcia” International Trombone Competition in Italy.
Mr Garzia is an active soloist, recitalist and chamber musician. He has been guest Principal Trombone with l’Orchestre National de l’Opéra de Paris, l’Orchestre National de France, the Mariinsky Theater Orchestra, Bamberg Sinfoniker, the KBS orchestra in Seoul, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Leonard Bernstein, Bernard Haitink, Valery Gergiev, James Levine, Armin Jordan, Nello Santi, Stanisław Skrowaczewski . He regularly plays Principal Trombone in Capella Andrea Barca, under the direction of Andras Schiff. Henri-Michel Garzia has been a jury member in national and international competitions, and as Vice-President of l’Association des Trombonistes de France (ATF), has partaken in numerous festivals, CD recordings and radio programs.
As a clinician for Buffet Group, Mr Garzia has given masterclasses in the United States, Asia, and Europe. Several works for trombone and piano are dedicated to him and have been edited by International Music Edition (IMD Paris) for their “Collection Henri-Michel Garzia”.
Henri Michel Garzia is an Antoine Courtois artist.