Romain Garioud is prize winner at such prestigious international competitions as Moscow’s Tchaikovsky (2001) and Paris’ Rostropovitch (2002).

He graduated from Paris’ Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique with a First Prize in both cello (1997) and chamber music (1998), having the privilege of working with such widely renowned cellists as Philippe Muller, Anner Bylsma, Natalia Chakovskaia, Steven Isserlis…

Romain Garioud has won Mécénat Société Générale and Fondation Meyer awards. In 2002, he was ‘Révélation’ of ADAMI (french national institution for professional musicians). His career then greatly expanded and he was invited to perform or give master-classes in many classical music venues in Europe (Festival de l’Orangerie de Sceaux in France, Colonges-Bellerive and Amadeus in Swiss, Mantova in Italy ….), and, more recently, in China and South America.

In October 2013, he played Lutoslawsly’s cello concerto for the Yuri Bashmet’s festival of Minsk, with the television orchestra. In June 2016, he is invited to play for the “Marta Argerich Project”, in Lugano and replaced Natalia Gutman in the 1st Shostakovitch’s Cello concerto with the orchestra « Casa da Musica » of Porto (Portugal).

He played with such conductors as Christoph Eschenbach (Orchestre de Paris), Michael Sanderling, Stéphane Cardon or Volodymir Sirenko (National of Ukraine) and with prestigious chamber music partners like Mstislav Rostropovitch, Gilles Apap, Dora Schwarzberg, Pavel Gililov, Philippe Entremont,Menahem Presler,…in the most famous concert halls, Musikverein and Konzerthaus Wien, Berlin Philharmonie. Several of his concerts were recorded by Radio France or Music Cable TV channel Mezzo.

Romain Garioud is willing to defend an eclectic repertoire. In chamber music as well as in his performances as a soloist, he is driven by a true passion for exchange.

In November 2005, Romain Garioud wins the 1st Prize of Bucchi’s International cello
Competition. From 2014, is a founding member of the Trio “Dorogi“, with the violinist Dora Schwarzberg and the pianist Giuliano Mazzoccante and from 2019 is teaching in the german cities of Darmstadt and Berlin.

He’s playing an exceptional Nicolai Gagliano’ s cello from 1760, generously lent by Gabriele & Michael Andreae-Jäckering.

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