Erik Garcia

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Erik Garcia

Awarded with the Hester Dickson Accompanist Prize and Highly Commended in the Elgar/Spedding Memorial Lieder Competition, James H Geddes Bursary for Répétiteurs and given to critical acclaim in specialized magazines, Erik García has participated in international festivals such as Festival Internacional Música-Musika in Bilbao, Quincena Musical de San Sebastián or Festival de Música Clàssica Castell de Santa Fiorentina in Barcelona, among others. He was the official accompanist of the International Singing Competition Ciudad de Logroño, and of L’Art du Chant Français masterclasses whose artistic mentor was Michel Sénéchal.

Erik García finished his Bachelor Degree in Piano and Vocal Accompaniment in Musikene with Emmanuel Ferrer-Laloë and Enrique Ricci, receiving valuable counsel from pianists as Eriko Takezawa, Diana Baker, Sophia Unsworth, Miguel Ituarte and Andrew Ball. He broadened his knowledge as accompanist Malcolm Martineau, Maciej Pikulski, Rubén Fernández, Mark Hastings, Jonathan Papp and Ricardo Estrada.

In 2015 Erik García was selected by the Georg Solti Accademia to participate in the Répétiteurs Masterclasses in Venice, and consequently invited to accompany the Singing Masterclasses with Leo Nucci, Barbara Frittoli, Richard Bonynge and Silvana Bartoli.

Erik García was recipient of a full scholarship for a Master of Music in Répétiteurship in the Alexander Gibson Opera School at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, where he has been répétiteur and coach in Così fan tutte, The Bear, Hansel and Gretel, Agrippina and Die Fledermaus. He has participated in Die Zauberflöte (2016) by Lyric Opera Studio Weimar and in British Youth Opera’s Don Giovanni (2017), and he also was one of the Musical Directors of the Opera Scenes at the Alexander Gibson Opera Studio in December 2017.

In March 2018, Erik García made his debut as Conductor in The Day After by Jonathan Dove at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, an original production by the English National Opera. Erik was also Assistant Conductor of Stephen Barlow in Roméo et Juliette at Grange Park Opera.

Erik García was chosen to be the very first répétiter of the Dutch National Opera Studio at the Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam for the season 2018-2019, under the guidance of Rosemary Joshua and Peter Lockwood. He participated as répétiteur and coach on Madama Butterfly and Il Matrimonio Segreto, and played for masterclasses with the next artists: Rosemary Joshua, Edith Wiens, Dmitry Vodvin, Eytan Pessen, Jetske Mijnssen, Thomas Oliemans, Jory Vinikour, Christoph Loy, Carlo Rizzi, Nuccia Focile, Franziska Roth, Margreet Honig and Robert Holl.

Last 2019, Erik García was appointed Solorepetitor mit Dirigierverpflichtung at Theater Krefeld und Mönchengladbach, where he played in Salome, Rigoletto, Boris Godunov, Die Zauberflöte, Rusalka, Don Pasquale and Die Walküre 1.Akt. He also was Second Conductor in Carmen and Der Raüber Hotzenplotz, and Musical Director in the Kleine Operngala. Erik was also invited as a guest coach for the new production of Salome in Theater Luzern in December 2019.

Currently, Erik García is Solorepetitor and Asisstant Conductor at the Nationaltheater Mannheim, where he has been working on many operas such as Madama Butterfly, Hänsel und Gretel, Der fliegende Holländer, Der Freischütz, Parsifal, Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Cosí fan tutte and Wagner’s Ring Cycle, among others.

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