Cristian Garcia

Cristian G.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
An avid educator, Cristian has had an active teaching studio since 2011. On top of maintaining a private studio, he has been on faculty at the Strings Connection in Palos Verdes, Bronx Conservatory of Music in New York City, and Silverlake Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles. Between 2015-2017 he was the recipient of the Augustine Foundations Teaching Grant, which allowed him to direct and teach guitar ensembles at the Institute of Collaborative Education in Lower Manhattan. His approach to the guitar has resonated with many guitar enthusiasts, professionals, and hobbyists. His students have gone on to be accepted at numerous conservatories, universities, and music schools all over the USA and Europe. His method of critical thinking, body awareness, and curiosity has benefited hundreds of students.

About Cristian G.

Los Angeles native Cristian Garcia has electrified audiences all over the world with his interpretations of both traditional and contemporary classical guitar repertoire. Cristian originally began as a self-taught guitarist before starting his studies with James Hunley and finding the passion and discipline necessary for the guitar. Moving forward, he studied with John Dearman of the LAGQ for 3 years before moving to New York City to study at the prestigious Manhattan School of Music with renown guitarist and composer, David Leisner. Concluding his studies in New York, Cristian moved to Alicante, Spain to study with Ignacio Rodes at the Conservatory of Music “Oscar Espla” for professional studies.
Cristian has been a top prize winner in numerous competitions such as: The American Guitar Societies Bickford Competition, Mu Phi Epsilon Competition, and Los Cancioneros Competition. Cristian has been invited to perform in the United States, Europe, and Canada. Among concerts the highlights include: Marsee Auditorium with the El Camino College Orchestra performing Mario Castelnuovo- Tedescos Guitar Concerto in D Major, a Solo Recital at the ADDA Perfoming Arts Center in Alicante ( Spain), an invitation to the CREScendo music festival in Cres ( Croatia), a recital in Tignes Espace as part of the Tignes music festival (France), and numerous chamber music concerts with Harp/Guitar performing the music of David Noon and Alan Hovhaness.

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Education

Professional Studies/Masters Degree
Sep 2017 - Jun 2018

Conservatorio Superior Oscar Espla de Alicante( Spain)

Guitar Performance
Sep 2013 - May 2016

Manhattan School of Music

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

French

Limited Proficiency

Spanish

Fluent / Native Proficiency

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