Jérémy Garbarg, who comes from a family of musicians, naturally turned, at the age of five, to the instrument his mother plays: the cello. Awarded Classical Revelation of the ADAMI 2019, the brilliant musician is also a laureate of numerous international competitions, including the International Johannes Brahms Competition in Austria, the International Musical Competition “Dr. Luis Sigall” of Viña del Mar in Chile and the International Competition of the Societa Umanitaria in Italy. As a rising figure on the classical music scene, he already enjoys a rich media coverage: Medici.tv, Dakapp, France Musique, Le Violoncelle, La Lettre du Musicien and TSF Jazz.
Jérémy Garbarg is artist in residence at the Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth de Belgique, under the guidance of Gary Hoffman, and is perfecting his skills in Gautier Capuçon’s Class of Excellence. At the same time, he completed his Master’s degree in specialized musical interpretation at the HEMU, with the virtuoso cellist François Salque. The student, who believes more in work than in talent, is very grateful to his teacher, who has been extremely generous, invested and demanding, in his words.
“His classes have constituted a very rich repertoire of practical advice to which I return very regularly in my personal practice sessions.”
As a soloist, he performs regularly in France, and has also had the chance to perform in the United States, Germany, Austria, Italy, Chile and South Korea. He has also been able to realize his dream of playing on a 1700 Rugieri cello with a 1842 François Peccatte bow. He has set up a system of crowdfunding that allows him to support his projects and to benefit from interesting counterparts. The young performer is supported by ADAMI, the Safran Foundation, the L’Or du Rhin Foundation and the Banque Populaire Foundation.
With three other musicians who graduated from the CNSM in Paris, Jérémy Garbarg formed the cello ensemble Alborea Quartet. He is also a member of the Consonance Trio and the Morgen Duo that he created in 2016 with his friend the pianist Vincent Mussat.
During the confinement, the cellist let his creativity speak, proposing a re-recording by Jacob Collier, bringing together more than 50 people, including his five teachers : Gautier Capuçon, Jérôme Pernoo, Jeroen Reuling, François Salque and Gary Hoffman. A project to be discovered on his website. Regarding his future ambitions, Jérémy Garbarg wishes to continue his life as a chamber musician and soloist and hopes to resume travelling as soon as possible. Next season should also see the creation of his chamber music festival in Fréjus in the south of France.
The young prodigy will perform Schostakovich’s Concerto No. 1 on September 30 as part of his final Master soloist’s exam; a piece whose “strength holds the audience’s attention from the first to the last note,” he tells us. This will be the first time he will perform this Concerto with orchestra. He is very much looking forward to sharing with the audience, as well as with the listeners – since the concert will be streamed live – musical moments that promise to be full of emotion!
“Stress is a very empowering and galvanizing element for me when I am well prepared.”