Cyril Garac

Cyril Garac started his musical education at the conservatories of Grasse and Nice, and then studied with Alain Moglia and Christian Ivaldi at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique, Paris, graduating from the latter institution with its prestigious First Prize with a unanimity of votes from the jury in both violin and chamber music. He continued to refine his playing under the guidance of artists such as Philippe Hirschhorn, Bruno Giuranna, Joseph Silverstein (concertmaster of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra) and Sigmund Nissel (Amadeus Quartet).

He is regularly sought after as a performer at chamber music festivals in France and abroad. He has recorded for Virgin Classics/EMI and several other labels, has been broadcast on French, Dutch, Greek, Bulgarian and Portuguese radio and TV networks, and has also worked on several French cinema productions, including recording the principal theme from the soundtrack of Stéphane Brizé’s award-winning film I am not Here to be Loved, and acting as violin coach to Juliette Binoche for the movie Alice and Martin (for which he also recorded the music). He recorded the music of Lalo Zanelli, of the world-famous group Gotan Project, for the film My Place under the Sun, and was also leader of the string section for the group’s most recent album.

His inquisitive character has also led him to the wonders of tango music. He performs regularly with Gustavo Beytelmann, with whom he formed a trio in 2009, and has collaborated with several respected musicians from the world of tango. As a tango violinist he has participated in productions of the Lisbon Opera, with TangoVia Buenos Aires in Rome, with Mr McFall’s Chamber in Edinburgh, and with Tanguarda at the March Music Days in Ruse, Bulgaria.