Romain Garioud is prize winner at prestigious international competitions such as Moscow’s Tchaikovsky (2001) and Paris’ Rostropovitch (2002). He is also a second prize winner at Chile’s Vina del Mar competition in 2002.
He graduated from Paris’ Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique with a First Prize in both cello (1997) and chamber music (1998). Known for his outstanding sound and sense of phrasing, Romain Garioud has had the privilege of working with widely renowned cellists such as Philippe Muller, Anner Bylsma, Natalia Chakovskaia and 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, among others), 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 was 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 Música» of Porto (Portugal).
He played with such conductors as Christoph Eschenbach (Orchestre de Paris), Jean-Marc Burfin (Lisbon’s Metropolitan Orchestra) Stéphane Cardon or Volodymir Sirenko (National of Ukraine) and with prestigious chamber music partners like Mstislav Rostropovitch, Gilles Apap, Dora Schwarzberg, Pavel Gililov, Bernd Glemser, Andre Jussow, Philippe Entremont, Menahem Presler, Florent Héau and Eric Le Sage, among others, at the most famous concert halls of 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 won the 1st Prize of Bucchi’s International cello Competition. Since 2014, he is a founding member of the Trio “Dorogi“, with the violinist Dora Schwarzberg and the pianist Giuliano Mazzoccante and, in 2016, of the “Vesna Ensemble” with the violinist Natalia Prishepenko.
He’s playing an exceptional Nicolai Gagliano’ s cello from 1760, generously lent by Gabriele & Michael Andreae-Jäckering.