French conductor Benjamin Garzia started his career in 2011. After having played with
some major orchestras (Orchestre National de l’Opéra de Paris, Orchestre
Philharmonique de Radio-France, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse), during his
french horn studies at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, he decided to turn towards conducting and composition. He follows the teaching of
Between 2011 and 2016, Benjamin Garzia was Artistic Director of l’Orchestre de Saint-
Louis (France). With this orchestra, he’s played Gustav Mahler’s Third Symphony in November 2016.
He is regularly invited to collaborate with SWR Baden-Baden und
Freiburg, les Siècles (François-Xavier Roth), Sinfoniorchester Basel, and l’Orchestre
Symphonique de la Région Centre- Tours, l’Orchestre National de l’Opéra de Nancy.
In 2017, he is the artistic director for two recordings, published by Harmonia Mundi, with the
ensemble « Les Siècles », (Hector Berlioz’s Harold en Italie with Tabea Zimmermann and
Gustav Mahler’s symphonic poem Titan).
After his recording of Henri Tomasi’s Fanfares Liturgiques, he has been nominated to the
honor comity of the Henri Tomasi Society.
Since 2017, he is the artistic director of the Mahlerian Camerata (Honnor president, Natalie
Dessay). With this ensemble, he conducted Mahler’s Seventh Symphony for the famous french festival, les « Chorégies d’Orange », on July 2018.
Invested in the pedagogical transmission of music towards young audiences, Benjamin
Garzia has been chosen by the Philharmonie de Paris to be one of the conductors of the
DEMOS project, which aims to democratize music among children from all social
backgrounds in France.
Benjamin Garzia’s transcriptions for the Laetonium Horn Quartet have been recorded at
the Berlin Philharmonic Hall, by the members of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (« Four Corners » CD).
His compositions are played in several famous places (Basel cathedral, Cité de la Musique
de Strasbourg, Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, Salle Cortot
Benjamin Garzia is the 2019 winner of the Hérvé Dugardin composition price, given by the
His compositions are edited by Editions musicales Artchipel.
Benjamin Garzia’s book, “l ‘instrument don’t jouait l’Univers” (éditions de l’île Bleue, 2016), a
romanced biography of Gustav Mahler has been selected by the Singer-Polignac
foundation to compete for its Prix de Muses.
Since 2018, he has associated researcher with Médiathèque Musicale Mahler (Paris). He is
regularly invited to give conferences on this composer (Philharmonie de Paris, Orchestre
National de Lille, Chorégies d’Orange festival…) and progressively establishes himself as one of the French specialists.