Pianist and composer, Hector Garcia carries out a vigorous musical activity in the United States, where he is involved in chamber music, piano recitals, and concerto performances, church music service, and in teaching and social development activities, including serving on the Boards of of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra (Rossen Milanov, Artistic Director) and Chamber Music Connection (Deborah Price, Artistic Director). His piano teaching experience spans over 35 years, and includes instruction of both advanced students and beginners from the very young to adults.
Recent collaborations include recitals with David Thomas (clarinet), Mary Davis (cello), the KASA Quartet, and Jackson Richards-Jarvis (tenor); the premieres of Dr. Kyle Price’s Echoes Ring (in remembrance of the 50th year of the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.), and Here lies the body of this world… (for flute, vibraphone, and piano) by Dr. Michael Torres; as well as J. Haydn’s Concerto in D major, with Luis Biava conducting the Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra. Upcoming collaborations include a performance of Schoenberg’s Piano Concerto with Maestro Pablo Sabat and the Arequipa Symphony Orchestra in Peru, as well as online virtual projects with Chamber Music Connection.
Originally from a family of Venezuelan musicians, Hector obtained a Master of Music at Indiana University, specializing in piano performance and music education, having studied with Michel Block (piano), Lev Vlassenko (piano), Carmen Elena Téllez (contemporary and Latin American music), in addition to participating in master classes and chamber music workshops with Rostislav Dubinsky (Borodin Trio), Menahem Pressler (Beaux Arts Trio), and Janos Starker (cello), among others, and premiered new works by numerous composers. He conducts piano studies online with Elena Abend (University of Wisconsin) and John Bloomfield (Golandsky Institute, New York).