Prof. Ignacio García

As a student, Ignacio García was strongly influenced by his teachers, Edward Brown, who was himself a student of John Barrows and Wendell Hoss. During this time, Ignacio García attended several masterclasses and studied with remarkable musicians such as Guelfo Nalli, Francis Orval and Dale Clevenger. This allowed Ignacio García to be fluent in the different styles of both the American and German schools.

In the course of his many years as an orchestral musician, Ignacio García has worked with numerous famous conductors who have had a decisive influence over his musical career. These included, in particular, Carlo Maria Giullini, Günther Wand, Lorin Maazel, Claudio Abbado, Zubin Mehta, Simon Rattle and Daniel Barenboim.

In addition to his main activity as solo horn player at the Staatskapelle Berlin, Ignacio García has been a frequent guest musician with various renowned orchestras, such as the Berlin Philharmonic, the Munich Philharmonic, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

Ignacio Garcia has been teaching extensively for over 20 years. He has given numerous masterclasses, frequently over several weeks, throughout Europe, Asia, and North and South America. Since 1997 he has been a lecturer at the Orchestra Academy of the Staatskapelle Berlin.

From 2002 to 2010, he served as a mentor to the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra. He prepared the Orchestra’s horn section for the very demanding concert programs, conducted numerous wind rehearsals, and taught individual lessons for the fellows throughout the year. From 2004 to 2012, Ignacio García served as a professor for horn at the Barenboim-Said Academy in Seville.

Since October 2011, Ignacio García has been teaching horn, orchestra studies, and chamber music at the University for Music and Drama in Rostock. In October 2022, the university awarded him an honorary professorship in recognition of his achievements.