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Gerard Garcin was born on February 13, 1947, in Pertuis (Vaucluse). Although he was already seriously dedicated when making his first musical approaches in this village of Luberon, it is only much later that he decided to completely devote himself to music.

Thus he stopped studies of engineering to learn music in Musical Academies in Toulon and Marseilles, also with well-known flautists such as Roger Bourdin, Christian Larde and Severino Gazzelloni.

As for composition, although he attended crowned events such as Darmstadt, it really is his studies with Franco Donatoni that made him become a composer. For several years he worked with the Italian Master in Milan and in Siena, mainly at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana, where he was awarded the diploma of merit.

Gerard Garcin was resident at the Casa Velazquez in Madrid (Spain) in 1984/1986. He was also resident composer in Macon, Cherbourg, Charleville Mezieres, Guebwiller and Nantes (France).

He has been Inspector of Creation and Artistic Education at the Ministry of Culture and Communication since 1990.

Gerard Garcin has been commissioned by the Ministry of Culture, Radio France, l'Atelier Lyrique du Rhin, the SAN of Evry, the cities of Cherbourg and Nantes, PACA and Saônora territories, Berlioz festival, Manca festival, the Dominicains of Haute Alsace... Also by ensembles such as 2E2M, Solars Vortices, Percussions de Strasbourg, "Groupo Koan" and "Grupo LIM" of Madrid, Trio Deslogeres, Trio Agora, Concert Impromptu, association MC2, MANCA Festival.

His works have been performed in Siena (Settimana Musicale), at the "Fetes Musicales de la Sainte-Baume", at the "Semaines de Musique Contemporaine" in Romans. In festival such as "Musique dans la rue" in Aix en Provence, Avignon, Manca, Musica, Simc (Jérusalem),at Radio France, the Center George Pompidou, the national theaters of Mulhouse and Montbeliard, the French Institutes of Barcelona and Madrid, the Italian Cultural Centre in Marseille, the "Radio Nacional de Espana", in Fribourg and Guebwiller... Gerard Garcin has written more than 200 works, from operas to pedagogical works, showing he always sought a total social integration.

His double career of flautist and composer brought him to take part in several ways to the musical life of today.

As director of the shool of music in Bagnols sur Ceze from 1972 to 1983, he developped the practice of contemporary music, and received pedagogical commissions from the Ministry of Culture for works by the composers Alain Fourchotte, Henri Jarrie, Philippe Fenelon, Jacques Lenot and Andre Bon.

Flautist, soloist at Radio France and Radio Nacional de Espana, he takes part in many festivals, both in France and abroad, and performed premieres of works by Ahmed Essyad, Jean-Claude Risset, Jean-Etienne Marie, Alain Fourchotte, Jacques Lenot, Felix Ibarrondo, Luis of Pablo and Franco Donatoni.