Romain Garioud is prize winner at such prestigious international competitions 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’s Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique with a First Prize in both cello (1997) and chamber music (1998) and Konzertexam. Known for his outstanding sound and sense of phrasing, Romain Garioud has had the privilege of working with such widely renowned cellists as Philippe Muller, Anner Bylsma, Natalia Chakovskaia, David Geringas, Steven Isserlis...
Nowadays, his career alternates between solists engagements on every continents, Masterclasses and his position of Cello-Solo in the
« Rheinisches Philarmonie » of Koblenz (DE).
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 is 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 Musica» of Porto
In May 2019, he will play the Dvorjak Cello Concerto with the conductor Michael Sanderling and the Aalborg Philarmonic (DK) and with such orchestras as the
Philarmonic and the Radio Orchestra of Sofia-Bulgary.
From April to August 2019 he will replace the Prof. Jean Guihen Queyras in the « Hochschule für Musik » Freiburg (DE). He played with such conductors as Christoph Eschenbach (Orchestre de Paris), Jean-Marc Burfin (Lisbon’s Metropolitan Orchestra), Stéphane Cardon or Volodymir Sirenko (Nat. of Ukraine) and with prestigious chamber music partners like Mstislav Rostropovitch, Menahem Presler, Gilles Apap, Philippe Entremont, Régis et Bruno Pasquier...in the most famous concert halls, Musikverein and Konzerthaus Wien, Berlin Philharmonie. Several of his concerts were recorded by Radio France or Music Cable TV channel Mezzo.
In November 2005, Romain Garioud wins the 1st Prize of Bucchi’s International cello Competition. From 2016, he’s fouding member of the « Vesna
Ensemble » with the violinist Natalia Prishepenko.
From September 2019, he’s engaged as Professor in the Darmstadt’s « Akademie für Tonkunst » (Germany) He’s playing an exceptional Nicolai Gagliano’s cello from 1760, generously lent by Gabriele & Michael Andreae-Jäckering.