Marcio Garcia, Dominican pianist, composer and educator. As a young child showed passion for music and began formal studies in classical piano at age seven, graduating with honors from the Centro de Educacion Musical Moderna in his hometown Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic earning a degree of Professorship in Music at age 17. Marcio also studied popular music at the Conservatorio Nacional de Musica.
After finishing high school, Garcia went to the United States to continue his studies at the Lamont School of Music, University of Denver, where he completed a BM in classical piano performance and MM in jazz performance. Garcia also studied classical piano in Vienna, Austria as part of the Cherrington Global Scholars Program. In 2015 Garcia moved to New York to pursue an Artist Diploma in Jazz Studies from SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Music.
Garcia has performed at the Stanford Jazz Institute, the 2016 Monterey Next Generation Jazz Festival, Five Points Jazz Festival, Denver’s premier jazz clubs Dazzle and Nocturne, Carnegie Hall, Blue Note NYC, The Bitter End, Birdland and Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola at Lincoln Center. He’s also performed live on KUVO 89.3 Studios in Denver, Colorado and WBGO Jazz 88.3 New York. Other notable performances include DEVO co-founder Mark Mothersbaugh’s original six keyboard project Myopia, and Viktor Kiraly (NBC The Voice 2015 - Top 24).