Honduran clarinetist and composer Daniel Garcia began his musical study at the age of 11 at the National Music School of Honduras. He has performed with orchestras in Latin America and the US.
In 2022 joined North Carolina’s Western Piedmont Symphony as 2nd Clarinet.
Daniel won the 2015 MasterWorks Festival Concerto Competition and made his Carnegie Hall debut in 2021 as First Prize winner of the Golden Classical Music awards. He has won other top prizes in the Charleston International Music Competition, the BTHVN Wien Competition, the Valencia Awards Music Competition, the London Classical Music Competition, the International Mozart Competition Vienna, the UNCG Student Artist Competition and the Raleigh Symphony Rising Star Competition.
Daniel’s compositional voice takes a tonal approach, with melody as the main pillar and it is influenced by modernism and some of the most known composers of the twentieth century. His works have been performed by Susan Hoskins, Jorge Diez & Ryan Johnson among others.
Daniel is currently a Graduate Teaching Assistant and MM Candidate at UNC Greensboro, where he studies clarinet with Andy Hudson and Anthony Taylor and composition with Alejandro Rutty and Mark Engebretson. He previously earned his BM in Clarinet Performance from Columbus State University in 2022, where he was a Woodruff Scholar and studied clarinet with Lisa Oberlander and composition with James Ogburn.
In 2023, Daniel won the North Carolina Symphony Concerto Competition.
Daniel Garcia plays with the Exclusive reeds