David Garcia has been Solo Trombonist of the Philharmonia Zürich, Orchester der Opera since 2007. Previously he was Principal Trombonist of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, (Florence, Italy) and the Hartford Symphony. As a guest he has performed worldwide with orchestras such as the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Orchestra of St. Lukes, San Antonio Symphony, US Coast Guard Band, Tonhalle Orchestra Zürich, Orquestra Sinfonia de Galicia, (Spain) and Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra. He has worked with renown conductors such as Zubin Mehta, Kurt Masur, Christian Thielemann, Franz Welser-Möst, Fabio Luisi and Bernard Haitink among others. He can be heard on numerous CD and DVD performances with the Philharmonia Zürich and the Maggio Musicale.
As a soloist he has performed with the Hartford Symphony, the Zürich Opera Brass and in recitals in Europe, the US and Mexico. He teaches at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste and gives masterclasses in Europe as well as the US and Mexico. He performs regularly on alto, tenor, bass trombone, bass trumpet as well as on period instruments.
Originally from San Antonio, Texas, he studied with Donald Knaub at the University of Texas at Austin (BM) and with Joseph Alessi at The Juilliard School (MM).
In his free time, he enjoys skiing and hiking the Alps with his family.