Chorus Director

Conxita Garcia (© David Ruano)

Conxita Garcia (Barcelona, 1958) is the director of the Chorus of the Gran Teatre del Liceu. Her appointment to this post established her as one of the most distinguished chorus directors of her generation.

Born in Barcelona, she graduated in orchestral and choral conducting and singing before becoming the founding director of the Youth Choir of the Orfeó Català and assistant director of the Orfeó Català choral society as a whole. She has also been the conductor of the Chorus of the Girona Friends of Opera and chairperson of the Catalan Federation of Youth Choirs. The Federation received the Catalan government's National Award for Culture in 1994 during her period of tenure.

Besides conducting the Chorus of the Gran Teatre del Liceu, she acts as guest conductor of other choirs and carries out a major task as a teacher at international courses in choral conducting.

She has given many concerts in leading concert halls throughout Europe and has made numerous CDs, DVDs and television recordings.

She made her debut at the Gran Teatre del Liceu as assistant chorus director and has been a member of the musical direction teams of various operatic productions. Conxita Garcia has maintained the style of singing initiated by Romano Gandolfi and followed by José Luis Basso, whose assistant she was. She was appointed resident director of the Chorus of the Gran Teatre del Liceu in 2015.