Born in 1983, in Madrid (Spain), Manuel García-Baró is a composer and pianist that lives in Boston (USA) since 2010. He began his music studies at age 8 in his hometown, at the Escuela de Musica Creativa. From the very first moment, he combined his piano lessons with a total passion and dedication to composition.
At age 12, he enjoyed his first experience as a professional musician, singing in a couple CDs by Disney. With the money he earned, he bought his first computer and a MIDI keyboard.
Always interested in very diverse styles of music, he studied classical piano with the Armenian master Serouj Kradjian, and at the same time, jazz, latin, and flamenco with Adolfo Delgado and Pepe Rivero. His compostion studies are also very wide in terms of stylistic approaches. He first studied modern harmony and arranging, and later on he'd get into classical harmony and counterpoint.
After graduating in Philosophy by the Universidad Pontificia Comillas, he entered the Real Conservatorio Superior de Musica de Madrid. He majored in classical composition and had the enormous opportunity of studying with teachers such as Daniel Vega and Angel Huidobro.
In 2010, he was awarded with the Berklee/SGAE scholarship to study in the prestigious Berklee College of Music (Boston). At Berklee, he had the pleasure of meeting and working with many of the big names of the musical scene of the next twenty years. Manuel completed a dual major in Contemporary Writing and Production, and Film Scoring, and a minor in Scoring for Videogames and was awarded with the Doug Timm award for his contribution to the film scoring department.
He currently teaches arranging and music production classes at Berklee College of Music. He is also the chair of the Piano department and the Music Theory and Composition department at the Community Music Center of Boston and is on the piano faculty at Concord Conservatory of Music. He works for several music houses (Gratitude Sound, Eclipse Music, FineTune Music, Paramusical), maintaining an active career as a freelance composer for media and film.