Mathieu Garguillo began studying the violin at the Conservatory of his home town in Toulouse. Since an early age, he has been passionate about chamber music, especially string quartet playing. Later on, Mr. Garguillo moved to Paris to study with Christophe Poiget and in 2013 he entered the Sibelius Academy where he graduated with a Master’s degree under Mari Tampere- Bezrodny.

Actively present in Helsinki music life, Mr. Garguillo often performs as a guest member of the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra and the Finnish National Opera.

As a chamber musician, Mr. Garguillo has performed alongside renowned artists such as Paavali Jumppanen, Petteri Iivonen, Marko Ylönen, Kari Kriikku, Jakub Jakowicz and Pasi Eerikäinen to name a few. He has participated in various festivals, including Aino Acktén kamarifestivaali, Aava festival, Esemble Festival at the Ksiaz Castle in Walbrzych, Poland. Mr. Garguillo is also the founder of the Koiné trio, a participant of the 10th Trondheim International Chamber Music Academy. The group has performed in several European countries.

The manner in which music is shared and diffused is an important dimension of Mr. Garguillo’s artistry. In 2019 he founded the festival Toulouse en Musique together with his childhood friend and quartet colleague Benjamin Borhani. The aim of the festival is to promote young artists from the region by playing alongside with them. Another task is to invite the audience into a more active way of listening by way of musical experiments.

In 2019, Mr. Garguillo joined the Music Academy of Villecroze to study with Jean- Jacques Kantorow. He is also currently studying under the guidance of Chaim Taub and Paavo Pohjola. Since September 2021, Mr. Garguillo has been studying baroque violin with Kreeta-Maria Kentala at the Centria University of Applied Science in Kokkola.

Mathieu teaches violin at ISM Finland in Helsinki in English and French. To purchase a trial lesson with Mathieu, please visit our web shop.