Romain Garioud started playing cello at the age of five. In 2001 and 2002, he won 5th and 6th prizes at the International Tchaikovsky and Rostropovitch Cello Competitions and was the first runner-up award winner of the Vina del Mar Prize in Chili.

Pupil of Simone Beaujouan et Erwan Fauré, in 1993 Romain joined Jean-Marie Gamard's class at Paris's "Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique" (CNSM). During his first year of study, he became the prize winner for the Brizard Foundation. This award gave him the opportunity to perform a solo with the Nouvel Ensemble Instrumental du Conservatoire (NEIC) conducted by Roland Pidoux.

In 1997, he won a "Premier Prix à l'Unanimité" and the following year he received the same distinction in Chamber Music in Jean Mouillère's class.

Xavier Gagnepain from Boulogne-Billancourt and then Philippe Muller were among his music teachers during the CNSM Advanced Course in Paris. During the master-class, his qualities were immediately recognized by some of the most famous foreign cello players, including Anner Bylsma, Natalya Chakovskaia, Steven Isserlis, and, more recently, David Geringas, with whom he works regularly.

During his studies, the "Orchestre National de l'Opéra" in Paris and the "Orchestre de Radio France" as well as the "Opéra de Bordeaux" often asked him to be first soloist of their orchestras.

In 1999, Romain Garioud received grants from the "Mécénat Société Générale" and the "Fondation Meyer". He also has a cello teaching diploma and teaches mainly in the 8th and 13th district's Conservatoire, in Paris.

In 2001, he played as a soloist with the NEIC, the Vina del Mar Orchestra, and the Paris Orchestra, conducted by E. Eschenbach.

Romain is very much in demand and is invited to many countries for concerts and Master-Classes. He is always pleased to adhere to repertoire, on which he has placed no limits.

Whether he performs solo or in a chamber music orchestra, Romain Garioud is always motivated by his passion for exchange with other artists.