WESTPHAL Michel

Born in 1961 in Valence, Michel studied in Lyon Conservatoire Regional in the class of F.Sansalone (clarinet Soloist of Orchestre National de Lyon), then Lyon Conservatoire National Superieur, class clarinet soloist J.Lancelot, graduating with a diplome in 1984.

Chamber music fun, Michel wins with his wind quintet “Hélios” 1st prize in the “International Chamber Music Competition in Martigny (Switzerland).

Clarinet Soloist from 1984 in the “Orchestre Philharmonique de Nice” , in the following year, clarinet soloist of the “Orchestre de la Suisse Romande”, where Michel performs lyric and symphonic repertoire under direction of Armin Jordan, K.Sanderling, W.Sawallisch, H.Stein, Fabio Luisi, Marek Janowski…

Chamber music with wind quintet ensemble “Fidelio”, ensemble “Barbaroque”. Chamber music festival “Ernen Musikdorf (CH), where Michel has interpreted works by Mozart, Weber, Debussy, Martin, under direction of A.Jordan, O.Suitner, H.Stein, G.Herbig…

Discography with ensemble “Fidelio”, “Barbaroque”, Concerto F.Martin, recordings for the Radio Suisse Romande.

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