Jean-François Michel (b. 6 March 1957, Switzerland) is a Swiss composer, trumpeter, conductor and musicologist.
After studies at the Fribourg Conservatoire he was principal trumpet of the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra (Germany) where he remained until 1986, when he was appointed professor at his former school.
He performs as soloist and chamber musician and gives masterclasses in many European countries as well as in Japan, Brazil and Argentina.
His works are being performed and recorded worldwide with great success and, gradually, composing is becoming his major activity. His artistic vein and expressive authenticity are found throughout his wide-ranging catalogue of works, from contemporary to popular, and also in his inspirational teaching.
Jean-François Michel has written numerous works for well-known soloists and ensembles as well as for international competitions including Porcia, Italy, Geneva, Switzerland; Markneukirchen, Germany.
Works for Winds
- Choral et Toccata
- Far West
- Guernica (2015)
- Jubilee Fanfare II
- Jubilee Fanfare III
- Kaleidoscopic Fanfares
- "GUERNICA by Jean-François Michel (Switzerland)." WASBE. Web. (Featured as WASBE’s Composition of the Week, 18 May 2020). Accessed 16 January 2023
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