Jean-Christian Michel
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Jean-Christian Michel

Jean-Christian Michel is a composer and clarinetist. His compositions are influenced by jazz and by the Baroque music particularly that of Johann Sebastian Bach.

His first record Requiem was released in 1966.[1][2][3][4][5] He founded the ensemble Quatuor avec Orgue. Michel has received 3 diamond discs, 7 platinum discs and 10 golden discs. With more than five million discs sold, (3 discs classified 1, 2 & 3 in the charts of CIDD-France soir in the seventies)[6] and thousands of concerts to his credit, he today pursues a global career. Michel is a "Full Member" of the SACEM (an association of composers and music publishers to protect copyright and royalties).[7] He received the prize for "Sciences and Culture" at Sorbonne, Paris, France, which was awarded by a jury of six Nobel Prize winners.[8] Jean-Christian Michel is currently the godfather of the campaign Neurodon, within the Federation for Brain Research [2] FRC

Drummer Kenny Clarke played and recorded with Michel for 10 years.[9]

Michel is also a very experience mountain climber. He was a member of the group that made the first-ever ascent of Tawesche, in the Himalayas, in 1974.[10]


  • Requiem
  • Aranjuez
  • Musique sacrée (with Kenny Clarke)
  • Crucifixus
  • JQM (with Kenny Clarke)
  • Le coeur des etoiles
  • Vision d'Ezéchiel
  • Ouverture spatiale (with Kenny Clarke)
  • Eve des origines (with Kenny Clarke)
  • Port-Maria (with Kenny Clarke)
  • Musique de lumière
  • Jean-Christian Michel in concert
  • Vif-obscur
  • Les années-lumière
  • Les cathédrales de lumière
  • Aranjuez 2004
  • Portail de l'espace 2005
  • Bach transcriptions 2006
  • Live concert 2007
  • Spatial Requiem 2008
  • Jean-Christian Michel plays jazz 2012


  • "Imaginaire" (2010)


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  2. ^ La Croix - Bayard Presse - 18.12.2008
  3. ^ [[Billboard Vol. 82, n° 22 - Magazine ...Jean- Christian Michel (Riviera) 7 REQUIEM-- Jean-Christian Michel]]
  4. ^ fr:Jean-Christian Michel
  5. ^ fr:Eddie Barclay[1]
  6. ^ Billboard 1968-1974 ;
  7. ^ Céremonie des sociétaires définitifs de la Sacem 9 juin 2016
  8. ^ Panorama du Médecin, 8 janvier 1986 [archive] (jury composé des professeurs Jean Bernard, Henri Guitton, Jean-Charles Sournia, et Hélène Ahrweiler)
  9. ^
  10. ^ American alpine journal 1975 -

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