The clarinettist Michel Lethiec is considered to be one of the most eminent figures on the world-wide classical musical scene. Besides his numerous concert and festival performances, he is also devoted to teaching and participates actively in research and the promulgation of the repertoire.
He has appeared with ia. the Barcelona Orchestra, the Israel Chamber Orchestra, the St-Petersburg Philharmonic and the Stockholm and the Malmo Orchestras. Devoted to contemporary music, he has played premier performances of numerous pieces including concertos by composers such as: Penderecki, Corigliano, Denisow, Maratka, Ballif, Landowski, Decoust, Fourchotte, Scolai, Narita, Brotons and Giraud. His recordings include about twenty compact discs, among which are two Grands prix du Disque (“Ascèses” by Jolivet and “Contrasts” by Bartók, with G. Poulet and N. Lee), for Lyrinx, Arion, RCA, Bis, Talent, Actes Sud. He has teached at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris and at the Nice Conservatoire and gives frequently masterclasses in other renowned music schools. He is the Artistic Director of the Festival Pablo Casals in Prades.