Michel is one of those rare musicians who can conjure sounds so unexpected that you wonder if you heard them or imagined them.  His work on 'Messiah' came from some pretty dark and scary places, so much so that when he reached for the more conventional strings or his treatment of a Bach chorale it felt as though your head had been allowed out of the water, though only for a brief respite.

To work with he is a dream of collaboration and, more importantly, being a Frenchman more than a Californian will always make time for a decent lunch.

Diarmuid Lawrence
director, 'Messiah'

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