Michel Strauss• Conservatoire national supérieur de Paris
• Royal Conservatoire The Hague
• Beijing Central Conservatory Musical Instrument: Cello
Cellist considered as one of the most accomplished French musicians of his generation, Michel Strauss studied in France and the United States with Paul Tortellier, Maurice Gendron and Aldo Parisot. Cello teacher at the Conservatoire national supérieur de Paris since 1987, he has trained many musicians of the new generation and set up a great number of cultural events and workshops in the United States, Asia the Netherlands and France to promote young performers.
Principal Cello for the Nouvel orchestre philharmonique de Radio-France from 1980 to 1990, Mr. Strauss performed with many orchestras in France and abroad, and has interpreted many concertos dedicated to him. As a chamber musician, he has collaborated with several artists including Henriette Puig-Roget, Tibor Varga, Georges Pludermacher, Gérard Jarry, Aldo Parisot, Serge Collot, Jean-Claude Pennetier, Gérard Caussé, Bruno Pasquier, and the legendary Sándor Végh.
His worldwide career led him to give concerts on all major international stages in Europe, but also in Australia, Canada and the United-States including New York’s Carnegie Hall.
In recent years, his presence on stage and in the cultural life of China and Korea has grown considerably. Michel Strauss now teaches at the Central Conservatory of Beijing in addition to his positions at the Conservatoire national supérieur de Paris and at the Royal Conservatoire in the Hague.
Michel Strauss is the founder and Artistic Director of the Musique de chambre à Giverny Festival.