Photo taken in Wynwood, bio excerpt
Born in Port au Prince Haiti, Guy A Michel grew up in a household surrounded by musicians and artists, so music has always been part of his DNA. At the age of 5, his dad wanted him to play the cello, which at first he did not approve of – until he saw the beauty of this instrument at a recital. That day, he found his first love – and he hasn’t looked back since.
What started as a fun and joyous experience turned into an immense passion. Michel joined the Saint Trinite Music Program three years later and became part of the premiere orchestra in Port-Au-Prince, “The Orchestre Philarmonique de Saint Trinite”.
After his primary and secondary studies at the prestigious Nouveau College Bird, Michel emigrated to the U.S to further his musical studies at Florida International University, where he received a bachelor’s in Music Education.
Even though Michel is classically trained, he believes that music goes beyond Bach and Beethoven or simply playing complex notes to showcase an individual’s talent. It is a form of self-expression; a vehicle for awakening and stimulating the imagination. He loves exploring new possibilities on the cello through a repertoire ranging from easy listening to Hip Hop and EDM.
In Spain, Barcelona, France, and Portugal
On Univision’s hit Latin TV show “Mira Quien Baila”
With Latin Grammy winners Camila, Marco Antonio Solis during Los Premios Nuestro
In Dublin, Ireland for World-Renowned Chef Clodagh McKenna during Haiti Week
For Michel Martelly, a.k.a. “Sweet Mickey”, the former president of Haiti
At the Diner En Blanc event, West Palm Beach
In Haiti, where he has also conducted several music workshops
For Jovenel Moise, current president of Haiti
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