Born in Port au Prince Haiti, Guy 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 he did not approve of at first until he saw the beauty of this instrument at a recital. On that day, he found his first love and has never looked back since. What started as a fun and joyous experience turned into an immense passion. He joined the Saint Trinite Music Program three years later and became part of the premiere orchestra in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti "The Orchestre Philarmonique de Saint Trinite". After his primary and secondary studies at the prestigious Nouveau College Bird, Guy 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 Guy 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 in which to awaken and stimulate the imagination. He loves exploring new possibilities on the cello with a repertoire ranging from easy listening to Hip Hop and EDM. There is no limit to what can be accomplished on an instrument. He is currently working on original tracks which is set to be released this fall Career Highlights/Performances: Two features on the Univision’s hit Latin TV show “Mira Quien Baila" Government of Nicaragua in Managua Jovenel Moise (Current President of Haiti) Michel Martelly aka "Sweet Mickey" (Former president of Haiti) Latin sensations Camila and Marco Antonio Solis West Palm Beach “Diner En Blanc” International Performances: Dublin Ireland, France, Barcelona, Portugal, Haiti (Also conducted several music workshops)
Music has given me the chance to speak to many people around the world even when I don't speak their language.
To keep playing the cello around the world and making a difference in people's lives
Change always starts within
Chake Demus - Murder She Wrote
Michael Jackson, Boyz II Men, Clean Bandit, Major Lazer. There are a lot more but these ones will give you an idea
My environment. I usually write about things that make people feel good. I'm not too much into fitting into any stereotypes with my instrument
That anything is possible if we take time out everyday to think critically about what we want
I love being in front of people. It feels so good seeing the joy on their faces.
A lot of them are just seeking fame as opposed to dedicating time to work on their craft and make an impact in the world.
I think it's really cool. Didn't know about this site until I read an article on the New Artist Model page and they mentioned it to create awesome EPKs
People undervaluing my services
Yes I do. Same way I ask for support, I do the same for other musicians by going to their events and buying their merch.
Treating their profession as a business and not just "gigging". At least that's my opinion.
Michael Brun, J. Perry