The french clarinettist Michel Lethiec is considered to be one of the most eminent figures on the world-wide classical musical scene. Devoted to contemporary music, he has performed premières of numerous pieces and concertos by composers such as: Penderecki, Corigliano, Denisow, Maratka, Ballif,... He teaches at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris and at the Nice Conservatoire. He is also the Artistic Director of the prestigious Festival Pablo Casals in Prades. Michel Lethiec is Chevalier of the Ordre National du Mérite and of the Ordre des Arts et Lettres.