Liceu Cambra Masterclasses & Concerts is synonymous with great music and musical wisdom shared by the greatest performers and creators. This concert series reaches its ninth edition this year, reaffirming itself as one of the most interesting initiatives of its kind, and, as always expected, a meeting point for the students of the Higher Center of the Liceu Conservatory with the great international masters, and as an appointment for music lovers from Barcelona with the best music.
French clarinetist Michel Lethiec is currently considered one of the most prominent figures in the international music scene. He is a very active artist on the concert and festival stages, and is also passionate about teaching. He is very active in the research and dissemination of the repertoire, both as a performer and as a program designer.
An enthusiastic interpreter of the music of our time, he has premiered numerous pieces and concertos, including works by Penderecki, Corigliano, Denisow, Maratka, Ballif, Landowski, Decoust, Dalbavie, Fourchotte, Risset, Scolari, Narita, Brotons, Hersant, Giraud, Lee, Ryu, among others.
His important discography, for Lyrinx, Naxos, Arion, RCA, Bis, Talent, Actes Sud, includes two great prizes of the disc, and unpublished recordings of which: concertos and chamber music of Krzysztof Penderecki, Porgy & Bess, Preludes, Concerto in F of Gershwin in an arrangement of Frank Villard for clarinet and strings. The tears and prayers of Isaac the blind, by Golijov with string quartet (live recording).
A renowned pedagogue, he is Honorary Professor at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, Professor at the Conservatoire de Nice, regularly gives master classes in major foreign institutions and participates in juries of international competitions.
Founder of the International Chamber Music Academy of Prades, Artistic Director of the prestigious Pablo Casals Festival for several decades, he has welcomed every summer the greatest chamber musicians and their students, around original programs presented in the Abbey of St. Michel de Cuxa as well as at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris and in several other capitals: Tokyo, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong or Puerto Rico. Michel Lethiec is a Knight in the National Order of Merit and in the Order of Arts and Letters.
Liceu Cambra – Masterclasses & Concerts series has the patronage of Ferrer-Salat Music Foundation.