Michel Bellavance

Flute Preselection Jury 2023

Biography

Internationally celebrated flautist Michel Bellavance is in high demand around the globe as a performer and teacher

With engagements on nearly every continent, he enjoys a very full travel schedule with invitations to headline as guest artist at festivals, to perform with orchestra, and to give recitals and masterclasses at well-known conservatoires, universities and summer academies worldwide.

As a Miyazawa artist, Michel embraces a full range of repertoire, and his discography attests to his keen interest for both new and less familiar works.

Michel is a university-level Professor of Flute at the renowned Geneva Conservatoire (Haute École de Musique) in Switzerland, Guest Professor at the Chinese National Conservatory in Beijing (China), and was a Substitute Professor at the Conservatoire National Supérieur Musique et Dance in Lyon (France) during the 2019-2020 academic year.

He studied in Montréal, Paris, Geneva, Zürich and San Francisco, honing his performing skills with artists such as Aurèle Nicolet, Patrick Gallois, Maxence Larrieu and Paul Renzi. Michel resides in London and holds Swiss and Canadian citizenships.