Michel MORAGUES (flute) has performed solo flute with the Orchestre National de France since 1989 and is a Professor of Chamber Music at both the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique in Paris and Conservatoire National de Région in Rueil-Malmaison. An avid chamber musician, Michel is a founding member of the Quintette Moragues, which he formed in 1980 with his two brothers Pierre and Pascal, David Walter and Patrick Vilaire. He has also collaborated in chamber music with partners such as Barbara Hendricks, Sandrine Piau, Shlomo Mintz, Nicolas Angelich and Anne Gastinel. As an orchestral musician he has performed under the baton of legendary conductors such as Leonard Bernstein, Pierre Boulez, Sir Colin Davis, Eugen Jochum, Seiji Ozawa, Bernard Haitink, Riccardo Muti and Georges Pretre. Michel was the founder and director of the festival "Music in Grésivaudan" from 1993-2003, and currently directs the summer festival of chamber music from Gourdon (Lot) with other members of Quintette Moragues.