Catherine Michel papers

Catherine Michel papers

Dates: 1978-2002

This collection contains photographs of Michael LeGrand and Catherine Michel performing, rehearsing, and with various individuals; programs and notes; a discography; a copy of "Madame de Genlis" by Gabriel de Broglie; a copy of "Musique d'aiyourd'hui notation mouvelle"; a copy of "Répertoire pédagogique pour la harpe"; and a biography of Catherine Michel, 1978-2002.

  • Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Michel, Catherine, 1948
  • Call Number: MSS 7911
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; Music Special Collections; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open to public research.
Languages and Scripts
Materials are in English and French.
This collection retained its original order.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Catherine Michel papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 7911; Catherine Michel papers; International Harp Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 7911, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Catherine Michel in April 2004.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Catherine Michel; April 2004.
Subject Terms
LeGrand, Michel, 1932-; Michel, Catherine, 1948-; Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Harpists--France; Music
Genre / Form
Harp music; Photographs; Programs
Processing Information
Processed; Elizabeth West; July 2011.
Appraisal Information
Prominent Harpists, (Section IV.a.i. International Harp Collection Development Policy January 2011).
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Michel (Catherine) papers
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Elizabeth West
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-01-26T04:22-0700
Finding Aid Language
Biographical Info:

Biographical history

Catherine Michel (born 1948) is a prominent French harpist.

Catherine Michel (Marie Céleste Elvire) was born in Amiens, France, on June 25, 1948. A student of Pierre Jamet, she entered his Paris Conservatoire harp class at the age of 13, obtaining a premier prix in 1964. She won a second prix at the Israel contest (1970) and a gold medal at the Marcel Tournier competition (1971), and was solo harpist of the Orchestre National de France from 1970 to 1977. In 1978 she was appointed solo harpist at the Paris Opéra. Strongly committed to pedagogy, she has taught at academic institutions in Hamburg (1977–80), Detmold (1996–2000) and Zürich (from 1999), as well as at the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris (from 1981). Michel is a visiting professor at the Royal College of Music (RCM) and has published an important bibliography of harp music. Her significant recording career has been boosted by the popular success of her prizewinning 1995 collaboration with Michel Legrand on the CD Musique et Cinéma.

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Curator - Music Special Collections