If you have ever seen Guy Michel in a live performance, I can surely guarantee that you will never forget him! He effortlessly fuses genres on the cello and he likely has some of your favorite songs on his playlist. Guy is a true gem in the South Florida music scene and the music industry as a whole. Browse around and take a glance into #YourFavoriteCellist and you will get a glimpse of his amazing style and uniqueness.
Born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Guy grew up in a household of musicians and artists, so music has always been part of his DNA. At the age of five, his dad wanted him to play the cello, which Guy did not approve of at first, not until he saw its beauty at a recital. On that day, he found his first love and has never looked back since.
What started as a fun and joyous experience, turned into an immense passion. Guy joined the Saint Trinite Music Program three years later and became part of the premiere orchestra in Port-au-Prince, “The Orchestre Philarmonique de Saint Trinite.”
After his primary and secondary studies at the prestigious Nouveau College Bird, Guy emigrated to the U.S. to further his musical studies at Florida International University, where he received a bachelor’s in Music Education.
Even though Guy is classically trained, he believes that music goes beyond Bach and Beethoven or simply playing complex notes to showcase an individual’s talent. It’s a form of self-expression, a vehicle to awaken and stimulate the imagination. He loves exploring new possibilities on the cello with a repertoire ranging from easy listening to hip hop and EDM. He is currently working on original tracks that are set to be released early in 2020.
- Two features on Univision’s hit Latin TV show “Mira Quien Baila” Government of Nicaragua in Managua
- Jovenel Moise (current president of Haiti)
- Michel Martelly aka “Sweet Mickey” (former president of Haiti)
- Latin sensations Camila and Marco Antonio Solis
- West Palm Beach “Diner En Blanc”
Dublin, Ireland; South Africa; France; Barcelona, Spain; Portugal; Haiti
By Cassandra Claude