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Melodie Michel

Ph.D. Student

Early Music Performer, I travelled around the world to meet musician from different classical music cultures, creating discussions about common issues. Through my UCSC PhD I wish to create bridges between performance and research, early music and ethnomusicology, and between culturally informed performance practice and personal creativity. 

Research Interests: 

Performance Practice

Music from Portugal - and their colonies - in the 16th and 17th centuries

Persian music

Antropology of Early Music

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Selected Recordings: 

Norma (Bellini) first historically informed recording with Cecilia Bartoli as Norma, dir: Giovanni Antonini and La Scintilla orchestra (Zurich Opera). DECCA 2013

Passion selon Saint Marc (Keiser) with ensemble Gli Incogniti (Amandine Beyer, violin) and Ensemble Jacques Moderne, dir Joël Suhubiete. ZigZag 2014

Nouveau Monde with Patricia Petibon (soprano) and La Cetra Barockorchester Basel, dir Andrea Marcon. Deutsche Grammophon 2012

Education and Training: 
Konzertdiplom, ZhDK in Zurich, Switzerland 2009
Specialized Master for Performance in Historical Bassoons, Schola Cantorum Basel, Switzerland 2011
Master for pedagogy in Early Music in Schola Cantorum Basel and ESMUC Barcelona, Spain 2013
Historical bassoon teacher assistant in ESMAE Porto, Portugal 2013-2014
Teaching Interests: 

Modern and baroque bassoon

Renaissance ensemble, with special training for Dulcian Consort

Baroque chamber music

Wind music

Early Music and Performance Practice issues