3 Grammy nominations and the Grand Prix L'Academic Charles Cros in France for "WINGS"
Grammy Nomination for AGAINST ALL ODDS
Golden Globe nomination for WHITE NIGHTS
People's Choice Co-Winner with Prince for PURPLE RAIN
Cesar (France) for ELISA
Cesar (France) nomination for UNE CHAMBRE en VILLE
ACE nomination for FLORIDA STRAITS
At the age of 22 Michel spent one year with French avant garde composer Michel Magne and was hired as musical director of Barclay Records. His first assignment was to arrange Charles Aznavours' first album in English, produced by Quincy Jones.
In 1968 while acting as Petula Clarks' musical director he met Herb Albert, performer and co-founder of "A&M Records", who signed Michel. The collaboration gave birth to "Wings", an entirely new concept album hailed as the "first pop symphony" and "the first rock oratorio". Also becoming known in Japan as the "Godfather of Fusion".
Michel has written numerous songs, ballets, chamber music, symphonic works, four concertos and four "video operas". He has worked with an extremely diversified array of artist (just to name a few): Kronos Quartet, Madonna, Jaco Pastorius, Prince, Herb Albert, Supertramp, Roberta Flack, Barbara Streisand, Johnny Mathis, Petula Clark, The Beach Boys, Bradford Marsalis, Herbie Hancock, Bill Withers, Joni Mitchell, Jean Pierre Rampal, Earth,Wind and Fire, Stephane Grappelli, Charles Azavour, The Canadian Brass, The London Symphony Orchestra, the Paris Opera