Soloist with the Orchestre National de France and professor of chamber music at the Conservatoire Supérieur de Musique de Paris since 1989, Michel Moraguès has also taught chamber music at the Conservatoire à rayonnement régional de Rueil-Malmaison since 2005.
He entered the Conservatoire supérieur de musique de Paris at the age of fourteen, in the class of Jean-Pierre Rampal and Alain Marion, and emerged two years later, in 1979, with a first prize for flute (unanimously, first nominated with congratulations), and a first prize for chamber music in the class of Christian Lardé.
In 1978, he won the international competition of the Guild of Soloists Artists of Paris, then in 1981, the international competition of Budapest.
Michel Moraguès also performs in chamber music with other prestigious partners such as : Barbara Hendricks, Sandrine Piau, Nora Gubbich, Schlomo Mintz, Régis Pasquier, Gérard Poulet, Raphaël Oleg, Gérard Caussé, Bruno Pasquier, Nicolas Angelich, Philippe Cassard, Michel Dalberto, Claire Désert, Brigitte Engerer, ChristianIvaldi, Jean-Claude Pennetier, Pascal Rogé, Christoph Henkel, Anne Gastinel, Roland Pidoux, Frédérique Cambreling, Christine Icart, Isabelle Moretti, Marielle Nordman, Julie Palloc, or the quartets Ysaÿe, Élysée, Kocian, Manfred, Parisii, Psophos, Sine Nomine, the trio Wenderer, etc.A passionate chamber musician, he created the Moragues quintet in 1980 with his two brothers Pierre and Pascal, as well as David Walter and Patrick Vilaire, a group with which he has since travelled the world.
With the greatest conductors
His orchestral experience since 1989 has enabled him to play under the baton of conductors such as: Léonard Bernstein, Pierre Boulez, Eugen Juchum, Lorin Maazel, Seijji Ozawa, Bernard Haitink, Riccardo Muti, Sir Colin Davis, Georges Prêtre, Charles Dutoir, Kurt Masur, Daniele Gatti, etc.
After teaching flute at the age of seventeen at the École nationale de musique de Chalon sur Saône, then at the Conservatoire national de Région de Saint Maure des Fossées, as well as at the Académie internationale des Arcs, Michel Moraguès is now regularly invited to Europe, the United States and Asia to give master classes.ie internationale des Arcs, Michel Moraguès est aujourd’hui régulièrement invité en Europe, aux États-Unis et en Asie pour donner des master classes.
Numerous recordings, including one by Auvidis Valois, have earned him the Grand Prix du disque de l’Académie Charles Cros. His recording with Saphyr, production of poems by Ronsard, Albert Roussel and Sandrine Piau, was hailed by the Revue du Monde de la Musique in July 2006 as “the most beautiful version to date”.
In 1993, Michel Moraguès created the chamber music festival “Musique en Grésivaudan”, of which he was president and director until 2003.