John Michel, in his twenty-fifth year as cello professor at Central Washington University, enjoys his career as a soloist, chamber musician and teacher.

In addition to regular solo recital programs, he has performed a dozen concertos including the Shostakovich #1, Herbert, Dvorak and the Brahms Double with his wife Carrie Rehkopf.  In double series concerts, Mr. Michel has performed all of the six Bach Cello Suites for memory, and regularly appears in the Seattle Bach Marathon. He has published many recordings and numerous live performances that are readily available online.

Mr. Michel is cellist and founding member of the Kairos String Quartet, which holds an endowed professorship as the resident ensemble of Central Washington University and Icicle Creek. He is the founder and former director of the Internet Cello Society (, a cyber-community of cellists.


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