Jean-Michel Fonteneau (cello) is a founding member of the award-winning Ravel String Quartet, winner of two prizes in the Evian String Quartet Competition in 1989 as well as the Les Victoires de la Musique Classique award for the best French chamber music ensemble in 1993. Mr. Fonteneau has toured and performed throughout the United States, Japan, Australia, Southeast Asia, Central and South America and Europe. He has been assistant professor of chamber music at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Lyon since 1991 and a member of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music faculty since 1999. Mr. Fonteneau studied at the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Musique de Paris with Dimitry Markevitch, Mark Drobinsky and Dominique Hoppenot.

[from program for May 21, 2001 concert]