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Caroline Charrière (1960-2018)


Caroline Charrière

Born 1960 in Fribourg (Switzerland), Caroline Charrière has accomplished flute studies at the Lausanne Conservatory (with Pierre Wavre) and completed them with Aurèle Nicolet and at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester (England). During the same time, she followed orchestration and composition studies with swiss composer Jean Balissat. She received also an orchestra conducting diploma at the Lausanne Conservatory with Hervé Klopfenstein in 1994.

She is teaching at the Fribourg Conservatory and conducts the Choeur de Jade (choir).

Since autumn 2000, Caroline Charrière dedicated her career entirely to composition. Important commissions - particularly in 2001 the one by the Pro Helvetia Foundation for the Oratorio «Le livre de Job» [the Book of Job] -, and wellknown performers (a.o. Brigitte Balleys, the Amar Quartet, the French vocal ensemble Kantika) have confirmed her choice. Her catalog of works includes recital pieces, chamber music, choral and orchestral works.



The Spider
for mixed choir a cappella

The Spider

for mixed choir a cappella


L’enfance en éclat & Toccata
for piano

L'enfance en éclats

for flute, clarinet, marimba, percussions, violin, viola and cello


Undine et Ondine
for women choir, flute and harp

Undine & Ondine

Petite Suite
for flute and piano

I. Contrastes
II. Vocalises
III. Suspense

for symphony orchestra


Le Temps Suite
for string orchestra

Le Temps

La voix meurtrie
for alto/soprano saxophone and piano

La Voix Meurtrie

Agnus Dei
for women choir

Agnus Dei

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