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Jean-Claude Schlaepfer (*1961)
Born in Geneva (Switzerland) in 1961, Jean-Claude Schlaepfer studied piano for many years, notably with M. Risler. At the Geneva Conservatory he studied a program of theory courses and achieved a diploma in Musical Culture, the Prize of the Geneva State Council and the composition prize (in the class of Pierre Wissmer and Jean Balissat). Afterwards he did further study with Betsy Jolas, composer and professor at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris. In 1988 he was the winner of the competition organized by the Swiss Musician’s Association.
Along with his activities as a composer, he teaches harmony and analysis at the Conservatoire supérieur de Musique and at the Conservatoire populaire de Musique of Geneva.