Charriere Caroline Ophelia Qc11
Caroline Charrière
Quatuor Ophelia
for string quartet
intermediate / advanced Duration: 12' Swiss Composers Series

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Caroline Charrière

Caroline Charrière (1960-2018)

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 (GB). During the same time, she studied orchestration and composition with the Swiss composer Jean Balissat and conducting (Lausanne Conservatory, Hervé Klopfenstein)....
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About Quatuor Ophelia

Reminiscent of a bird song

Ophelia, the heroine from Shakespeare, that touching figure of innocence hurt by Hamlet and in some way appeased by death. This is what I wished to express: the pure soul, the heartbreak, and finding salvation in death and the resulting peace that inevitably follows, reminiscent of a bird song. Caroline Charrière, Fribourg (Switzerland), Decembre 2007

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Editions Bim
I. L’innocence (3')
II. La blessure (3’35)
III. La mort (1'10)
IV. la paix (4’15’)


  • October 24, 2021 | Basel, Switzerland. Camerata Variabile.

  • October 23, 2021 | Stein am Rhein, Switzerland. Camerata Variabile.

  • October 22, 2021 | Zürich, Switzerland. Camerata Variabile.

  • October 21, 2021 | Fribourg, Switzerland. Camerata Variabile.

  • November 30, 2019 | Concert de Commémoration | Freiburg, Switzerland. Choeur de Jade, Céline Latour-Monnier (conductor), Christine Fleischmann (harp), Sophie Marilley (mezzo soprano), Eric Cerantola (piano), Gabriela Jungo et Anne-Frédérique Léchaire (violin), Céline Portat (viola), Justine Pelnena-Chollet (cello), Philippe Savoy (saxophone).