Caroline Charrière
Caroline Charrière

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Caroline Charrière was born in Fribourg and completed her studies of the traverse flute at Lausanne Conservatory (teacher and concert diploma in the class of Pierre Wavre). Parallel to these studies she attended courses in composing and orchestration with Jean Balissat. She studied further with the flutist Aurèle Nicolet and later at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. In 1990 she began studies in orchestral conducting at Lausanne Conservatory in the class of Hervé Klopfenstein and received her diploma with a special mention.
Composing became more central to the activities of Caroline Charrière after several years of teaching, choir conducting and chamber music and, in the Autumn of 2000, she decided to concentrate mainly on her compositions. Important commissions include: Pro Helvetia for an oratorio on the Book of Job (2001), from renowned interpreters (Brigitte Balleys, Maria Cristina Kiehr), a festival (concert portrait organised by the ’FrauenmusikForum’ in Bern in January 2003) and regular collaboration with the Théâtre des Osses, all of which confirms her decision to be correct.
Never the less Caroline Charrière continues to teach at the conservatory in Fribourg and directs the ’Chœur de Jade’.