Caroline Charrière
Caroline Charrière


Caroline Charrière was born in 1960 in Fribourg, Switzerland. She gained a diploma in flute at the Conservatoire de Lausanne, and at the same time studied orchestration and composition with Jean Balissat. She then undertook advanced flute studies with Aurèle Nicolet.
In 1994, she completed her studies in orchestral conducting at the Conservatoire de Lausanne. Throughout her training, she also dedicated some time to composition.
From 1993 onwards, composition became increasingly important in her work until in autumn 2000 Caroline Charrière decided to make it her priority. She received numerous commissions from Laurent Estoppey, Brigitte Balleys (Du Livre pour toi), the Amar quartet (Ophelia), and Camerata variabile, among others, and also collaborated with the Théâtre des Osses for six years.
In 2008 her piece Flowers for mixed choir won 3rd prize in the “Label suisse” competition produced by Espace 2. Anima mea for 8 voices and organ was premiered at the Lucerne Festival in 2010, and in 2014 her concerto for organ and orchestra was premiered by Anne Chollet and the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne conducted by Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla.
During a residency at the Atelier Tinguely in the Cité des Arts, Paris in 2017 she worked on a Universal Passion.
Caroline Charrière’s music is played regularly in Switzerland and abroad. Her works are published by [Bim ->