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Frauchiger Katrin

(26. 10. 1967)

Frauchiger Katrin
Frauchiger Katrin
Rabbentalstr. 59
CH-3013 Bern
Schweiz

Tel: +41 (0)31 302 85 32
Fax: +41 (0)31 302 85 32


Biography
Katrin Frauchiger studied voice at the "Hochschule für Musik und Theater Bern" and in Cambridge USA (soloist diploma with distinction) as well as composition under Michael Jarrell at the "Musikhochschule Zürich". She attended the workshops of Chaya Czernowin, Frederik Rzewski, Donald Martino, Fred Frith, Klaus Huber and Heinz Holliger.
Specialising in contemporary music, Katrin Frauchiger has performed on innumerable occasions in the USA and premiered a great number of works by composers such as Frangis Ali-Sade, Jürg Wyttenbach, Mischa Käser, Christoph Neidhöfer and Daniel Glaus. She performs as a soloist together with various ensembles and orchestras within the framework of international festivals, including the "IMF Luzern 1999", "Wiener Hörgänge 1999", Young Artists Festival Davos 2001, "Europäischer Musikmonat 2001", "Festival Incontemporanea 2005" and the "Lucca Europa Festival 2008", to name but a few.
Her compositions have seen world premiere performances at home and abroad by such formations as the Berner Kammerorchester, Nouvel Ensemble Contemporain, Ensemble Bern Modern, Ensemble Amaltea, Ensemble Swiss Modern and at the "FMF Festival 2001", the Festivals "L'Art pour L'Aar 2003, 2006 and 2010", the "Armenisch-schweizerischen Kulturtage 2004", the festival Two Days and Two Nights of New Music Odessa 2005, the 37th "Festival Internacional Encuentros Buenos Aires 2006", the "Soirée Oppenheim CCS Paris 2006", "YOUrope together Essen 2008" and the "Festival Croisements, Chine 2010"; several performances were transmitted by Radio DRS 2 and German Radio. She has recorded various works on CD. Her artistic activity is characterised by a broad spectrum of cross-style and cross-media projects, collaborations with jazz musicians and involvement in film, dance and theatre productions in her role as an interpreter and composer.
Katrin Frauchiger received an award for her musical work from the Pro Arte Foundation in 2002 and was commissioned to write a composition for Pro Helvetia in 2004, and again in 2009. She received the canton of Berne's Appreciation Prize in 2007. Katrin Frauchiger is a lecturer at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts/Music.


Work list
Pompejï-Fragmente I-III (1997)
for soprano, viola and violoncello
After wall instriptions in Pompei.
1. All lovers perish
2. Quisquis amat nigram
3. Nothing lasts forever
Duration: 8' 30"
Manuscript
An eine Tänzerin (1998)
for two sopranos, flute, viola, violoncello and piano
Texts: R. Hezar-Khani
Duration: 8' 00"-9' 00"
Manuscript
Schaumspiel, eine Oper ohne (1999)
Musical theatre production
for soprano, violin, clarinet/bass clarinet, piano and three actors
Texts: Paul Celan, Imre Kertesz
Musical theatre production about the indemnification for the victims of the Holocaust.
Composition: Katrin Frauchiger and Daniel Peter Birò.
Director/libretto: Sebastian Dietschi.
Duration: abendfüllend
Manuscript
Es ist alles anders (1999)
for soprano, bass clarinet and violin
Texts: Paul Celan
From: 'Schaumspiel, eine Oper ohne'.
Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
... rauscht der Brunnen (1999)
for soprano, violin, bass clarinet and piano
Texts: Paul Celan
Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Action Shot (2000)
Live Music/dance/performance
for soprano, piano, electronic tape and one female dancer
Texts: Jozsef Attila
Composition: Katrin Frauchiger and Michael Beck.
Duration: abendfüllend
Manuscript
Mimicri (2000-2001)
for two pianos
Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
Code Decode (2003)
Choreographic project
for soprano, piano, recorded material, electronics, lights and 5 dancers
Music to 'Code Decode' by the 'Compagnie Carole Meier'.
Composition: Katrin Frauchiger and Michael Beck.
Duration: abendfüllend
Manuscript
Lontano (2003-2004)
for chamber ensemble (1.1.1.0/0.0.0.0/pf/1.1.1.1.1)
Duration: 12' 00"
Manuscript
Stroke (2004)
Choreographic project
for soprano, piano, electronic keyboard, electronics, recorded material, lights and 5 dancers
Music for the choreography: 'Strophe' by 'Compagnie Carole Meier'.
Composition: Katrin Frauchiger and Michael Beck.
Duration: abendfüllend
Manuscript
"... und die Nacht ist paillettenübersät" (2004-2005)
6 lieder based on texts by Meret Oppenheim
for (mezzo-) soprano, flute and piano
Texts: Meret Oppenheim
Duration: 15' 00"
Manuscript
"Estos dias azules" (2008)
for violin, viola and violoncello
After a motto by Antonio Machado.
Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
"Lü Yè – Travelling at night" (2010)
for violo solo (with voice)
Texts: Bei Dao, Gu Cheng, Ping-Kwan Leung
Duration: 12' 00"
Manuscript
crestfallen / cliff-hanging (2010)
for marimba and euphonium
Duration: 6' 00"
Manuscript
Repertory
Frangiz Ali-Zade: Three Watercolours für Sopran, Flöte, Klavier
Gilberte Amy: D'un desastre obscur pour voix de mezzo-soprano et clarinette en la
Alban Berg: 7 frühe Lieder für Sopran und Klavier
Luigi Dallapiccola: Due liriche di Anacreonte für Sopran und Ensemble
Franco Donatoni: Cinis per voce feminile e clarinetto basso
Friedhelm Döhl: 7 Haiku für Sopran, Flöte und Klavier
Morton Feldman: The Rothko Chapel für Sopran, Alt, doppelten gemischten Chor, Schlagzeug, Celesta,
Elena Firsowa: Forest Walks for soprano and ensemble
Heinz Holliger: Schwarzgewobene Trauer for soprano, oboe, violoncello and harpsichord
Toshio Hosokawa: Renka I for soprano and guitar
Klaus Huber: Auf die ruhige Nacht-Zeit for soprano, flute, viola and violoncello
Adriana Hölszky: Sonnett for female voice and two guitars
Mischa Käser: the hard core of beauty for soprano and instrumental ensemble (fl/perc/acn/man/2vn.2va.2vc.db)
Maurice Ravel: Trois poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé pour soprano et ensemble
Kaija Saariaho: Die Aussicht für Sopran, Flöte, Violoncello, Klavier
Arnold Schönberg: Das Buch der hängenden Gärten, op. 15 für Sopran und Klavier
Igor Stravinskij: Three Japanese Lyrics für Sopran und Ensemble
Jürg Wyttenbach: verScherztes für eine Sopranistin
Diskographie
Festival L'art pour l'Aar. Die Konzerte 2008/2009 (Müller & Schade Nr. 5071/2, 2009)
Interpreten:
Bovey, Pierre-André
Werke:
Darbellay, Jean-Luc: Aulos (2000)
Henking, Christian: 3 Bagatellen für 3 Englischhörner (1999)
Holliger, Heinz: KLAUS-UR (2001-2002)
Wohlhauser, René: Streichtrio (2007)
Keller, Max E.: Cinque (2008)
Schweizer, Alfred: Burleske (2008)
Frauchiger, Katrin: "Estos dias azules" (2008)
Frischknecht, Hans Eugen: FanSolSi (2002)
Darbellay, Jean-Luc: Vif (2008)
Frischknecht, Hans Eugen: Quartett (2009)
Mit weiteren Werken von: Gabrielle Brunner, Stefan Werren, Anastasiya Lozova, Theo Hirsbrunner, Daniel Andres, Pierre-André Bovey, Christian Giger, Markus Hofer, Ursula Gut
Info: www.fonoteca.ch
Festival L'art pour l'Aar. Die Konzerte. 2006 / 2007 (Müller und Schade Nr. 5050/2, 2007)
Interpreten:
Frischknecht, Hans Eugen
Monot, Pierre-Alain
Nouvel Ensemble Contemporain NEC
Werke:
Henking, Christian: Ich bin so müde von Seufzen (2001)
Schweizer, Alfred: Gitarrenmusik 5 (2002)
Frauchiger, Katrin: Lontano (2003-2004)
Furer, Arthur: Sechs geistliche Lieder (1963-1964)
Darbellay, Jean-Luc: Tschara (2007)
Schweizer, Alfred: Orchesterstück Nr. 5 "Greina" (2007)
Darbellay, Jean-Luc: Alize (2006)
Darbellay, Jean-Luc: Postojna (2004)
Frischknecht, Hans Eugen: 4 Bilder (2005)
Frischknecht, Hans Eugen: 4 Stücke (2001)
Gut, Ursula: ricercare (2006)
Mit weiteren Werken von: Hans Studer, Pierre-André Bovey, Gerhard Holzer, Olivia Schweingruber, Raphael Gogniat, Alain Corbellari, Daniel Andres, Christian Giger, Daniel Glaus, Willy Merz
Info: www.fonoteca.ch
Ici ailleurs Suisse Arménie (Swiss Modern, 2006)
Interpreten:
Kolly d'Alba, Rachel
Werke:
Frauchiger, Katrin: Es ist alles anders (1999)
Mit weiteren Werken von: Nadir Vassena, Aram Hovhannisyan, Rudolf Kelterborn, Arzas Voskanian, Eric Gaudibert
Gitarren-Duo Scheidegger/Schmidt (Grammont Porträt Nr. 90, 2004)
Interpreten:
Frauchiger, Katrin
Scheidegger, Mats
Werke:
Holliger, Heinz: Praeludium, Arioso und Passacaglia (1987)
Feldmann, Walter: how many parts of it – the one, – and [how many] [the] other, nr. 2 the other (2002)
Mit weiteren Werken von: Helmut Lachenmann, Adriana Hölszky
Info: www.fonoteca.ch
Bibliography
Omlin, Christina: Next CH-Generation: Katrin Frauchiger. Expressive Welten, experimentelle Formen, in: cling Klong 46 (2001), S. 17-18
Schwarb, David: Katrin Frauchiger, hrsg. von Gabriela Kaegi (et al.) (Berner Almanach: Musik 4), Stämpfli Verlag, Bern 2001