Sophie-Veronique Cauchefer-Choplin (Tullamore International Summer Organ Series)

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23 Jul 2024

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Tullamore International Summer Organ Series 2024 presents

 

SOPHIE-VÉRONIQUE CAUCHEFER-CHOPLIN, organ
 

 

in the Church of the Assumption, Tullamore

on Tuesday, 23rdJuly, 8pm.

 

Programme

Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750)                      Fantasy in G Major (3 movements)

Rachel LAURIN (1961–2023)                                   Aria from Organ Symphony No. 1

Dénis BÉDARD (b. 1950)                                          Suite for Organ in 3 movements

Improvisations on various themes 

 

Madame Cauchefer-Choplin studied organ from an early age at the École Nationale de Musique of Le Mans before entering the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris in her teens where she studied organ with Rolande Falcinelli.

Cauchefer-Choplin was named titular of the Grand Orgue of Saint Jean-Baptiste de la Salle in Paris in 1983. In 1985, she added the position of co-titular of the Grand Orgue of Saint Sulpice Paris with Daniel Roth. Cauchefer-Choplin has an extensive international career, giving recitals throughout Europe, Russia, Japan, Singapore, China, Iceland, the United

States, Canada, and Australia. Since 1998, she has conducted master classes in improvisation in Dallas, Chicago, New York, Washington, Minneapolis, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore, Melbourne, Sydney, etc.

She is considered by her peers to be one of the best improvisers of her generation. Her recordings of Bach, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Franck, Rheinberger, Messiaen, etc. have gained her the highest accolades.

 

Tickets: €15 (+ booking fee). Early booking advised.