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date: 18 August 2019

Schlaepfer, Jean-Claudelocked

  • Jean-Pierre Amann

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(b Geneva, Jan 11, 1961). Swiss composer. After studying piano with Sébastien Risler he gained a diploma in music education and a prize from the Geneva Conseil d’État, along with a composition prize (class of Pierre Wissmer and Jean Balissat). He then went to study with Betsy Jolas in Paris. Besides composing, he teaches harmony and analysis at the two conservatories in Geneva. From his first compositions, Schlaepfer attracted attention in French-speaking Switzerland for his professionalism. His Stabat Mater (1990) was highly successful when performed by the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, an opportunity rarely given to any composer under 30. Since then there has been a steady succession of commissions from important institutions (Suisse Romande Radio, the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Concours international d’exécution musicale de Genève, the Tibor Varga violin competition, the Settimane Musicali d’Ascona and others).

Schlaepfer rarely discusses his compositional procedures and techniques. It is through his works alone that he has won over a large group of admirers, without ever yielding to complacency....

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