Marie-Bernadette Charrier

Curious and impassioned by all the musical currents of today, Marie-Bernadette Charrier carries out an international career (France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Belgium, Slovenia, Estonia, Switzerland, Austria, Ireland, Australia, Tasmania, Canada, USA, Japan, China, Peru, Mexico, Thailand, Chile, Venezuela, Argentina, Brazil…) as a soloist and in chamber music with the ensemble Proxima Centauri of which she is the artistic Director. She has taken part in various and radio shows and recordings and is regularly invited to give conferences and master-classes in the world. She has played with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Pays de Loire, of Bangkok and of Italy, the International Ensemble of Saxophones, ENM, ONBA, ARCEMA, SMASH, the NEM of Montreal, the ECM+… Charrier currently teaches the saxophone and chamber music at the PESMD Bordeaux Aquitaine and the Conservatoire of Bordeaux, where in 1993 she created a class of interpretation of contemporary music for all instruments and she has been training generations of interpreters to the open practice of music of today. She is a Selmer artist and Honorary Member of the French Association of saxophonists. Charrier has created over a hundred original works for saxophone written for her and has recorded ten CDs.