Charles-Antoine Fréchette

Montréal, Québec, 1981

  • Composer

Canadian composer of chamber, choral and piano works that have been performed in Europe and North America. Charles-Antoine Fréchette studied choral singing with Gilbert Patenaude and piano with Marie Roby at the Maîtrise des Petits Chanteurs du Mont-Royal in Montréal from 1991—99 and piano with Claude Labelle at the École de musique Vincent-d’Indy in Montréal from 1999—2001. He later studied composition with Michel Gonneville at the Conservatoire de musique du Québec à Montréal from 2001—07 and has studied composition at McGill University in Montréal since 2007. Among his honours are the Médaille du Gouverneur Général from the École de musique Vincent-d’Indy (2001), First Prize in the category Piano in the competition for young composers of the CBC (2003, for Trajectoire) and two prizes in the category Solo-Duo of the competition for young composers of SOCAN (First Prize, 2004, for Soledad Sonora; Third Prize, 2004, for Transfiguration). He is currently working on a doctorate in composition at McGill University under the supervision of Philippe Leroux. He has received grants and commissions from the CAC, CALQ and CIRMMT. His works have been performed by Toronto’s New Music Concerts, by trombonist/conductor Alain Trudel, Vйronique Lacroix (ECM +), Lorraine Vaillancourt (NEM), Diotima string quartet, McGill Percussion Ensemble, Ensemble Chorum, Sylvio Gualda and many others.