Sophie-Véronique CAUCHEFER-CHOPLINSophie-Véronique Cauchefer-Choplin was born in 1959 in Nogent-le-Rotrou, France. She grew up in a musical family where she received piano instruction as a small child. After completing piano, organ and harmony courses at the Ecole Nationale de Musique of Le Mans, she entered the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique of Paris where she studied the organ with Rolande FALCINELLI.

She was awarded the first prize in organ, improvisation, harmony, fugue and counterpoint. Her academic success was rewarded in 1980 with a prize from the French Ministry of Culture.

Sophie-Véronique Cauchefer-Choplin was named titular of the Great Organ of Saint Jean-Baptiste de la Salle in Paris in 1983. In 1985, she added the position of deputy titular of the Great Organ of Saint Sulpice in Paris. In that same year, she became the first woman and the only one to win the 2nd prize of Improvisation at the Chartres International Organ Competition.

Sophie-Véronique Cauchefer-Choplin has an extensive international career She has given recitals in France, Germany Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark Great Britain and Canada. 1998 marked her first recital tour in the United States.

She is considered by her peers as one of the best improvisers of her generation.

Her CDs of Bach. Mendelssohn. Brahms, Franck, Rheinberger. Messiaen, Grunenwald along with her recorded improvisations have earned high praise.

Sophie-Véronique CAUCHEFER-CHOPLIN - Chartres 2013

Sophie-Véronique CAUCHEFER-CHOPLIN – Chartres 2013