MUSICFOR SWITZERLAND, Executive Director
Charlotte Orcel is a French violinist and painter. Through her artistic and attentive look, she dedicates herself to the care of the Musicfor International image on the social media, and contributes to the elaboration and development of various projects and concerts. She started music at the CRR in Nantes, until she obtained the DEM and then a prize of Perfectionism. She continued her studies at the CRR of Saint-Maur des Fossés in the class of Suzanne Marie, and was then admitted in 2016 at the Haute École de Musique de Genève, in the class of Sergey Ostrovsky. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in 2019, a Master of Interpretation in 2021, and a Master in Musical Pedagogy (2023).
Passionated about orchestra, she joined the French Youth Orchestra in 2013, and was then invited to play with the Wiener Jeunesse Orchestra. She performed in many festivals in France and abroad (Festival Puplinge Classique, Festival of Bellerive, Les Folles Journées de Nantes, Festival Classiques au Vert, Festival de la Chaise-Dieu, Summerfest of SOTA-USA Florida, Enescu Music World Festival, International Festival of Préfailles, …) and accompanies soloists such as Nelson Freire, Nelson Goerner, Gilles Apap, François-René Duchâble, Jean Frédéric Neuburger, Nigel Kennedy… She is also keenly interested in chamber music, and played with many formations around the world (quintet in Spain, quartet in the United States, Ensemble Contrechamps in Switzerland, trio in Brasil…).
Eager to share her passion with multiple audiences, she joins the organization Musicfor International in 2018. Thanks to Musicfor, Charlotte devotes part of her musical activity to the support and development of music in disadvantaged areas in the world building music schools, purchasing musical instruments, provisioning scholarships and the realization of chamber and symphonic orchestras. Thousands of children have thus the opportunity to approach music and broaden their perception and their perspective on life. She collaborated with several institutions and projects by teaching and giving masterclasses around the globe (Panama, Brasil, USA, Palestine…).
She was awarded in 2021 of the Pierre Vidoudez Prize, is a laureate of the Sinfonietta of Geneva (2022), and as a laureate since 2017 of the Geneva Lalive Foundation, she currently plays thanks to them a Joseph Hel violin from 1888.