Isabelle Fraisse

(born in 1949, Paris), composer. From earliest childhood, Isabelle Fraisse had a passion for music and wanted to compose. This desire could really take shape thanks to her meeting with Michel Philippot, professor at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris with whom she began studying musical theory and composition. She then attended seminars led by Luciano Berio, Donatoni and followed the Darmstadt summer Courses. In recent years, she has devoted herself mainly to composition. The catalog of her works include: Marben, duet for violin and trombone, writing for the Soloists of the Ensemble Intercontemporain; Double Duo, for oboe, horn, harp and cello quartet, commissioned by Radio France, created by soloists of the Philharmonic; Quatuor avec basson, commissioned by the State Ensemble Fa. In 2004, she wrote her first string quartet Ici jaillit le creux du ciel, commissioned by Radio France to Alla breve and created by the Ysaÿe Quartet, and, in 2006, she made a second Dans le silence ému de mon âme..., a tribute to the Ode Maritime of Fernando Pessoa, dedicated to Ysaÿe Quartet and created by this ensemble in November 2006. The following two quartets are also created by the Ysaÿe Quartet, the third Da dämmert eine stille Freude mir in October 2008 for the 20th Festival String Quartet in Fayence, 4th An das Streichquartett, in March 2010, Salle Cortot in Paris. Following compositions for piano: Le marché de Thouars commissioned by the Festival Youth Talent in Loudun in 2011 and Un voyage de Paulhan, created in 2012 by Pascal Gallet at the festival of the Promenades musicales du Pays d’Auge. In 2013, is created a triptych from the Sonatas Opus 7, 101, 111 of Beethoven.
Selected works: An das Streichquartett, 17’, for string quartet; Da dämmert eine stille Freude mir, 21',  for string quartet; Dans le silence ému de mon âme..., 21', for string quartet; Ici jaillit le creux du ciel, 12', for string quartet; Un voyage de Paulhan, 19’, 12 movements for piano; Pour Ava, 25’, Triptych for piano; Schiste, 12', for 8 strings (3 vln, 2vla, 2 cello, 1db );  Marben, 10', for violin and trombone; Double duo, 14', for oboe, horn, harp and cello.; Quatuor avec bassoon, 14', for for violin, viola, cello and bassoon.