Charles-Antoine Fréchette

(b. 1981, Montréal, Québec).

Canadian composer of chamber, choral and piano works that have been performed in Europe and North America.

Mr. 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).


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Thème et Variations, small orchestra (flute, clarinet, bassoon, French horn, trumpet, trombone, 4 violins, 2 violas, 2 cellos), 2005, revised 2007

Aspirations, amplified small orchestra, fixed media, 2006

Parcours, 2007


Soledad Sonora, amplified cello, 2003

Marvellous, 4 trombones, 2003

Appels, trombone (with reverberation pedal), 2003

Traverser, flute, oboe, clarinet, French horn, bassoon, 2003

Transfiguration, violin, piano, 2003–04

Transitoire, amplified violin, amplified cello, amplified piano, 2005–06

Nocturne (Nature morte pour chouettes effraie et hulotte, vents, souffles et bateaux-moteurs), trumpet, live electronics, 2009

Nature Vive 1, string quartet, live electronics, 2010

Nature Vive 2, string quartet, live electronics, 2011

Archéotopologie 1, percussion ensemble, 2011–12

Toposition(s) 1, violin, cello, piano, 2012

Toposition(s) 2, amplified harp, amplified cello, live electronics, 2013


Parcours (vocalise), mixed chorus (+ balloon), 2001

Madrigal (text by the composer), 5 mixed voices, 2001


Envol, 2001

Trajectoire, 2001–02, revised 2003

Two Fantasies, piano, computer ad libitum, 2004