Artistic direction and saxophonist
Marie-Bernadette Charrier studied Music at the Conservatory of Nantes and Bordeaux (saxophone, bassoon, music chamber, music theory, analysis, music history, harmony and counterpoint.)
Curious and impassioned by all the musical currents of today, she carries out an international career (France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Slovenia, Estonia, Switzerland, Ireland, Australia, Canada, the USA, Japan, China, Peru, Mexico, Chile, Thailand…) of soloist and in chamber music with the ensemble Proxima Centauri of which she is the artistic Director.
She has taken part in various emissions and radio recordings in Germany, Ireland, France, Switzerland and Australia. She has played with the Orchestra of the Theatre of Nantes, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Pays de Loire, the International Ensemble of Saxophones, the Ensemble New Music, the National Ensemble of Saxophones, the International Orchestral Ensemble of Italy, the National Orchestra Bordeaux Aquitaine, the ensemble ARCEMA, the New Modern Ensemble of Montreal, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Bangkok.
Marie-Bernadette Charrier has given conferences and concerts on the current musical aesthetics at the « Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux » and master-classes in the Conservatories in France, Spain, Switzerland, Belgium, Péru, Mexico, China, in Germany and in serveral Australian Universities (such as Melbourne, Sydney, Hobart…)
Currently professor of saxophone at the PESMD Bordeaux Aquitaine and the Conservatory of Bordeaux where she created in 1993 a class of interpretation of the contemporary music for all the instruments, she forms generations of interpreters to the open practice of the musics of today.
Marie-Bernadette Charrier is dedicatee of an about hundred works original for saxophone and recorded ten CDs.