For a musician with a love for all kinds of musical expression, composition came relatively late in life. His first composition, ‘Cinq haïkus pour piano’, dates from November 2012. Almost from the start he nevertheless forged a very personal style of composition, characterised by strong formal coherence and an immediate, expressive impact – a style as far removed from atonal avant-garde as it is from some of the blander neo-tonal styles of composition. His first compositions were met with immediate public acclaim and numerous musicians expressed their interest in his music by commissioning pieces from him. The Concours international de piano de Fribourg, Jeune Musique, chose one of his compositions for one of the set pieces of its 2018 edition.
He founded the publishing company Editions Rochebrune, which has been publishing his works and recordings with exclusive rights since February 2018. On 18 February, it released his double album ,‘A Silent Wood’.
- Work for solo piano “Hymne de l’univers”, for the inauguration of the new piano in the library of the Albertinum, Fribourg.
- Work for solo harp.
- Work for saxophone and piano for the ‘duo Vulcain’ (Simon Engel and Daphné Widmer Fragnière)
Complete list of works
by chronological order
R1002, Shadows and Voices from the Sun, for solo piano, 2013
R1003, Le château des brouillard, for two pianos, 2013
R1004, Averse de pétales, for SATB choir, 2013
R1005, Ephemeris, for electronic tape and piano, 2015
R1006, Dies Irae, for electronic tape and piano, 2015
R1007, The Ladder of Tranquility, for electronic tape and piano, 2015
R1008, A l’unisson du ciel, for solo piano, 2016
R1009, A Silent Wood, for solo piano, 2016
R1010, Trois pièces d’après “Wuthering Heights”, for solo guitar, 2016
R1011, La nuit n’est jamais complète, for alto voice and piano, 2016
R1012, Dynamic curves preludes, for fortepiano or piano, 2016
R1013, Merveilleux nuages, for violin and piano, 2016
R1014, Coeur à Coeur, for solo piano, 2016
R1015, Karma, for piano and percussion, 2016
R1016, Sonate spatiale, for solo piano, 2017
R1017, Douze pièces faciles d’après Jules Verne, for solo piano, 2017
R1018, Vitrail, for piano and tenor (or alto) saxophone, 2018
R1019, Le silence de cristal, four-hand piano, 2018
R1020, Hymne de l’univers, for solo piano, 2018
R1021, Moonphase Trio, for piano, violin and cello, 2019
R1022, Motet aux Saints Apôtres Pierre et Jean, for men’s choir, 2019
R1023, Berceuse pour …, for solo piano, 2019
R1024, Ombre, for flute, viola, harp and piano, 2019
R1025, Trois pièces d’après «Wuthering Heights», for solo harp, 2021