Charles Marie Widor (1844-1937): Toccata Joh. Seb. Bach (1685-1750): Kyrie Cæsar Franck(1822-1890): Prélude, Fugue at Variation Op. 18 J. J. Grunenwald (1911-82): Procession et Scherzetto (1 ère Suite) Jehan Alain (1911-40): Le Jardin Suspendu Louis Vierne (1870-1937): Fra 1 ère symphonie - Prelude - Final S. V. Choplin: Improvisation Sophie-Véronique CAUCHEFER-CHOPLIN was born in Nogent-le-Rotrou, France. She entered the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique of Paris where she studied the organ with Rolande Falcinelli. She was awarded the first prizes in organ, improvisation, harmony, fugue and counterpoint (in the classes of Jean Lemaire, Michel Merlet and Jean-Claude Henry). Her academic success was rewarded in 1980 with a prize from the French Ministry of Culture. Sophie-Véronique CAUCHEFER-CHOPLIN was named titular of the Grand Orgue of Saint Jean-Baptiste de la Salle in Paris in 1983. In 1985, she added the position of co-titular of the Grand Orgue of Saint Sulpice Paris with Daniel Roth. In 1990 after an advanced teaching by Loïc Mallié, she became the first woman to win the second prize in improvisation at the Chartres International Organ Improvisation Competition. Sophie-Véronique has an extensive international career, having given recitals in Europe, Russia, Japan, Singapore, China, Iceland, United States, Canada and Australia. Since 1998, she has lead organ improvisation course (Biarritz, London). From September 2008, she has been Organ Professor at the Royal College of Music of London.
Sophie-Véronique Cauhefer-Choplin (Paris)