Marie-Christine Raboud–Theurillat was born on April 14th, 1948 in Monthey, west Valais, Switzerland.
Her father was a painter, her mother a pianist who was her first piano teacher.
She is the organ tutor at the Monthey Parish Church and taught classes for the piano and organ at the Cantonal Conservatory in Sion from 1990 until 2013.
She has been composing her own work since the early nineties.
Her catalogues consists of more than eighty opuses, primarily chamber music as well as sacred choral music.
Her inventory was compiled in 2017 by the Valais Media Library in Sion.
Despite having strong roots – inspired by impressionism, Gregorian chant and colourful central European folk music – Marie-Christine Raboud-Theurillat belongs to the school for whom composing is a kind of offering to the listener, a natural gift dictated by her inner voice, - a voice that is too strong not to be shared, and she imbues it with the expression of her personal experience and feelings.
Her work is not easily labeled:
It is in the uniqueness of her voice, together with the use of unexpected instruments where the spirit of her work lies and which manifests itself in a natural and indefinable way.
The possibilities of the images that this music conjures up are endless, and give the impression of constructing (and de-constructing!) in a moment.
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