A French composer born November 15, 1974 in Paris.
A pianist by training, Caroline Marçot studied notably counterpoint, analysis and harmony at the Paris Conservatory, in the classes of Alain Louvier and Edith Lejet. She completed her cursus with a musicology degree from the Sorbonne.
Having a passion for the voice, she is a member of the Maîtrise de Radio France, the Jeune Chœur de Paris and the Cris de Paris. She founded the vocal trio Viva Lux before joining the ensemble Mora Vocis.
Nurtured by medieval and Renaissance polyphony, by Gregorian chant yet also the music of Bach, Berg, Varèse as well as spectral music, Marçot composes mainly vocal works. In them she explores a rich polychorality and accords an important position to prosody and textual respiration.
She has received many commissions, notably from Rachid Safir for Les Jeune Solistes (Maestra del Tutto, 2000), Laurence Equilbey for the Jeune Chœur de Paris (In pace, 2000), Roland Hayrabedian for the Mediterranean Youth Chorus and Orchestra (Ghazal for solo voices, chorus and orchestra, 2002), the ensemble Ars Nova (La Passion de Jésus-Christ for chorus, 2002) and Radio France (Nemesis for 12 solo voices, clarinet and percussion, 2005).
Caroline Marçot is also interested in early instruments, as shown by Tratti-ritratto for consort of viols (2013, commissioned by the festival Messiaen au Pays de la Meije) and Caro m’el sonno for three viola da gamba (2014, commissioned by Radio France).