LUTHIER - EXPERT
Expert in antique instruments and bows, he writes articles for The Strad magazine and Radio France programs. His novel "A Strad out of the blue : the incredible journey of the Gibson stradivari", published by Actes-Sud, is translated in several languages.
He also was the curator of the Stradivarius-Montpellier exhibition of the Fabre Museum in 2008. And the organiser of the Stradivari orchestra wich gathered 20 instruments for the opening concert of the Radio France festival, with Augustin Dumay.
Frédéric is also a painter and a sculptor.
His "Indigènes" of clay and wood are the setting of "Figurations", a show that he created for the National Opera of Montpellier and that was performed at Covent Garden Rotal Opera House, London in 2015
His "Greffes" are an atempt to bond raw pieces of wood with violin parts.
The series of portraits "Cordes" presents figures of his universe, in oil on canvas.
Frédéric Chaudière, luthier du quatuor, Montpellier Violon, alto, violoncelle © Mike Raanhuis
Frédéric Chaudière luthier expert à Montpellier © Mike Raanhuis
Auteur Tribulations d'un Stradivarius en Amérique © Frédéric Chaudière
"René" Portrait Peinture à l'huile sur toile Série "Cordes" © Frédéric Chaudière
Totem Figurations Sculpture du Frédéric Chaudière © Florent Gardin
Avec Alexandra Soumm, violoniste Atelier Frédéric Chaudière © Eric Blanc
Greffe de violon Sculpture de Frédéric Chaudière © Florent Gardin
Frédéric Chaudière metteur en scène Spectacle Figurations Opéra National de Montpellier © Eric Blanc
Antonio Stradivari, catalogue de l'exposition Frédéric Chaudière et Peter Biddulph © Actes Sud