Route Principale 160, CH-1791 Courtaman (Switzerland),

tel. + fax: (+41) 26/684.18.65, E-mail : laurent.mettraux(at)



en français            auf deutsch




 Welcome  ¦  Biography  ¦  Principal works  ¦  Catalogue of works


Donation and support  ¦  Documents to download  ¦  Score excerpts  ¦  Audio examples


CDs  ¦  Critics and articles  ¦  (First) performances  ¦  Texts  ¦  Links


Share |




Next concerts : please click here



Symphony for Chamber Orchestra, M. 466 (1992)

This work has been first performed in 1993 by the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne

and got the first prize, first Competition for young composers of the OCL


Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, conductor : Kaspar Zehnder


Neuchâtel, Temple du Bas –  Wednesday February 25th, 2004, 8pm


With works by Mozart (Piano Concerto n. 27 with Cédric Pescia) and Haydn (45th Symphony)





Complainte for solo violin, M. 633 (2003)

Peter Stein, violin


On the occasion of the preview of the exhibition « The seven last words of Christ on the Cross », cycle of paintings and installation by Rolf Stein


Bonn (D), Kreuzkirche –Thursday, February 26th,  2004, 7pm





Excerpts of Lux Mundi, M. 614 (2000) :  Maundy Thursday & Easter

This work has been ordered by and first performed during the Europäischer Musikmonat 2001


Erwin Messmer, Kuhn organ of the Church of St-Michael’s College, Fribourg


With works by Olivier Messiaen, Jehan Alain, Morten Gaathaug and Hans Ludwig Schilling,

together with works by Josquin des Prés, sung by the ensemble la Sestina, conducted by Adriano Giardina


Fribourg, Church of St-Michael’s College –  Friday, March 12th,  2004, 8.30 pm





Duo for violin and alto saxophone, M. 540 (1996)

Laurent Estoppey, saxophone, Valérie Bernard, violin

Peter Baumann, percussion


With a work by Piotr Grella-Mosejko (« Kinneret » for saxophone and vibraphone)

and three first performances by Marie-Christine Raboud (« Couple » for violin, saxophone and percussion),

Maurizio Guerandi (« Sur le fil » for solo saxophone)

and Raymond Vauterin (« 9 miniatures » for alto, saxophone and synthesizer).


St-Triphon (VD), at Marie-Christine Raboud’s home, Les Isles – Saturday, March 20th, 2004, 8 pm


Vevey, Les Temps Modernes, Atelier Balbuciendo (Rue des 2 Gares 6B) Sunday, March 21th, 2004, 7 pm





 Complainte for solo violin, M. 633 (2003)

Peter Stein, violin


With works by Bach, Cindy Cox (Elegy), Peter Knell (Seven last words)


Bonn (D), Kreuzkirche –  Sunday, March 28th, 2004, 5pm





Trio for clarinet, cello and piano, M. 632 (2003)


Order by the Avalon Trio

Avalon Trio (Rita Karin Meier, clarinet, Luzius Gartmann, cello, Hans Joerg Fink, piano)


With works by Gion Antoni Derungs, Shchetynsky, Glinka, Bruch and Brahms


During a concert tour in Ukraine : Odessa (Festival 2 days & 2 nights of modern music),

Kirovgrad (Philharmonie) et Simferopol (Krim, Great Hall of the Academy of Music)  April 18th –24th, 2004





Excerpts of Lux Mundi, M. 614 (2000) :  Maundy Thursday & Easter

This work has been ordered by and first performed during the Europäischer Musikmonat 2001


Erwin Messmer, organ


With works by Nikolaus Bruhns, Richard Wagner/Franz Liszt, Jehan Alain (Litanies) and Louis Vierne (“Etoile du soir” and 3rd Symphony)


Bern, Church of Christian Science, Helvetiaplatz 6   Saturday, June 5th,  2004, 5.00 pm





« Reflets » for violin and percussion, M. 630 (2002-4)


Ordered by Continents Percussion

Continents Percussion (Jan Dobrzelewski, violin, Stuart Marrs, percussionist)


With other works first performed by Daniel Adams, Francisco Castillo and Marc-André Rappaz,

Together with works by Mario Alfagüell, Thüring Bräm, German Cáceres, David Gordon,

Laurent Perrenoud, Joseph Westley and Beth Wiemann

With Jean-Christophe Dobrzelewski, trumpet (for the works by Adams, Castillo and Rappaz)

and Bismarck Fernández, percussion (for the piece by Cáceres).


First performance during a concert tour in Costa Rica :

Teatro Nacional of San José – Sunday June 6th, 2004, 10.30 am


Centro Internacional de Política Económica, UNA –

Campus Benjamín Nuñes - Barreal de Heredia

Thursday, June 10th, 2004, 5.30 pm


Salón Municipal of Cartago – Saturday, June 12th, 2004, 7.00 pm


Escazú, Escuela de Música – schedule yet to by confirmed


A recording for the National Television (Canal 13) shall be made as well





« Reflets » for violin and percussion, M. 630 (2002-4)

Jan Dobrzelewski, violin and Romain Kuonen, percussion


With other works for violin (by Marie-Christine Raboud), violin and percussion

(by Mario Alfagüell, Thüring Bräm, Laurent Perrenoud and Beth Wiemann),

as well as 3 preludes and a Cello Suite by Bach, played by Xavier Pignat

during the “Rencontres Musicales de Saint-Maurice”


Saint-Maurice (VS), Church Saint-Sigismond – Friday, July 2nd, 2004, 8 pm





« Danses Suisses » (Swiss Dances) for four-handed piano, M. 635 (2003-4)



Ordered by the Klavierduo Dominique Derron and Pius Urech

Klavierduo Dominique Derron and Pius Urech


With dances by Xaver Scharwenka, Robert Fuchs and Hans Huber


Neuchâtel, Concert Hall of the Music SchoolThursday, July 15th, 2004, 8.30 pm


Yverdon-les-Bains, Protestant Church – Sunday, July 18th, 2004, 7 pm





Sonata for flute and piano, M. 533 (1996)

Carole Collaud, flute, Jan Rooks, piano


With works, among others, by Mozart, Fauré, Brahms, Debussy and Martinů


Vancouver Public Library, Canada – Saturday, August 14th, 2004, 1 pm


West Vancouver Community Arts Council, Silk Purse Arts Centre, Canada – Thursday, August 19th, 2004, 10.30 am


Canadian Memorial Centre for Peace, Vancouver, Canada – Sunday, August 22nd, 2004, 7.30 pm





« Gethsemané » for organ, M. 456 (1990)

During the 104th Festival of Swiss Musicians

Marie-Christine Raboud, organ


With works by Marie-Christine Raboud (Dialogue from the « Cinq Pièces » op. 8),

Honegger and Messiaen


Monthey, Catholic Church – Sunday, September 5th, 2004, 10.30 am





Trio for flute, viola and harp, M. 569 (1997/9)

Trio Alternances (Laurent Parisot, flute, Gwenaëlle Geiser, viola, Eliane Zweifel, harp)


During the concerts of the International Lyceum Club of Berne


With works by Leclair, Alin Gherman (first performance), Dussek, Mozart and Diabelli


Berne, Clublokal Distelzwang, Gerechtigkeitsgasse 79 Thursday, September 23th, 2004, 3pm





Appels I and II for solo saxophone, M. 637 and 638 (2004)


Ordered in the context of the orb_it project

of the World New Music Days 2004

Laurent Estoppey, saxophone


Courtaman (Canton of Fribourg), Main Place – Saturday, October 16th, 2004,

between 7 am and 9 am


Sonorous installation : Lucerne, Kunstpanorama

from Wednesday 3rd until Saturday 13th of November 2004

varnishing-day  on November 3rd, 4.30 pm

opening hours : Wednesday to Friday, 3 pm - 9 pm

Saturday and Sunday, 3 pm – 7 pm

closed on Monday and Tuesday

free entry





Trio for clarinet, cello and piano, M. 632 (2003)

First played in Switzerland

Trio Avalon (Fabio di Càsola, clarinet, Luzius Gartmann, cello, Hans Joerg Fink, piano)


During the Briger Schlosskonzerte (Castle Concerts of Brigue, Wallis)


With works by Brahms and Farrenc


Brigue, Knights Hall of the Stockalper Castle –  Sunday, November 14th, 2004, 6 pm





Trio for clarinet, cello and piano, M. 632 (2003)

First played in England

As part of the 7th London New Wind Festival

Ensemble Ciel Bleu (Philip Edwards, clarinet, Pavlos Carvalho, cello, David Elwin, piano,

as well as Charlotte Munro, flute)



With works by Christodoulos Georgiades, Gilbert Amy and Joseph-François Kremer


London, Warehouse, Theed Street –  Saturday, November 20th, 2004, 1.45 pm





Microlude for solo cello, M. 639 (2004)


Ordered by the Compagnie CH.AU

and Trio for alto saxophone, cello and piano, M. 573 (1998-9)

Pascal Desarzens, cello

Laurent Estoppey, saxophone

Virginie Falquet, piano


 with works by Caroline Charrière, Jean-Luc Darbellay, Rico Gubler, Maurizio Guerandi,

Jonas Kocher, Gordon Nicholson, Dragos Tara, Ludovic Thirvaudey and Nadir Vassena


Vevey, Théâtre de l’Oriental – Thursday, November 25th, 2004, 7pm

Friday, November 26th, 2004, 8pm – Saturday, November 27th, 2004, 8pm

Sunday, November 28th, 2004, 5.30pm





Microlude for solo cello, M. 639 (2004)

Martin Merker, cello


With works by Penderecki, Meinrad Schütter (First Performance),

Xaver Paul Thoma and Manfred Weiss (Swiss First Performances)

as well as readings of poems by Andreas Neeser, read by Christiane Moreno


Basel, Maison 44 (Steinenring 44) – Sunday, December19th, 2004, 5pm