Marc-André Rappaz



Marc-André Rappaz studied violin, viola and music theory in the Geneva University of Music (HEM) as well as Chinese, mathematics and computer science at the University of Geneva. He deepened his education in composition under Alberto Ginastera and later under Witold Lutoslawski. He organised meetings with Benoît Mandelbrot and György Ligeti at the festivals Archipel (Geneva) and Musiques en Scène in Lyon. As a composer, he has written some thirty works, ranging from instrumental solo to symphonic orchestra, he currently teaches harmony and music analysis at the Geneva University of Music (HEM).
His current research focuses on characterizing the ability of a musician to manage the Music Performance Anxiety (MPA) in the context of public performance using virtual reality resources. More generally he is interested in understanding the relationship between conceptual metaphors, music and emotion, in particular how and to what extent emotions are communicated through musical structures. 

Contact Information

Rue de l'Arquebuse 12
1204 Geneva


Current position:
Haute école de musique
Academic Institution:
Haute Ecole spécialisée de Suisse Occidentale