|COMPOSER, VIOLINIST (FRANCE)|
BORN 4 May 1896, Menton - DIED 23 Jan 1952, Lausanne|
REAL NAME Boller, Charles-Henri
GRAVE LOCATION Clarens, Vaud: Cimetière
Charles-Henri Boller grew up in Montreux and in 1906 he started studying the violin with Ladislas Gorski. Gorski called him Carlo and this became his first name. In 1912 he was a violist with the orchestra of the Kursaal in Montreux. He left for Paris to continue his studies, but problems with his left hand prevented him from perfecting his art.
From 1924 onwards he was educated at the Schola Cantorum in Paris and after his return to Switzerland he settled in Vevey where he directed many choirs. His best known composition was "Pays du Lac" (1939). 50 years after his death in 1952 choirs were still singing his compositions.
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