From her earliest childhood Sylvie Bouchetière loved the harp, which she studied at the Conservatory of Nancy. Later, she would be accepted at the renowned National Conservatory of Paris where she obtained a First Prize in the class of Melle Borot. She pursued more advanced studies in Chamber Music, and also in Harmony and Counterpoint, and she received a degree in Musicology from the Sorbonne and a diploma in music teaching from Metz.
She is regularly sought after to play with both national and international orchestras, and has performed with some of the greatest: the Lyon Opera, the Orchestra of RTL-Luxembourg, the Rotterdam Philharmonic, the Lorraine Philharmonic, the Symphonic and Lyric Orchestra of Nancy, the Orchestra of Poitou-Charentes, and the Orchestra of the lyric evenings of Sanxay.
She has performed on numerous recordings under the direction of famous conductors such as John Eliot Gardiner, James Conlon and Kent Nagano, among others.
She holds a Certificate of Aptitude (the CA) and was named professor of Harp at the Regional Conservatory of Poitiers in 2000.
If her true passion is chamber music, which has led her to work with various ensembles both in France and throughout Europe in repertoires ranging from the 18th century to contemporary compositions, she is also attracted by a further potential for her instrument. To this end she has acquired an electro-acoustic harp, which has allowed her to be part of the creation of a composition for children, “Free as the Air”, incorporating flute and animation using paper. This harp also permitted her to participate in the Prima la Musica festival organised by the CRR of Poitiers and to perform in other festive events also.