Catherine Lara, whose real name Catherine Bodet, was born on 29
May 1945 in Poissy (France). She began learning the violin at
the age of five years and discovered a real passion for this instrument.
A graduate of the Conservatory of Versailles in 1958, she continued
her studies at the Conservatoire National de Paris where she was
released in 1966 with the first prize for chamber music. Just
graduated, she formed his first orchestra to chamber music, Les
Musiciens de Paris. In the early seventies, it gives a new direction
to his career by creating the Quartet Lara accompanying singers
like Nougaro, Françoise Hardy and Nana Mouskouri. Meet these artists
want him to record his own compositions and in 1972, Catherine
Lara, released his first album: "Ad Libitum".