Katrin Frauchiger studied voice with Jakob Stämpfli at the Bern University of the Arts as well as in the USA with Dorothea Brinkmann in Cambridge, MA (Artist Diploma in Voice Performance) and also studied composition with Michael Jarrell at Zurich University of the Arts. She received decisive impetus by attending many master classes, among them by Luisa Castellani, Chaya Czernowin, Heinz Holliger, Klaus Huber, Siegfried Palm and Fred Frith.
As a sought-after interpreter of New Music and also as a soloist with a broad repertoire of classical works, she appears at international festivals such as IMF Lucerne, Hörgänge in Vienna, the Tonkünstlerfest and the Davos Festival, as well as at festivals in the United States. Katrin Frauchiger has given the premiere performance of many New Music works by, among others, Frangis Ali-Sade, Jürg Wyttenbach, Mischa Käser and Hans Wüthrich. She has appeared with various ensembles, including Collegium Novum Zürich, Ensemble Modern, BKO, NEC, Ensemble Paul Klee, the Freitagsakademie, and under the direction of Matthias Pintscher, Giuseppe Garbarino and Johannes Schöllhorn.
Her compositions have been performed in Europe, the USA, Argentina and China. In 2004 and 2009, she received commissions from the Pro Helvetia Foundation. In 2010, her work was premiered at the Lucerne Festival and in 2017 at the Bern Music Festival. Her artistry is documented in various radio and CD recordings and she was awarded a Recognition Award by the Canton of Bern in 2007. Katrin Frauchiger is a lecturer at the Lucerne School of Music.