Sophie-Véronique CAUCHEFER-CHOPLIN was born in 1959 in Nogent-le-Rotrou, France. She grew up in a musician family where she received piano instruction as a child. After completing piano, organ and harmony courses at the Ecole Nationale de Musique of Le Mans, she entered the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique of Paris where she studied the organ with Rolande FALCINELLI. She was awarded the first prizes in organ, improvisation, harmony, fugue and counterpoint (in the classes of Jean Lemaire, Michel Merlet and Jean-Claude Henry). Her academic success was rewarded in 1980 with a prize from the French Ministry of Culture.
Sophie-Véronique CAUCHEFER-CHOPLIN was named titular of the Grand Orgue of Saint Jean-Baptiste de la Salle in Paris in 1983. In 1985, she added the position of co-titular of the Grand Orgue of Saint Sulpice Paris. In 1990 after an advanced teaching by Loïc Mallié, she became the first woman to win the second prize in improvisation at the Chartres International Organ Improvisation Competition. In 2023, she was named co-titular of the Grand Orgue of Saint Sulpice with Karol Mossakowski.
Sophie-Véronique has an extensive international career, having given recitals in Europe, Russia, Japan, United States and Canada. She often gives master classes of improvisation (Dallas, Washington, Minneapolis, Tokyo, etc. and in many places in France), has lead the organ improvisation course (Biarritz, London), and is regularly invited as a judge in national and international organ competitions.
She is considered by her peers to be one of the best improvisers of her generation. Her interpretations and performances of Bach, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Franck, Rheinberger, Messiaen, Grunenwald, Roth along with her recorded improvisations have garnered high praise.