Born in Tacloban City, Philippines, started playing piano
at the age of 4.
Being raised in a small city with less possibilities for piano lessons, she was practically self-taught until she moved to Manila at the age of 17.
Upon arrival in Manila, she became an active musician and
engaged in different piano competitions, piano masterclasses and piano
Charisse had been an accompanist for Ballet schools, Theater companies, Eurythmy, choirs, chamber groups and for soloists in different instruments and prominent singers in the Philippines.
She has given concerts in Sweden, Switzerland and in different parts of the Philippines.
She studied Music at the University of Santo Tomas in
Manila, Philippines and was a student of Patria Aliwalas.
She was coached under the German trained pianist Peter Porticos and See Siang Wong in Switzerland, and was coached in collaborative piano by Najib Ismail
Her masterclasses included Emilio del Rosario, Reynaldo
Reyes, Horace Nuguid, Albert Tiu and Aima Labra-Makk.
She has premiered solo piano works by Swiss composer Stefan Werren, and had collaborated with various Swiss and Filipino artists. In 2019, she went on a concert tour in the Philippines with luminary Swiss cellist, Thomas Demenga.
She is currently working as a Eurythmy Pianist and choir repetiteur at the Rudolf Steiner Schule Bern, regularly collaborates with other chamber musicians for different projects, and is also directing the Filipinas Chorale Group - a group of Filipinas in Switzerland who shares the Filipino culture through singing and music.
Charisse always believed that classical music is for everyone, and had started a project called Musica Para Cuatro Manos. A non-profit concert series bringing piano music to the smaller cities in the Philippines, at a lesser intimidating setting through 4-hand piano music.