Loïc Destremau (b. 1992) is a French-Danish composer and sound artist working with instrumental, electronic and multi-medial setups ranging from orchestral stagings and large ensembles to solo performance and installations. Recent works focus on core musical premises, exploring the instrumental anatomy, audio-visual perception aspects and musical relations to linguistic features.
The works often comprise home-made gadgets, devices and preparations next to conventional instruments, visuals and electronics.

Loïc Destremau has participated in several international and domestic festivals, workshops and courses and has received commissions from various ensembles and soloists, resulting in collaborations with among others:

Athelas Sinfonietta, Aarhus Sinfonietta, Oslo Sinfonietta, ensemble recherche, Uusinta Ensemble, Figura Ensemble, Esbjerg Ensemble, Ensemble Dasein, Jutlandia Saxophone Quartet, NJYD Quartet, Taïga String Quartet and eventuell.|duo.

Loïc Destremau’s music has been performed at festivals such as Warsaw Autumn, NOW! Grenzgänger (Essen), KLANG Festival (Copenhagen), Nordic Music Days (Helsinki), Figura Festspiele (Copenhagen), OpenDays (Aalborg) and Young Nordic Music Days (Aarhus, Reykjavik, Bergen, Piteå).

Composition studies with Simon Steen-Andersen, Niels Rønsholdt, Biagio Putignano and Marko Ciciliani in Aarhus, Bari and Graz (2012-2018).

In 2017, Loïc Destremau received the Carl Nielsen Composer Talent Prize (Carl Nielsen & Anne Marie Carl-Nielsen Fonden) and has also received grants and support from funds Augustinus Fonden, KODA, Oticon FondenDanish Composers’ Society & P.A. Hansens Legat.

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Loïc Hugues Vibede Destremau
Composer, born 1992
Grew up in Vordingborg (DK) playing keyboard instruments and composing for ensembles and electronic tracks.


2016-2018  :  Master studies at the Royal Academy of Music Aarhus: composition – with Simon Steen-Andersen & Niels Rønsholdt
2015-2016  :  Erasmus-exchange to Conservatorio di Bari: composition – with B. Putignano, R. Andreoni, R. Santoboni & F. Scagliola
2012-2015  :  Bachelor studies at Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus: composition – with Simon Steen-Andersen & Niels Rønsholdt


2018,2019  :  Nordic Music Days, Helsinki (2018), Bodø (2019)
2018       :  KLANG Festival, Copenhagen
2017       :  Warsaw Autumn, Warsaw
2017       :  NOW! Festival, Essen
2017       :  The House Festival/Aarhus Jazz Festival, Aarhus
2016-2019  :  Young Nordic Music Days, Aarhus (2016), Reykjavik (2017), Bergen (2018), Piteå (2019)
2015       :  Figura Festspiele, Copenhagen
2014,18,19 :  Open Days, Aalborg
2014       :  Ny Musik i Birkerød


Aarhus Sinfonietta
Oslo Sinfonietta
Athelas Sinfonietta
Chamber Players
ensemble recherche
Ensemble Dasein
Esbjerg Ensemble
Figura Ensemble
Uusinta Ensemble
NJYD Quartet
Taïga String Quartet
Rosella Strings
Jutlandia Saxophone Quartet
Quartet Vela
Ekki Minna duo
Alexander Wnuk (percussion)
Anja Nedremo (saxophone)
Jakob Bangsø (guitar)
Heigo Rosin (percussion)


Athelas Sinfonietta & KLANG
Ensemble Dasein
Jutlandia Saxophone Quartet
Figura Ensemble
Jakob Bangsø
Anja Nedremo

Prize & funds:

2018       :  Danish Arts Foundation – Working grant
2017       :  Carl Nielsen & Anne Marie Carl-Nielsens Legat – Composer Talent Prize
2017       :  Danish Composers’ Society – Working grant
2015-2016  :  Augustinus Fonden Oticon Fonden / P.A. Hansens Legat / Danish Composers’ Society


Faces Ensemble – Artistic director (2016-2019)
Young Nordic Music Denmark (UMM DK) – Treasurer & board member (2016-2018)
Aarhus Unge Tonekunstnere (AUT) – Board member (2017-2019)
PULSAR- & RAMA Festival – Concert producer for RAMA composition class (2014-2018)

Courses / Workshops:

2019       :  Impuls Akademie, Graz: tutors Michael Maierhof & Christian Dierstein, lesson with Agata Zubel
2018       :  Akademie für Zeitgenössiche Musik, Luzern: lectures with Dieter Amman and Alberto Posadas
2017       :  Reading session with JACK Quartet, Aarhus
2016,2017  :  New Music for Strings Festival, Aarhus & New York: lecturers E. Buene, P. Setzer, M. Kimura, E. Drucker, S. Steen-Andersen a.o.
2016,2018  :  Darmstädter Ferienkurse für Neue Musik: lessons with F. Sarhan, G. Aperghis, M. Ciciliani, J. Kreidler, A. Schubert & W. Hoban
2014-2015  :  Klassen Arbeit with Ensemble Recherche, Freiburg: coaches Isabel Mundry, Simon Steen-Andersen & Nadir Vassena
2014,2015  :  Donaueschinger Musiktage: Next Generation Program with lecturers Cathy van Eck, Johannes Kreidler a.o.
2014       :  Esbjerg Ensemble – Composition Workshop, Esbjerg: coaches Niels Rosing-Schow & Simon Steen-Andersen
2013       :  “Guitar +” Festival for guitar and composition, Aarhus: coaches J. Ruck, J. M. Sanchez-Verdú & F. Munk Larsen.


Fluent           :  Danish, French & English
Intermediate     :  Italian, German & Spanish
Limited          :  Serbo-croatian & Portuguese