Born in 1994, Augustin Braud is a young composer from Poitiers, France.
After having studied drums and percussion for more than fifteen years and starting composition while being self-taught, he completed his journey with composition lessons with Jean-Luc Defontaine, master-classes at IRCAM with such composers as Ivan Fedele or Michael Jarrell, and private lessons with Yann Robin and Martin Matalon. Augustin is actually a PhD student at Poitiers University, in the interdisciplinary CRIHAM laboratory.
Augustin Braud has been composer-in-residence at Orchestre de Chambre Nouvelle Aquitaine for the 2017 — 2018 season and also wrote “Ceux qui Restent” for Orchestre Philarmonique de Radio France, to be premiered and recorded in 2020.
Recent works include “Le Soupçon des Tombeaux” for the Neue Vocalsolisten and ensemble C Barré as well as a new version of GOLEM, a concerto for double bass and ensemble, by the Klangforum Wien, Bas Wiegers and Kathryn Schulmeister. Both pieces were presented at ECLAT Festival in Stuttgart. In addition to being the recipient of commissions and collaborating with many french (Ars Nova, L’Instant Donné, Proxima Centauri, Ensemble Zellig, Ensemble Alternance, Ensemble Erasme), european (Quatuor Kaliste) and american formations (Chamber Cartel, Nebula Ensemble), Augustin Braud creates strong links with interprets such as Jeanne-Marie Conquer, Nicolas Crosse (Ensemble Intercontemporain), Louis Siracusa or even Takenori Nemoto (Musica Nigella).
His upcoming projects inclue a cello concerto for Marie Ythier and Ensemble Sillages supported by a grant from the french state, extensive chamber works for Ensemble Accroche-Note supported by a grant from Salabert Foundation, Ensemble Alternance and Quatuor Aeolina.
Crédit Photos : Maxime de Bollivier, Jean-François Tourniquet, Eva Avril & SWR2.