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. He is the recipient of the Claude Arrieu SACEM price for 2020.
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 2022. Recent works include “Stargazer” for four trios, commissionned by the New European Ensemble and premiered at Gaudeamus 2021, “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, performed by Klangforum Wien and Ensemble Intercontemporain. Both pieces were presented at ECLAT Festival in Stuttgart. Commissions and collaborations also include formations such as Accroche-Note (supported by a grant from Salabert Foundation, premiered at Festival Musica 2020), Ars Nova, L’Instant Donné, Proxima Centauri, Ensemble Zellig, Ensemble Alternance, Quatuor Aeolina, etc.
His upcoming projects include a cello concerto for Marie Ythier and Ensemble Sillages supported by a grant from the french state, a new work for solo violin for Carolin Widmann commissioned by Radio France for festival Présences, and new ensemble pieces for Ensembles Diaphonix and Intercontemporain. Ensemble Alternance will record a portrait CD of his chamber music in 2022.
Crédit Photos : Maxime de Bollivier, Jean-François Tourniquet, Eva Avril & SWR2.