Composer & Musician


Signe Lykke

composer // musician




  • June 2018 - Artist in Residency at the Danish Institute in Rome, Italy
  • 2015-18 The Royal Academy of Music in Århus: Postgraduate diploma – composition
  • August 2015 Artist in Residency at Arte Studio Ginestrelle in Assisi, Italy
  • 2011-13The Rhythmic Conservatory of Music in Copenhagen: Master degree in vocal studies
  • January – May 2013 College of Fine Arts, Sarah and Ernest Butler’s school of Music, Austin Texas. Fulbright Scholar. classical composition
  • 2011-12 Trinity Conservatoire of Music in London: Master in classical composition (ERASMUS scholar)
  • 2008-11 The Rhythmic Conservatory of Music in Copenhagen: Bachelor degree in vocal studies



Selected concerts / interdisciplinary work



  • Summer: New commission, a 15 min piece for award-winning solo soprano Katinka Vindelev


  • March: recording and release of new choir piece, Solstice (working title) with chamber choir, Copenhagen Young Voices (DUVE)
  • Spring: New commission, a 30 min. Violin concerto with Principal Concert Master at the Danish Radio symphony orchestra Christina Åstrand. A collaboration with 4 different Scandinavian countries and Edition Wilhelm Hansen
  • March: Dance performance “Panic Day” goes on tour throughout Denmark (1-19 of March). Music by Signe L.
  • Fall: New commission, a 20 min choral piece from grammy award-winning ARS NOVA
  • Winter: New commission, a 45 min opera from “Projekt Respiration / SUK”. Music by Signe Lykke and Lil Lacy. Libretto by Danish author Susanne Brøgger


  • February: the documentary “Den nat vi faldt” by Danish Film director, Cille Hannibal nominated for a Nordic:Dox Award. Music, producer and vocalist
  • March: “OURS” is released digitally through Gateway Music. music, vocalist and producer
  • March: Documentary ”Den nat vi faldt” by Danish director Cille Hannibal premieres on CPH:DOX. Music, vocalist and producer (premieres the 15.03 in Grand Theatre)
  • Spring: Female Artist collective “Motherboard” is founded. Idea and founder, Signe Lykke.
  • April: Dance performance “Tro” performed by Uppercut Dance theatre in Dansekapellet in Copenhagen (re-premieres from the 23.05-03.06). Music and producer
  • May: Documentary “Den Frelste Jord” by Swedish film director Carl Olson: Music and orchestration
  • June: Artist in Residence at the Danish Institute in Rome, working on a 45 min piece for string quartet
  • August: Documentary “Thyland” by acclaimed director Vibeke Bryld: Music and voice
  • September: 45 min of music for dance performance “Panic day” with Uppercut Dance theatre and Danish string quartet Halvcirkel. (Premieres on the 07.09). Music by Signe L.
  • September: string orchestra piece “Body Textures” is released digitally and as a audiovisual film through Dacapo Records. Visuals by award-winning Yoshi Sodeoka. Music by Signe L.
  • September - October: Artist in residence at Dark Sky Park Møn, Denmark. Working on a new piece entitled, VIIRS
  • November: Debut concert at Århus Musikhus, premiering a new 60 min. piece entitled “VIIRS” (22.11 at 8 pm). Music by Signe Lykke
  • November: A digital release of the music from dance performance “Panic Day” via Gateway Music. String quartet: Halvcirkel
  • November: New commission, a 15 min piece for baroque string quintet, theorbe and Lirone from award-winning baroque ensemble, Concerto Copenhagen.
  • December: New commission, a 7 min choral piece from choir, Copenhagen Young Voices
  • December: 4 christmas concerts with choir, Copenhagen Young Voices featuring new work by Signe L.
  • December: “Wetlands” is released both digitally and on Vinyl through Gateway Music. Music by Signe L.


  • January: dance performance “Tro” for Uppercut Dansetheatre in Dansekapellet Copenhagen (premiere 27.01 - 12.02). composer, vocalist and producer
  • February: Woodwind Trio Amerise performs “I REMEMBER - 4 water sketches for woodwind trio” (22.02)
  • May: Contemporary classical music festival, CLICK Festival: premieres “Pneumaticks” a 50 min. piece for mixed ensemble. Music by Signe Lykke and Lil Lacy. Conductor: Signe Lykke (13.05)
  • May: Liveable Scandinavia: Presenting the score for dance performance "Tro" in Stockholm for The Royal Swedish family (29.05)
  • May: Cisternerne: 2 sold out concerts feat. choir piece “Wetlands” (29.05). Music by Signe Lykke
  • June: Performance of choral piece “Wetlands” by DUVE in Grundtvig´s Church in Copenhagen (22.06)
  • June:“Body Textures” opføres af DUEN ved Klub RÅ på Roskilde Festival. (29.06 og 30.06).
  • Fall: Music for dance performance “Tro” is released digitally through Gateway Music (release date, 17 dec.)
  • October - December: Music Vivae and woodwind trio Arcadia Winds tours Australia with 3rd mov. “Rain” from the piece entitled, “I REMEMBER, 4 water sketches for woodwind trio”



  • Music festival, Distortion’s classical stage The Wilhelm Stage is nominated for an ARTBEAT award 2015. Project manager and booker
  • Founder of the classical chamber music club, Kammerklubben (2015). 200 m2 of practice rooms designed for high quality acoustic music. For more info please visit:
  • Board member of the organisation entitled “SUK”
  • EP ”Join Forces” is nominated for a GAFFA AWARD 2014. Music and orchestrator by Signe L.
  • Danish music festival, Distortion Festival initiates a new stage for classical music called, The Wilhelm Stage (2014, 2015 and 2016). Project manager and booker
  • Founder of buisness SYNC Productions I/S (2013-2017), dealing with concert and interdisciplinary projects within the arts. For more info please visit:
  • Reviewing live concerts for the music blog Bands of Tomorrow at music festival South by South West in Austin Texas (2013)


Received grants from

Fulbright Foundation

Danish Arts Foundation


DKF (Danish Composer Union)
Nordea Foundation

DMF (Danish Musician Union)

Augustinus Foundation

Brandkassefonden Sydvest

Idella Foundation
Knud Højgaard Foundation

Oticon Foundation


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