Currently 1st principal flute of the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Loïc Schneider is undeniably one of the most accomplished flautists of his generation.
After studying in Strasbourg, his native city, he went on to study in Paris, successively with Claude Lefèbvre and Sophie Cherrier, first at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Paris and then at the prestigious Conservatoire National de Paris. Before the end of his studies, at the age of 22, he was hired as 1st principal flute in the National Orchestra of Lorraine by Maestro Jacques Mercier, a position he held for more than 5 years.
After obtaining a First Prize in 2005, which brilliantly concluded his studies, he successfully launched himself into international competitions: he was awarded a mention at the Rampal Competition in 2005 in Paris, First Prize at the Nicolet Competition in 2006 in Beijing, First Prize at the Larrieu Competition in 2007 in Nice, Second Prize at the Kobé Competition in 2009 and, finally, First Prize and Audience Prize at the prestigious ARD Competition in Munich. All these awards have naturally led him to perform all over the world, particularly in Europe and Asia, as a soloist or chamber musician.
Since September 2015, Loïc Schneider has also been assistant lecturer at the Haute École de musique de Lausanne with José-Daniel Castellon, which allows him to perfectly balance his activity as an orchestral musician, concert performer and pedagogue.