Luc Grethen was born on 1st December 1964 in Luxembourg. There he studied composition, orchestration and conducting at the conservatory in Luxembourg city, as well as oboe and cor anglais at the Strasbourg (France) and Mons (Belgium) conservatories. He underwent further studies in musicology at the "Université des Sciences Humaines de Strasbourg" from 1983-1987, graduating with a master’s degree. Since 1990 he has been teaching at the conservatory of his home town: history of music, and as from 1991 also education of music. He is very active as a composer and writes many works for chamber formations, as well as orchestral and choral pieces.