© 2019 Philippe Stirnweiss

© 2019 Philippe Stirnweiss

For nearly 20 years, Samuel Andreyev has been slowly and patiently creating an intense and perfectionistic body of work. Musicworks magazine has said that his “meticulously framed moments feel like portals to alternate dimensions”.

At 22, Andreyev left his native Canada to pursue studies in composition and oboe in Paris. After completing a masters degree at the Conservatoire de Paris, he studied electroacoustics at IRCAM. Subsequently, he was awarded a 1-year residency at the Casa de Velázquez, Spain. Since returning to France in 2013, he has traveled extensively, maintaining an intensive composing, performing and lecturing schedule throughout Europe, Canada and the United States.

Samuel Andreyev’s popular YouTube channel (and associated podcast), devoted to modern and contemporary music analysis, currently reaches over 23,000 subscribers. Altogether, his interviews and lectures have been viewed millions of times around the world. As an oboist, he has frequently performed his own work, and also premiered works by other composers. He is currently professor of analysis and harmony at the Strasbourg Center of the University of Syracuse.

Andreyev’s catalogue includes vocal, solo, chamber, ensemble and orchestral music. His scores are published by Alphonse Leduc (France), Edition Impronta (Germany) and Resolute Music Publications (USA). Also a poet, he is the author of two books, including The Relativistic Empire (Bookthug). His most recent portrait CD, Music with no Edges, was released by Kairos Records (Vienna) in October 2018. He lives in Strasbourg, France, one kilometer from the border with Germany.

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