Samuel Andreyev’s ‘meticulously framed moments feel like portals to alternate dimensions’ (Musicworks magazine). Andreyev has written 26 pieces to date, including, most recently, a Violin Concerto for Max Haft and Ensemble Contrechamps, as well as a Cantata for solo soprano and ensemble on texts by Tom Raworth. His YouTube channel, devoted to analyses of contemporary works as well as interviews with musicians and composers, is now followed by 25,000 subscribers in over 160 countries. He is professor of harmony and analysis at the Strasbourg Centre of the University of Syracuse. Andreyev travels extensively, maintaining an intensive composing, performing and lecturing schedule throughout Europe, Canada and the United States. Also a deeply unconventional singer-songwriter, he has released 8 albums of songs to date, including, most recently, The Tubular West (Torpor Vigil Records, 2013).
Andreyev was born in Kincardine, Ontario and grew up in Toronto, where for many years he was an active member of the city’s experimental literary scene. He has published two books of poetry, and is presently at work on a third. In 2003, he moved to France, studying composition, analysis, orchestration and electroacoustics at the Paris Conservatory and IRCAM, as well as completing his oboe studies under Ensemble InterContemporain soloist Didier Pateau. Forthcoming projects include a work commissioned by the Siemens Foundation for the 10th anniversary of Ensemble Proton Bern, a piece for Montréal’s Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, and a book of conversations (Editions MF, Paris, 2020). Samuel Andreyev’s music has been featured in portrait concerts in Bern, Geneva, Toronto, Paris, Kyiv, Strasbourg, Montréal, Tours, and many other cities. Andreyev is a laureat of the Henri Dutilleux Prize (2012, for ‘Night Division’), and is presently shortlisted for the Grand Prix Lycéen des Compositeurs (2020, for ‘Vérifications’). He is also a member of the music council of the Fondation Prince Pierre (Monaco). His works are exclusively published by Edition Impronta (Mannheim).
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