Samuel Andreyev was born in Kincardine (Ontario), Canada in 1981. Following his initial training at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, he studied composition with Allain Gaussin in Paris, then with Frédéric Durieux at the Paris Conservatoire (CNSMDP), where he obtained a masters degree in composition in 2011. At the same institution, he also obtained a prix d’analyse in the class of Claude Ledoux. Samuel Andreyev followed the Cursus 1 program of IRCAM in 2011-12. He has also studied composition under Brian Ferneyhough, Heinz Holliger, Michael Jarrell and Klaus Huber, and has attended composition courses such as Royaumont (2006), Darmstadt (2010, 2012), and the Centre Acanthes (2011). Samuel Andreyev is regularly invited to teach in institutions such as the Haute École de Musique de Genève, the Conservatoire d’Annecy, and the École Normale (Paris). First prize winner of the Henri Dutilleux Composition Competition (2012), he is currently composer-in-residence at the Casa de Velázquez in Madrid, Spain.
Samuel Andreyev has received commissions from Radio France, the Archipel festival (Geneva), le Balcon, Ensemble Proton Bern, Hanatsu-Miroir (Strasbourg), and many others. His music is performed throughout the world by ensembles such the Orchestre National de Lorraine, l’Orchestre de l’Opéra de Massy, l’Orchestre du Conservatoire de Paris, Les Percussions de Strasbourg, Nouvel Ensemble Modern, Ensemble Linea, Vortex, Cairn and many others. Also active as a poet, his first trade collection, Evidence, was published in 2009.
Samuel Andreyev's scores are published by Alphonse Leduc, Babel Scores and Trepex.
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