Samuel Andreyev’s music spans many genres, from chamber to orchestra as well as electroacoustic and vocal music. He was born in Kincardine, Ontario in 1981, but grew up in Toronto. Following his initial training at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, he studied composition privately in Paris from 2003, then at the Paris Conservatory (CNSMDP) from 2006-2011, where he obtained a masters degrees in composition (class of Frédéric Durieux) and a prix d’analyse supérieure (class of Claude Ledoux). From 2011-2012 he studied electroacoustics at IRCAM in Paris. He has also studied with figures such as Heinz Holliger, Klaus Huber, Brian Ferneyhough and Michael Jarrell.
Samuel Andreyev is Professor of Musical Analysis at the Conservatoire de Cambrai (France). He is also frequently sought after as a guest lecturer, giving masterclasses in conservatories and universities throughout Europe. A laureat of the Concours Henri Dutilleux (2012), he was named a member of the Académie de France à Madrid, residing at the Casa de Velázquez from 2012–2013.
Samuel Andreyev has received commissions from Radio France, Esprit Orchestra, the Archipel festival (Geneva), Ensemble Proton Bern, HANATSU miroir (Strasbourg), and many others. His music is performed throughout the world by ensembles such the Orchestre National de Lorraine, New Music Edmonton, l’Orchestre de l’Opéra de Massy, Continuum (Toronto), Les Percussions de Strasbourg, Nouvel Ensemble Modern, and many others. His work has been featured in numerous monographic concerts in Europe, as well as radio broadcasts. A new CD of his music, performed by Ensemble Proton Bern,was released in 2016.
Samuel Andreyev’s music is published by Alphonse Leduc (Paris), Resolute Music (USA) and the Canadian Music Centre. Also a writer, he has published several volumes of poetry as well as numerous articles. His latest book, The Relativistic Empire,came out through Bookthug in 2015. He lives in Strasbourg.