Samuel Andreyev

Samuel Andreyev (born Samuel Curnoe Andreeff; 15 April 1981 in Kincardine) is a Canadian composer and writer residing in France.


Andreyev grew up in the town of Kincardine, Ontario,[1] moving with his family to Toronto in 1988. There he enrolled in The Royal Conservatory of Music, studying cello and oboe, as well as composition. Additionally, he experimented on his own, fascinated by rare instruments and the possibilities offered by recording technology. He settled in Paris in 2003 to study composition, initially with Allain Gaussin, then with Frédéric Durieux at the Paris Conservatoire. His music is performed throughout the world, and has been featured in numerous portrait concerts, CDs and films. Samuel Andreyev was awarded the Henri Dutilleux Prize in 2012 for his composition Night Division. Andreyev has also published two collection of poems: Evidence was issued in 2009 by Quattro Books of Toronto; The Relativistic Empire was published by Bookthug in 2015. A member of the Académie de France à Madrid, he was in residence at the Casa de Velázquez from 2012–2013. He is a member of the music council of the Prix de la Fondation Prince Pierre de Monaco[2]. As of 2019, his YouTube channel has over 25,000 subscribers. [3]


  • Le malheur adoucit les pierres for bass flute, English horn and bassoon (2002)
  • PHP for heckelphone and two pianos (2003 / revised 2011); also version as
  • PLP for lupophon and two pianos (2003 / revised 2011)
  • Locus Solus for oboe (2003-2005)
  • Music with no Edges for five instruments (2004)
  • Nombres imaginaires for flute (2004)
  • Passages for clarinet (2005)
  • Moving for piccolo oboe, viola and piano (2005–06, revised 2015)
  • Stopping for two vibraphones (2006)
  • Nets Move Slowly, Yet for ensemble (2006)
  • Flex I-III for violin and piano (2006/2010)
  • Micrographia for tenor saxophone (2006/2010)
  • La Pendule de profil for five instruments (2007–09)
  • Night Division for ensemble (2008–10)
  • Cinq pièces for flute and percussion (2010)
  • Vérifications for ensemble (2012)
  • A propos du concert de la semaine dernière for piano and 7 instruments (2013–15)
  • Midnight Audition for viola (2013)
  • Strasbourg Quartet for flute, clarinet, percussion and cello (2014–15)
  • The Flash of the Instant for large orchestra (2014–17)
  • Bern Trio for oboe d’amore, viola and harp (2015)
  • Movements and Measures for orchestra (2015)
  • Piano Pieces I-IV for piano (2011–16)
  • Lighting Up for double bass (2016)
  • Iridescent Notation cantata on texts by Tom Raworth for soprano and ensemble (2012–17)
  • Trois pierres à ne pas jeter concerto for violin and chamber orchestra (2018)
  • Sextet in Two Parts for bass flute, basset horn, horn, piano, percussion and cello (2019)

Select discography

  • Music with no Edges (Vienna: Kairos Records, 2018)
  • Moving (Paris: Klarthe Records, 2016)
  • Compositeurs de la Casa de Velázquez (Madrid: Casa de Velázquez 2013)
  • The Tubular West (Toronto: Torpor Vigil Records 2013)
  • Songs of Elsewhere (Toronto: Torpor Vigil Records 2002)
  • Swollows (Toronto: Torpor Vigil Records 2000)


  2. "Fondation Prince Pierre de Monaco".
  3. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 27 July 2010. Retrieved 31 May 2010.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)


  • Evidence (Toronto: Quattro Books, 2009
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