A Canadian composer born April 15, 1981 in Kincardine (Canada).
An oboist, Samuel Andreyev studied composition at the Royal Toronto Conservatory and the Paris Conservatory in the class of Frédéric Durieux. He also followed masterclasses with Brian Ferneyhough, Heinz Holliger, Michael Jarrell and Klaus Huber as well as a computer music course at Ircam, before obtaining a residency at the Casa de Velázquez (2012-2013).
Samuel Andreyev composes music for solo instrument (Midnight audition for viola, 2013), as well as for chamber groups and ensembles (Night Division for instrumental ensemble, Prix Henri Dutilleux 2012) vocal music (Iridescent notation for soprano and ensemble, commissioned by Radio France, 2013) and acousmatic works (Flexophonie, 2011).
He explores the expressive tensions inherent in the various registers of instruments, being also interested in rare instruments and unusual formations (Vérifications with, notably, musette and tin cans, 2012; À propos du concert de la semaine dernière, that includes set of four countertop bells, 2013). Also a poet, Samuel Andreyev published an album, Évidence, in 2009.