Canadian composer and conductor Samy Moussa was born in Montreal on 1 June 1984 and grew up there, studying with José Evangelista at the Université de Montréal and then with Matthias Pintscher and Pascal Dusapin at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich. He also took part in masterclasses led by Pierre Boulez.
He became music director of the INDEX Ensemble in 2010 in Munich, and has since worked with several other orchestras and ensembles. At the 2014 Munich Biennale he conducted the first performance of Vastation, his second opera.
He won the 2013 Ernst von Siemens Composers' Prize.
Concordia, his first symphony, was first performed in 2017 by Kent Nagano and the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, and in the same year he received the Hindemith Prize.
Further information: samymoussa.com
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