Samy Moussa is a Canadian composer and conductor, born in Montréal in 1984. He was awarded a year fellowship at the German Academy in Rome « Villa Massimo » (2018-19), the Hindemith Prize (2017) and the Composer’s Prize from the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation (2013).
Last season, he conducted the Bavarian State Opera Orchestra and Chorus in Haydn’s « Nelson Mass » for the opening of the Opernfestspiel. He has also conducted the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, the MDR Sinfonieorchester Leipzig, the Québec Symphony Orchestra, the Staaskapelle Halle and the Zurich Chamber Orchestra among others. He is also a recording artist having conducted for Deutsche Grammophon and Sony releases.
Samy Moussa had made his conducting debut with the NDR Radiophilharmonie in January 2020 in a concert dedicated to Beethoven’s 250th anniversary.
Samy Moussa is currently composing a work for the Vienna Philharmonic and Christian Thielemann. His music for orchestra has been championed by world renowned conductors such as Christoph Eschenbach, Hannu Lintu, Stéphane Denève and Kent Nagano who has commissioned him six orchestral works for the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, including his Symphony No.1 « Concordia ». Past performers include the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Brussels Philharmonic and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra.
His music is published by Durand / Universal Classical Music.
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