Conductor and composer, Samy Moussa has collaborated regularly with a number of orchestras and ensembles, among them the MDR Sinfonieorchester Leipzig, the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, the Vancouver CBC Radio Orchestra, the Orchestre national de Lorraine, the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. In 2010, Samy Moussa became Music Director of the INDEX Ensemble in Munich.
His second opera, Vastation, will receive its première at the Munich Biennale in 2014 with the Regensburg Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by the composer with subsequent performances in Regensburg. The libretto is from writer Toby Litt. His first opera, L’autre frère, was première at the 12th Munich Biennale in 2010. His music for orchestra has been championed by world renowned musicians such as Kent Nagano who has commissioned him Gegenschein (2009) and Zodiakallicht (2009) for large orchestra for the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal.
His music is known for its clarity and power as well as its refined orchestration, and his conducting is characterised by its energetic and inspired style.
Samy Moussa took part in several master classes in conducting with Pierre Boulez and Peter Eötvös among others.
He has studied composition and conducting at the Université de Montréal where his principal teacher was José Evangelista, in addition to conducting studies in the Czech Republic with Paolo Bellomia. He was invited to study in Finland with Magnus Lindberg and Kaija Saariaho as part of the international Summer Sounds Festival. In 2007, Samy Moussa settled in Germany where he was enrolled at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München studying with Matthias Pintscher and Pascal Dusapin. Additional studies include the Royaumont Voix Nouvelles course and lessons from Salvatore Sciarrino.
Born in Montreal in 1984, Samy Moussa was assistant conductor with the hr-Sinfonieorchester Frankfurt and with the Ensemble Modern. Samy Moussa lives in Paris and Berlin. His music is published by Durand (Universal Music Publishing Classical).