Montréal (Québec), 1984
Composer • Conductor

Samy Moussa, Canadian composer and conductor, was born in Montréal in 1984. Based in Germany for over a decade, he maintains close connections with his North American roots, particularly with the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestre symphonique de Québec. In Europe, orchestras he has conducted include the Bayerisches Staatsorchester, RSO Wien, MDR Sinfonieorchester Leipzig, Staatskapelle Halle and Zürcher Kammerorchester in repertoire ranging from the classical period to the 21st Century. His works have been commissioned and performed by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, the Brussels Philharmonic, DSO Berlin, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra; conductors who particularly champion his work include Stéphane Denève, Christoph Eschenbach, Hannu Lintu and Kent Nagano. In 2010 he was named Music Director of Ensemble INDEX in Munich.

Current and upcoming conducting engagements include the Toronto and Vancouver Symphony orchestras, the Calgary Opera, the Haydn Orchestra (Bolzano) and Les Violons du Roy; whilst his composition diary holds works for the Wiener Philharmoniker and for the Dutch National Opera and Ballet. He was honored with many international prizes.