Eugene Astapov

Composer, 2012


Praised for the individuality of his compositional voice the SOCAN award winning composer and pianist Eugene Astapov is enjoying a career of an aspiring young Canadian musician. Having had his music performed across the world by ensembles such as the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Penderecki String Quartet, Fifth House Ensemble, l’orchestre de la francophonie canadienne and others, he has shared his music with audiences of all types and backgrounds from venues such as Salle Cortot in Paris and the National Arts Center in Ottawa to local chapels in Kenosha, WI and Staten Island, NY. He is currently a Master’s Degree student at the Juilliard School of Music in New York, NY.

Eugene’s music has been performed in Canada by the country’s major ensembles including the Vancouver Symphony, Esprit Orchestra, the Penderecki String Quartet and l’orchestre de la francophonie canadienne. His music has been heard abroad interpreted by Fifth House Ensemble at the Ravinia Music Festival, the Eastman Philharmonia, pianists Daria Rabotkina and Nina Kazimirova and √Član Duo. His music has also been heard throughout the world in the United States, France, Germany, Italy and Russia. Mr. Astapov holds a Bachelor of Music Degree from the Eastman School of Music where he worked extensively with Dr. David Liptak, as well as an Associate of the Royal Conservatory diploma in Piano Performance.

A number of masterclasses with world’s leading composers including Sofia Gubaidulina, Giya Kancheli, Oliver Knussen and Helmut Lachenmann has led Mr. Astapov to compose music that combines both diversity in the palette of musical expression, as well as clarity and beauty of orchestral colour.

Currently Eugene is a candidate for the Master of Music degree in Composition at the Juilliard School of Music studying under the renowned composer Christopher Rouse.

Eugene is also an active theory and composition educator and has written a substantial amount of academic articles dealing with various theoretical problems.

Mr. Astapov’s musical activity is in part supported by the generosity of Canada Council for the Arts.

Visit Eugene’s website for more information and updates.


The Sound for an Empty Manuscript
for flute,oboe,clarinet,french horn,bassoon,violin,viola,cello, double bass,and piano


for baritone saxophone and cello