PHI CAELESTIS released on Analekta

Phi, Caelestis , my Juno- nominated minute ballet commissioned by the National Arts Centre Orchestra and Alexander Shelley for the Alberta Ballet, is available on CD here: 

Selected reviews from the premiere performance: 

” Andrew Staniland’s score is full of brawn and energy(…)”

– Globe and Mail, April 21 2017. 

“Set to Staniland’s beautifully dramatic score and augmented by video images of shapes, equations and fractals projected on a large-screen backdrop, it was a powerful piece characterized by the exceptionally physical movement that is Grand-Maître’s forte.”

– Ottawa Citizen, April 21 2017

 “Thundering percussion, colossal blasts of brass, and sinuous, nervy woodwind lines create a seductive field of orchestral texture and colour.”

–,  April 21 2017

“Sur la partition très cinématographique et tarkovskienne d’Andrew Staniland, Caelestis a dansé une fin du monde athlétique et flamboyante où la planète partait littéralement en fumée.”

– La Presse,  April 22 2017

The River is Within Us up for ECMA Classical Album of the Year


Duo Concertante’s wonderful new recording is nominated for an ECMA for Classical Album of the Year!  I am thrilled to have contributed a piece to the record, The River is Within Us which is also nominated for Classical Composition of the Year!

Available on iTunes

“(…)Staniland’s The River is Within Us starts with a protracted dialogue between the violin and piano that resolves in the most exquisite way imaginable” – Robert Rowat  –

Featured on the CBC’s the top 10 classical albums of the year


Andrew Staniland featured on’s Talking With Composers series