Sara Zamboni (Italy, 1990) is a Composer and Pianist based in The Hague, The Netherlands. She developed an interest in music since early age. She graduated in Classical Piano under the teachings of Caterina Vasaturo at the "L. Marenzio" Conservatory of Darfo-Brescia. She studied Harmony, Counterpoint and Fugue with Vincenzo Simmarano and Analysis with Marino Pessina. She has been introduced to the world of chamber music thanks to Antonio Valentino. She met on her way the pianist Andrea Rebaudengo who took her on the trail of Modern repertoire. She graduated cum Laude in Piano (MA) under the teachings of Andrea Rebaudengo and Marina Baudoux, then she decided to explore the international environment.

She joined the Composition Department of The Royal Conservatory of The Hague. She studied composition with Martijn Padding and Calliope Tsoupaki and piano with Gerard Bouwhuis, Composing in the Analogue Studio with Kees Tazelaar and Audio Engineering in Electronic Music with Paul Jeukendrup in the Institute of Sonology. In the KC playground she got in contact with unique personalities such as Maurice Bom 'Mouse', her first Analogue Studio instructor. Thanks to artistic view, his sharp artistry and his personal way to explore the studio, she discovered some intriguing possibilities of electronic music and went further developing her own electronic music studio, called "Sara Zamboni Music". She got her Bachelor's Degree and later she graduated for her Composition Master's with distinction. Since September 2017, she works as freelance Piano Accompanist for Modern Dance classes in the Dance Department of the Royal Conservatory of The Hague.

Her composition projects encompass instrumental works, soundtracks, multichannel tape electronic music, tape music in combination with instruments, music for theatre and choreography. She has been selected to take part to the Composer Collider Europe (2017-2020), a composition project launched by the Köln-based Ensemble Musikfabrik. Her actual interest focuses on compositions for instrument and recorded instrument on fixed media, where the performer has to face another version of him/herself.

She is also active as pianist and chamber musician, especially for Modern and Contemporary repertoire. She participated in the Stockhausen/AUS LICHT opera marathon during Holland Festival 2019 in the Gashouder (Amsterdam) playing piano in Stockhausen's Donnerstag Gruß and synthesizer in Michaels Reise um die Erde, conducted by Adrian Heger. She performed in various concert venues such as Korzo Theatre, Het Nutshuis, KABK, Theatre De Nieuwe Regentes, Nieuwe Kerk, Arnold Schönbergzaal (Den Haag), Tivoli Vredenburg (Utrecht), Rhijnhof (Leiden), Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam), De Doelen (Rotterdam), Orpheus Theatre (Apeldoorn), Theater Veluvine (Nunspeet), Vliegtuighangar (Arnhem), Schouwburg (Sittard), Rodahal (Kerkrade), Skopje National Theatre, Veles Theatre (MK), Concert Hall of the Janacek Music University of Brno (CZ), Schunck* Glaspaleis Museum Heerlen (NL), Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra (GR).


All Photos © Alex Schröder, July 2019