(MUSICAL) BIO


Sara Zamboni (Italy, 1990) is a Composer and Pianist based in The Hague (NL). She developed an interest in music since early age. She graduated brilliantly in Classical Piano (Traditional Diploma) under the guidance of Caterina Vasaturo in 2011 at "L. Marenzio" Conservatoire of Brescia (ITA). She decided to go on willing to become a professional musician. Marino Pessina, professor of Harmony and Analysis, well-known among the students for his sharp-caustic puns, played an influential role in her early stage of musical education. Later, she met on her way also the pianist Andrea Rebaudengo who took her on the trail of Modern repertoire and other crazy things. Once graduated cum laude in Classical Piano (MA) under the teachings of Andrea Rebaudengo and Marina Baudoux at the "L. Marenzio" Conservatoire (2014), she decided to explore the international environment.

In September 2014, she joined the big family of the Composition department at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague. Her Composition teachers, Martijn Padding and Calliope Tsoupaki, and her Piano teacher Gerard Bouwhuis, guided her to a brilliant Bachelor Degree in Composition (2017) and further: she is currently at the end of her Second Year Master's. She is researching on how different musical practices influence the composition for a combination of instruments and recorded instruments on tape (fixed media), coached by Richard Barrett and Samuel Vriezen.







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In the Koninklijk Conservatorium 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. That was the trigger. Later, she had the chance of studying a couple of years in the Institute of Sonology, attending classes such as 'Composing in the Analogue Studio' with Kees Tazelaar and 'Audio Engineering in Electronic Music' with Paul Jeukendrup. That's how her own studio for electronic music is born.




ACTIVITIES


Her composition projects encompass instrumental works, soundtracks, multichannel tape electronic music, tape music in combination with instruments, music for theatre and Modern dance choreographies. She is also active as pianist and chamber musician, especially for Modern and Contemporary repertoire and member of 'Pulse Wave Quartet' together with Isobel Warmelink (violin), Daniele Zamboni (clarinet), Berber Heerema (cello).

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 (MK), Concert Hall of the Janacek Music University of Brno (CZ), Schunck* Glaspaleis Museum Heerlen (NL), Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra (GR).

She has been selected to take part to the Composer Collider Europe (2017-2020), a composition project launched by the Köln-based Ensemble Musikfabrik.

Since September 2017, she works as freelance Piano Accompanist for Modern Dance classes in the Ballet Department of the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague.




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