Sara Zamboni is a composer, classical pianist, and creative coach from Italy (born in 1990) and currently based in the Netherlands. With a solid academic background, Sara's musical journey is always evolving, playful and open to new possibilities.

Sara's compositions span a wide spectrum, from instrumental pieces to electronic music, often blending different elements for various settings. Her passion lies in crafting music for live performances, particularly in theaters and concert halls. She thrives on collaborative projects, especially in chamber music, contemporary music theater, and music tailored for dance choreography and movement exploration.

Sara's music has resonated across borders, with performances in the Netherlands, Germany, Greece, North Macedonia, Czech Republic, Italy, France, and China. She was among the six composers selected for the Dutch submission to the ISCM World New Music Days 2021 in Shanghai and Nanning, organized by the International Society of Contemporary Music (ISCM). In addition, Sara is a proud member of Nieuw Geneco, the Dutch association of professional composers.

In 2020 she embarked on a thrilling project: Cytokine Records, an independent label pushing boundaries of electronic and experimental music. With a genuine love for music and a keen eye for innovation and personal expression, each online release is a testament to her dedication and creativity, inviting listeners on a journey of exploration. Her music resonates not only with enthusiasts but also with educators in Modern & Contemporary dance pedagogy, both locally in The Netherlands and internationally.

Beyond her role as a musician and label founder, Sara Zamboni is involved at the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague. There, she serves in various capacities, from accompanying Modern dance classes as a pianist to providing creative coaching and designing audio for Contemporary dance solos. Additionally, she shares her expertise through "Creative Coaching," a newly introduced course tailored for fourth-year bachelor students enrolled in the Art of Sound program. This innovative course offers students a unique opportunity to delve deeper into the realms of creativity and sound under her guidance.

Driven by a passion for fostering creativity and community, she frequently organizes composition courses and workshops. These endeavors provide aspiring composers and music enthusiasts alike with a platform to explore the vast landscape of Contemporary music.

Believing in the interconnectedness of body, mind, and creativity, she dedicates time to her own growth and well-being. She immerses herself in Modern dance and pilates classes, seeking inspiration from movement language and contemporary improvisation workshops. And when she's not lost in the world of music and dance, you'll likely find her gliding across the ice, exploring the art of contemporary skating and movement expression.

Sara invites you to join her on this journey of exploration and creation, where music, movement, and creativity converge to inspire and uplift.

 Classical Piano 

Sara's musical journey started with a passion for unconventional sounds and ethnic music, inspired by the broadcasts of the Italian cultural radio "RAI Radio3". She began formal classical piano studies at the "L. Marenzio" Conservatory, earning her diploma. Her exploration of 20th-century piano repertoire led her to a Master's degree with honors under the guidance of Andrea Rebaudengo, focusing on Béla Bartók's piano music and folk elements. She continued her studies in Composition at the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague, also honing her piano skills with a focus on modern repertoire with the precious menthorship of Gerard Bouwhuis. Sara has performed in prestigious venues and festivals, including the Gaudeamus Festival in Tivoli-Vredenburg (Utrecht), the Holland Festival in Amsterdam and the Kamermuziekfestival in De Doelen (Rotterdam).

 Music Compositio

Sara earned her B.A. and M.A. in Composition from the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague in the Netherlands, studying under Martijn Padding and Calliope Tsoupaki. She also explored music technology at the Institute of Sonology, enhancing her skills in analogue studio composition and audio engineering. Sara's compositions, blending acoustic instruments with electronic elements, have earned her acclaim nationally and internationally. Currently, she focuses on composing for acoustic instruments and multichannel fixed media recordings, exploring the dynamic between analog and digital sound. Notable works include "A Playful Piece," "Lumen de Lumine," "Dark Vocalise," and "False Assumptions." Sara values collaboration, working closely with performers and engineers on her projects.

 Music for Dance & Choreography 


She regularly collaborates with the dance education programs in prestigious institutions such as The Royal Conservatoire of The Hague and Codarts University of the Arts in Rotterdam, while also composing original music for choreographies across professional dance education and companies. Notable collaborations include "The Silence of the Bees" (2016) with Skopje Dance Theatre (choreography of Joan van der Mast) and "JAE: Just About Everyone" (2019) with Zhejiang Conservatory of Music in China (choreography of Matea Kiselichka). She contributed to the dance film "Through The Dancer's Eye" (2021) for International Dance Day, enriching the global celebration of dance.