Welcome to my website! I am Sara, currently 32 y.o. and since 2014 based in The Hague (The Netherlands). I speak fluently Italian, English and Dutch but I am mostly attracted by non-verbal forms of communications such as sound & movement.
I am very interested in all that concerns music: technique, instruments, interpretation, repertoire, analysis, composition, music "genres" and "styles", pedagogy of creativity & creative workflow, music & sound technology, some music business (although I do not consider myself working for the entertainment industry) and music combined with other art forms (especially music for modern and contemporary dance technique, choreography & movement research).
Since I was a kid I did my best to acquire as much knowledge I could. I have always studied in an academic environment (with its pro's & con's) but once I was done with that I expanded my vision working professionally in the broad field of the performing arts as a composer, pianist & creative coach. Then Covid came but I found my workaround to continue to be a creator in the field of music and protect what was important for me.
During the past years, due to the pandemic, I had a lot of time for myself. It was incredible considering that I spent most of my life studying and making music a priority. What I could do was simply doing my best: creating pieces of music and learning new things.
I have learnt never allow others deciding whether my biggest passion, dream or smallest hobby are essential or not. We are also responsible for taking care of our mental and physical health and we should also learn how to show more compassion: we never know when we will be the next ones in need.
I have a big passion for figure skating on ice. In my teenage years I was watching the Grand Prix, the World Championships and the Olympics on television and I loved that. Due to incompatibility with my professional music education at the Conservatory, I could not take any ice skating lessons till I moved to The Netherlands. When I was 25 y.o. I asked myself the question: "Why not?". So I started my journey learning the skills as an adult skater. Now, in 2022, I am trying to improve my technique from the perspective of the ice dance discipline: attempting difficult turns & trying to make them beautiful...
ABOUT EDUCATION & CREATIVE COACHING
There are things we can learn on the field and things we only learn if we make an effort to educate ourselves. Technique is the basis of everything. Patience, honesty and determination are above all. In between, there are certain conditions that could be under our control or not. Talent, social skills, mental and physical health are too often dangerously underestimated.
Every job, activity or project could either potentially be suitable for everyone or not. What makes the difference, then? The capacity of analysing the skills required for a certain workflow, knowing what we are doing, acknowledging our limitations and then seeking for a professional when needed to successfully complete a task.
There is not a perfect artist nor a perfect educator because there is no perfect human being. What we can do is learning to learn: going to bed every night having achieved something new, or looking at ourselves in the mirror asking what we could do now to improve.
ABOUT ART & COLLABORATIONS
I would like to share personally with you some considerations about how I work as an artist & my personal and professional beliefs. I am interested in collaborating with other artists and contributing to their artistic expression with my music. My music is made uniquely to enforce the creative ideas of a certain performance.
Are you a musician, a choreographer or a director looking for a composition that is especially created for your project? You are in the right place. But before going any further, I need to have an idea about what you are looking for, the destination, the relevant technical implications, the time schedule of the project and the budget. After evaluating these things I will be able to decide whether I can accept this project.
I believe that good ethic, respect, honour and good communication are the fundamentals of a positive working relationship. Everybody, especially in the art forms, is entitled to change, modify, adjust ideas to present to the audience the best version of their artistic expression. My job is extremely related to other people one's so it is part of an ecosystem.
We are all human beings and we are all subject to time, energy, stress, change of ideas, mood and emotions. We can recover from energy loss, recover from stress, improve bad ideas and turn them into successful ones, work on our inner sphere etc. but time goes away inevitably and it is not possible to get it back.
Therefore, I invite you to check my online portfolio and my artistic approach. I do accept only projects I am interested in and only if I have time for full commitment. I follow up all my works, from the beginning to the performance and further developments. I have to warn you I have a parental attitude towards my creations. I want to be sure my music is used in situations that resonate with my principles as an artist, as a professional and as a person.