Michele Sarti

Firenze, 1991

Classe 1991, Michele Sarti è un giovane emergente compositore italiano, violinista in ambito di musica popolare, promotore e divulgatore musicale e aspirante direttore d’orchestra.

Si è specializzato alla Royal Academy con borsa di studio in composizione dove ha seguito corsi tenuti da Chris Austin, Maxwell Davies, Oliver Knussen, Simon Bainbridge, Harrison Birtwistle and Bent Sørensen.
Nel 2017 ha preso parte alla Composer Plus Summer Academy (Lithuania). 
Ha collaborato col Conservatorio Cantelli di Novara, il Conservatorio Cherubini di Firenze e il Trinity College di Londra. 
Ha ricevuto commissioni, tra gli altri, dal Festival Puccini di Torre del Lago, il Quartetto indaco, il Festival della Piana del Cavaliere (Orvieto Festival), Est Ovest Festival, nonché dall’Associazione tra i Familiari delle Vittime della Strage di via dei Georgofili.
La sua musica è stata eseguita in numerosi paesi europei e in Cina. È coautore di due volumi e di alcuni articoli di musicologia.
Nel 2018 è stato invitato a dirigere l’Esbjerg ensemble in Copenhagen and Herning presentando una prima esecuzione assoluta di Bent Sørensen. Attualmente sta completando un biennio specialistico in direzione d’orchestra sotto la guida di Alessandro Pinzauti al Conservatorio Cherubini di Firenze, città in cui vive. 
È compositore in residence 2022/23 di Est Ovest Festival. 
Dal 2021 le sue composizioni sono pubblicate da Ermes 404.

ENGLISH VERSION

Michele Sarti was born in Florence in 1991 where he studied violin, viola and piano. In 2012 and 2013, he attended special composition courses with Sir Peter Maxwell Davies at Livorno Music Festival. With a scholarship from the Royal Academy of Music, London, he completed in 2015 his

MA in Composition under Christopher Austin and Maxwell Davies. Thanks to the Academy, since 2013 he took part at seminars and received lessons from composers such Oliver Knussen, Simon Bainbridge, Harrison Birtwistle and Bent Sørensen.
In 2017, he took part in the third edition of Composer Plus Summer Academy (Lithuania). In 2018, he conducted the Esbjerg ensemble in Copenhagen and Herning, presenting a world premiere by Bent Sørensen. 
Between 2018 and 2019, he collaborated with the Conservatorio ‘G. Cantelli’ (Novara, Italy) and the Trinity College (London), receiving commissions of new works or special arrangements from both institutions. In 2021, the Festival Puccini (Torre del Lago, Italy) and his artistic director Giorgio
Battistelli commissioned a new work for ensemble, performed on August 2020 by the Ensemble Bernasconi from Teatro La Scala conducted by Marco Angius and the actress Anna Bonaiuto.
In 2021, he was asked to write a piece for the Italian string quartet Quartetto Indaco, as part of a project on Dante’s Inferno, which was recorded and performed several times around Italy and in Berlin. In the same year, he received a commission from Associazione tra i Familiari delle Vittime
della Strage di Via dei Georgofili for string orchestra piece which he conducted in Palazzo Vecchio, Florence, with Orchestra Sinfonietta del Conservatorio ‘L. Cherubini’ di Firenze.
In 2022 he was appointed Composer in Residence for Est Ovest Festival and received a commission for a solo cello work for Claudio Pasceri (premiered in Roero in June). With founds from Festival della Piana del Cavaliere | Orvieto Festival, he wrote a new work for two cellos and string orchestra which was premiered in Orvieto by Anssi Karttunen, Claudio Pasceri and the Orchestra Vittorio Calamani. Michele’s works have been performed in several countries, including China. 
He has curated, with the musicologist Marcello de Angelis, the books: Espressione pittorica e Musica (LoGisma 2015) and L’Errante, cammino di un musicista: Ugalberto de Angelis (LoGisma 2017).
Michele is currently based in Florence where he teaches, work and where he is attending a Master in conducting at the Conservatorio ‘Luigi Cherubini’ under the guidance of Alessandro Pinzauti. From 2021 his music has been published by Ermes 404.