Biography

Composer and Conductor

Stefano Sacher (Trieste, 1962) holds a master's degree in Composition from Tomadini Conservatory in Udine, and degrees in Choral Composition and Conducting from Tartini Conservatory in Trieste, and in Orchestral Conducting from Martini Conservatory in Bologna. He also graduated in Literature and Arts from the University of Trieste, with a thesis on Sergej Prokofev's music in movies

He furthered his Compositional studies with Antonio Bibalo in Norway and with Hans Werner Henze in Rome.

Stefano Sacher has composed two operas, choral music, chamber music, orchestral music, music for the theater, and songs.

Recent works include Aubade (for mezzosoprano and orchestra), Concertante (for winds, piano and drums), Stabat mater (for soprano, mixed choir and strings), Three elegies (for baritone, viola and piano), and the opera La memoria di Medea, which premiered at IMFA in 2016.

His works are regularly performed and broadcasted in Europe, Canada, the U.S. and have been published by Pizzicato and Nomos Editions.

Maestro Sacher’s conducting career has taken him throughout the world, to countries such as Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Austria, Germany, Belgium, Poland, Switzerland, the U.S., Canada, the Czech Republic, Sweden, Finland, Malta, Cuba and Mongolia, where he has conducted symphonic, choral and operatic repertoire.

Sacher has been teaching all music courses at the United World College of the Adriatic since 2001. He was also the IB Music teacher from 2001 to 2011.

He has also published a book of poems, articles and essays on musicology, and was a radio host for the Italian national radio RadioRai music programs.

Since 2009 he has been the artistic director of the Mozart Society Italia, based in Trieste, where he founded a youth orchestra, the Amadeus Adriatic Orchestra, which he conducts.

Sacher is co-director of the International Music Festival of the Adriatic, which is currently in its sixth season.