Sara Caneva is a composer, conductor, currently PhD researcher and teaching fellow in Music Composition at the University of Birmingham. In 2020 she was a nominee for the Classical:NEXT Innovation Award and LaMaestra Conducting Competition - Philharmonie de Paris. Her music has been performed in venues such as Teatro La Fenice di Venezia, Musiikkitalo Camerata Helsinki, Mozarteum Salzburg, Moscow Philharmonic, Bludenzer Tage zeitgemäßer Musik, broadcasted on the Italian and Austrian national radios, and, since 2018, published by Edizioni Suvini Zerboni. She held the young artist position at the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma in 2016-17, where she composed and conducted a new opera diptych. Sara was granted composer-in-residence at Bogliasco Foundation, Kone-Saari Residency, Land Steiermark, and other institutions, developing land art installations and cross-disciplinary projects. Her research investigates audio-visual awareness, its role and development within compositional practices, sound-ecology, and auditory theatre.
As a conductor, she acted considerably in contemporary music and directed several world-premieres. Her next project will involve conducting the Ensemble Modern at Frankfurt Cresc. Biennale 2022.