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Sarah Nemtsov

Sarah Nemtsov was born in Oldenburg (Germany) in 1980. In 1987, she got
her first music lessons, around the same time, she began writing her first
compositions. Between 1989 and 1993 she participated in numerous concerts
and recordings of the REIL TRIO as a recorder player. At the age of 14 she
started playing the oboe.

Since 1998 she studied composition at the Hochschule for Music and Theatre
in Hanover with Nigel Osborne as a „young student“. In 2000 she began with
her regular studies at the same institution with Johannes Schoellhorn
(composition) and Klaus Becker (oboe). Since 2003 her oboe teacher was
Burkhard Glaetzner at the UdK (Berlin Arts University). In 2005 she began
with her post-graduate studies in composition with Walter Zimmermann at
the Berlin Arts University (Meisterschueler exam with distinction).

She has been a recipient of a scholarship from the German Academic
Foundation since 2003. In 2007 she won the „Hanns-Eisler-Preis“ for
Composition and received a scholarship by the Aribert-Reimann-Foundation,
2009 she got a sholarship by the Wilfried-Steinbrenner-Foundation, 2011
a residence at Villa Serpentara (Italy) and a scholarship by the Berlin Senate,
as well as the ZONTA-Music-Prize.

As a composer she has worked together with Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart,
ensemble Adapter, ensemble Accroche Note, Trio Accanto, Nomos Quartet,
Neues Ensemble Hanover, Oh-Ton-Ensemble, or the International Ensemble
Modern Academy. Her compositions are featured in various international
festivals – for example, at the Donaueschingen Music Days, ICSM World
New Music festival in Stuttgart, Festival Musica in Strasbourg, Israel festival,
Klangwerkstatt in Berlin or A•Devantgarde in Munich. Her chamber opera
„Herzland“ (2005) premiered in Hanover in 2006; it was staged at  the
Bavarian State Opera in 2011 (in co-production with Orchester Jakobsplatz
Munich). Her opera „L'ABSENCE“ (2006-2008) after „Le Livre des Questions“
by Edmond Jabès will be premiered in 2012 at „Muenchener Biennale“.

Her music is often inspired from consideration of other arts – literature (Paul
Celan, Edmond Jabès, Jacques Derrida, Emily Dickinson, Walter Benjamin),
visual arts, or choreography –, as well as of Jewish tradition.