Sara Caneva (1991) is a composer, conductor and researcher. In 2020 she was a nominee for the Classical:NEXT Innovation Award and LaMaestra Conducting Competition at the Philharmonie de Paris. Since her opera conducting debut in 2014, she has been active in internationally renowned contexts, such as the IEMA at Klangspuren Schwaz, the Romaeuropa Festival, Teatro Nazionale di Genova, Bartòk Festival, Peter Eötvös Foundation, Festival Pontino and EXPO. She has worked with ensembles such as the Danubia Orchestra Obuda, Savaria Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Regionale Toscana, Ensemble 900 Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie Konstanz, LaVerdi Orchestra, Youth Orchestra Teatro dell'Opera di Roma and the Berlin Sinfonietta. A new music enthusiast, she has been very active in contemporary music, conducting a number of world premieres. She was a young artist in residence at the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma in 2016-17, composing and conducting a new opera diptych. Between 2015 and 2017 she founded and conducted the Ensemble Formanti, dedicated to contemporary and improvised music. Among her recent engagements, she led the multimedia opera ›Trilogy in two‹ on tour with Helga Davis and the Schallfeld Ensemble. Sara Caneva is currently pursuing PhD research in composition at the University of Birmingham, investigating audio-visual awareness and its role and development within compositional practices. Her music has been commissioned by and performed at venues such as the Teatro La Fenice di Venezia, Musiikkitalo Camerata Helsinki, Mozarteum Salzburg, Moscow Philharmonic, and the Bludenzer Tage zeitgemäßer Musik. Since 2018 her works have been published by Edizioni Suvini Zerboni. Sara Caneva was composer-in-residence at the Bogliasco Foundation, held the Kone Foundation-Saari Residency, been Styria Artist In Residence, completed a Residencia de Estudiantes and been in residence at Künstlerhaus Otte1.