Biography


ELENA SARTORI Organist and conductor. Born in Ravenna, she studied under the guidance of Daniel Chorzempa at the Musik Akademie of Basel and the Hochschule Mozarteum of Salzburg, and with Helmut Rilling at the Bach Akademie of Stuttgart.

Having been Chorus Maestro for performances conducted by Maestros Janos Furst, Dennis Russell Davies, Riccardo Muti and having worked with directors like Graham Vick and Denis Krief, after an intensive activity as soloist at the organ, Elena Sartori debuted as a conductor in 2004. Since then, she has been collaborating with the most prestigious music institutions in Italy and worldwide, including Ravenna Festival, MITO Settembremusica di Torino, Sagra Musicale Malatestiana di Rimini, Teatro del Vascello in Roma, Festival di Santarcangelo, CRT di Milano, Festival Barocco di Viterbo, Teatro Comunale di Ferrara, Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Teatro Valli e Teatro Ariosto di Reggio Emilia, Festival delle Colline Torinesi, Teatro Palladium Università Roma 3, Società del Quartetto di Varese, Accademia Musicale di Firenze, Ente Filarmonico per il Mezzogiorno, Fondazione Toscanini di Parma, Accademia S. Felice di Firenze, L’Orfeo Città di Spoleto, Piemonte in Musica, Deutsches Museum of Munich, Cathedral Foundation of Ottobeuren, Warsaw International Festival, Philarmonia Baltika of Gdansk, Festival M.I.O.D of Munich, Chapter Theatre of Cardiff, Journeés Europeénnesdu Patrimoine Musicale of Lyon, Music Weeks of Wallenhorst (Germany) Musik in Sankt Andreas in Koln, Festival de Tomar (Portugal), Festival de la Citè de Carcassonne (France), Stuk Theatre of Leuven (Belgium), City Festival of Vacz (Hungary) Sophiensaele of Berlin, Zagreb Biennial Theatre, Festival of holy music of Ourense in Galicia (Spain), Bitef Festival of Belgrade, Mess Festival of Sarajevo, International Festival of Tallinn (Estonia), International Festival of Lahti (Finland), Music events of the Faculties of Musicology of the Universities of Kyoto, Hiroshima and Tokyo (Japan), always receiving unanimous praises from both the audience and critics.

Her performances are regularly broadcast by BBC, RAI Radio 3, RAI 5, Radio France and ZDF

As organist and conductor she has recorded CDs for the Classic Voice, Tactus, La Bottega Discantica, Amadeus and Arts labels.

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