Sasha Zamler-Carhart is a composer and singer, president of the New York-based contemporary opera company Experiments in Opera, and formerly professor of medieval music and Latin at the Royal Conservatoire The Hague (Netherlands).
His output includes several evening-length stage works, among which the madrigal comedy The Death of the King of Bandjoun, premiered in The Hague in 2009, the opera I Fioretti on the life of St. Francis of Assisi, premiered and performed 12 times in New York in 2010, the biblical oratorio Sponsus, premiered in Toulouse (France) in 2012 and the dance piece Le Pli commissioned by the Forbach National Theater (France) in 2012 and performed in Amsterdam in 2013. His chamber music is regularly performed in the United States, Europe and Japan.
A specialist of medieval music, he is the director of the vocal ensemble Ascoli Ensemble, with which he has recorded two CDs, one in collaboration with the Cecco d’Ascoli Higher Institute of Medieval Studies (Italy) and the other with the Austrian Academy of Sciences. In New York he is the singer of the experimental jazz trio Zamler-Carhart/Rauh/Greenberg with which he regularly performs.
A graduate of Stanford University, the University of London and the Royal Conservatoire The Hague, he is regularly invited to give lectures and master classes in the US and in Europe.