Saar Berger

Saar Berger

Saar Berger

Germany
French Horn

Saar Berger, born in 1980, has been a member of the international ensemble “Ensemble Modern” in Frankfurt since 2007. He studied at the Rubin Music Academy in Tel Aviv before joining the Israeli Opera Symphony Orchestra. Thanks to grants and awards from the Zvi and Ofra Meitar Family Fund and the America-Israel cultural Foundation, he completed his studies in Berlin with Prof .Neunecker and in Frankfurt am Main with Prof. Penzel and Prof. Tapani, before winning the solo Horn Position with Ensemble Modern . Saar Berger cooperates closely with many young and internationally established composers and has been able to enrich the already extensive horn literature by performing many world premieres of concerts and solo pieces as a soloist. He was a member and horn mentor of the Slokar Branimir Academy and the Ljubljana International Orchestra and Since 2017 he has been part of the teaching faculty at the Lucerne Festival Academy. Saar Berger has been appointed since October 2019 , as the new Horn Professor at the State Music Academy in Trossingen , Germany. New CD release in 2018, "Sonorous" for 2 solo horns with original baroque music works for harpsichord & violin was published by the instrument maker "Gebrüder Alexander" Horns from Mainz. The double CD album "Traveling Pieces", a solo portrait with 17 new world premieres for Horn, was released in 2014 by the Ensemble Modern Media Label. The Percussion & Horn album "Stop & Horn" is available from the Slovenian Composers Association and was released in 2014. Double CD "Call, studies & games" with the Ensemble Modern Brass Trio with 20 new premieres was released in 2017 on the Ensemble Modern Media Label.