Composer Robert Saari’s music commissions have included both sacred and secular works for solo voice, choir, and instrumental ensembles. His music is intended to meet the musical public on its own ground and aspires to reach out and speak to all types of listeners.
Saari holds the Bachelor of Music (Music Business) from the University of Miami (FL) and the Master of Music (Composition) from The Ohio State University. He has studied with Alfred Reed, Frederick Fennell, and Marshall Barnes, among others. He is a member of the Society of Pi Kappa Lambda and a member of ASCAP. He is the recipient of Concert Division ASCAP awards in 2007 and 2008.
Robert Saari has combined his career as a musician (composer, pianist, trumpeter) with one in the piano industry, having held positions with some of the world’s largest piano companies including Petrof Pianos of the Czech Republic, Pearl River Piano Group of Guangzhou, China, and the Baldwin Piano & Organ Company, as a Vice President.
He has partnered with his wife, Dr. Susan Jenkins Saari, poet, to compose the song cycle, When the Forsythia Bloom, premiered at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. by renown mezzo soprano, Denyce Graves and accompanist, Warren Jones.
Robert Saari can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org for information.