Sarah Nemtsov was born in 1980 in Oldenburg and studied composition with Nigel Osborn in (Hanover), Johannes Schöllhorn (Cologne) and Walter Zimmermann (Berlin). She has received numerous awards and scholarships, including the Busoni Composition Prize of the Berlin Academy of the Arts, the Deutsche Musikautorenpreis of the GEMA and won the international RicordiLAB composition competition. She collaborates with renowned ensembles and orchestras (HR Symphony Orchestra, Deutsches Sinfonieorchester, ensemble modern, ensemble mosaik, Ensemble Adapter, Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart, ensemble recherche, Klangforum Wien etc.) and her works are performed at internationally renowned festivals (such as the Donaueschinger Musiktage, Wien modern, ECLAT, Ultraschall, Holland Festival, Musica, Bregenz Festival, Munich Biennale and many more). Her latest opera SACRIFICE was premiered at Oper Halle in 2017. Nemtsov’s music captivates through sensitively sounded setups, through complex and energetic textures, musical stratifications, interactions between acoustic instruments and electronics, as well as references to other arts and other media. Her catalog includes more than 100 compositions in almost all genres. Several of her works are published by Ricordi. In the summer semester of 2018, Sarah Nemtsov taught composition at Haifa University.