Luis Saglie has been hailed as a composer by the international public, professional musicians and the press. In connection to his work as a composer, he is also constantly active as a conductor, pianist and pedagogue. The great Samuel Adler states, “Luis Saglie is one of the most respected composers, pianists and pedagogues on the musical scene today”.
Saglie has had a prestigious musical upbringing as a composer, conductor and pianist in Europe (Hochschule für Musik/Konservatorium Wien Privatuniversität -Vienna, Austria) and the United States (UCLA - University of California, Los Angeles), earning a Master of Arts and Bachelor of Arts in Musical Composition.
His music has received numerous performances in Europe, North America, South America, Asia and Oceania. His collaboration as a composer with professional soloists has extended to countries such as Austria, Germany, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia, England, Spain, Lithuania, U.S.A., Mexico, Ecuador, Chile, Argentina, Cuba, Greece, Turkey, China, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Canada among others.
Luis Saglie conducted the premier of his first opera, El día de la liberación in Vienna, Austria receiving outstanding reviews. Heinz Sichrovsky of News Magazine, Austria wrote, “Today, it is a rare thing for opera premiers to be remembered. 'El día de la liberation' by the Chilean composer Luis Saglie was in every way memorable”. The Österreichische Musikzeitschrift, Austria published, “Luis Saglie’s score to 'El día de la liberación' is put together through a brilliant technique lying somewhere between moderate serialism and a free-tonality”. Renowned opera composer Jake Heggie comments, “Luis is a man of the world with a vast musical vocabulary and his own sense of invention. Luis also has a genuine sense of drama and theater in his work and I look forward to a large-scale opera from him one day soon. He will surprise and delight us all.”
Saglie has composed opera, symphonic works, concertos with soloists, chamber music, music for diverse solo instruments as well as film scores and musical theater.
Luis Saglie is the recipient of several international prizes and awards and acts as curator and adjudicator for international music festivals and competitions. With over ten years experience as a University Professor in three different countries, Luis Saglie has held positions as Head of Composition Department and Music Director. Currently, he teaches at the University of Sydney, Conservatorium of Music in Australia.
Copyright © 2023 Luis Saglie - All Rights Reserved.