Serge Saitta, traverso
After musical studies in the Universities of Lyon and Créteil in the class of Marius Beuf and Pierre Séchet, Serge Saitta studied historical flutes as a post-graduate in the Royal Music Conservatory of Brussels with Barhold Kuijken. His success in his studies culminated in his Superior Diploma with highest level of distinction. From 1988 he participates as a soloist in most projects of his chosen ensemble, Les Arts Florissants, conducted by William Christie.
He pursues equally fruitful collaboration with other ensembles: La Petite Bande, dir. Sigiswald Kuijken, Opera Fuoco, dir. David Stern, La Grande Écurie et La Chambre du Roy, dir. JeanClaude Malgoire and Les Dominos, dir. Florence Malgoire. He continues his activities as soloist and researcher with his own ensemble: Le Mercure Galant.
His teaching through masterclasses and his concerts have taken him to China (Shanghai, Nanjing, Beijing), Costa Rica (San José), the United States (Juilliard School of Music, New York) and all across Europe. Serge Saitta teaches historic flutes in the Haute École de Musique of Geneva (Switzerland) as well as the ENMD of Villeurbanne (Rhône-Alpes).