Michele Sanna was born in 1981 in Cagliari. He is an Italian composer and guitarist.
He soon started performing professionally as a guitarist whilst at the same time enrolling at the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory in Milan where he studied music composition under the tutelage of composer Gabriele Manca. He also studied with Mario Garuti, Alessandro Solbiati, Franco Oppo, Ivan Fedele at Santa Cecilia Academy in Rome. He studied guitar in Rome with Umberto Fiorentino.
Michele also studied Conducting and Ear Training with Yoichi Sugyiama and Emilio Pomarico at the Accademia Internazionale della Musica in Milan and attended the “Laboratorio Permanente di Ricerca Musicale” with Stefano Battaglia at the Siena Jazz Foundation.
As a composer from 2010 he started to collaborate with many music directors, soloists and chamber and orchestral ensembles such as the Ensemble Multilatérale, Ensemble Sentieri Selvaggi, Divertimento Ensemble etc) . From 2011 his compositions have been commissioned and performed in Italy, USA, France, Switzerland, Austria, Spain, Great Britain etc. Michele has also been the recipient of many prestigious awards including amongst others, the "Concorso Internazionale di Composizione Galleria d'Arte Moderna di Milano”, “Concorso AFAM 2012-Divertimento Ensemble”, "Jurgenson International composition competition-Moscow"; he was awarded scholarships by the Ente musicale di Nuoro, the Berklee College of Music in Boston and by the Regione Autonoma della Sardegna. As a guitar player, he worked with many artists from Jazz to Pop to Rock music From 2009 he lectures Ethnomusicology at the Conservatory in Cagliari and Guitar, Musical Theory, Analysis and Composition in many sardinian schools and istitutions.
His music is published by Edizioni Sconfinarte