Born in Japan. Based in Sydney, Australia, Dr. Sadaharu Muramatsu (Sada) is the Music Director of Strathfield Symphony Orchestra, Lecturer of Conducting at Excelsia College (formerly Wesley Institute), Conductor of Suzuki Cello Ensemble and Choirmaster of Sydney Sakura Choir.
In Syndey, Sada has conducted the Penrith Symphony Orchestra, Rockdale Opera Company, Sydney Camerata and many other groups. He was a Choirmaster of Willoughby Symphony Choir from 2013 to 2015, and Choirmaster of Eastern Sydney Chamber Choir from 2010 to 2011. In recent years, he conducted Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra and Central Aichi Symphony Orchestra in Japan.
Sada completed a Masters of Music in Conducting at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, UK. Later he was granted a fellowship to study conducting at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, University of Sydney under the Japanese Government Overseas Study Program for Artists. Sada resides in Australia with a Distinguished Talent visa granted for his achievements as a conductor by the Australian Government.
His outstanding accomplishments include an Honorary Doctorate in Music from his alumnus Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, UK (2011); Second prize in the Vienna Summa Cum Laude International Youth Music Festival with the Wesley Institute Choir in the Golden Hall, Musikverein, Austria (2011); Finalist and awarded Special Prize of the Jury at the Emmerich Kalman International Conductor’s Competition at the Budapest Operetta Theatre, Hungary (2007); Semi-finalist in the 2nd Bartok Bela International Opera-Conducting Competition in Romania (2007); Mortimer Furber Prize for Conducting in Manchester, UK (2005); and First prize at the ISIS Conducting Competition in Cambridge, UK (2001).
Sada studied conducting under Imre Pallo, Kurt Masur, Sir Mark Elder CBE, Hirofumi Misawa and Kazuki Sawa.