He has an Italian father and a French mother, was born in Uruguay in 1940 and moved to the USA in 1962 to study: Sergio Cervetti has assimilated many influences. He received major impulses when studying with Ernst Krenek at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore. In 1969 he spent a year in West Berlin on a DAAD fellowship. Cervetti’s catalogue of works is broad-ranging and covers orchestral works, chamber music, song cycles and solo compositions for guitar. In 1991 he wrote the harpsichord concerto Las Indias Olvidadas for the Alicante Festival, commemorating the 500-year anniversary of the discovery of America. In 2007 his opera The Elegy Prince had its world premiere in New York City. In his compositional style, Cervetti combines European traditions with influences of Latin American music and elements of Minimal Music. The composer has frequently pointed out the strong influence of painting, dance and socio-political issues on his works.