Birth 1946 May 9th at Lønset in Sør-Trøndelag, Norway. Educated at Veitvet Conservatory of Music, Trøndelag Conservatory of Music with violin as the principal instrument and the Grieg Academy in Bergen with Composition as the main discipline. Composition Studies at Trøndelag Music Conservatory with Terje Bjorklund and Henning Sommero, at Stavenger Music Conservatory with Svein Hundsnes. Studied composition to Masters degree with Morten Eide Pedersen. Master class in composition with Georg Friedrich Haas, Mathias Spahlinger, Kaija Saariaho Ivar Frounberg and Michael Finissy. Seminars with Magne Hegdal, Kaija Saariaho, Bent Sørensen, Henrik Ødegaard, Anna Lindahl, Henrik Hellstenius and Karen Tanaka. World premieres: 1993: Oppdal, "In the Dovre-sno", musical theater with project ensemble. 1998: Kristiansund, three songs with Norwegian lyrics with Kristiansund Symphony Orchestra, Suite for wind quartet and piano with musicians from Opera's Wind Quintet and organ player in Cathedral of Molde. 2000: Oppdal, "2000 song" for the children's choir and rock band with a project ensemble. 2006 - 2009: Bergen, "Tableaux, I Images Cosmiques" with the Military Symphonic Band; "Prayer from the Earth" with the Bergen Philharmonic Choir; "Das Mädchen oder Der Tod" with Grieg Akademy's Sinfonietta; "Guerre Extreme" with Project Ensemble; Oslo, "Pastorale "with Wendy Greenberg at the Ultima Festival;" Tableaux, II Images l'Eau "with Oslo Sinfonietta by NMKs 30 year anniversary," Jimi Hendrix in memoriam "by Rasko Popovic. Harald Sæther has written music to lyrics by Petter Schramm, Margunn Hageberg, Mona Høvring, Irene Paulsen (all Norwegian), Esther Tellermann (France), in multiple contexts been closely collaborating with the Italian poet Nanni Cagnone (Index Vacuus, Waves, Obstupescit Venticinque, 'a' in altre parole 'b from the collection: What's he to Hecuba or Hecuba to him?). Working he has been music teacher at the Rudolf Steiner School in Trondheim for 3 years, violinist (soloist and orchestral musician) for 25 years, teacher in the music school for 15 years, Princioal of municipal music schools and cultural schools in total 5 years and music coordinator at the Opera in Kristiansund for 1 ½ years. Harald Sæther is a member of the New Music Composer Group since 2007 and chairman from February 24th 2009 to February 26th 2011. Member of Norwegian Society of Composers.