Biography

Mauro Stemberger was born 1978 in Feltre , Italy, and works as Architect and Bonsai artist. At the age of 14 was fascinated about Bonsai Art and started his passion with the local Bonsai club Feltre. During period from 1994-2001 he had the change to join workshops with important European bonsai masters like , Hotsumi Terakawa , Marc Noelander , Horst Crekler , Edoardo Rossi , Salvatore Liporace and much more. In 2002 during a meeting in Arco hi has the change to meet Alfiero Suardi and Enrico Savini thanks to them he could improve his technique and in the main time studied architecture at IUAV university in Venice. In 2005 founded the Italian Bonsai Dream workshop place with a group of enthusiast to work and enjoy bonsai art 360°.
http://www.italianbonsaidream.com/
In 2006 graduated as Architect and start working in his own town.
From 2007 he’s writing articles for the most important bonsai magazines like Bonsai Focus , UBI bonsai and BCI bonsai & stone appreciation magazine.
From 2008 he’s recognized BCI bonsai instructor. http://www.bonsai-bci.com/bci-artists/180-mauro-stemberger-italy
From 2008 to 2010 was President of UBI ( Italian Bonsai association ) and director of UBI bonsai magazine . From 2011 founded with a group of students ( Italian Bonsai Dream School ) at Garden Verde – Marostica Currently and for the last seven years he’s doing demonstrations and workshops for bonsai clubs and Associations all over the World ( Mexico-USA-Belgium-Germany-Holland-Italy-Croatia-England-Austria-France-Portugal-Czek Republic-Lithuania-Poland-Spain-Venezuela-Argentina-Brasil ) Mauro has is own group of students in Italy between Feltre and Marostica ( Italian Bonsai Dream School ) , follow study groups twice a year in U.S.A. (Los Angeles – Harrisburg/New York) – Mexico ( DF-Atlixco ) and once a year in France ( Metz ) and Australia.

 

PRIZES

 

2005
UBI mention of merit in Arco with a Juniperus Procumbens
Award Certificate of International Winner of World Bonsai Photo contest “Bonsai no Kokoro”
WBFF Best 10 Entry Winner of Ismail Saleh Award ABFF

2006
UBI mentions of merit in Alberobello with a Taxsus and a Ligustrum
UBI important self bonsai speaces with a Ligustrum
Award Certificate of International Winner of World Bonsai Photo contest “Bonsai no Kokoro” WBFF

2007
UBI price in Fermo with a Larch Nominated tree at Gingko award with a Quercus Suber

2008
Judge at UBI in Arco

2009
UBI price in Salerno with a Scots Pine Nominated tree at Noelander Trophy with a Taxsus
9° Award Certrè international 4th place with a Taxsus

2010
UBI price in San Marino with a Juniperus Itoigawa
Nominated tree at Noelander Trophy with a Juniperus Itoigawa
Nominated tree Bonsaiautumn 6 with a Pinus Mugus
10° Award Certrè international 2th and 5th places with a Juniperus Itoigawa and a Scots Pine
BCI Photo Competition 2d place with a Juniperus Itoigawa

2011
UBI mention of merit in Sanremo with a Mugo Pine
Nominated tree at Noelander Trophy with a Scots Pine
Runner up tree Bonsaiautumn 7 with a Juniperus Itoigawa
11° Award Certrè international 3th and 4th places with a Scots Pine and a Mugo Pine
BCI Bonsai Photo Competition Winner with a Scots Pine
BCI Suiseki Photo Competition 2d place

2012
UBI price in Arco with a Juniperus Itoigawa
UBI mention of merit in Arco with a Black Pine
Kifu winner at Noelander Trophy with a Juniperus Itoigawa
Gold medal BCI at Noelander Trophy with a Taxsus cuspidata
First price at Franchi Bonsai competition in Pistoia with a Taxsus cuspidate
First price at Shooman Bonsai competition in Padova with a Juniperus Itoigawa
Winner of Certre Award with a Juniperus Itoigawa
Second place at Crespi Cup in Milano with a Black Pine

2013
UBI price in Vieste with a Scots Pine
UBI mention of merit in Vieste with a Juniperus Itoigawa
First Prize National exhibition Kokoro-no bonsai ten in Ercolano with a Scots Pine
First Prize chuhin at Maggioni Gran Prix in Milano with a Juniperus Kishu
Masahiko Kimura award with a Quercus Suber

2014
UBI price in Torino with a Five Niddle Pine
UBI mention of merit in Torino with a Southern Box