L’Associazione Corale Goriziana C.A. Seghizzi è lieta di presentare la giuria del 20° Concorso Internazionale di Canto Cameristico “Seghizzi”.

Artistic Director and President of the Jury

Eddi De Nadai (foto Maniero)
Eddi de Nadai

Formerly Maestro Collaborator at the Teatro la Fenice in Venice, Staatsoper in Hannover, Verdi in Trieste, Lyric Experimental in Spoleto, Sociale in Trento, graduated in piano and harpsichord at the Venice Conservatory, studied conducting with Romolo Gessi, Donato Renzetti, Lior Shambadal and Deyan Pavlov

He was guest conductor at the Izmir Opera House and, from 2009 to 2013, at the Bolshoi Theater in Tashkent. He carries out an intense activity collaborating with prestigious orchestras (Orchestra of Padua and Veneto, City of Ferrara, Mitteleuropa Orchestra, Slovenian Radio and Television, Cordoba Symphony, Orpheus Kammerorchester Wien, Bacau Philharmonic, Odessa Philharmonic, Kiev String's Orchestra, Albanian Radio and Television, Opera of Belgrade and Ljubljana, Astana Opera) and important soloists such as Bruno Canino, Rocco Filippini, Enrico Pieranunzi, Luciana D'Intino, Katia Ricciarelli, directing a vast symphonic and operatic repertoire in Italy and abroad.

Recently he conducted Nabucco and Aida at the Taormina Opera Stars, Madama Butterfly at the Pucciniano Festival in Torre del Lago, The little sweep by Britten at the Verdi Theater in Pisa, La Cecchina by Piccinni and Maria de Buenos Aires in Piazzolla at the Teatro Comunale in Treviso. He inaugurated MittelFest 2016 in Cividale with the world premiere of Menocchio by R. Miani. He conducted the world premiere of Mauro Montalbetti's Still Requies at the Milan Triennale and at the Teatro Grande in Brescia.

He is the founder and artistic director of the Orpheus Ensemble, which is dedicated to instrumental literature of the twentieth century.

He is also the creator and artistic director of the project "All Opera, guys! for the dissemination of the contemporary operatic repertoire for children, now in its fourteenth edition: in recent years he has created and directed The New Dress of the Emperor by Paolo Furlani, Arcibaldo Sonivari by Mario Pagotto, The little sweep by Benjamin Britten, La Fuggitiva by Lucio Gregoretti , New Year's Eve by Renato Miani, The Wizard of Oz by Pierangelo Valtinoni, Christmas Tale by Carlo Galante. Il Vestito nuovo dell’Imperatore di Paolo Furlani,  Arcibaldo Sonivari di Mario Pagotto, The little sweep di Benjamin Britten, La Fuggitiva di Lucio Gregoretti, La notte di San Silvestro di Renato Miani, Il Mago di Oz di Pierangelo Valtinoni, Racconto di Natale di Carlo Galante.

Collaborator with internationally renowned singers, he has given concerts for prestigious institutions and important festivals throughout Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East, Argentina, Mexico and the United States.

From 2002 to 2010 he was official pianist at the Gorizia International Vocal Chamber Music Competition

He is a teacher at the Milan Conservatory.



Anna Maria graduated from Boito conservatory of Parma and subsequently refined her studies with Maestro Franco Corelli. Being one of the most appreciated mezzo-soprano in the Italian, German and French repertoire, she’s a regular performer in many major Italian and European opera houses.

Her vast repertoire includes roles as: Fricka in RHEINGOLD e WALKÜRE at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo directed by Graham Vick; Eboli in DON CARLO at the Teatro Regio in Turin conducted by Gianandrea Noseda and directed by Hugo De Ana at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan conducted by Fabio Luisi, Klythämestra in ELEKTRA, conducted by Gustav Kuhn, and Herodias in SALOME conducted

by Nikša Bareza both directed by Manfred Schweigkofler in Bolzano, Modena, Ferrara and Piacenza theatres; Amneris in AIDA conducted by Paolo Arrivabeni and Ulrica in UN BALLO IN MASCHERA conducted by Massimo Zanetti at the Opera Royal de Wallonie; FALSTAFF as a concerto in Tel Aviv conducted by Zubin Mehta; Azucena in IL TROVATORE at the Teatro La Fenice in Venezia, Annina in DER ROSENKAVALIER at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino conducted by Zubin Mehta and directed by Eike Gramss, ADRIANA LECOUVREUR at the Teatro Regio in Turin, LA FORZA DEL DESTINO at the Opera Sferisterio Macerata.

She sung in IL TRITTICO by Puccini at the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and Teatro alla Scala in Milan conducted by R. Chailly, in the role of Herodias in the new SALOME production at the Salzburger Festspiele conducted by Franz Weiser – Möst, in the role of Ulrica in UN BALLO IN MASCHERA at the NCPA of Beijing, DON CARLO at the New National Theater of Tokyo, Barbara in VIOLANTA at the Teatro Regio in Turin. Her upcoming performances include the role of Una Donna in INTOLLERANZA 1960 at the Salzburger Festspiele, LA FAVORITA in Piacenza, AIDA at thr Arena di Verona, Ulrica in UN BALLO IN MASCHERA at Festival Verdi in Parma.

Anna Maria has also performed in the IX SINFONIA by Beethoven at the Lincoln Center in New York as part of the prestigious summer festival Mostly Mozart and at the Teatro Regio in Turin, in MESSA DA REQUIEM by Verdi at the Rudolfinum in Praga and in Washington, in TE DEUM by Bruckner at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino conducted by Zubin Mehta, in EIN SOMMERNACHTSTRAUM by Mendelssohn at the Teatro Regio in Parma conducted by Jurij Temirkanov, in LES TROYENS by Berlioz at the Teatro Bellini in Catania, in REQUIEM by Mozart in Florence conducted by Zubin Mehta.

Anna Maria Chiuri discography includes CD recordings of the contemporary PASQUA FIORENTINA by I. Capitanio (Bongiovanni), the MESSA IN SOL by V.Bellini, PEZZI SACRI by G.B.Sammartini and L’ABBÉ AGATHON by A.Pärt and the ORATORIO DE NÖEL by C.Saint–Saëns. Her performances in UN BALLO IN MASCHERA conducted by Riccardo Chailly, live from the Opera house in Leipzig, IL TRITTICO by Puccini live fromTeatro alla Scala in Milan for Rai Trade, again conducted by Riccardo Chailly, IL PRIGIONIERO, in the role of the Mother with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra are all available on DVD.

She recently debuted at the Bolshoj Theatre of Moscow in the role of Erodiade in the SALOME by Strauss.


Born in Rome. At the “S. Cecilia” Conservatoire in his native city he studied with Bruno Aprea, Teresa Procaccini, Pieralberto Biondi and Irma Ravinale and graduated in conducting, composition, piano, choral music and choral conducting.

In addition, he attended master classes in conducting with Guennadi Rozhdestvensky at the "Accademia Musicale Chigiana" in Siena as well as with Donato Renzetti at the "Accademia Musicale Pescarese". During his training he was working as choirmaster and répétiteur at RAI.

In December 1989 he won the 2nd Prize (first prize not awarded) at the "Concorso Internazionale per Giovani Direttori D'Orchestra Carlo Zecchi".

He conducted the following orchestras, among others: Orchestra Sinfonica di Bari, Orchestra Filarmonica di Genova, Orchestra Sinfonica di Sanremo, Symphonieorchester Budapest, Symphonieorchester Russe, Symphonieorchester Biel, Symphonieorchester Luzern, Orchestre de Chambre de Genève, Orquestra Nacional do Porto.

Since August 1991 he has held the post of 1st conductor at the Stadttheater (municipal theatre) Biel, Switzerland and since August 2001 also that of musical director at the same theatre. Since June 1996 he is moreover the artistic director of the Geneva Chamber Opera and since August 1997 the musical director of the Swiss Opera Studio at the Hochschule der Künste Bern (HKB).

He has conducted more than one hundred operas and a thousand shows. He has also been invited to conduct in Korea (Turandot), Japan (Gianni Schicchi) and Macau (Signor Bruschino). Apart from his activities as a conductor he has performed widely as a pianist: as a soloist, in chamber music formations and as an accompanist for singers (in April 2000 he accompanied the legendary baritone Giuseppe Taddei in a recital in Tokyo).

Last but not least, Franco Trinca has composed various works. For his OMAGGIO A MOZART (for clarinet quartet) he was awarded the 1st Prize at the "Rassegna Internazionale di Composizione“ BRICCIALDI (1991).

Compact Disc Recordings:

Paul Hindemith "Kammermusik Nr. 3" (Nuova Era Records 1992), Geneviene Calame "Sur la margelle du monde" (Musica Helvetica 1995), Niccolò Piccinni "Le finte gemelle" (Dynamic 2002), W.A.Mozart "Klavierkonzert in Es Dur KV 482" (Pan Classic- 2003), Giovanni Paisiello "La Frascatana" (Bongiovanni – 2004)

Selection of Revised Pieces: T.Traetta "Stabat Mater" (Ed. Kunzelmann), G.B.Pergolesi "Psalm – Laetatus sum" (Ed. Kunzelmann), G.Paisiello "La Frascatana" (Ed. Kunzelmann), N.Piccinni "Didon" (Ed. Kunzelmann)


Born in Vienna, Austria, Adrian Eugen Hollaender went to school in Vienna and then studied singing, piano, solfeggio, composition and conducting (piano with Prof. Hedwig Langer; solfeggio, composition and conducting with Prof. Franz Carda from the Vienna Music University, singing with Prof. Toma Popescu, Studio Internazionale di Belcanto, and with the opera legends Giuseppe di Stefano and Franco Corelli) , as well as a parallely Law, obtaining a Master and a Doctorate degree at the University of Vienna.

He wrote several articles and books on cultural subjects, for example the book "Great Legends of Opera" featuring leading opera singers of past and present, or the book "Addio, Luciano - the very private Pavarotti" giving a detailed analysis of the person, artistry and singing technique of Luciano Pavarotti.

Moreover, he gave lectures on opera topics on important educational

stages (e. g. at "Volksbildungsinstitut Wiener Urania", Vienna institute for the people's education) and staged events with celebrities like Alfredo Kraus, Placido Domingo, Renato Bruson, Franco Corelli and other famous artists. His productions and lectures led him up to Palm Beach, USA.

As a stage director, Adiran Hollaender signed artistically responsible for numerous artistic productions in all the world, such as, for example:

Der italienische Belcanto - Wiener Urania (with Alfredo Kraus, Renato Bruson and Placido Domingo), Musik ohne Grenzen - Wiener Rathaus, Franco-Corelli-Gala - Austria Center Vienna (con Franco Corelli, Nicolai Gedda, Peter Seiffert and José Cura), La vie de Franco-Corelli (con Franco Corelli and Plácido Domingo) - Ehrbaar-Saal Wien, Kunst im Parlament (with the painter and set designer Prof. Ernst Fuchs) - Österreichisches Parlament, Wien, Eté des Étoiles (with Giuseppe di Stefano, Anna Moffo, Piero Cappuccilli) - Stift Kremsmünster, Oberösterreich, Liszt und Wagner - Haus Hofmannsthal Wien Art in Action Gala with Fiorenza Cossotto - Istituto di Cultura Italiano, Große Oper - Große Stimmen - Stadtgemeinde Deutsch-Wagram, Weihnachtsgala im Akademikerbund Wien, Liszt in Italien - Italienisches Kulturinstitut Wien, SIAA-Gala - Wiener Konzerthaus, Wagner‘sche Vokalinterpretation - Richard-Wagner-Verband Wien, Die Wiener Staatsoper - Präsentation in der Gesellschaft für Musiktheater Wien, Sisi, Seele einer Kaiserin (Oper von Roland Baumgartner) - Haus Wittgenstein des Bulgarisches Kulturinstituts in Wien, Die Csardasfürstin – production 2018 at the Musikalen Theater Sofia in occasion of 100 years operetta in Bulgaria and of the Bulgarian Presidency in the European Union.

Adrian Hollaender initiated and directed also Masterclasses for opera singers with Franco Corelli in Austria. Furthermore, Mr. Hollaender gave himself successful concerts as a vocalist (bass) and served also as judge in many international singing competitions.

Recent vocal successes of his comprise a gala performance at the Ribbon Gala at the Vienna Military History Museum ("Simon Boccanegra"- "Fiesco") a concert at Salon Trauttenberg and a Christmas concert at Waernfeldt Music ("Daroga Dlinaju") and in the Celebration Hall of the Vienna Academic Association directed by Charles Bohatsch.

Moreover, Adrian Hollaender has also professionally for about twenty years as artistic consultant of the worldwide renowned artists agency "Hollaender-Calix" in Vienna which collaborates with major opera houses and festivals all over the world as well as with leading singers of the current international opera scene (Website of the International Artists Agency Hollaender-Calix:

In addition, Adrian Hollaender – based on his law studies – passed the Austrian Lawyer's Bar Exam in Vienna cum laude, gave legal lectures, exerted legal teaching activity at Vienna University, Cluj University and other didactic institutions and published scientific articles in leading law magazines. His law office is registered in Vienna and takes care of important national and international cases.


Ivan Kyurkchiev began his first violin lessons at the age of 5. Later he continued his studies at the National School of Music in violin and classical singing under the guidience of Maestro Georgi Deliganev. He graduated from the State Academy of Music in Sofia where he studied opera singing with Prof. Elena Kiselova.

After his graduation, Ivan Kyurkchiev was awarded a special prize of from the Bulgarian Ministry of Culture – the prestigious state scholarship to study at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Italy. For two consecutive seasons, Ivan Kyurkchiev worked under the guidance of the legendary Giulietta Simionato, Giuseppe di Stefano and Luciano Silvestri.

In 1984, Ivan Kyurkchiev won the Enrico Caruso Tenor Competition in Milan, which launched his international carreer. He sang in major theaters such as

the Arena di Verona, Torre del Lago, Teatro La Fenice, Teatro San Carlo, Teatro Reggio di Torino, Opera Marseille, Maggio Fiorentino, Bolshoi Theater and Carnegie Hall to name a few.

From 1996 till 1998 he accepted the position of General Director of the State Opera House in Russe, Bulgaria. Under his direction the theater has performed in numerous European countries, among them Italy, The Netherlands, Belgium, Swizerland, Germany, France, Portugal, Spain and gained international prestige on the stage of some of the most eminent world opera stages.

In 1998, Mr.Kyurkchiev assumed the position of General Manager and Artistic Director of “Opera Verdi” Bulgaria. Under his guidance, Opera Verdi has managed to create a “Bulgarian Opera Miracle”, consisiting of more than 800 performances around Europe and North America with tremendous popular and critical success. Kyurkchiev has been in a great demand on the juries of many international singing competitions, notably the “Enrico Caruso” Competition in Naples, Italy, the “Ferruccio Tagliavini” Competition in Graz, Austria, and the “Franz.

Kyurkchiev has been in a great demand on the juries of many international singing competitions, notably the “Enrico Caruso” Competition in Naples, Italy, the “Ferruccio Tagliavini” Competition in Graz, Austria, and the “Franz.