Artistic résumé


Age : 47.
Nationality : Italian.
Spoken languages: Italian, Slovenian, English, German, French.




1984 Piano diploma, «G. Tartini» Conservatory, Trieste (Italy) - teacher: Giuliana Gulli.
  Later studies with Jörg Demus, Christof Lieske, Erik Werba.

Choral music and conducting

1985 Choir Conducting diploma, «G. Tartini» Conservatory, Trieste (Italy).
  Later studies with Georgi Robev and Samuil Vidas.

1986-88 Studies at «Mozarteum», Salzburg (Austria):
  orchestra conducting (prof. Ulrich Weder), choir conducting (prof. Walter Hagen-Groll)

1999 Graduate program at the University of Mississippi, Oxford (USA):
  choir conducting (dr. Jerry Jordan)


Opera appointments and experience

1989 Piano accompanist and musical assistant, Festival dei Due Mondi, Spoleto (Italy)
  (Salome by R. Strauss, Sarah by P. Uy)

1989 Choirmaster, Opera Festival, Saint-Céré (France)
  (Lucia di Lammermoor)

1989-90 Piano accompanist and musical assistant, Teatro Verdi, Trieste (Italy)
  (Adriana Lecouvreur, Luisa Miller, Fidelio, L‘elisir d‘amore, Die lustige Witwe, Das Land des Lächelns)

1991-92 Second choirmaster, Teatro La Fenice, Venice (Italy)
  (Don Carlos, Rigoletto, Lucia di Lammermoor, Porgy and Bess, Turandot)

1992-94 Choirmaster, Opera and Ballet Theatre, Ljubljana (Slovenia)
  (Requiem by G. Verdi, Don Carlos, Nabucco, Falstaff, Hoffmanns Erzählungen, Carmen, Pikova dama, Tosca)

1997 Conductor, Taipei Philharmonic Foundation, Taipei (Taiwan, R.O.C.)
  (Elijah by F. Mendelssohn)


Academic appointments in choral music

1990-1991 «F. E. Dall‘Abaco» Conservatory, Verona
1992-1995 «A. Steffani» Conservatory, Castelfranco Veneto
1995-1996 «D. Cimarosa» Conservatory. Avellino
1997-1998 «J. Tomadini» Conservatory, Udine - «G. Tartini» Conservatory, Trieste
1999-2000 «J. Tomadini» Conservatory, Udine
2000-2001 «N. Piccinni» Conservatory, Bari
2001-today «G. Tartini» Conservatory, Trieste


Choral conducting appointments and achievements

1984-1989 Founder and conductor, choir «Accademia Musicale Universitaria di Trieste».
  Main achievements:
  • 1987
International Choir Competition «C. A. Seghizzi», Gorizia (Italy) :
    3rd prize (mixed choirs), 3rd prize (vocal ensembles), «Alpe Adria» Prize, Feniarco Prize
  • 1987
National Competition «Guido d'Arezzo», Arezzo (Italy) :
    2nd prize (mixed choirs)
  • 1988
International Choir Competition, Tours, (France) :
    1st prize (mixed choirs), 1st prize (free programme), Special Prize of Ministery of Culture,
    «Grand prix de la Ville de Tours»

1990-1998 Conductor, mixed choir «Obala», Koper (Slovenia).
  Main achievements:
  • 1992
International Choir Competition, Maribor (Slovenia) :
    2nd prize (mixed choirs), best conductor's prize
  • 1995
International Competition «Chorus Camera», Rhychnov (Czech Republic) :
    2nd prize, best conductor's prize
  • 1996
International Choir Competition, Riva del Garda (Italy) :
    2nd prize (mixed choirs with compulsory piece), best conductor's prize
  • 1997
National Choir Competition, Maribor (Slovenia) :
    3rd prize (mixed choirs)
  • 1997
International Choir Competition, Zadar (Croatia) :
    1st prize, special prize for best performance of Croatian work.

2001-2002 Conductor, mixed choir «Ljubljanski madrigalisti», Ljubljana (Slovenia).
  Main achievements:
  • 2002
International Choir Competition, Spittal, (Austria) :
    1st prize (folk songs).

2006-today Founder and conductor, chamber choir «Julius», Trieste (Italy).
  Main achievements:
  • 2006
Regional Choir Competition, Postojna, (Slovenia) :
    2nd prize.


Compact discs

1989 G. P. da Palestrina - Missa Aeterna Christi munera: Credo
  J. Brahms - Warum ist das Licht gegeben dem Mühseligen?
  Accademia musicale universitaria di Trieste, conductor Walter Lo Nigro
  in «I Gran Premio Europeo di Canto Corale - Arezzo 1989» - PAN CDR 5100
1993 A. Tarsia (1643-1722) - Beatus vir qui timet (1688), Chirie EB 8813, Gloria (1714), Credo (1714), Gloria (1717)
  MePZ Obala, Obalni komorni orkester Koper, conductor Walter Lo Nigro - EBCD 77-78-79-80
1997 «MePZ Obala Koper»
  (choral works by W. Byrd, J. Gallus, Z. Kodály, B. Britten, P. Merkú, K. Shaw, M. Kogoj, D. Svara, V. Mirk)


Music publishing

1998-today Music typesetting, revisions, notational transcriptions of contemporary music,
  mostly for Notensatzdienst Freiburg.
  Development of !Sib2Draw, a sophisticated music graphic software