living the experience of singing on stage

sylvia saavedra-edelmann, projECT COORDINATOR

Passionated singing teacher, co-founder of ottoedelmannsociety (2006),also teaches auditioning, self-management and organizes plusopera productions. Co-Managering and Co-Partnerin of MEA Music Education Abroad and MEA AGENCY


The South African born director and choreographer has staged and choreographed more than 60 operas, operettas, dance performances and musicals internationally. Having completed his training as classical dancer as well as attaining the Master of Music degree, he initially started a career as ballet soloist in companies in South Africa, Germany and Italy. He is presently the House Director of the Lehár Festival in Bad Ischl, as well as the Artistic Director of the theatrical youth project “Etterepo” in Bad Ischl.

As of 2017, he will be the House Director for the opera house in Baden.

anna sushon, conductor

Israeli conductor, coached and conducted around 100 operas, among the contemporary pieces, russian music and from classical repertoire. Currently she works at Vienna Satate Opera, Wiener Festwochen and Neue Oper Wien


David Holzinger is the founder and artistic director of the EXEDRA Ensemble with which he performed at the opening ceremony of the Salzburg Festival in 2017. He was invited to lead the Amsterdam Chamber Orchestra on two tours to China. As opera conductor David Holzinger was touring in Germany and Austria with the “Junge Oper Rhein-Main”, conducting “Caliban” by Moritz Eggert and assisting at the “Neue Oper Wien” and the “Tiroler Festspiele Erl”. He is guest conductor at the Sichuan Philharmonic Orchestra worked with orchestras such as the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra, Vilnius State Symphony Orchestra, Erzgebirgische Philharmonie Annaberg, Neue Lausitze Philharmonie,

Landeskapelle Eisenach, Philharmonic Orchestra Plauen-Zwickau, Filharmonie de Stat Sibiu, Rouse Philharmonic Orchestra and the Salzburg Chamber Soloists. 



Carlo Benedetto Cimento was born in Bologna in 1990. He is a musician with a wide range of interests, that brought him across Europe. He decided to dedicate himself primarily to orchestra conducting and during his formation he could count on the mentoring of Christian Thielemann (Bayreuther Festspiele Conducting Masterclass), Daniele Gatti (Accedemia Musicale Chigiana) and Andrés Orozco-Estrada.

He is the winner of the “Ö1-Talentbörse”, awarded to the most talented music students in Austria. Among others, he has performed in the Gläserner Saal of the Wiener Musikverein, the Schlosstheater Schönbrunn in Vienna (Così fan tutte, Le Nozze di Figaro), the Concert Hall of the Beijing CCOM. He has conducted orchestras such as the Münchner Symphoniker, the ORF Radio- Symphonieorchester Wien, the Norddeutsche Philharmonie and he is currently chef conductor of StOrch-München. Of particular value has been his experience in the sphere of historically informed performance, working as assistant to Martin Haselböck with the Wiener Akademie and to Christoph Meier at the Festival Teatro Barocco, where he conducted from the fortepiano Haydn’s L'isola disabitata. The production was nominated for the Austrian Music Theater Award 2019. In the Saison 2019/20 he served as coach and musical assistant at the Kiel Opera Haus.

After he obtained his organ (Prof. Pier Damiano Peretti) and conducting (Prof. Johannes Wildner) diplomas with distinction at the Music University in Vienna, he is now attending a conducting Master ́s degree at the Music University in Munich with Prof. Marcus Bosch and Prof. Georg Fritzsch.




Daniel Strahilevitz

has been performing pianorecitals, Piano duo, Liederabend and chamber music concerts around the world. In addition,Opera coach and Lied pianist, Daniel is the assistant of David Ahronson  and has been the official repetitor of the Leistung und Performance Vocal Academy and Vienna-Tel Aviv Vocal Connection Opera workshop.

Daniel has a postgraduate degree from the Hanns Eisler Hochschule für Musik in Berlin.


Born is St. Petersburg, she graduated at St. Petersburg Conservatory in the piano solo class of Prof. O. Malov. Currently she is student of Instrumental Accompaniment Master at MUK, Vienna. Winner of Competitions: Gradus Ad Parnassum, Kaunas, IIIStarptatiskais Bernu Kameransamblu Bankkrau, Kuldiga among others. She performs concerts, solo and as part of chamber ensembles in Russia, Germany and Austria

mariam Bombrun,COACH

French pianist and coach born in Paris in 1995 works as a repetitor for Lied, opera and choir workshops, masterclasses and productions. She also regularly performs in Europe as a soloist, accompanist and chamber pianist. 

She studied in Paris and Vienna where she passed her master’s examination with distinction at the Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna in January 2020. 

Yiwen Zheng, COACH

In the winter semester of 2004/05-2008/09, she studied at the Preyner Academy of Music in Vienna, Austria and obtained a bachelor's degree in piano performance.  In the summer semester of 2012-2013, she studied at Graz University of Music in Austria and continued her studies in piano performance.  From 2018 to 2020, she studied piano performance at the Wagner Academy of Music in Vienna, Austria, and obtained a master degree in piano.


Russian Pianist was born in Moskau. Graduated her education in her hometown and in Vienna. Since 2011 she lives and works in Vienna as a chamber pianist, accompanist of a vocal recitals, workshops, competitions and opera projects.

Russian Pianist was born in Moskau. Graduated her education in her hometown and in Vienna. Since 2011 she lives and works in Vienna as a chamber pianist, accompanist of a vocal recitals, workshops, competitions and opera projects.

the artel quartet

The Artel Quartet


Formed in 2018 and named after the

traditional Russian associations of workers,

craftsmen or artisans working collectively

with equal rights, the Artel Quartet reunites

four young musicians from widely different


Performing in France, Germany, Austria, Italy,

Russia, the Artel quartet aims to promote a

cultural dialogue between East and West.

Studying in Vienna with professor Johannes

Meissl and assistant Vida Vujic, the Artel quartet also works with musicians such as Eberhard Feltz, Alastair Tait, Isabelle Charisius, Tim Vogler, Volker Jacobsen, Konstantin Heidrich, Wolfgang Redik, Thomas Selditz..

Beside it’s classical répertoire, the Artel quartet also works on theatrical performances, expending the string quartet possibilities and bringing new experiences to the audience.

Since 2019 the Artel Quartet is a member of ProQuartet.