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. 


Anna An, coach

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.




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

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.