The Polyphonic Group “Claudio Monteverdi” was founded in 1976, and its course has been guided by four Maestri who followed one another in the conduction.
Since October 2016 is the artistic director of the Polyphonic Group "Claudio Monteverdi"
Mira Fabjan began his career by studying piano and choral singing. He continued his studies with the voice setting and singing at the Music school in Koper, sang in different choirs in Slovenia, Italy and Germany.
She has conducted various types of choirs, from youth choirs to female choirs, masculine choirs, mixed choirs and a male vocal quartet, performing at festivals and national and international competitions. With a degree in choral conducting and choral composition at the Conservatorio Tartini in Trieste directing the work "Schicksalslied" by J. Brahms with the Choir FVG, and graduated later at the same Conservatorium in orchestral conducting, performing Symphony no. 9 "From the New World" in E minor by Antonín Dvořák with the Mitteleuropa Orchestra.
In addition to having participated in several master classes with internationally renowned masters, he studied choral conducting and composition at the MusikHochschule in Mannheim (Germany). In these years he arranged and orchestrated "Wir bauen eine Stadt" by P. Hindemith and orchestrated the op. 19 A. Schönberg ensemble, formed by herself and realized the "Schönberg project for the five senses."
She also directed the "Daedalus ensemble" and "Divertimento ensemble" with repertoire from modern and contemporary room. She wrote prolusions programs for Chamber Music of Trieste and several cycles of radio programs including "Cori in the opera" and "Interdependence between choir music, words and instruments" for Radio RAI in Trieste.
She won the "Choir Direction National Competition" Edition 2017 "Hands in sound" of Arezzo.
From January 2008 since September 2016 conducted the Polyphonic Group “Claudio Monteverdi”.
Matjaž Šček was born in a family of musicians in 1958 in Koper. His great musical talent took him to Ljubljana, where he studied the piano at first, but later he dedicated his life and studies to choral music. He studied to become a conductor at Ljubljana Academy of Music and with an accomplished Slovene conductor and composer Lojze Lebič.
In his carreer he has had a lot of success with various choirs, but he has reached the highest with Ljubljana Madrigalists, which he led from 1991 to 2001. For four years he conducted the Chamber Choir of Radio Slovenia and in 1996 he started his work in Vipava with Ipavska Chamber Choir. Republic of Slovenia Public Fund for Cultural Activities recognized Šček’s immense contribution to the field of choral music and awarded him the highest prize, Gold Gallus Plaque in 2001.
From July 1999 since december 2007 conducted the Polyphonic Group “Claudio Monteverdi”.
Stefano Sacher (Trieste, 1962), university graduate in Literary studies, studied composition, singing, choral music, orchestra conduction and jazz music, graduating at the “G. Tardini” Conservatory in Trieste and at the “G.B. Martini” Conservatory in Bologna.
He perfectioned his composition skills with Antonio Bibalo (in Norway), in choir conduction with Samuil Vidas, in orchestra conduction with Donato Renzetti and opera conduction with Bruno Rigacci. He wrote choral and instrumental music, the opera “Trobarclos” (which he conducted and taped for RAI), songs, ballets, and stage-music. Some of his works have been performed during concerts and International festivals aired by both Italian and foreign television networks.
He is working in the music field since 1985 and regularly conducts operas and concerts in Europe, Asia, Latin America and North America. In 1998 he won ex-aequo the National Contest “Laboratorio Lirico” in Alessandria, working as Maestro collaborator to the preparation of two contemporary operas, “Jakob Lenz” by W. Rihm and “The martyrdom of St. Magnus” by P. Maxwell Davies.
He also conducted the Budapest Academic Orchestra, Nova Sinfonietta, Mongolian Opera Orchestra, the Orchestra of Havana’s Theatre, the Stradivarius Chamber Orchestra and the Serenade Ensemble.
Preferably conducts choral and symphonic-coral music from the XVII to the XV Century, lyrical Operas by Verdi, Puccini, Mascagni, symphonic and orchestral productions of the XX Century and jazz repertoire for bigbands.
From 1997 to June 1999 conducted the Polyphonic Group “Claudio Monteverdi.
He begun his musical studies with professor Tremonti and professor Renato Della Torre; he went on at the Conservatory in Venice with the Maestros Vincenzo Fertile and Giovanni Umberto Battei, brilliantly graduating in piano playing. At the same time, he completed his Humanistic studies graduating in Pedagogy at the University of Trieste.
Within the musical area, he developed and he is still developing a vast research, transcripting and executing activity, especially of traditional Friulan music, combined with choir conduction and coir accompanist.
From 1996 to 1997 conducted the Polyphonic Group “Claudio Monteverdi”.
He was only 17 years old when he started his musical activity, as conductor of the “Castions delle Mura” Choir, pushed to go on by the people who saw in him all the talents that in the following years were even more developed.
As an evidence of that, there is the brilliant 1st place at the VI National Contest “Cori Alpini alle armi” (Alpine Choirs at the arms) at whom he participated conducting the Alpine Brigade Julia’s Choir.
Apart from conducting, which sees him focused also on frequent perfecting courses with Maestros such as Grandini, Gabbiani, Sanna and Righele, he is a dedicated piano student, of which he owns a very good technical-constructive knowledge. This allows him to perform concerts as a solo or as accompanist, always receiving very good reviews both by the press and the public, not to mention the fact that he is a member of the Italian Association of Piano Tuners and Repairers.
He is currently a member of the Provincial Artistic USCF Commission.
He studied under the guide of Maestro Renato della Torre.
From 1976 to 1996 conducted the Polyphonic Group “Claudio Monteverdi”
Maestro Orlando Dipiazza graduated in choral music and choir conduction with Bruno Cervenca at the “G. Tartini” Conservatory in Trieste. Even though his main activity is choir conduction (he conducted the Philharmonic “G. Verdi” of Ronchi Legionari, the “Polyphonic Choir Ruda”, the “Madrigalisti” of Gorizia, the Choir at the musical lyceum “J. Tomadini” of Udine), he also composed a notable number of both vocal and instrumental operas.
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He has been awarded in numerous composition contests, in 1980 he won the Contest for the centennial of F.B. Pratella in Lugo di Romagna, in 1981 and 1983 those organised by the Choir Federation of Veneto and Trentino, in 1984 the International Contest “Guido d’Arezzo”; in 1985 and 1987 he won the first prize at Milan’s U.S.C.I. Contests; in 1990 he places himself second at the Tours International Contest with the composition “Missa Brevis”; in 1992 he won in Rome the first prize at the Paolo Valenti’s “Musica and Sport” Contest and also won the first prize of Udine’s Friulan Philological Society Contest; in 1993 he won at Trieste’s U.S.C.I. Contest and also receives the prize “Nadal Furlan”; in 1994 he won the Contest for the Gorizia Archdiocese’s hymn.
He was a member of the Artistic Commission at the International Contest “Seghizzi” in Gorizia and of the National Commission of Feniarco.