Friuli Venezia Giulia Choir
The Choir of Friuli Venezia Giulia was born in 2001 and since then it has performed almost 500 concerts including world premieres and concerts held throughout Italy and Europe. Characterized by the modular management of its staff, the ensemble can transform itself from a small ensemble, able to better interpret the Renaissance and Baroque repertoire, to a large symphonic choir. It collaborates with renowned interpreters of ancient, classical, contemporary, jazz, pop music and numerous European orchestras: the Capella Savaria in Hungary, the Solamente Naturali of Bratislava, the Venice Baroque Orchestra and the S. Marco Orchestra for ancient music, the Regional Orchestra of the FVG, the Orchestra of Serbian Radio Television, the Orchestra of Radio Television and the Philharmonic in Ljubljana, the Junge Philarmonie Wien, the Toscanini Orchestra of Parma, the Orchestra of Padua and Veneto, the Youth Orchestra Luigi Cherubini and many others for the symphonic repertoire. In addition to a considerable activity in Friuli Venezia Giulia, the Choir has been a guest of the most prestigious Festivals and concert seasons, among which the Monteverdi Festival of Cremona, the Quartet Society and Musical Afternoons of Milan, Emilia Romagna Festival, Musikverein of Klagenfurt, Stadttheater of Klagenfurt, Wien Musikwoche, Lubjana Festival, Mittelfest, Ravenna Festival, Festival MI.TO, Innsbrucker Festwoche der alte Musik, Les Concerts Parisien, Astana Festival, Matera 2019 and others.
He has been directed by over 80 directors including Riccardo Muti, Gustav Leonhardt, Ton Koopman, Andrea Marcon, Filippo Maria Bressan, Luis Bacalov (recently deceased Oscar winner of which the Choir premiered the opera Estaba La Madre dedicated to the mothers of Plaza de Mayo and the Misa Tango), Bruno Aprea, Marco Angius, George Pehlivanian, Uros Lajovic. Significant collaborations for pop music with Andrea Bocelli, Tosca and Simone Cristicchi, ethnic concerts with the likes of J. Gasparyan, jazz performances with M. Stockhausen, E. Rava, J. Surman, K. Weehler, J. Taylor, G. Venier, with whom it often proposed premieres.
One of the choir's most ambitious projects is to perform, over the years, all over 200 Sacred Cantatas by J.S. Bach (half of the journey has already been completed) and during Easter 2012 the execution in Udine, in three consecutive evenings, of the Passion according to John, the Passion according to Matthew and the Mass in B minor, under the direction of Filippo Maria Bressan, Andrea Marcon and Paolo Paroni.
Concerts with Riccardo Muti have been broadcast several times on italian TV channel Rai 1 (in Eurovision) as well as concerts with Gustav Leonhardt on Rai 2 and Rai 3. In 2016 the Choir embarked on a collaboration with the famous cellist Mario Brunello who is leading the choir to the most important European billboards and festivals.