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Operative Team

Operative Team

Igor Longato SNO

Igor Longato

Intendant

Igor Longato brings with him a solid background in piano, organ, choir, and orchestra conducting. In addition to his experience as a conductor and pianist throughout Europe, he has held leadership roles as Artistic Director of the Orchestra Sinfonica dell’Insubria in Lugano, the Perpetuum Mobile string orchestra in Lucerne and the Orchestra Sinfonica Guido Cantelli in Milan. Notably, he played a key role in creating the Rotary ‘Excellence Music Prize’, and ‘The Winners’ concert series. Furthermore, Igor has been board member of the Autunno Musicale Foundation in Como, and in various cultural associations. Always active as pianist, conductor, chamber music performer and teacher at the Hochschule für Musik Luzern, he is the initiator and founder of SNO,

Anna Kochubey SNO

Snizhana Kochubey

Strategy and Marketing

Experienced producer in the field of ballet and classical music, founder of the magazine “EmozioneDanza” and former Director of the Dance Festival in Lugano, currently holds the position of Managing Director at Premiere Music S.a.g.l., where she is responsible for music publications, event organization, short film production, musical performances, and the creation of music dissemination and moderation formats. She collaborates with prominent artists, stage directors, actors, and musicians. She is the founder of SNO.

Giampiero Giacomel SNO

Giampiero Giacomel

Director of Fundraising

Experienced philanthropy consultant specializing in major donors, with a keen interest in arts and culture. Possesses a wealth of experience as a fundraising manager or head of philanthropy for esteemed organizations, including the Scottish Opera, and Scottish Youth Theatre.

Maria Luisa Bernini Burkhard SNO

Maria Luisa Bernini Burkhard

Director of Media Relations

Experienced CEO working in the government relations industry. Skilled in Public Affairs, Crisis Management, International Relations, Corporate Communications, and Environmental strategies. Strong media and communication professional with a Master in communication science.

Franco Giovanola SNO

Franco Giovanola

Manager IT and Security professional

Project Manager and ASEAN Market Development Specialist with 30+ years’ experience in IT Project Management, Consulting. Recognized for goal-driven strategies, blending determination with adaptability. Led successful Swiss bank Start-up Project, and recently expanded focus into Business Development.