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The Amici di Càsoro Association was established February 13, 2019 with the goal of promoting and supporting the artistic, and cultural projects organized by the Fondazione Claudia Lombardi per il teatro at regional, national and international levels.

Projects that aim to

•  recognize and promote every form of art
•  promote innovative ideas and multi-disciplinary projects
•  support young artists
•  encourage social integration
•  encourage linguistic exchanges within Switzerland and abroad

Members of the Association are those persons or legal entities which share the goals of the Association and have paid the annual membership dues.

The Association is a non-profit group and is not affiliated with any political party or religious group.

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Statute 2021


Associazione Amici di Càsoro
Via Càsoro 2
6918 Lugano-Figino

Mail info@fondazioneteatro.ch
Tel. +41 91 995 11 28


Executive Committee

Markus Otz

Business Diploma, Fine Arts Degree, specialization in painting (2000), adult educator.

Art director with own laboratory for visual and fine plastic-arts for over 30 years, long experience in television, cinema, set design, as well as in the social assistance field.

He currently works predominately in cinema as a screenwriter and filmmaker, with his own production company covering everything from screenwriting to directing and final production.




Maria Luisa Amorosi

BSc in Mathematics, BA in Language Studies, Master in Education, she has had a keen interest in the performing arts, since the school years.

For around 12 years she regularly attended drama and ballet theatres and film festivals with her husband, a critic accredited by several newspapers and specialist sectorial magazines. She held an abonnement to The Scala theatre,  Milan, for 40 years.

Among her experiences, she has worked for 12 years in one of the most prestigeous Performing Arts Schools in England.




Santi Vege

Diploma in architecture ETH OTIA , 1995, post-graduate work at the Polytechnic Institute in Zurich in the area of Cooperation and Development Studies.

From 1996 to 2015, she worked for the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) within the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), regionally responsible for the realization of Swiss aid and cooperation programs in crisis zones. She worked and lived principally in the Balkan states and in the middle-East until 2010, whenre she transferred to Bern, responsible for SDC programs in the countries of the former Soviet Union.

In 2015, she left the FDFA and now resides in Minusio where she is once again working as an independent architect.



Yvette Bjerke

Born and raised in Barbengo, married to Jon, mother of Valentina. Active collaborator for the events organized by the Fondazione Claudia Lombardi per il teatro.

Business degree, active from 1973 to 2019 in the banking sector, various client responsibilities.