Acme Studios — Cécile Marti

Supporting Artists since 1972

Cécile Marti

Landis & Gyr Stiftung Residency

Cécile Marti is a Swiss composer who learned to play the violin and the piano at the age of eight. She studied Violin in Zurich and later studied composition with Dieter Ammann at Hochschule Luzern-Musik, attaining her Masters in Music with Major Solo Performance Composition in 2010. Cécile completed her PhD at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London supervised by Julian Anderson in 2017 and is currently engaged in a postdoctoral position at King’s College in London.

Cécile has received fellowships from the Albert Koechlin-Stiftung in Lucerne and the Swiss National Foundation. She was composer-in-residence with the Symphony Orchestra Biel/Solothurn in Switzerland for season (2015-16) and was invited for a residency at Bartels Foundation in Basel (2018). Cécile was awarded the ‘Carte Blanche’ by Fondation SUISA (2018-2019).

Landis & Gyr Stiftung, Switzerland

The Landis & Gyr foundation awards studio scholarships to Swiss artists and cultural professionals in London, Budapest, Sofia and Zug. Its London-based residency partnership with Acme was established in 1987, and provides six month long work/live opportunities for ten Swiss artists per year. Artists are selected for the programme directly by Landis & Gyr Stiftung and must demonstrate a track record of achievement in their field. Over two hundred visual artists, curators, writers, musicians and composers have benefitted from the programme. Residencies are based in Stepney, E1 and are available to Swiss residents only

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