Acme Studios — Helena Winkelman

Supporting Artists since 1972

Helena Winkelman

Landis & Gyr Stiftung Residency

Helena Winkelman is a violinist and composer from Switzerland. Her music is a fusion of contemporary sounds with rock music, Swiss folk and traditional Asian music.

Helena has written for almost every musical formation, from choir works to orchestra and chamber music. Her music has been performed by the Arditti Quartet, the Basle Chamber Orchestra, the Munich Chamber Orchestra, the Asian Art Ensemble, and Ensemble Phoenix. Helena was composer in residence at the Lockenhaus (2014) and Ernen festivals (2013) and in 2016 she received the Georg Fisher prize of her native town Schaffhausen and in 2017 the Swiss music award.

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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