Acme Studios — Michael Pelzel

Supporting Artists since 1972

Michael Pelzel

Landis & Gyr Stiftung Residency

Michael Pelzel was born 1978 in Rapperswil, Switzerland, and began his professional training at the Music Universities of Lucerne, Basel, Stuttgart, Berlin and Karlsruhe.

Michael currently works as a composer and performer, and also serves as a parish organist of the protestant church of Stafa, Zurich. He also teaches music theory at the music university of Bern and Basel, as well as workshops in composition at the University of the Witwatersrand, Stellenbosch and Pretoria, South Africa. His music has been frequently broadcast on radio and television.

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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