Acme Studios — Benedikt Hayoz

Supporting Artists since 1972

Benedikt Hayoz

Landis & Gyr Stiftung Residency

Benedikt Hayoz is a musician, lecturer, conductor and composer. Working between tradition and contemporary music he is the conductor of Tafers Music Society, Freiburg and Landwehr Freiburg. Benedikt's musical studies included, horn, composition, musicology and conducting at the Friborg Conservatory, University of Freiburg, University of the Arts in Zurich and Royal Academy of Music, London.

Benedikt has collaborated with various directors such as, Johannes Kalitzke, Jürg Henneberger, and Laurent Gendre and worked with different ensembles including, Collegium Novum, Zurich; Ensemble Phoenix, Basel; Saarländisches Rundfunkorchester, Saarbrücken, Friborg Chamber Orchestra and the Chroma Ensemble, London. He has conducted the Orchester d'Harmonie de Friborg, Harmonie Shostakovich, Bläserphilharmonie Aargau and the Ensemble Tag. Benedikt won the 2012 Kiefer Hablitzel Foundation Schweizer Tonkünstlerverein music prize. He is a lecturer at the Freiburg University of Music HEMU and is Deputy Director of the Freiburg office.

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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