Our office: individual, efficient and effective
The most important positions needed to ensure smooth running of a foundation are efficiently and permanently occupied. The foundation draws support from the network whenever situations with specific requirements arise. The foundation board plays an active role, offering personal support whenever appropriate and necessary. The office is your port of call, and will be delighted to respond to your concerns at any time.
Dr Matthias von Orelli, Managing Director
studied musicology, Italian literature and the ethnology of music at the University of Zurich, and also completed a Diploma of Advanced Studies in Arts Administration at the University of Zurich. His thesis investigated the life and work of the Swiss conductor and composer Volkmar Andreae. He has published a large number of books, and has written widely for newspapers such as the NZZ and others. Returning from sojourns in Berlin and Vienna, he has spent the last few years working as an international artists' manager, seeking to promote and advance the careers of young artists. He is President of Stiftung Davos Festival – young artists in concert, a member of other foundation boards, and co-founder of a consultancy firm specialised in questions of art.
Gianni Inguscio, Project Manager
studied law at the Universities of Basel and Freiburg i. Br., and also completed a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Business Management at the University of Zurich as well as a further education in Foundation Management at the Center for Philanthropy Studies of the University of Basel. He is Managing Director of the arcas foundation and the Bärbel and Paul Geissbühler foundation. Before that he worked for almost 10 years in different positions for a major Swiss bank, among others as a project manager in New York, where he gathered a broad know-how.