Management professional and versatile
The office is always available to you as a contact point for your concerns. If necessary, support from the network will be called in as appropriate.
Dr. Matthias von Orelli
studied musicology, Italian literature and ethnology of music at the University of Zurich, and also obtained 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 specialized in questions of art.
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 Bärbel and Paul Geissbühler Stiftung. 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 knowhow.
Trained as a business administrator KFS, various assistant positions in Switzerland, stay abroad in the USA and Costa Rica in 97/98, responsible for the entire administration of Fondation des Fondateurs.