Acme Studios — Isabel Klaus

Supporting Artists since 1972

Isabel Klaus

Landis & Gyr Stiftung Residency

Isabel Klaus is a Spanish-born composer and oboeist based in Basel, Switzerland. Isabel studied the oboe under Omar Zoboli at Basel University of Music from 1996 until 2001. Between 2001 and 2006 she attended composition and theory courses under Roland Moser, Detlev Müller-Siemens and Balz Trümpy.

She has been commissioned to create compositions for the twentieth anniversary of the Musikschule Basel's Kolpinghaus, and for the first composition workshop of Gare du Nord Basel. In 2007, she completed a work for the Mondrian Ensemble, to be performed at the ‘Lange Nacht’ in Bern. Isabel has also written for innov'ensemble, Hark!, Red poles, Viviane Chassot, Ensemble Phoenix, Kammerorchester Basel, and Sinfonietta Basel. In 2011 her theatre project Grandeur Nature, performed at the Gare du Norde Basel, was chosen for a year of Experience Scheme offered by the Christoph Delz Foundation.

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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