Head office

Urs Schnell

Director of the FONDATION SUISA since April 2008. Before that he was the managing director of the Association of Bernese Music Schools and of the “Schweizer Musik Syndikat” (“Swiss Music Syndicate”). He studied cultural management at the University of Basel. He also studied the flute at the Konservatorium Winterthur.


Marcel Kaufmann
Project management

Responsible for planning and implementing the Foundation’s own projects, including Swiss attendance at international music trade fairs and events, work grants and publications. He is furthermore responsible for administrative duties concerning the Foundation Board and the financial and management commission.
Lawyer with further training in project and NPO management. In his spare time, he is a singer and co-composer in a folk-rock band.


Muriel Royer

Responsible for the back office of the FONDATION SUISA, for offering support to projects (such as international trade fairs and events), for translations, for prize-giving ceremonies, communication and accounting.


Nicolas Viatte
Project management

Responsible for the administration of funding applications, subsidies, accounting and the maintenance of the computer park. Secretariat of the Committee for funding applications.
Teaching diplomas (organ and theoretical branches; Neuchâtel Conservatory); Concert diploma (organ; HEM Lausanne); Chartered Specialist in Accounting and Financial Management, Federal Diploma of Higher Education.