Swiss music prize 2017
Composer and violinist Helena Winkelman, who was born in 1974 in Schaffhausen, possesses a remarkably personal signature. Her kaleidoscopic music is performed around the world and is a fascinatingly clever, open fusion of contemporary sounds with rock, folk music and Asian traditions. A charismatic violinist, Helena Winkelman establishes an extraordinarily direct connection to her audience. Since 2011 she and her Camerata Variabile have created their own concert series that often addresses socio-political themes (“Contrat Social” 2017).