Manuel von Stürler

Manuel von Sturler studied the trombone at the Music Academy of Neuchâtel and at the Jazz and Contemporary Music School in Lausanne.  He played regularly with artists such as the Philippe Lang Group, Malcolm Braff, Leon Francioli, Stéphane Blok, and composed music scores for theatre and stage performances. Together with Arthur Besson, he founded the DUO MATò Company with the aim to focus on music as a central element in the narrative and artistic process of a theatrical play.  Their approach has brought to them stage directors such as Dominique Bourquin, Denis Maillefer and Fabrice Gorgerat.

von Sturler made several films on a personal level before being commissioned as a professional to direct his first corporate film for a major company, Securitas.

In 2008, he starts his feature documentary project Winter Nomads.