Annelise Schmid

Now that the renovation of the building is complete and the Villa Sträuli has been up and running for some time, the main task lies in maintaining and developing our various spheres of activity—an equally challenging job. I continue to enjoy working with our highly motivated team and supportive foundation board in the international atmosphere of our cultural institution.

Gabriele Huggenberg

Communications, Deputy Director
For me, the Villa Sträuli’s Kultursalon has something of a big city feel about it, and the different artists living and working in the Villa bring a taste of the wide world to Winterthur. In addition to overseeing the artists-in-residence, I handle various communications tasks, including maintaining the website and promoting our own events.

Alfonsina Diamante

In my view the Villa Sträuli, with its neo-baroque character, is the perfect place for art, in all its forms, to flourish and for different cultures to come into contact. The Villa Sträuli is where classical meets contemporary, national meets international, and the extraordinary meets the everyday. It’s a special place and I take pleasure in keeping an administrative eye on the Villa’s many spheres of activity.  

Stefan Trzoska und Rosmarie Boschetti

Stefan Trzoska and Rosmarie Boschetti work together to keep the Villa Sträuli running smoothly.  

Stefan Trzoska has seen a great deal of the world. Since settling in Winterthur many years ago he has worked as a freelance carpenter. His interest in the arts is an asset to the Villa, and he is often able to assist our artists-in-residence with the realisation of their projects.  

Before moving to Winterthur Rosmarie Boschetti lived in several different countries. The list of professions she has pursued testifies to her many-sided interests, which include reading, film, gardening, and cooking. Since she started working at the Villa Sträuli she has developed a particular fondness for the garden and has coaxed from its soil a great variety of flowers and plants.

Sladjana Pejcic

Maintenance Staff   
For many years Sladjana Pejcic has ensured that the Villa is kept clean and in good order; she is also responsible for the thorough cleaning of the studios before artists take up their residencies.  

Janine Bachmann

Head Service
Manager Event Catering
Janine Bachmann, experienced restaurateur and familiar face in the Winterthur restaurant scene, is our first service expert.
Above all, she is your contact when it comes to ensuring that your event at the Villa Sträuli runs smoothly: whether seminar, workshop, wedding, birthday, or corporate lunch/dinner, she will see that your event is organised with the utmost care.

From the beginning of May until the end of September she is also the service manager for the Sommerbistro. 

Paco Manzanares


I take pleasure in providing visitors to this vibrant cultural institution with a superior culinary experience. I start with a pursuit of quality and sound craftsmanship, and season this with a hefty pinch of humour, sensitivity, and curiosity. The cuisines of Peru and Japan find a place in my culinary repertoire alongside local, market-fresh, Mediterranean fare.

Luca Jenni

Chef Sommerbistro
His life is cooking, music and football or the other way round!

Hiroko Nishimura

Kitchen, Sommerbistro and Kulturbistro
Hiroko Nishimura assists our two Sommerbistro chefs and also cooks for our Saturday Matinée and Kultursalon events.

Franca Bernhart

Service Saturday Matinée
Shortly before our Saturday concerts, when the coffee and breakfast orders are piling in, Franca Bernhart looks after our guests with charm, competence, and composure.

Jaqueline Huber 

Service Sommerbistro
With competence and always a smile on her lips Jacqueline Huber looks after the guests in the Summerbistro. She is also a pilates trainer and loves to spend the winters in Thailand. 

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