Now on Sale: Tickets for the Piano Festival

Ticket sales for the Piano Festival have begun. Enjoy the great keyboard masters during our nine-day-long Piano Festival – from 17 to 25 November.  

Piano Festival


An Organist Pop Star

Fri, 23.11.

Cameron Carpenter will pull out all the stops when he performs Bach’s “Goldberg Variations” and Howard Hanson’s “Romantic Symphony.”

Piano Festival


New CD: Nathan Milstein in Lucerne

Passionate sound, boundless virtuosity: “Nathan the Great” performs the Mendelssohn and Dvořák violin concertos.

Piano Festival




till the Festival starts


Nine days of keyboard wizardry

November brings the master pianists to Lucerne. Ticket sales for the Piano Festival have begun.

Easter Festival


The perfect way to get in the mood for the Easter season!

A Spectacular Start to the Festival Year: The Easter Festival includes a focus on sacred music, whether in the KKL or through concerts in the atmospheric ambience of Lucerne’s churches.

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11. October 2018


The LUCERNE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA is touring again with its Music Director Riccardo Chailly. Follow their Shanghai residence on our blog.

24. September 2018

Special Offer: “Look | Listen | Enjoy – Together at the Concert”

What could be lovelier than introducing young listeners to the enchanting world of classical music?

19. September 2018

Summer 2018

Highlights Summer Festival 2018

02. September 2018

Rebecca Saunders is named recipient of the tenth composition to be commissioned in the Roche Commissions series

The ninth work commissioned in the series, Reading Malevich by Peter Eötvös, will receive its world premiere on 1 September by the Lucerne Festival Academy and Matthias Pintscher.

14. August 2018

The History of the Festival in Sound

The latest CD release in the Historic Performances series is here. It focuses on the Violinist Nathan Milstein.

10. July 2018

Lucerne Festival on tour

The Lucerne Festival Orchestra to spend a week in residence in Shanghai in October 2018, following the ensemble’s appearance at the Teatro alla Scala under Music Director Riccardo Chailly

02. July 2018

Program Piano Festival 2018

Get yourself in the mood by taking a look at our program overview of the 2018 Piano Festival!

18. June 2018

Fritz Gerber Award 2018

The saxophonist Sara Zazo Romero, the violinist Alexandre Guy, and the percussionist Thomas Soldati have received the Fritz Gerber Foundation Award.

08. June 2018


The theme of this year's Summer Festival was "Childhood." And so our podcast series (available only in German) looks into the lives of the major composers to explore the question of how they spent their childhood.

28. May 2018

Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky

Riccardo Chailly and the Lucerne Festival Orchestra awaken the musical imagery of both works in a colourful, fresh, and enchanting performance.

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