Andris & András

Mon, 26.08.

Sir András Schiff and Andris Nelsons perform Bartók's Third Piano Concerto.

Summer Festival


Three for One

Sat, 31.08.

Ravel's "Tzigane," Chausson's "Poème," and a Sibelius Serenade: "artiste étoile" Leonidas Kavakos serves up a trip of violin delicacies all on the same concert. 

Summer Festival


A Winter Journey in Summertime

Tue, 03.09.

Suggesting images of a sleigh ride through snow-covered, foggy landscapes, Tchaikovsky called his atmospheric First Symphony “Winter Dreams.” Tugan Sokhiev conducts.

Summer Festival


A Grand Night of Love

Wed, 04.09.

Daniel Harding conducts the second act of Tristan, starring Christine Goerke and Stuart Skelton.

Summer Festival


A Pianist Who Can Do It All

Wed, 11.09.

Keyboard poetry and intoxicating virtuosity: Evgeny Kissin plays Liszt.

Summer Festival


Piano Festival


Nine days of keyboard wizardry

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


21. August 2019

Change of Cast

Emmanuel Ax replaces Murray Perahia as soloist on September 6

19. August 2019

Live Streams

The LUCERNE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA under Riccardo Chailly and Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, and the Orchestra of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ALUMNI: Enjoy the highlights of the 2019 Summer Festival via free livestreams.

16. August 2019

Chailly conducts Strauss

In 2017, Riccardo Chailly and the Lucerne Festival Orchestra focused on a composer who had yet to appear on this elite ensemble's programs: Richard Strauss.

15. August 2019

The History of the Festival in Sound

The latest CD release in the Historic Performances series is here. It focuses on the conductor Edith Mathis.

31. July 2019

Book Launch: Master Classes at Lucerne

Master classes have been part of Lucerne Festival going all the way back to 1943. David Koch has researched this history and written a book about it. The book launch will take place on 9 September.

19. July 2019

Change of Program Maurizio Pollini

Maurizio Pollini has decided not to play Ludwig van Beethoven's "Hammerklavier "Sonata but instead to perform Beethoven's last two piano sonatas: No. 31 in A-flat major, Op. 110 and No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111.

15. July 2019

Be on the Lookout: Online Ticket Purchase Scams

We are receiving increasing reports of untrustworthy Internet platforms offering and selling concert tickets to LUCERNE FESTIVAL events at highly inflated prices.

05. July 2019

Change of Program Summer Festival 2019

Symphonie Concert 8 of the 2019 Summer Festival on Monday, 26 August

01. July 2019

Fritz Gerber Award 2019

Martina Kalt, Marta Sanchez Paz, and Francisco Olmedo Molina Receive the 2019 Fritz Gerber Award

26. June 2019

Day by Day 2019

The Day by Day Festival Guide contains information about all of the concerts in the Summer Festival. An overview page allows you to see all events on a given day at a glance.

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