Happy Birthday, Maestro!

Sun, 14.04.

Bernard Haitink celebrates his 90th birthday by giving us the gift of music by Mozart and Bruckner.

Easter Festival


Passionate Declaration

Sat, 13.04.

Janine Jansen performs Bartók’s rapturous First Violin Concerto, a musical declaration of love for the violinist Stefi Geyer.

Easter Festival


Mysticism and Market Criers

Mon, 08.04.

Howard Arman will conduct a musical rosary by Debussy’s friend André Caplet ... and evoke the songs and cries of street vendors in old London.

Easter Festival


Russian Classics

Thu, 11.04.

Riccardo Chailly and the Filarmonica della Scala perform two of the greatest hits of Russian music: Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto and Pictures at an Exhibition by Mussorgsky.

Easter Festival


Tickets for the Summer Festival 2019

On 25 March, at 12.00 noon (CET), online ticket sales begin for the Summer Festival. Don’t miss out on the world’s most-acclaimed orchestras, legendary conductors, and virtuoso soloists.

Summer Festival


Easter Festival




till the Festival starts


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. Online ticket sales for the Easter Festival have begun.

Summer Festival


Summer-Festival 2019

International classical music stars in the heart of Switzerland. Online ticket sales begin on 25 March 2019, 12.00 noon (Swiss time)

Piano Festival


Nine days of keyboard wizardry

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18. March 2019

Concert Overview Piano Festival 2019

Get yourself in the mood by taking a look at our concert overview of the 2019 Piano Festival!

14. March 2019

Happy Birthday, Bernard Haitink!

Bernard Haitink celebrated his 90th birthday on 4 March. Click on the link for an interview (in German) with Festival Executive and Artistic Director Michael Haefliger about the Dutch maestro, who will appear three times at LUCERNE FESTIVAL in 2019:

26. February 2019

Program Summer Festival

Get yourself in the mood by taking a look at our program overview of the 2019 Summer Festival! Tickets go on sale starting 25 March, 12.00 noon (Lucerne time)

25. February 2019

Three Questions for Conductor Iván Fischer

"Mozart Hungarian style" might be the theme for the concert on 13 April with which the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra will open this year's Easter Festival residency.

06. February 2019

Change of Program Easter Festival 2019

Choral Concert 1 of the 2019 Easter Festival 2019 on Saturday, 6 April

31. January 2019

Contract Extension Riccardo Chailly

Riccardo Chailly extends his contract as Music Director until 2023

30. January 2019


"…Go to This Concert?" - Festival dramaturge Susanne Stähr gives insider tips on selected concerts of the 2019 Easter Festival.

17. January 2019

Change of Program Summer Festival 2019

We would like to draw your attention to the following changes in the program for the Lucerne Festival Orchestra’s concerts:

16. January 2019

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

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

10. December 2018

Prix Credit Suisse Jeunes Solistes for 2019

Percussionist Marianna Bednarska is the winner of the Prix Credit Suisse Jeunes Solistes for 2019

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