The Stage Is Set for Summer!

Vier More than 100 concerts, all in four weeks. Enjoy the international stars of classical music right in the heart of Switzerland.

Summer Festival


Congratulations, Signor Pollini!

Wed, 17.08.

Maurizio Pollini is celebrating his 40th (!) anniversary performing at the Festival – with a program of works by Schumann and Chopin.

Summer Festival


Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven

Thu, 18.08.

The most important classical music export from Greece since Maria Callas: Leonidas Kavakos. And he comes to town with a program of devoted to the Big Three of Viennese Classicism – as both violinist and conductor.

Summer Festival


Baby, Pauline, and Me

Wed, 07.09.

Kirill Petrenko conducts Richard Strauss’s “Sinfonia domestica,” a portrait of his family in orchestral surround-sound.

Summer Festival


Dream Team

Sun, 04.09.

Isabelle Faust and Bernard Haitink: how could that lineup be anything but pure magic! This summer they join forces to perform Dvořák’s life-affirming Violin Concerto.

Summer Festival



The LUCERNE FESTIVAL ALUMNI and Alan Gilbert are performing a three-part concert series in New York in honor of György Ligeti.

Piano Festival


A glimmer of light in late November grey: lasting nine days, Lucerne’s Piano Festival attracts the top talents of the international keyboard scene – both legendary masters and emerging stars – to the idyllic setting of Lake Lucerne.

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Easter Festival


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.


21. April 2016

Interview mit Herbert Blomstedt

«In Leipzig ist der Gewandhauskapellmeister die wichtigste Person nach dem Bürgermeister». Herbert Blomstedt über seine enge Beziehung zum traditionsreichen Gewandhausorchester, mit dem er am 5. und 6. September in Luzern gastiert.

18. April 2016

Salle Modulable

Gemeinsam für ein neues Theater Luzern. Der offizielle Kurzfilm zum Projekt.

12. April 2016

Memorial Concert for Pierre Boulez

If you missed the Memorial Concert for Pierre Boulez in which about 120 Alumni of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY participated last month in Lucerne, please watch this video to see what it was all about.

08. April 2016

The Easter Festival 2016

Highlights of this year's Easter Festival, presented by our Artistic and Executive Director, Michael Haefliger.

04. April 2016


Berlin is unsurprisingly a gathering point for many LUCERNE FESTIVAL ALUMNI – at least for now. We spoke with some of them about their evolving relationships with Berlin.

16. March 2016

Die Kunst des Dirigierens

Über 300 junge Orchesterleiter haben sich für Bernard Haitinks österlichen Dirigier-Meisterkurs beworben. Im Festival-Blog berichten wir, wer für den Meisterkurs ausgewählt wird und welche Trends bei der nachrückenden Generation auszumachen sind.

08. March 2016

Blogserie zu «Fensadense»

Los geht’s! Am kommenden Sonntag, dem 13. März, startet in Baden die Frühjahrstournee von Young Performance. Im Festival-Blog stellen wir Ihnen ab sofort allwöchentlich je einen der zehn jungen Instrumentalisten vor, die den Tönen Bewegung machen.

01. March 2016


New Music Director Riccardo Chailly and Festival Intendant Michael Haefliger offer insights into the Orchestra’s future plans.

25. February 2016

The Concert of the Future: Young Performance

Ab März geht Fensadense, die zweite Produktion von Young Performance, auf Schweiz-Tournee. Der Tubist Jack Adler-McKean berichtet über dieses und andere innovative Projekte von LUCERNE FESTIVAL YOUNG.

01. February 2016

Memorial Concert for Pierre Boulez

In memory of Pierre Boulez, former participants in the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY are presenting a memorial concert under the direction of Matthias Pintscher on 20 March 2016.

27. January 2016

ICMA Award

The Jury of the International Classical Music Awards (ICMA) announced today the Awards for 2016. The latest CD of our “Historic Performances” series won the 2016 Award in the category “Historical Recording.”

27. January 2016

The Concert of the Future: Young Performance

Ab März geht Fensadense, die zweite Produktion von Young Performance, auf Schweiz-Tournee. Der Tubist Jack Adler-McKean über dieses und andere innovative Projekte, die LUCERNE FESTIVAL YOUNG gemeinsam mit ausgewählten Alumni der Academy entwickelt.

06. January 2016

Highlights 2015

Ein Rückblick auf das Festivaljahr 2015.

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