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.  


This wonderful occasion unfolds over a period of nine days, which this year will take place from 17 to 25 November, during which you can experience the great masters of the art of the keyboard. Ticket sales begin on 6 August at 12.00 noon (Lucerne time).

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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.”

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New CD: Nathan Milstein in Lucerne

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

Piano Festival


Nine days of keyboard wizardry

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


Before the approximately 130 international Academy participants return to their home countries following the conclusion of the Summer Festival, the Orchestra of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY regularly goes on a tour. In 2018 the musicians will travel to Hamburg, Paris, and Berlin.

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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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.

13. April 2018

The Easter Festival 2018

Highlights of this year's Easter Festival

11. January 2018

Chailly Conducts Strawinsky

Last summer Chailly and the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA gave the Swiss premiere of Igor Stravinsky’s Chant funèbre.

13. December 2017

Kian Soltani wins the 2018 Credit Suisse Young Artist Award

The Credit Suisse Young Artist Award for 2018 goes to the cellist Kian Soltani.

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