Let’s stay in touch online, from now until mid-August, when the new shortened edition of the Summer Festival begins. This is the space where we hope to engage you with a variety of digital content. You’ll have a chance to get to know musicians, send us questions about music, and hear from a wide range of Festival goers about their most memorable moments in Lucerne. This page will continue expanding over the coming weeks!


Even with all the digital options that have been springing up, the past few weeks have reminded us that there is no substitute for the live musical experience. We asked musicians, long-time Festival goers, and members of the Festival team about their own most remarkable moments at LUCERNE FESTIVAL. A performance does not simply end when the applause fades away. It reverberates afterward – even for years, as we call to mind our most unforgettable highlights. You, too, are invited to participate. We would be delighted for you to share your own loveliest experience(s) at the Festival. Send us your story in writing or as a video upload to

Ursula Jones

From Wed, 10 June


Letizia Ineichen

From Mon, 22 June


Jürg R. Reinshagen

From Fri, 10 July


Adrian Balmer

From Mon, 20 July


“Lucerne, City of Music”

Lucerne and music simply go together. Enjoy members of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA getting together at various spots in the city and playing music by Mozart and Dvořák in smaller chamber music versions. We will be posting video clips of this seven-part series of mini-concerts starting in July.

“Happy Hour” Live Chats

At “Happy Hour,” musicians from the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA, the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY and other great artists get together digitally. They will exchange ideas and converse about music. But they will also talk about anything else that has caught their interest. You can follow the chats live here on our homepage on our YouTube Channel or on our Facebook-Page and jump in as you like using the comment function to join conversations with the artists. 

“That Is the Question”

Anyone who goes to a concert or who simply listens to music knows that questions come up which the program book and the usual scholarly sources don’t cover. If you've ever wondered why the horn sometimes emits squeaking sounds, why conductors almost never appear on the podium the most formal attire, or whether critics are supposed to applaud (or not) after a performance, just ask us! We will find the answer by posing it to an expert. Please send us your question – preferably as a video upload in landscape format – to

“Pizz ’n Bits”

Even though they’ve been sequestered in different locations, they sing, dance, and make music together, for they don't want to be alone (and they have been getting a little bored on top of that). Watch and listen as cellist Federica Vecchio (alias Madame Swarowski) and violinist Eleonora Savini (alias Puña) meet digitally. They will carry on with their family concert “Pizz’n’Zip,” which they presented last summer at LUCERNE FESTIVAL. A six-part series for our young (and young-at-heart) audience – who can participate in the fun themselves!

“World’s Best Friends”

LUCERNE FESTIVAL is the preeminent festival of orchestras. Where else can you marvel at so many top international ensembles, one after the other, in a four-week span each summer? But this year everything is different... So orchestras that enjoy a close association with the Festival have shared personal greetings, and we will also be showing an excerpt from their past performances in Lucerne, drawing on previously unreleased video recordings.

Concert Broadcasts

Do you wish you could attend one of our "Life Is Live" concerts but are unable to do so? No problem: several of these events will be broadcast on TV and radio, along with selected highlights from past years of the Festival.