In 2023, we welcome Dr. Christoph M. Müller and Sibylla M. Müller as new Main Sponsors. The culture-loving couple has been committed to Lucerne Festival for 25 years — not only as patrons of the Lucerne Festival Friends but also as Concert Sponsors. Both are committed to supporting extraordinary and therefore costly projects that otherwise could not be realized. For example, the performance of Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, a highlight of the 2022 Summer Festival, took place thanks to their generous support. As Main Sponsor of the 2023 Summer Festival, the Müller couple is now making it possible to present the semi-staged production of Purcell’s The Fairy Queen as well as the guest appearance by the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra with its young music director Klaus Mäkela and the star pianist Yuja Wang.

“Large corporations that used to pour a lot of money into culture are less willing to donate today,” explains Dr. Christoph M. Müller. “Through our commitment, my wife and I hope to motivate other private individuals to do something similar.”

For this special and standard-setting commitment, we are sincerely grateful to Dr. Christoph M. Müller and Sibylla M. Müller.