Master Classes

LUCERNE FESTIVAL was never merely a way station on the way to another destination. Ever since the Festival was founded, the great musicians who have performed here – from Edwin Fischer, Wolfgang Schneiderhan, and Rafael Kubelík up to today – have also thought of Lucerne as a refuge, far removed from the distractions of their normal teaching routine, where they are able to pass on their knowledge and mastery to the younger generation.

Maste Class in Conducting with Heinz Holliger © Priska Ketterer/LUCERNE FESTIVAL

For this reason, the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY will once again offer the Composer Seminar during the 2020 Summer Festival. In it, young composers will discuss their works with Wolfgang Rihm and other composers. The Conducting Fellowship will once again take place and will be structured in sessions open to the public. This is a master class for young conductors focusing especially on the music of the 20th and 21st centuries.

All of the master classes are open to any interested auditors.