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 offers a master class for young conductors every summer. The master class focuses on the music of the 20th and 21st centuries and is regularly supplemented with additional master classes. Since 2011, Bernard Haitink has additionally led a master class in conducting during the Easter Festival, and a master class in piano also takes place during LUCERNE FESTIVAL at the Piano in collaboration with the Hochschule Luzern – Musik.

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

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Conducting Fellowship LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY 2017

The LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY is offering a three-week-long Conducting Fellowship which invites three to four talented young conductors to become a part of the whole LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY experience. The selected conductors will be able to attend all rehearsals led by Matthias Pintscher and Heinz Holliger. Moreoever they can join our Assistant Conductors in their daily work. They will also be part of the Composer Seminar with Wolfgang Rihm whenever there is a need to conduct new scores.

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