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. The Composer Seminar meanwhile offers young composers an opportunity to discuss their works with Wolfgang Rihm and other composers. 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 the Piano Festival in collaboration with the Hochschule Luzern – Musik.

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

Master Class in Conducting with Bernard Haitink