The LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY has established itself as a master school for new music that is unique around the world. Under the artistic directorship of Wolfgang Rihm, the Academy now launches its 17th season.

Lucerne Festival Academy & Riccardo Chailly © Priska Ketterer/Lucerne Festival
KKL © Priska Ketterer/Lucerne Festival

Program 2021

They are young, highly talented, and eager to experiment. The international students of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY, who number approximately 100, will once again give Festival audiences a chance to make countless discoveries in the summer of 2021 – with modern classics and brand-new scores, whether in major orchestral concerts with large ensembles or in smaller formations. We will publish the program at the beginning of December.

On Tour

The Orchestra of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY can be heard outside Lucerne as well. Following their performances at the Summer Festval, the Academy participants regularly go on tour. 

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