Music for Future is committed to the generation of tomorrow on the stage.

The Debut concert series gives up-and-coming stars of the industry a platform to present their virtuoso skills and interpretive artistry to an international audience. Seven to eight lunchtime concerts are held each summer as part of this series. Music for Future will additionally give attention to the pre-professional level: starting in 2021, the Summer Festivals will feature performances by international youth orchestras that show how young and fresh classical music can sound.

As part of Music for Future, Lucerne Festival awards three important sponsorship prizes:

Credit Suisse Young Artist Award

The renowned "Credit Suisse Young Artist Award" supports outstanding soloists who are on the threshold of an international career.


Prix Credit Suisse Jeunes Solistes

The Prix Credit Suisse Jeunes Soloists honors emerging musical talents from Switzerland.


Fritz Gerber Award

Established in 2015 by the Fritz Gerber Foundation and Lucerne Festival, the Fritz Gerber Award annually supports three young musicians in the field of contemporary classical music.


Music For Future is also committed to the audience of tomorrow. 

Music for Future seeks to have a double strategic impact, insofar as this commitment also applies to the audience of tomorrow, to children and young people who are given ways to make a connection with classical and contemporary music. The goal is to awaken a sense of pleasure and joy in attending concerts and to make these encounters possible.

This is accomplished through family and children's concerts, which are tailored to different age groups and offer an introduction to the world of “classical music.” The family and children’s concerts last about 45 to 60 minutes and feature topics that are delivered in entertaining, funny, or exciting ways.

Children and families

Lucerne Festival uses special concert formats as well as a richly varied, age-based program aimed at young people, including the very youngest listeners.


Grade School Students

Lucerne Festival shows its commitment to schoolchildren through special school concerts and other offers.



Students from primary and secondary school, university, and vocational school benefit from a wide range of offerings at Lucerne Festival.


Musicians for Future

Through panel discussions during the Summer Festival, digital content, and a dedicated website of its own, “Musicians for Future” will draw attention to the topic of sustainability and encourage discussions. Prominent artists such as Igor Levit, Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Reto Bieri and Johanna Malangré are championing the campaign. Complete background information along with short films related to it can be found on the website. Two panel discussions, “Musicians for Future Talks,” are scheduled during the Summer Festival.


We warmly thank all of our Music for Future partners and supporters.

Clariant Foundation
Accentus Charitable Foundation
Arthur Waser Stiftung
Bernard van Leer Stiftung Luzern
Credit Suisse Foundation
Fritz-Gerber-Stiftung für begabte junge Menschen
Hilti Foundation
Geert und Lore Blanken-Schlemper-Stiftung
Josef Müller Stiftung Muri
walter haefner stiftung