Music Director Riccardo Chailly

Riccardo Chailly © Priska Ketterer/LUCERNE FESTIVAL

Riccardo Chailly has served as Music Director of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA since 2016; during each Summer Festival, he conducts a total of four to five concerts. Many of these performances are now available on DVD or CD; the latest CD features orchestral works by Richard Strauss and was released in 2019. Riccardo Chailly’s appearances at the originally planned 2020 Summer Festival – including the continuation of his acclaimed Rachmaninoff project along with works by Ludwig van Beethoven and Gustav Mahler – unfortunately cannot take place because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Press Conference

Introducing Riccardo Chailly as Music Director of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA