Dieter Ammann © Peter Fischli / Lucerne Festival
Dieter Ammann © Peter Fischli / Lucerne Festival

Swiss composer Dieter Ammann is one of the leading composers of his generation and a regular guest at Lucerne Festival, including as a co-lecturer in Wolfgang Rihm's Composer Seminar. Initially, he was for many years active as a jazz musician, and a great sense of spontaneity and energy likewise characterize his compositions, as for example his piano concerto "Gran Toccata," which was premiered at the BBC Proms in 2019 and has been an international success.

We visited Dieter Ammann at home in Zofingen and asked him our burning questions concerning New Music.

Works by Dieter Ammann at Lucerne Festival 2022