Dieter Ammann at the 2021 Composer Seminar © Peter Fischli / Lucerne Festival
Dieter Ammann at the 2021 Composer Seminar © Peter Fischli / Lucerne Festival

Swiss composer Dieter Ammann, co-director of the Lucerne Festival Academy's Composer Seminar, is celebrating his 60th birthday on 17 May 2022.

Wolfgang Rihm has recorded a special birthday greeting for him.

Wolfgang Rihm, the artistic director of the Lucerne Festival Academy, met Dieter Ammann at a composition seminar at Lucerne Festival in 1997. A deep friendship has developed since then. Today, Wolfgang Rihm co-directs the Academy's Composer Seminar with Dieter Ammann. In the upcoming summer festival, Lucerne Festival will celebrate both birthday boys with a series of concerts in which central works will be performed.

Works by Dieter Ammann at Lucerne Festival 2022
  • Sat 27.08.
    ensemble Recherche

    ensemble recherche

    Date and Venue
    Sat 27.08. | 11.00 | Hochschule Luzern - Music, Salquin Hall
    Program
    Streich | Lachenmann | Rihm | Ammann
    Summer Festival
    starting at CHF 50
  • Tue 30.08.
    räsonanz-Donor Concert

    Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra | Susanna Mälkki | Andreas Haefliger

    Date and Venue
    Tue 30.08. | 19.30 | KKL Luzern, Concert Hall
    Program
    Saariaho | Ammann | Nørgård | Sibelius
    Summer Festival
    starting at CHF 30
  • Sat 03.09.
    Lucerne Festival Academy 4

    Lucerne Festival Contemporary Orchestra | Sylvain Cambreling

    Date and Venue
    Sat 03.09. | 11.00 | KKL Luzern, Concert Hall
    Program
    Skrzypczak | Rihm | Ammann
    Summer Festival
    starting at CHF 30