Igor Levit and Michael Haefliger talk about the Piano Fest 2023 © Lucerne Festival
Igor Levit and Michael Haefliger talk about the Piano Fest 2023 © Lucerne Festival

From 18 to 21 May 2023, pianist Igor Levit will curate Piano Fest, Lucerne Festival’s new keyboard festival, joining forces with four other pianists to bridge the gap between classical and jazz and between written and improvised music.

In late fall of 2022, Igor Levit and Michael Haefliger (artistic director of Lucerne Festival) met up in Berlin to chat about this new festival.

This video has English subtitles, which can be enabled directly in the YouTube player.

Founding Partners: Berthold Herrmann and Mariann Grawe-Gerber

Piano Fest 2023
  • Thu 18.05.
    Igor levit & Alexei Volodin

    Igor Levit | Alexei Volodin

    Date and Venue
    Thu 18.05. | 19.30 | KKL Luzern, Concert Hall
    Program
    Schubert | Schumann | Mozart | Debussy | Rachmaninoff
    Piano Fest
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    starting at CHF 30
  • Fri 19.05.
    Igor Levit solo

    Igor Levit

    Date and Venue
    Fri 19.05. | 18.30 | KKL Luzern, Concert Hall
    Program
    Brahms | Hersch | Mahler | Prokofiev
    Piano Fest
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  • Fred Hersch Trio

    Fred Hersch Trio

    Date and Venue
    Fri 19.05. | 22.00 | KKL Luzern, Concert Hall
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    starting at CHF 50
  • Sat 20.05.
    Rahmenprogramm

    Film: “Igor Levit. No Fear”

    Date and Venue
    Sat 20.05. | 12.30 | stattkino Luzern
    Piano Fest
  • Fred Hersch solo

    Fred Hersch

    Date and Venue
    Sat 20.05. | 18.30 | KKL Luzern, Concert Hall
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  • Johanna Summer solo

    Johanna Summer

    Date and Venue
    Sat 20.05. | 22.00 | KKL Luzern, Concert Hall
    Program
    “Resonanzen”
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  • Sun 21.05.
    Anna Vinnitskaya solo

    Anna Vinnitskaya

    Date and Venue
    Sun 21.05. | 11.00 | KKL Luzern, Concert Hall
    Program
    Franck | Scriabin | Chopin | Ravel
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  • Finale for Four

    Igor Levit | Fred Hersch | Johanna Summer | Mert Yalniz

    Date and Venue
    Sun 21.05. | 17.00 | KKL Luzern, Concert Hall
    Program
    Schumann | Beethoven | improvisations
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