American Friends of LUCERNE FESTIVAL

Thanks to the American Friends of LUCERNE FESTIVAL, the Festival and the Friends of LUCERNE FESTIVAL have gained an international standing. The non-profit organisation was founded in 2002 in New York.


The Organisation sees its mission as making it possible for the most talented music students from the most renowned conservatoires in the United States to attend the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY. In order that this might happen, a solid financial base must be created, so that the greatest American symphony orchestras can be invited to Lucerne for guest performances, to uphold the outstanding international reputation of the festival. 

Board Members of the American Friends of LUCERNE FESTIVAL

Alan B. Vickery, Chairman | Richard Matlaga, Treasurer and Secretary | Dr. iur. Hubert Achermann | Stanley Bergman | Yefim Bronfman | Beatrice Ducrot | Mike T. Foley | Michael Haefliger | Cynthia Sculco

The next Gala Fundraising Event | Tuesday, May 23rd 2017 | The Morgan Library & Museum
Honoring Walter B. Kielholz
Overview of the categories and benefits
Make a Contribution Now

By making a contribution to the American Friends of LUCERNE FESTIVAL, you will help support its mission to have a lasting impact in the U.S. by enabling American orchestras and American students to attend LUCERNE FESTIVAL in Switzerland. Through your donation you will become part of the international and exclusive circle of the Friends of LUCERNE FESTIVAL and will be able to take advantage of attractive benefits.

Checks should be made payable to American Friends of LUCERNE FESTIVAL.

American Friends of LUCERNE FESTIVAL | P.O. Box 326 | Chatham, NJ 07928 | United States of America

The American Friends of LUCERNE FESTIVAL is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and your donation is tax deductible to the extent permitted by applicable law. 

Contributions to the American Friends of LUCERNE FESTIVAL are also collected annually at a Gala Fundraising Event and the donor automatically becomes a Friend of LUCERNE FESTIVAL.

Lead Sponsor of the Gala Event
Vontobel is a proud partner of the American Friends of LUCERNE FESTIVAL, represented by Vontobel Asset Management Inc. and Vontobel Swiss Wealth Advisors AG.
Co-Sponsors of the Gala Event
Dinner Chairs

BOIES SCHILLER FLEXNER LLP | The Kovner Foundation | KPMG LLP | Mc Kinsey and RMS | Roche | Henry Schein Inc. | Alan and Christine Vickery

Dinner Patrons

James Capalino and Carlin Vickery | Laurie Cronin | Beatrice Ducrot | Edmund Frank and Eustacia Su | Steve and Keiko Kaplan | Cynthia Sculco

LUCERNE FESTIVAL is a member of
Swiss Top Events
For further information please contact:

Valentina Rota

Director of Development
American Friends of LUCERNE FESTIVAL
P.O. Box 326
Chatham, NJ 07928
Phone +1 917-710-1956
Executive Director
Hirschmattstrasse 13
P.O. | CH-6002 Lucerne
Phone +41 41 226 44 52