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.

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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. Thanks to the generous support of the American Friends of LUCERNE FESTIVAL, not only could the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA tour take place in the United States in 2007, but the following orchestras were enabled to attend the LUCERNE FESTIVAL:
  • Boston Symphony Orchestra 2015
  • Chicago Symphony Orchestra 2003, 2005, 2008
  • The Cleveland Orchestra 2004, 2006, 2011, 2012, 2014
  • LUCERNE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA (US-Tour) 2007
  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra 2009, 2013
  • San Francisco Symphony 2010, 2015
  • American participants at the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
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.

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.

Program Gala Fundraising Event

May 9, 2016 | Carnegie Hall, New York

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Gala Fundraising Event of the American Friends

May 9, 2016 | Carnegie Hall, New York

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May 9, 2016 | Carnegie Hall, New York

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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 Commitee

Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP |  Klaus and Karin Jacobs | KPMG LLP | Robin Kramer und Albert Behler | Henry Schein, Inc.| Dr. and Mrs. Thomas P. Sculco | Alan and Christine Vickery | Willkie Farr & Gallagher

With special thanks to Bruce and Suzie Kovner for their support of individual students of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY.

Board Members of the American Friends of LUCERNE FESTIVAL

  • Alan B. Vickery, Chairman
  • Dr. iur. Hubert Achermann
  • Yefim Bronfman
  • Beatrice Ducrot
  • Mike T. Foley
  • Michael Haefliger
  • Cynthia Sculco
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
E-mail aflf@lucernefestival.ch
Executive Director
Foundation Friends of LUCERNE FESTIVAL c/o LUCERNE FESTIVAL
Hirschmattstrasse 13
P.O. | CH-6002 Lucerne
Phone +41 41 226 44 52
E-mail v.rota@lucernefestival.ch