About the Friends

Since its founding in 1966, the Friends have been an indispensable partner of Lucerne Festival. With their annual funds they make a significant contribution to the financial security and sustainability of the festival. The Friends' central concern is not only to promote the festival of today, for example by supporting the Lucerne Festival Orchestra. The Friends also provide a sustainable basis for the artistic work of tomorrow and therefore support important projects such as the Lucerne Festival Academy and "Music for Future".

Board of Trustees
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The Circle of Friends offers the opportunity to deepen the concert experience through discussions with artists or visits to rehearsals, to look behind the scenes and to become part of an international network of music enthusiasts.

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We thank our friends for their support. A very special thanks is due:

Thomas Abegg | Nachlass Ernest I. Ascher | Bâloise Holding AG | Stanley Bergman | Regula Bibus-Waser | Dr. Christian Casal and Katja Biella Casal | Projekt Villa Serdang | Oswald J. Grübel | Berthold Herrmann and Dr. Mariann Grawe-Gerber | André and Rosalie Hoffmann | Dr. Rudolf W. Hug | Dr. Klaus Jenny | Bruce and Suzie Kovner | Katharina Marchal-Kovarbasic | Dr. Urs Mühlebach  | Dr. Christoph M. Müller and Sibylla M. Müller | Makoto Nakao | Dr. Lutz and Christiane Peters I Dr. Annemarie S. Reynolds | Charlotte Scheidegger-Vonlanthen | Carla Schwöbel-Braun | Monique and Dr. Thomas Staehelin-Bonnard | Dr. Dolf and Maria Stockhausen I Alan Vickery I Margrit Wullschleger-Schmidlin

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The Friends' team

Isabelle Köhler
Relationship Manager

Hana Javorska
Sales & Visitor Service / Sponsorship & Friends

Claudia Cavallari
Administration and individual support

Contact Friends

Stiftung Freunde Lucerne Festival
Isabelle Köhler
Hirschmattstrasse 13 | P.O. | CH-6002 Lucerne
+41 41 226 44 52

Bank details
Foundation Friends of LUCERNE FESTIVAL | Credit Suisse AG
CH08 0483 5025 6252 0100 3 | BIC: CRESCHZZ80A

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Young Friends of Lucerne Festival

Participate now and experience the world's best orchestras and artists at the KKL Lucerne for CHF 50 only and benefit from an exclusive supporting programme!

Become a Young Friend

Anyone up to the age of 35 years can become a member of the Young Friends of Lucerne Festival. With your annual member contribution of CHF 200 (CHF 100 for students) you can take advantage of ticket discounts, since all Young Friends events uniformly cost CHF 50. 

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About the Young Friends

Are you into music — and do you especially enjoy going to concerts with people like yourself? Would you like to delve deeper into the world of classical music, take a peek behind the scenes, and share your experiences with other music lovers? Then join up with the Young Friends of Lucerne Festival!

The Young Friends are a network of young adults interested in music and culture. We organize shared concert trips — all supplemented with exclusive introductions and backstage conversations as well as visits to rehearsals and workshops that give you the opportunity to enjoy a more thorough encounter with the programs and artists.

Contact Young Friends

Luca Gnos
Hirschmattstrasse 13
CH-6002 Luzern
+41 41 226 44 58