Nestlé S.A.

Ever since it was founded ten years ago by Maestro Claudio Abbado and Michael Haefliger, Executive and Artistic Director of LUCERNE FESTIVAL, the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA has graced us with incomparable musical performances and unforgettable experiences in the concert hall. Every summer it brings together an international roster of world-class musicians − famous soloists and chamber musicians, acclaimed music teachers and members of the top European orchestras − to create  new experiences in making music together; since 2016 the orchestra has been led by Maestro Riccardo Chailly.

This combination of creativity and discipline results in performances that command international attention, inspiring people around the globe – not only through this unique, de luxe orchestra’s performances in Lucerne but also through its tours in Europe and overseas. The LUCERNE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA is also distinguished by the fact that it maintains its identity while at the same time continually seeking out new challenges. In this way it remains relevant in a world that is characterized by constant change.

Nestlé is proud that it has been associated with the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA ever since it was founded. Indeed, its commitment to LUCERNE FESTIVAL even goes back to 1985. Culture is an indispensable part of our society, a part Nestlé wishes to support through this partnership.