© Geoffroy Schied/LUCERNE FESTIVAL


The Festival’s music isn’t played only in Lucerne! Every year, various ensembles and projects serve as LUCERNE FESTIVAL’s ambassador, giving concerts all over the world.

For example, the musicians of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA regularly set off on a major concert tour following their performances at the Summer Festival – foreign residencies have thus far them them through Europe and to New York, Moscow, Tokyo and Beijing. And the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY is also regularly invited to make guest appearances, having most recently performed in September 2016 at the season opening of the Elbphilharmonie/Laeiszhalle in Hamburg. 

Young Performance, the Festival’s own creative laboratory for new concert formats, presents each season’s current production not only at the Summer Festival in Lucerne but also in numerous other Swiss cities and in international guest performances during the ensuing spring. Last but not least: the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ALUMNI regular organize concerts all around the globe. In June 2016 they performed in a mini-festival honoring György Ligeti at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.