Theo Plath © Marco Borggreve
Theo Plath © Marco Borggreve
Theo Plath | Aris Alexander Blettenberg


Pancho Vladiguerov (1899–1978)
Caprice for bassoon and piano
Claude Debussy (1862–1918)
Sonata in G minor for violin and piano, transcribed by Theo Plath
Heinz Holliger (*1939)
Three pieces for solo bassoon
Edward Elgar (1857–1934)
Romance in D minor for bassoon and piano, Op. 62
Daniel Schnyder (*1961)
Sonata for bassoon and piano

This concert has no intermission.
The concert is expected to end at 13:25

Strebi Stiftung Luzern – Partner «Debut» Concert Series


That’s what you call love at first sight: Theo Plath was five years old when he visited an open house for a music school with his family and discovered the bassoon for himself. He received his first lessons while still in kindergarten, developed quickly, began his studies at the Munich Academy of Music at the age of fifteen, and launched his career as a soloist the following year. Naturally, he also won prizes in numerous competitions, such as the German Music Competition, the International ARD Music Competition and, with his Monet Wind Quintet, the Concours International du Chambre de Lyon. Theo Plath is today regarded as one of the finest bassoonists in the world. He will demonstrate why during his Lucerne debut. In addition to works by Heinz Holliger, Edward Elgar, and Daniel Schnyder showcasing his instrument, he will introduce his own arrangement of Debussy’s Violin Sonata. And since Plath is also a talented communicator who is involved in the “Rhapsody in School” project for young people and education, he will comment on individual pieces himself. Want to bet that you will also end up wanting to play the bassoon afterwards?

Event Venue


Morgartenstrasse 16
CH-6003 Luzern

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  • Arrival | Parking Facilities

    The Lutheran Reformed Church of St. Luke is located just a few minutes' walk from the train station, right next to the popular Vögeligärtli Park.

    Arriving by train & bus
    Take advantage of a 40% discount on public transport to Lucerne. You can find more Information here: to the SBB offer.

    Arriving by Auto
    Lucerne has a dynamic system to indicate parking availability that makes parking in the city easier for you. You can find a list of all parking garages in the City of Lucerne here: see List.

  • Cloakroom

    There is an unguarded coat checkroom in the entrance area to the church.

  • Wheelchair seating

    The garden located next to the staircase takes you to the Lukassaal and to the elevator leading to the level of the entrance to the church.

  • Access to venues | Late admission

    The concert box office is located at the church entrance and opens one hour before the start of the event. Admission to the church begins about 30 minutes before the concert starts.

  • Gastronomy

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    Within walking distance of all event venues you can find a wide variety of restaurants, bars, and cafés. The Lucerne Tourism office will gladly assist you in making your selection. Overview of Lucerne Tourism