Tjasha Gafner © Patrick Martin
Tjasha Gafner © Patrick Martin
Tjasha Gafner


  • Tjasha Gafner harp


Marcel Tournier (1879–1951)
Féerie for harp solo
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
Suite in C minor for lute, BWV 997, arranged for harp by Tjasha Gafner
Kristín Þóra Haraldsdóttir (*1979)
new work
world premiere, commissioned by the I&I Foundation
Joseph Haydn (1732–1809)
Piano Sonata in A-flat major, Hob. XVI:43, arranged for harp by Tjasha Gafner
Henriette Renié (1875–1956)
Légende d’après “Les Elfes” de Leconte de Lisle
This concert has no intermission.

Strebi Stiftung Luzern - Partner «Debut»-Reihe


It may be that Tjasha Gafner is no longer able to reel off all her many prizes. She has won twenty awards at competitions around the world over the last ten years. But the most recent one was probably the most important: in 2023, the harpist, who was born in Lausanne in 1999, won the ARD Music Competition in Munich and additionally received the Audience Award. The newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung has described her as having “a captivating blend of delicate elegance and musical presence.” Tjasha Gafner, who has been performing on stage since the age of ten, has appeared as a soloist with the London Mozart Players, the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, and the Chamber Orchestra of the Bavarian Philharmonic. She does not content herself with existing repertoire but crafts fresh transcriptions for her instrument. This is why she will also present her own arrangements of a lute suite by Bach and a piano sonata by Haydn at her Debut concert. In addition, there will be fine, poetic original works by the two French harp legends Marcel Tournier and Henriette Renié, as well as a new composition by the Icelandic composer Kristín Þóra Haraldsdóttir, written especially for this concert.

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.

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  • 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.

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