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Young Talents

An internationally unique master school for new music: the Lucerne Festival Academy trains around 120 talented young musicians from all over the world in contemporary music every summer.

The orchestra of friends

For the joy of making music together: the Lucerne Festival Orchestra comprises outstanding musicians from various European orchestras and, under the leadership of Music Director Riccardo Chailly, forms a first-class international orchestra.

The orchestra of the future

New sounds, trailblazing concert formats: the Lucerne Festival Contemporary Orchestra (LFCO), staffed by former Academy participants, sees itself as an international orchestra of excellence for the performance of new and contemporary music.


  • Is my information safe when I donate online?

    Yes, your data will be transmitted using encrypted SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) security protocol. An SSL connection is an encrypted network connection between a server and a client (browser). The donation is made via the donation solutions of RaiseNow AG. RaiseNow complies with all financial authority guidelines and IT security standards: RaiseNow is certified according to PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) procedures and all transactions are securely transmitted via SSL. Our service providers may use the information only to fulfill their tasks and are obliged to comply with the strict Swiss data protection regulations.


  • To which organization will I be donating my money?

    Your donation will be received by the Lucerne Festival Friends Foundation and used for the purpose you determine. The purpose of the Lucerne Festival Friends Foundation is to financially support Lucerne Festival’s annual festivals and additional events organized by Lucerne Festival independently or in cooperation with other institutions/organizations. The Foundation has a non-profit status and operates on a non-profit basis.

  • Can I deduct my donation from my taxes?

    Yes, all donations to the Foundation Lucerne Festival Friends are tax deductible at the federal level and in the majority of cantons also at the cantonal level. By end of January, we automatically send out receipts for donations made in the previous year.

  • For what amount will I receive a receipt for my donation?

    We will issue you a receipt for your donation in the amount of the donation that you specify (e.g., CHF 100). If you decide to cover Raisenow's processing fees (e.g., CHF 4.40), this additional amount will not be taken into account on your donation receipt (e.g., donation receipt for CHF 100).


  • Further questions?

    If you have any further questions regarding your donation, you can reach us by e-mail at donation@lucernefestival.ch


Lucerne Festival Friends

The Friends provide you with the opportunity to heighten your concert experience – for example, through discussions with artists – and become part of an international network of music enthusiasts.

Leave a legacy

By naming Lucerne Festival as a beneficiary of your estate, you are making a long-term investment in the future of music.

Contact us

Do you have a question about your commitment as an individual? Please feel free to contact us.

Köhler Isabelle
Isabelle Köhler

Telephone +41 41 226 44 52