Lucerne Festival is one of the leading international festivals in the field of classical music.
Lucerne Festival was founded in 1938, and Michael Haefliger has been ist artistic director since 1999.
The main festival in the summer from mid-August to mid-September offers a diverse range of around 100 concerts and continuing events. Each Summer Festival has a theme that runs like a thread through the dramaturgy of the program. A diverse range of concert formats is offered - symphony concerts, chamber music, recitals, debuts, late nights and much more.
The summer festival is flanked by short festivals in spring and fall: "Lucerne Festival Forward" in November, a spring residency of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra before Easter, and a three-day piano festival curated by Igor Levit in May. "Lucerne Festival Forward" is artistically and conceptually shaped by musicians of the Lucerne Festival Contemporary Orchestra (LFCO).
– Michael Haefliger, Executive and Artistic Director
Image Credits Lucerne Festival ©Priska Ketterer