In just a short time, the Lucerne Festival has become the most serious rival to Salzburg, with an impressive list of invited artists on the bill. It would perhaps be more correct to speak of festivals, as there are actually three of them: the Easter festival, the summer festival, and the piano festival in November.
The 2017 Lucerne Festival in summer from 11 August to 10 September explores the theme of Identity with a Special Event Day on 27 August and concerts focused on such aspects as flight and migration, being on the road, and self-discovery
Next Lucerne Piano Festival takes palces from 19 to 27 November starring Grigory Sokolov for the opening concert
One of the major Festival in Europe, the Lucerne Festival at Easter confirm his position with a result of 90% seat occupancy
The Lucerne Festival in Summer (from 12 August to 11 September 2016) is dedicated to Pierre Boulez
The Lucerne Festival in Summer opens on 12/8 with an inaugural concert conducted by Riccardo Chailly, the new Principal Conductor of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra
In memory of Pierre Boulez (who established the Lucerne Festival Academy), the Lucerne Festival schedules a memorial concert on 20/3
The next summer Lucerne Festival will be held from 12/8 to 11/9 with a general topic: the role of women in music
The academy of the Lucerne Festival has now two new directors, the composers Wolfgang Rihm (at artistic direction) and Matthias Pintscher (principal conductor) who follows Pierre Boulez former director
Master pianists are invited at the Lucerne Piano Festival in November, András Schiff, Maurizio Pollini, Radu Lupu, Piotr Anderszewski, Jean-Yves Thibaudet and young artists Lise de la Salle, Olga Scheps, Pavel Kolesnikov and Denis Kozhukhin
On 6/4, the Lucerne Festival Orchestra gives a tribute to Claudio Abbado with a Schubert, Berg & Mahler extra concert conducted by Andris Nelsons with Isabelle Faust.
Lucerne Festival must cancel the Orchestra Mozart concert originally scheduled on 7/4.
On 14/3, the Lucerne Festival releases a new CD containing three previously unreleased live recordings of Claudio Abbado, who was closely associated to the festival, as a memorial to the beloved conductor who agreed to their release.
2013 has been a brilliant year for the Lucerne Festival with 137 500 visitors.