First class sound
Renowned conductors and soloists
International recognition

The Luzerner Sinfonieorchester is the resident orchestra at the KKL Luzern, the culture and congress center built according to plans by architect Jean Nouvel and opened in 1998. As Switzerland’s oldest symphony orchestra, it has gained international recognition far beyond its region.

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The piano festival «Le piano symphonique»

After Camille Saint-Saëns and Johannes Brahms in 2021 and 2022, Robert Schumann, among others, is now the focus of our piano festival, interpreted by absolute world stars such as Martha Argerich, Rudolf Buchbinder and Khatia Buniatishvili.

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Spotlight

  • Highlights

    Virtuously emotional

    This legendary piano concerto is considered to contain the most notes per time in the solo part. Khatia Buniatishvili is not impressed by such superlatives: “She shapes her solo part with great expressiveness, but never loses the balance between fervent intensity and intelligent control over her playing,” is what BR Klassik wrote admiringly about her recording of Sergei Rachmaninov’s famous 3rd Piano Concerto.

    Virtuosity, after all, is never an end in and of itself for the Georgian-French pianist, but is always at the disposition of her extraordinary emotionality.

    With Honegger’s wildly sporty “Rugby” and Stravinsky’s dance-like “Petrushka”, the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande has added two more pieces to the program that are as expressive as they are complex.

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  • Thats us

    Our Orchestra

    74 musicians from around 20 nations form an orchestra with international charisma. As the orchestra in residence at the KKL Luzern, the Luzerner Sinfonieorchester represents the music city of Lucerne on international tours.

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  • Prize winner

    Arthur Waser Prize

    The Arthur Waser Prize is being awarded for the fifth time; this year it goes to the 25-year-old clarinettist Jonathan Leibovitz from Israel. He will make his debut with the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra with Aaron Copland’s Clarinet Concerto.

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  • Recital with Yoav Levanov

    Yoav Levanov

    Yoav Levanon, who began his professional piano studies at the age of three, has just turned 18 and already has an impressive list of awards, competitions and concerts to his credit.

    Highlights include his debut in the United Kingdom at St Martin in the Fields in London, recitals at the Boulezsaal Berlin, in Munich and Paris, as well as concert appearances at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam.

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  • Music on wheels

    The Music truck

    The music truck is the mobile venue of the Luzerner Sinfonieorchester. Based on the idea that the audience listens to the orchestra in the concert hall, the orchestra makes its way through central Switzerland.

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Friends of the Luzerner Sinfonieorchesters

Exceptional musical performances and innovative programs are only possible thanks to the support of a wide circle of sponsors and patrons.

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Im Rampenlicht

Workshop, creative center, home

Since 2020, the Luzerner Sinfonieorchester has had its own rehearsal rooms. But the Orchesterhaus has become much more: In addition to orchestra rehearsals, the Orchesterhaus is also home to chamber music concerts and programs for music education.

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