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.

Our next concerts

  • Thu/ 06
    Piano Festival postponed
    Piano Festival

    Krystian Zimerman & Friends

    KKL Luzern, Konzertsaal
    Thu, 6. October 2022 | 19:30 Uhr
    KKL Luzern, Konzertsaal
    postponed
    Thu/ 06
    Top-class chamber music at the piano festival «Le piano symphonique» Lucern.
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  • Wed/ 19
    Symphony Concerts
    Symphony Concerts

    Season Launch 1 Dvořák Violin Concerto and Beethoven 5

    KKL Luzern, Konzertsaal
    Wed, 19. October 2022 | 19:30 Uhr
    KKL Luzern, Konzertsaal
    Wed/ 19
    Dvořák began learning the violin in early childhood and the promising young musician earned his living as a viola player for years in Prague’s Interim Theatre. But composing soon prevailed, and it was...
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  • Wed/ 26
    On Tour
    On Tour

    Gastspiel in Stockholm

    Konserthuset, Stockholm
    Wed, 26. October 2022 | 19:00 Uhr
    Konserthuset, Stockholm
    Wed/ 26
    Beethoven’s Fifth fascinates listeners just as much today as it did on day one. Everyone knows the opening motif of the symphony, perhaps the most famous ever in the history of European music, a...
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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

    In the «Salon Symphonique» with Elisabeth Leonskaja

    When she steps on stage, Elisabeth Leonskaja reminds one of a benevolent Grand Duchess from Tolstoy’s world. One immediately takes confidence in whatever she is about to play. For good reasons, she is revered worldwide as the grande dame of Russian pianism – even though Elisabeth Leonskaja has been living in Vienna for 40 years now.

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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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  • With Gautier Capuçon

    A Dvořák-Fest

    The Luzerner Sinfonieorchester has long been closely associated with the composer Antonín Dvořák. This season sees performances of the triad of his concerts for piano, violin and violoncello, as well as his 8th Symphony.

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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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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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