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/ 25
    On Tour
    On Tour

    Guest appearance at the Grafenegg Festival

    Wolkenturm, Grafenegg, Österreich
    Thu, 25. August 2022 | 19:15 Uhr
    Wolkenturm, Grafenegg, Österreich
    Thu/ 25
    She was the first woman to win the coveted “Prix de Rome”. What other marvels might the French composer Lili Boulanger have given the world of music had she not died in 1918 at the age of ...
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  • Fri/ 26
    Symphony Concerts
    Symphony Concerts

    Lucerne Festival in Summer 2022

    KKL Luzern, Konzertsaal
    Fri, 26. August 2022 | 19:30 Uhr
    KKL Luzern, Konzertsaal
    Fri/ 26
    She was the first woman to win the coveted “Prix de Rome”. What other marvels might the French composer Lili Boulanger have given the world of music had she not died in 1918 at the age of ...
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  • Wed/ 07
    Symphony Concerts
    Symphony Concerts

    The art of conducting from the piano

    Orchesterhaus Kriens
    Wed, 7. September 2022 | 19:30 Uhr
    Orchesterhaus Kriens
    Wed/ 07
    The great 20th-century musician Géza Anda was not only an exceptional pianist, but an equally skilled conductor of his own interpretations of the major piano concertos from the First Viennese School. ...
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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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    Assistant conductor position and conducting workshop

    For the first time, a conducting workshop with principal conductor Michael Sanderling will take place in November. From the participants, one person will receive an assistant conductor position for one year.

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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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