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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  • Kursaal_Engelberg Fri/ 02
    Symphony Concerts
    Symphony Concerts

    Belle Époque and First Viennese School

    Kursaal Engelberg
    Fri, 2. June 2023 | 19:30 Uhr
    Kursaal Engelberg
    Fri/ 02
    From his hotel bed, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy looked out directly onto Engelberg Monastery. That was in August 1831, and this view so inspired the young composer that he painted watercolours of Enge...
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Assistant Conductor Position and Conducting Week 2023

Conducting week for young conductors with the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra under the direction of the Chief Conductor Michael Sanderling. At the end of the conducting week, one of the participating individuals will be selected for the position of assistant conductor for a period of one year.

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We are and feel honored!

The Board of Trustees of the European Cultural Foundation PRO EUROPA awarded the Intendant of the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra, Numa Bischof Ullmann, and the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra with the European Cultural Prize for Music yœurope Award at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg.

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  • Highlights

    Andreas Ottensamer

    Andreas Ottensamer inspires with his musical versatility and thrilling concerts and is in constant demand worldwide as a conductor, clarinettist and artistic director. Ottensamer is considered one of the leading instrumentalists of our time and performs as a soloist with the most renowned orchestras and conductors in the world’s great concert halls.

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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

    Concert for families «Daisies in the Rose Garden»

    Sergei Rachmaninoff, a middle-aged man, lives directly on Lake Lucerne, surrounded by magnificent roses, bushes and trees. He spends the whole day practicing the piano and composing. He strolls through the garden and lets his thoughts wander. Then a little girl abruptly snaps him out of his reverie: “Boo!” She jumps out laughing from behind a rose bush: “Who are you?” – and holds out a daisy to him: “Smell it!”

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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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On stage

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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