08. September 2017

extension of the Contract

Executive and Artistic Director Michael Haefliger extends his contract at Lucerne Festival until 2025

The Board of Trustees of Lucerne Festival and Executive and Artistic Director Michael Haefliger announce that Michael Haefliger’s contract will be extended by another five years, until the end of 2025. Since 1999, the Swiss cultural manager has steadily developed the Festival, expanding it into one of the leading music festivals in the field of classical music.

“I am very fortunate to continue leading the Festival in the coming years as well,” Haefliger said.
“I am very much looking forward to continuing to further develop the Festival’s major pillars with my team: the Lucerne Festival Orchestra, the Lucerne Festival Academy, the Alumni, and the Young section. It is important for me both to further enhance the presence of Lucerne Festival abroad and to inspire the people in our region through new concert formats and concepts such as the Special Event Day, the 40min series, the Interval, and the world music festival 'In the Streets.' Thanks to the KKL Luzern, we have one of the best concert venues in the world at our disposal. We plan to continue offering magnificent symphonic music here, featuring the finest orchestras and soloists in the world. A very important ambition for me is also to further develop the field of music theater with such partners as the Luzerner Theater. Digitalizing the Festival, with which I would like to specifically press ahead in the coming years, should moreover contribute towards the goal of allowing people from all over the world to take part in Lucerne Festival.” (more)

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