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The aim of the Musikstadt Luzern interest group is to support and promote the city of Lucerne as a city of music, while also further developing and exploiting synergies between all stakeholders in the Musikstadt Luzern interest group. These stakeholders are: KKL Luzern Culture and Convention Centre, Lucerne Festival, Luzerner Sinfonieorchester and Lucerne Tourism. The city and the canton Lucerne are also involved in the project.

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Why is the Musikstadt Luzern interest group necessary?

With its unique events and renowned institutions, Lucerne is regarded as a superlative city of music. The many musical occasions and first-class festivals held throughout the year make Lucerne a cultural hotspot with international appeal. To drive forward Lucerne’s reputation as a city of music and culture, and to strengthen the collaboration between the institutions, the Musikstadt Luzern interest group was established.

The initiators of the Musikstadt Luzern interest group work actively together to create an even better cultural experience for locals and visitors alike. This promotes the awareness and expertise of Musikstadt Luzern, as well as its positioning as a global city of music.

What are the advantages?

The goal of the Musikstadt Luzern interest group is to expand the high-quality range of musical experiences on offer while also making them more recognisable and easier to access. For example, synergies between the existing institutions are being exploited, extra cultural and musical events – including those outside the classical music scene – are being added to the calendar and a platform is being built where they are all listed in the same place.

Why Musikstadt Luzern?

Lucerne has long maintained a close connection with (classical) music. Famous composers such as Richard Wagner, Sergei Rachmaninoff and even Arturo Toscanini have been residents of Lake Lucerne at some time or another, and composed parts of their pieces here. It just goes to show that even back then, the City of Lights was a source of inspiration for composers and artists. Lucerne is now one of the strongholds of classical music thanks to its exceptional institutions such as KKL Luzern Culture and Convention Centre, the Lucerne Festival and the Luzerner Sinfonieorchester. Visitors from all over the world come to Lucerne to see Rachmaninoff’s villa and the Richard Wagner Museum, enjoy a performance in the unique KKL Luzern concert hall or walk in the footsteps of Johannes Brahms, Robert and Clara Schumann, Felix Mendelssohn and many others.