Ivo Scholz / Switzerland Tourism
City of Music Lucerne


The City of Music Lucerne is an association of festivals, event organizers, orchestras, clubs, foundations and many other organizations. Together they enable the unique diversity of musical offerings in the Lucerne region. Discover our partners:

Founding Partner

KKL Luzern

The Culture and Convention Center KKL Luzern is located in the heart of the city, directly on Lake Lucerne. The world-famous concert hall impresses with its acoustics, and the variable Lucerne Hall is just as suitable for concerts as it is for congresses and events. The KKL Luzern was designed by French architect Jean Nouvel and opened the concert hall in 1998 as the centerpiece of the KKL Luzern. In 2023, the KKL Luzern celebrated its 25th anniversary under the motto “Zusammen besonderes erleben”.

Lucerne Festival

Since the first Lucerne Festival was held in 1938, the concert series has branched out and much grown. Today, the festival welcomes over 120,000 visitors a year and organizes various classical music concerts at Easter, in summer and in autumn.

Luzerner Sinfonieorchester

First-class orchestra, renowned conductors and soloists, international radiance. The Luzerner Sinfonieorchester is the resident orchestra at the KKL Luzern, the cultural and congress center built according to the plans of architect Jean Nouvel and opened in 1998. As the oldest symphony orchestra in Switzerland – founded in 1805 – it has gained international recognition far beyond its region and is a welcome guest on stages around the world – from Buenos Aires to Tokyo. In addition, the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra organizes the piano festival “Le Piano Symphonique”. Since 2024, the legendary pianist Martha Argerich has been “Pianiste Associée” of the piano festival.

Lucerne Tourism

Lucerne Tourism is the official tourism organization of the beautiful Lake Lucerne Region. . Its mission is to offer travelers from all over the world an unforgettable experience. Its core tasks include positioning, advertising, public relations and guest services in the interests of numerous partners. More than 60 employees give their all every day to make the destination “THE first-class experience region in Switzerland”.

Strategic Partner

Lucerne University of Applied Sciences – Music

Study music, further your education and carry out research projects: The Lucerne School of Music is a hotspot in the lively environment of Lucerne as a city of music. From the PreCollege to soloist concerts at the KKL Luzern, the university offers the entire musical spectrum with a wide range of collaborations, concerts and conferences, in close cooperation with the cultural scene and the professional field.

Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern

The 5-star Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern on the shores of Lake Lucerne is the perfect place to experience exclusive concerts at music festivals such as LUZERN LIVE, the Lucerne Blues Festival, The Retro Festival or the World Band Festival. The best location to enjoy first-class music in a uniquely historic atmosphere.

Luzerner Theater

The Lucerne Theater is a multi-genre theater with opera, drama, dance and children’s and youth theater. As the largest cultural institution in Central Switzerland with its own ensemble, it is regionally anchored, has a supra-regional appeal and cooperates with a wide variety of artists and institutions of local and international importance.

Basis Partners

Basis Partners

Blasorchester Stadtmusik Luzern, Brassband Bürgermusik, Gesellschaft für Kammermusik (GKML), klang, Le Théâtre, Lucerne Blues Festival, Obrasso Concerts, Richard Wagner Museum, Serge Rachmaninoff Foundation, Zentralschweizer Jugendsinfonieorchester, 21st Century Orchestra