Application for the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY 2021
Wolfgang Rihm Artistic Director
Pierre Boulez † Honorary President
David Robertson, Sylvain Cambreling, Lin Liao, Johanna Malangré Guest Conductors

13 August - 10 September 2021 (including Performance in Berlin) 
Arrival Day in Lucerne: Friday, 13 August
Departure Day from Berlin: Friday, 10 September

Through daily rehearsals and master classes, participants of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY will work on contemporary orchestral, ensemble, and chamber music repertoire by an exciting range of composers, including Pierre Boulez, Rebecca Saunders, Anton Webern, Igor Stravinsky, and many others. Each participant's work will be supervised by internationally acclaimed conductors, composers, and musicians. Academy participants will perform the works which they have prepared in several concerts that are part of the programming for the Summer Festival.
There is no fee for active participation in the Orchestra of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY. Travel, accommodation, and meals, as well as instrumental parts are provided by the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY.

Profile of Participants
– Selected to participate in 2020 (cancelled
– Course language: English

In April 2020 we had to make the painful decision that we have to cancel the Academy of this summer. We informed you then by email that we would like to offer you a place in 2021. Due to the current situation with COVID-19 we can unfortunately only decide on the implementation of the ACADEMY 2021 in March 2021. Nevertheless, we are already planning the details and would like to know from you who can and wants to be part of 2021 and which positions we have to fill. We are looking forward to your confirmations and hope to see you next summer.

Application deadline
Monday, 12 October 2020

Course fee
There is no fee for active participation in the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY.

The LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY will cover the travel expenses of each active participant.

The LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY will arrange and cover the cost of accommodation of each active participant in a local host family.

Each active participant in the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY will receive a daily lump sum for the main meals.

The LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY will provide all instrumental parts for the orchestral and ensemble repertoire. 


Anmeldeschluss ist der 12.10.2020.