Lucerne Festival Forward Fall 2024



Every year in November, Lucerne Festival Forward provides a stage for contemporary music and gives a voice to musicians of the younger generation.
The starting point is the idea of using the Lucerne Festival Academy's international network, which has grown over the years and now comprises more than 1,200 artists, as a collective mastermind. And in more ways than one: the concerts are not only organized by the Lucerne Festival Contemporary Orchestra (LFCO), our orchestra of excellence for the performance of new and contemporary music. Selected contemporary leaders from the Academy network also develop the program as curators. In doing so, they break new ground to close the gap between so-called "new music" and the audience: they seek contact with listeners, try out unusual concert formats, focus on lesser-known voices and aesthetic positions in contemporary music-making and consciously mix nationalities, generations and genders.

Responsible for Lucerne Festival Forward:
Felix Heri and Mark Sattler

Lucerne Festival Contemporary Leaders:
Chloë Abbott | Jack Adler-McKean | Cecila Bercovich | Ettore Biagi | Winnie Huang | Helga Karen | Edward Kass | Marina Kifferstein | Alex Lipowski | Ben Roidl-Ward | Nathan Watts | Johnna Wu

New musical experiences need strong partners with vision. We would like to thank our Lucerne Festival Forward partners and sponsors for their indispensable commitment.

Dates overview

Friday, the 15.11.2024

All day

Saturday, the 16.11.2024

All day

Sunday, the 17.11.2024

All day


Contact person

Lucerne Festival
Hirschmattstrasse 13
6002 Luzern


Getting there
Lucerne Festival Forward Fall 2024
Europaplatz 1
6005 Luzern