19. August 2021
Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter, gallery owner Manuela Wirth, and Christian Gellerstad, a member of the Board of Directors at Credit Suisse Group AG, will join the Lucerne Festival Foundation Board as of 1 January 2022.
Their election was officially confirmed at yesterday’s meeting of the Foundation Board. Anne-Sophie Mutter succeeds Alois Koch, who is retiring from the Foundation Board after 23 years. Manuela Wirth replaces Otto Wyss, who is stepping down after 13 years. His function as Treasurer on both the Lucerne Festival Foundation Board and the Friends of Lucerne Festival Foundation Board will now be assumed by Christian Casal.
“I am enormously pleased to have gained these three extraordinary figures for the Lucerne Festival Foundation Board,” remarks Markus Hongler, Lucerne Festival Foundation Board Chairman. “We would like to thank Alois Koch and Otto Wyss from the bottom of our hearts for their outstanding commitment. Both have been passionately involved in the Festival over the years.”