Every summer, we invite leading performers of contemporary music to serve as instrumental coaches. These include members of the Ensemble intercontemporain, Ensemble Modern, Klangforum Wien, and Ensemble Musikfabrik. They are involved throughout the three-week work phase, from the Academy Orchestra’s section rehearsals to rehearsals of programs for small ensembles, passing their knowledge and experience on to the younger generation.

Coaches 2021

This year the following musicians are coaching the Lucerne Festival Academy.

Helen Bledsoe, flute, Ensemble Musikfabrik
Matthias Arter, oboe, HKB Bern
Ernesto Molinari, clarinet, HKB Bern
Lorelei Dowling, bassoon, Klangforum Wien
Saar Berger, horn, Ensemble Modern
Marco Blaauw, trumpet, Ensemble Musikfabrik
Uwe Dierksen, trombone/bass trombone/tuba, Ensemble Modern
Christian Dierstein, percussion, Ensemble Recherche
Nicolas Hodges, piano, Trio Accanto
Frédérique Cambreling, harp, Conservatoire de Paris
Irvine Arditti, violin, Arditti Quartet
Ashot Sarkissjan, violin, Arditti Quartet
Ralf Ehlers, viola, Arditti Quartet
Lucas Fels, violoncello, Arditti Quartet
Dario Calderone, double bass, Nieuw Amsterdams Peil