Riccardo Chailly has served as Music Director of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra since 2016; during each Summer Festival, he conducts a total of four to five concerts. Many of these performances are now available on DVD or CD; the most recent releases include orchestral works by Richard Strauss (2019) and the first part of his Lucerne Rachmaninoff cycle (2020). In the summer of 2021, Chailly will conduct symphonies by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, and Schubert as well as Schumann’s Piano Concerto (with Igor Levit).

Press Conference

Introducing Riccardo Chailly as Music Director of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA