The Lucerne Festival Strings orchestra takes its place alongside the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra as one of the three Swiss ensembles with the richest international tradition.
Both in its own concert series at the Lucerne KKL and in its guest performances all over the world, thanks to «orchestral virtuosity altogether in the service of interpretative expression»1, «tone-colour nuance»2 and «interpretative class»3 «with sensational perfection»4, «the most famous Swiss string orchestra»5 turns concerts into electrifying experiences with «standing ovations»6 and «hurricane(s) of applause»7.
The orchestra has been performing its own concert series in the main concert hall of the Lucerne KKL since 2003. World-class soloists like Hélène Grimaud, Rudolf Buchbinder, Renaud Capuçon, Mischa Maisky, Daniil Trifonov and Arabella Steinbacher are our guests in the Lucerne concerts, and they all love working with the orchestra.
Apart from its commitments in Lucerne and central Switzerland, the orchestra is involved in a large number of concert activities at major venues all over the world as only few comparable ensembles:
- 2009: Tokyo Suntory Hall, Berlin Philharmonie
- 2010: Beijing NCPA, Seoul Arts Center
- 2011: Shanghai Oriental Art Center
- 2012: Dresden Frauenkirche
- 2013: Berlin Philharmonie
- 2014: Hong Kong City Hall
- 2015: Vienna Musikverein
The Lucerne Festival Strings is the only Swiss chamber orchestra that performs at the Lucerne Festival year by year. In 2013 it reached some 50,000 concertgoers at home and abroad, a one-hour TV documentary on the orchestra has been screened by Germany's ZDF channel and the ensemble has broadcast live on Italian television.
Inseparable from the «Strings» family are the communal and private sponsors, who support us with their enthusiasm and financial contributions.
As a sponsor, you will share in our ideals: international understanding, enthusiasm, spontaneity, expressive variety and determination to achieve perfection.
Both to those attending our events at the Lucerne KKL and those who sponsor the worldwide concert tours of one of the «most distinguished chamber orchestras in Europe»8, we offer a wide range of customized schemes that meet the needs of everyone.
Your commitment to sponsor the Lucerne Festival Strings will bring you both an ideal networking platform and a countable return-on-investment!
We would welcome the opportunity to speak to you about this.
Hans-Christoph Mauruschat, Managing Director
Tel: +41 41 420 62 63
1 Neue Presse, Hannover, 29. 4. 2013
2 Frankfurter Neue Presse, 28. 1. 2013
3 Süddeutsche Zeitung, 26. 6. 2010
4 Oberösterreichische Nachrichten, 11. 3. 2013
5 El Mercurio, Santiago de Chile, 15. 6. 2013
6 Neue Luzerner Zeitung, 24. 1. 2011/23.8.2013
7 Süddeutsche Zeitung, 17. 12. 2009
8 Oberösterreichische Nachrichten, 11. 3. 2013