Lucerne Festival


I spent two weeks at the Lucerne Festival Academy in Switzerland eating Rösti and going on crazy hikes with IRCAM and Ensemble Intercontemporain. During the day I ran two workshops (viola with Odile Auboin and trombone with Benny Sluchin). These workshops are part of a unique orchestral academy focused exclusively on the repertory of the 20th and 21st centuries. Pierre Boulez is the artistic director.

The sixth edition of the academy features, for the first time, electronic music giving students the opportunity to discover works by Pierre Boulez, Luca Francesconi, Daï Fujikura, Martin Matalon, Luis Náon, Kaija Saariaho and Marco Stroppa.

A short radio piece on the festival and the masterclasses. In Swissgerman!