23 June: Classical Music Concert Festival Strings Lucerne

Live music prestigious event set in the Castle grounds with illustrious artists of the international chamber orchestra panorama.

With the annual calendar of the Festival ARMONIE IN VALCERRINA, a new emotional appointment is set at the castle court with an International Orchestra "Festival Strings Lucerne" with more than 20 musicians.

The event is scheduled for Saturday the 23rd June at 5 p.m. at the castle open court.

At the end of the show, guests will be invited to the VIN D'HONNEUR with the musicians at the castle wine shop. Afterwards everybody is invited for DINNER with a special PRICE and MENU at "3Orologi".


The Lucerne Festival Strings have been one of the «most distinguished chamber orchestras in Europe»¹ and have ranked for 60 years now as the leading chamber orchestra of Central Switzerland. The Australian-Swiss violinist Daniel Dodds has been artistic director and leader of the orchestra since 2012. Closely associated with Lucerne University, the very busy Lucerne Festival Strings offers a deliberately wide-ranging repertoire in its own concert series at the Lucerne KKL, as guest ensemble at the Lucerne Festival, in the recording studio and on tour. Since its foundation in 1956, it has premiered more than one hundred works, compositions by Jean Françaix, Frank Martin, Bohuslav Martinu, Sándor Veress, Iannis Xenakis, Krzysztof Penderecki, Klaus Huber and Peter Ruzicka among them. For more than forty years, from the ensemble's establishment, Rudolf Baumgartner played a role as a performing artist and in due course as conductor and artistic director of the «Strings», as citizens of Lucerne affectionately refer to the orchestra with its basic core of eighteen musicians. Apart from Baumgartner, formative influence derived from his fellow-founder, the legendary Viennese violinist Wolfgang Schneiderhan and the master pupils of his who originally joined him in the violin section; they were oriented towards the Austro-Hungarian string tradition and its special «golden sound


F.Chopin (piano and orchestra)

P.I.Tchaikovsky (string orchestra)


Daniel Dodds -Violin Concertmaster

The Australian-Swiss violinist, chamber musician and teacher Daniel Dodds and his family have made Lucerne their adoptive home. He has led the Lucerne Festival Strings since 2000 and additionally became its artistic director in 2012.

Like Gunars Larsens, his former teacher and predecessor as leader of the Lucerne Festival Strings, he teaches a violin class at the Lucerne College of Music.

He has performed in chamber groupings with Dmitri and Vovka Ashkenazy, Ramin Bahrami, Kolja Blacher, Wolfram Christ, Viviane Hagner, James Galway, Jens Peter Maintz, Alois Posch, Herbert Schuch, Martin Stadtfeld and many others.

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