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Versatility is the hallmark of our multi-programme Classical profile: Lecturers of international renown teach in the BA and MA programmes, continuing and executive education programmes enhance the musician’s personal profile, researchers explore music and musical practice alike, and our many events showcase music in all its facets to the public!
Our multi-faceted degree programmes in the Classical profile offer a matching curriculum for every prospective student.
We teach focal points that enhance our degree programmes, giving our students the opportunity to look beyond their own instrument and acquire additional artistic skills. On an individual level, the students have a broad range of modules to choose from to complement their core area with content that suits their personal interests and that enhance their personal profile in a meaningful way.
From my experience, I would say that its lecturers are the School’s greatest asset.
They form a highly qualified and internationally renowned faculty, which in turn warrants not only top-quality instruction, but also creates a positive atmosphere in the School, in the individual classes, in the specialisations and in our various ongoing projects. What's more, we are fortunate to have moved into our new building in 2020, which means we are now teaching at a most beautiful location with state-of-the-art facilities and three amazing concert halls. Thanks to our School’s comparatively small size, we can offer individual and personal tuition to our students, which I believe is highly beneficial for young musicians at such a pivotal stage in their career.
I can think of two moments: One, a concert with pianist Piotr Anderszewski, who played a Haydn sonata with such incredible precision, concentration, joy, intimacy, and humour that time simply stood still for me and,
second, a concert with Asaf Avidan, whose play revealed the existential side of music to me in a powerful and compelling way. I experience similar moments during many of our graduation concerts, which are always a treat for me.
The professional prospects vary greatly from programme to programme and from instrument to instrument. Of course, there are the traditional career paths as an orchestra or theatre musician or as a music teacher, but there are many music-adjacent fields for graduates to explore, such as music management, music communication or, for instance, dramatic composition.
However, what we see is that more and more musicians specialise, launch exciting new series of concerts, found festivals, or realise other innovative projects, enriching our cultural lives with their individuality. I really like these tendencies: they provide a uniquely personal way for musicians to reach out to their audience and bring them on board with their music.
To any young person who has a deeply rooted desire to make their music and instrument their day job and cannot conceive of a life without music and without communicating through music.
People in the Classical profile
The Pre-College course provides an excellent grounding in the skills required to pass the entrance examination for the bachelor’s degree programmes offered by the Lucerne School of Music or other music colleges. It applies to classical, jazz and folk music.
The bachelor's degree programme in Classical Music forms the basis for the MSc degree and its majors.
This programme emphasises the technical and performance-oriented skills required for a career as a musician.
Die Hochschule Luzern – Musik bietet eine Vielzahl an Meisterkursen und Workshops an.
Im CAS Performance Jazz/Klassik können qualifizierte Musiker*innen ihre instrumentalen oder vokalen Kompetenzen vertiefen und ihr Netzwerk ausbauen. (Only in German)
Das CAS Kammermusik bietet erfahrenen Kammermusikensembles die Möglichkeit, mit hochqualifizierten Lehrpersonen und internationalen Künstler*innen zu arbeiten. (Only in German)
How do other people’s opinions influence your listening choices and evaluations? In the age of Google, YouTube, and Spotify what kind of reviews do you read or listen to? And ultimately, what do you think makes for a convincing argument when it comes to decide whether “to listen or not to listen”?
Ein Forschungsprojekt der Hochschule Luzern hat die langjährige Geschichte der viel beachteten Meisterkurse in Luzern umfassend dokumentiert und in einer gemeinsamen Publikation mit dem Luzerner Stadtarchiv veröffentlicht. (Only in German)
Das KamBrass Quintett spielt im Konzertsaal «Salquin».
We accompanied flutist Julia Köhl (Solo Performance) on the day of her Master's graduation concert (19 June 2018), from the first rehearsal in the morning until after the big performance in the KKL Luzern.
Ensembles and event series
Foundation for Music Promotion at the Lucerne School of Music (Only in German)
Lucerne Festival Academy