A Master School for new music – that is what the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY is. Each summer around 130 talented young musicians from all over the world are given the opportunity to dedicate themselves to a repertoire that is still all too often overlooked in the classical music world: the music of the 20th and 21st centuries. Over a period of three weeks they immerse themselves in key works of the modern era through daily rehearsals and workshops; they also study brand-new scores, many of them composed specifically for the Academy, and experiment with innovative performance formats. It is not only instrumentalists who benefit from the praxis-oriented training offered by the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY; this institution is also a top destination for conductors and composers.