Michael Haefliger

Intendant Lucerne Festival (Lucerne, Switzerland)


Michael Haefliger has been involved with major European festivals throughout his career, initially as an active performing artist and, since 1999, as the Executive and Artistic Director of Lucerne Festival.

His career as a solo violinist included engagements in the early 1980s at such festivals as those in Lucerne, Interlaken, and Spoleto. In 1986 he co-founded the Young Artists in Concert Festival in Davos, where he served as director until 1998.

From 1996 to 1998 he was moreover Artistic Director of the program of the Collegium Novum Zürich.