We support the solidarity campaign of Lucerne Festival for musicians
As the Bank for Switzerland, we are here when it counts. For this reason, we support the solidarity campaign #SolidarityForMusic by Lucerne Festival for Swiss musicians. The campaign will take place from August 12 to September 11, 2020. The aim is to show solidarity in this extraordinary time, be active, and support the Swiss music scene.
Many musicians in Switzerland are suffering from the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic; many have even lost their livelihoods. Lucerne Festival is therefore launching a large solidarity campaign for affected musicians. In this context, music students, amateurs, and professionals from all music genres are asked to make a video of their personal interpretation of Beethoven's "Ode to Joy," also known as "Freude schöner Götterfunken," and upload it on solidarityformusic.ch. There are no creative restrictions with regard to interpretation and execution. You can sing, clap, or rap. For each note played or sung, the initiative partners will donate money. Those who don't want to record a video can also easily support the campaign with a donation. All of the proceeds will benefit the SONART association, the professional association for freelance musicians. SONART will distribute the donations collected to musicians in need in Switzerland.
As the main sponsor of Lucerne Festival, Credit Suisse supports the initiative. Former winners of the two Credit Suisse young talent awards, "Credit Suisse Young Artist Award" and "Prix Credit Suisse Jeunes Solistes," like Sol Gabetta and Patricia Kopatchinskaja are also participating in the solidarity campaign.