The Jubilee Fund maintains partnerships with charitable organizations operating nationally, supports regional projects, and awards three prizes for achievements in education and culture.

Credit Suisse Award for Best Teaching

The Credit Suisse Award for Best Teaching was launched in collaboration with Swiss universities and technical colleges in 2006. The award aims to promote quality teaching at tertiary level, and to strengthen Switzerland as a center for science and research.

Prize winners 2013:

  • Walter Steiger, Kalaidos University of Applied Sciences Switzerland
  • Dr. Dennis Schoeneborn, University of Zurich
  • Prof. Cesare Pautasso, University of Ticino
  • Prof. Dr. Benjamin Schindler, University of St. Gallen
  • Max Meister, University of Applied Sciences in Business Administration Zurich
  • Luc Patiny, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
  • Kathrin and Key Portilla-Kawamura, Bern University of Applied Sciences
  • Ass.-Prof. Dr. iur. Lorenz Droese, University of Lucerne
  • Prof. Jean-Michel Gobat, Prof. Jean-Marc Neuhaus, Ass.-Prof. Maarten Voordouw, University of Neuchâtel
  • Prof. Dr. Günther Dissertori, ETH Zurich
  • Prof. Maya Hertig, Prof. Paola Gaeta, University of Geneva
  • Prof. Dr. Irina Habermann, University of Basel
  • Prof. Dr. Moisés Mayordomo, University of Berne

Credit Suisse Young Artist Award

The Credit Suisse Young Artist Award is awarded every two years to mark the outstanding achievements of young solo musicians. The prize is awarded jointly by the Lucerne Festival, the Vienna Philharmonic, the “Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde” (Friends of Music Society) in Vienna and the Jubilee Fund. As well as prize money of CHF 75,000, the award also includes a concert with the Vienna Philharmonic, as part of “Lucerne Festival, Summer”.

Previous prize winners:

  • 2014, Sergey Khachatryan (violin)
  • 2012, Vilde Frang (violin)
  • 2010, Nicolas Altstaedt (cello)
  • 2008, Antoine Tamestit (viola)
  • 2006, Martin Helmchen (piano)
  • 2004, Sol Gabetta (cello)
  • 2002, Patricia Kopatchinskaja (violin)
  • 2000, Quirine Viersen (cello)

Prix Credit Suisse Jeunes Solistes

The Prix Credit Suisse Jeunes Solistes aims to make a distinct contribution to the development of highly talented young musicians in Switzerland. It is awarded every two years, alternating with the Credit Suisse Young Artist Award. The Lucerne Festival, the Conference of Swiss Music Academies Switzerland (Konferenz Musikhochschulen Schweiz) and the Jubilee Fund are responsible for awarding the prize of CHF 25,000, which also includes a recital in the “debut.lucerne” range of events at “Lucerne Festival, Summer”.

Previous prize winners:

  • 2013, Laura Schmid (recorder) and  Pablo Barragán (clarinet)
  • 2011, Mi Zhou (cello)
  • 2009, Andriy Dragan (piano)
  • 2007, Aniela Frey (flute)
  • 2005, Tecchler Trio with Benjamin Engeli (piano), Esther Hoppe (violin) and Maximilian Hornung (cello)
  • 2003, Pawel Mazurkiewicz (piano)
  • 2001, Sol Gabetta (cello)

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