Take a seat on Rachmaninoff’s couch, at his desk or on the chaise longue. In Rachmaninoff’s studio with its Steinway grand piano, up to 35 people experience the music up close.


Would you like to play a formative role in the development phase of this cultural heritage site on Lake Lucerne? We need partners who help us make this project take off.

The Serge Rachmaninoff Foundation

Founded in 2000 by the grandson Alexander Rachmaninoff Conus, the Foundation’s mission is to make Sergei Rachmaninoff’s cultural legacy accessible in his Villa Senar. The nucleus of the concerts and projects is his work in the context of his vision, time and personality.

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Rachmaninoff's Villa Senar

The name Senar stands for the initials of the owner couple: “Se” stands for Sergei, “Na” for Natalia and “R” for Rachmaninoff. One of the greatest composers, conductors and pianists of the 20th century had this villa built in the Bauhaus style directly on Lake Lucerne and lived there as a summer residence from 1933 to 1939. A perfect, magical place with parkland, gardener’s house and boathouse. Sergei Rachmaninoff’s original Steinway grand piano stands ready to play in the studio. Its sound gives the house a special aura.

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Visionary Partner – Rachmaninoff Echoes

Visionary Partner

Content Sponsor, Anniversary Partner, Project Donor


Margrit Wullschleger-Schmidlin - Goldau, Arthur Waser Stiftung, Gemeinde Vitznau, Qanatpharma AG, anonyme Freundinnen und Freunde

Sounding Partner and Network

Lucerne Festival, Luzerner Theater, Hochschule Luzern – Musik, Tourismus, Technik, Wirtschaft, Architektur, Design & Kunst, Verkehrshaus Luzern, Hans Erni Museum, Musikschule Weggis und Luzern, Luzerner Sinfonieorchester, Schulen, Bildungshaus Stella Matutina Kloster Baldegg, Senior:innen Universitäten, IG Kultur, Library of Congress Washington, Philadelphia Orchestra, Van Pelt University Philadelphia, National Symphony Orchestra, Schweizer Botschaft in Washington, IG Musikstadt, Oper Zürich, Tonhalle Orchester Zürich, Rachmaninoff Network Amsterdam, Luzern Tourismus, Künstler:innen, Vereine und Verbündete, Sponsor:innen und Mäzen:innen.

World culture in the living room

Would you like to play a leading role in the development phase of this World Heritage Site on Lake Lucerne? We need partners who help us let the project take off.


Rachmaninoff’s Villa Senar and its cultural goods have an exclusive character in the world and offer a chance to rediscover the life and works of Sergei Rachmaninoff. His virtuosity, addictive endless melodies and the genius of the compositions captivate people. With us you sit on the couch with this star, breathe his air and be part of this oasis full of magic, tradition and modernity. We offer partners the opportunity to integrate this storytelling into their communication. We need people who believe in us and make our ideas fly.