The Serge Rachmaninoff Foundation and the Canton of Lucerne
Thanks to the commitment of the Serge Rachmaninoff Foundation and the Canton of Lucerne, the uncertainties surrounding the property’s inheritance were resolved in 2021. The Canton of Lucerne purchased the property, which is a listed building, and is responsible for its renovation and maintenance, including the park and it’s opening for the public. The Serge Rachmaninoff Foundation is responsible for events in Rachmaninoff’s Villa Senar from its own funds, curates and organizes the cultural program and provides for public events.
Thanks to the commitment of the Serge Rachmaninoff Foundation and the Canton of Lucerne, the uncertainties surrounding the property’s inheritance were resolved in 2021. The Canton of Lucerne purchased the property, which is a listed building, and is responsible for its renovation and maintenance, including the park. The Serge Rachmaninoff Foundation is responsible for events in Rachmaninoff’s Villa Senar from its own funds, curates and organizes the cultural program and provides for public events.
We are the zone of encounter, at the composer’s home, authentic, experienceable, quality and special. The program is designed for a broad cultural participation, seeks the interfaces to the present and thus enables suitable access for every stakeholder group. Rachmaninoff’s Villa Senar will be anchored locally and regionally, and together with partners we will make the Hertenstein peninsula a special and sustainable place of culture and tourism, where Rachmaninoff’s work and creative power can be experienced.
Board of Trustees
President of the Foundation Board
Member of the Council of States, former Director of the Federal Office of Culture (FOC) and Cantonal Councillor of Fribourg
former Secretary General of the Swiss Conference of Cantonal Ministers of Culture. General Secretary of the Swiss Conference of Cantonal Ministers of Education, President of educationsuisse (Swiss schools abroad)
Hochschule Luzern – Music
Head of Strategy & Transformation Baldegg Monastery and lecturer Hochschule Luzern
Cantonal Councillor Lucerne
Managing and Artistic Director
As of June 1, 2022, Andrea Loetscher has been Managing and Artistic Director of the Serge Rachmaninoff Foundation, responsible for the content and programs at Rachmaninoff’s Villa Senar. Likewise, she is directing the fortunes of the Foundation and manages its operations. Andrea Loetscher is responsible for curating public and private concerts, recordings, events and tours, and uses her expertise to support the organization of private cultural events. As a musician with a teaching diploma and a soloist diploma, a master’s degree from the University of Basel in marketing and management, as an entrepreneur and director of music schools, she is locally anchored as well as nationally and internationally networked.
As Managing Assistant, Salome Rüttimann supports the management of the Sergei Rachmaninoff Foundation in the areas of administration, marketing and communication. With her bachelor’s degree in social and communication sciences and her experience in project management, she is dedicated to the implementation of sub-projects and supports the management in all tasks.
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.