Thanks to the commitment and dedication of the Serge Rachmaninoff Foundation, the issues related to the estate’s legacy were resolved in December 2021. The Canton of Lucerne purchased the property, which is a listed building. The canton is responsible for the renovation and maintenance of the villa and the surrounding parklands. The Serge Rachmaninoff Foundation and the Canton of Lucerne reached an agreement in April 2022:
The Serge Rachmaninoff Foundation is responsible for the curation, staging and programming of the Villa Senar Cultural and educational Centre from its own resources, without financial support from the Canton of Lucerne. Rachmaninoff’s Villa Senar sees itself as a networking and meeting zone with a certain freedom for the special, the new and the unique.
As an artists‘ house, Rachmaninoff’s Villa Senar offers a home for all generations and disciplines. Sergei Rachmaninoff was a family man and patron of the arts, uniting art and people in his home through his charisma, values and interests. These are also noticeable in the strategy of the Cultural and Educational Centre: music, education, architecture, art, literature, research & development, technology (mobility). The musical heritage of Sergei Rachmaninoff makes up the basis and the core.
President of the Foundation Board *
* Ausschuss des Stiftungsrates: Valentin Gloor, Urs Ziswiler, Hans Ambühl, Andreas Wegelin
Since June 2022, Andrea Loetscher has been the Managing Director of the Serge Rachmaninoff Foundation as well as artistic director of Rachmaninoff’s Villa Senar. She is a musician holding a teaching and a soloist diploma, a Master’s degree from the University of Basel in marketing and management, and is an entrepreneur and director of music schools. As such, she is well rooted locally and well connected nationally and internationally.