Rudolf Lutz

Rudolf Lutz, born in 1951, is lecturer in improvisation at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, the University of Early Music of Basle. At this specialist school for historical performance practice, he and three colleagues instruct around 30 students in the keyboard instrument department.

In Saint Gallen, Rudolf Lutz is organist of the church Saint Laurenzen Kirche, a post he has held since 1973. He is also conductor of the Saint Galler Kammerensemble, which he has led since 1986. From 1986 to 2008, he conducted the Bach-Chor Saint Gallen.

Rudolf Lutz was appointed artistic director of the Johann Sebastian Bach Foundation of Saint Gallen in 2006. In view of the foundation’s mission to perform Bach’s complete vocal works, Rudolf Lutz established the orchestra and choir of the Johann Sebastian Bach Foundation, as well as a permanent group of soloists.