SCHLOSS ELMAU Events Calendar

The Schloss Elmau Experience Since more than 100 years concerts & talks with great artists & authors on the pulse of time. Tickets for hotel guests are included in the resort fee.

General information

Dear concert guests,
For hotel guests of Schloss Elmau, admission to all cultural events is included in the resort fee. You can register for the events online via “Book seats” here in the cultural calendar, by phone on +49 8823 18 260 or by text message to +49 1733 1122 77.
Permanent Residents of the region within a radius of 80 km (driving distance) are welcome to purchase tickets, subject to availability (hotels, guesthouses or vacation rentals do not count as a permanent address). Tickets can be purchased online via "Book seats" here in the cultural calendar.
Your culture office team

  • Thursday

    20 Jun

    2024

    Photo: Marco Borggreve
    ©
    Classical / Modern Classical

    Asya Fateyeva saxophone
    & Friends
    Why you must attend this concert:
    “Asya Fateyeva plays the alto saxophone so elegantly and confidently that the beauty of the sound she conjures up beguiles everyone.” (Harald Eggebrecht, Süddeutsche Zeitung)

    Asya Fateyeva, saxophon
    Matthias Loibner, hurdy-gurdy
    Bo Wiget, violoncello
    Emil Kuyumcuyan, vibraphone & darbuk

    “An die Liebe” - Provençal and Moorish melodies and tunes from the early Middle Ages

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    The young saxophonist Asya Fateyeva is this year's portrait artist at the famous Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival. In preparation for this, the musicians will play their first concert at Schloss Elmau. With the special instrumentation of saxophone, hurdy-gurdy, cello and vibraphone, they will trace the touching poetry of medieval songs from the 12th and 13th centuries, when the first great form of art song developed. The main theme of these songs is love in all its facets. The almost thousand-year-old songs form the basis for Asya Fateyeva and her quartet, which they interpret and arrange from today's perspective.

  • Saturday

    22 Jun

    2024

    Photo: Privat, Axel Martens
    ©
    Book presentation & panel discussion

    Discussion
    „Europas strategische Zukunft –
    Was für eine eigenständige Verteidigungsfähigkeit nötig ist“

    in German

    Top experts explain the threat situation and Europe's options for action.

  • 23 - 28

    Jun 24

    Photo: Caspar David Friedrich
    ©
    Week of the Romantic Era

    Week of Romanticism
    Germany and France in the second half of the 19th century

    Each year, the Romanticism Week sheds light on a new aspect of musical Romanticism and its historical context. This year's focus is on late Romanticism in Germany and France between cultural exchange and the Franco-Prussian War and the exemplary composers Brahms, Clara & Robert Schumann, the salon culture of the singer Pauline Viardot and Gabriel Fauré on the 100th anniversary of his death.

    with Daniel Müller-Schott, Lucas Debargue, Marc Bouchkov, Brad Mehldau (“Après Fauré”) et al.

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  • Sunday

    23 Jun

    2024

    Photo: Ludwig Bietsch_Wikipedia gemeinfrei, Mathias Bothor
    ©
    Week of the Romantic Era

    Opening event
    “Die Poesie und Musik in Person” George Sand
    A salon with the singer Pauline Viardot

    Marc Bouchkov, violin
    Anna-Maria Husca, soprano
    Cordelia Höfer, piano
    Heikko Deutschmann, recitation
    Götz Teutsch, text collage & program design

    in German

    Pauline Viardot – gefeierte Sängerin, Komponistin und Salonière. In ihrem Salon kam die künstlerische Prominenz Europas zusammen, darunter Brahms, Liszt, Fauré, Turgenjew & Flaubert. Der Abend entwirft mit Literatur und Musik ein reizvolles Panorama der Zeit zwischen Deutschland, Frankreich & Russland.

  • Monday

    24 Jun

    2024

    Photo: PR
    ©
    Week of the Romantic Era

    Lecture
    “Appropriation and demarcation.
    Franco-German musical relations in the 'long' 19th century“

    Laurenz Lütteken, Musicologist

    Beatrix Borchard unfortunately had to cancel her lecture. We are delighted to welcome Professor Laurenz Lütteken for this lecture.

    in German

    In this lecture, musicologist and professor of musicology at the University of Zurich Laurenz Lütteken will give an overview of the music-historical connections between Germany and France. Pauline Viardot, Clara Schumann, Johannes Brahms and Gabriel Fauré will be the centre of attention.

  • Monday

    24 Jun

    2024

    Photo: Uwe Arens, Stefan Höderath
    ©
    Week of the Romantic Era

    Daniel Müller-Schott cello
    Annika Treutler piano
    Why you must attend this concert:
    “Müller-Schott, a fearless player with outstanding technique” (New York Times) and “expressive force that one cannot escape” (Süddeutsche Zeitung about Annika Treutler)

    Schumann: Fantasy Pieces Op 73
    Brahms: Cello sonata No 2 F major

    Daniel Müller-Schott is highly praised by the press as one of the world's most sought-after cellists for his “intense expressivity” and „outstanding technique” (New York Times). Pianist and Opus Klassik winner Annika Treutler has also earned herself a glittering reputation. The two perform together regularly as a duo. Their programme includes sonatas for cello and piano by Johannes Brahms.

  • Tuesday

    25 Jun

    2024

    Photo: Nikolaj Lund, Marco Borggreve, Xiomara Bender
    ©
    Week of the Romantic Era

    Marc Bouchkov violin
    Adrien La Marca viola
    István Várdai cello
    Lucas Debargue piano
    Why you must attend this concert:
    Marvellous chamber music by Gabriel Fauré on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of his death

    Fauré: 9 Préludes Op 103 for piano
    Fauré: Piano quartet No 2 G minor Op 45

  • Wednesday

    26 Jun

    2024

    Photo: Marco Borggreve, Xiomara Bender
    ©
    Week of the Romantic Era

    Marc Bouchkov & Alexandra Conunova violin
    Adrien La Marca viola
    István Várdai cello
    Lucas Debargue piano
    Why you must attend this concert:
    A second evening of chamber music by Gabriel Fauré, performed by an exquisite ensemble centred around young star Lucas Debargue

    Fauré: Thème et Variations Op 73 for piano
    Ysaÿe: Ballade for solo violin
    Fauré: Piano quintet No 1 D minor

  • Thursday

    27 Jun

    2024

    Photo: Sofie Knijff
    ©
    Week of the Romantic Era / Piano summit

    Brad Mehldau piano
    “Après Fauré”
    Why you must attend this concert:
    The great American jazz pianist Brad Mehldau with a very personal tribute to Gabriel Fauré



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    “A Star is Born” was the headline of a major German daily newspaper at the end of the 90s, when Brad Mehldau gave one of his first concerts in Europe. In the meantime, the versatile and highly creative keyboard magician has unfolded an unprecedented international career, establishing himself as a bandleader and composer in equal measure. Mehldau's new album and this extraordinary concert evening “Après Fauré” are inspired by his great musical role model Gabriel Fauré.

  • 27 - 30

    Jun 24

    Photo: Egbert Krupp_Schloss Elmau
    ©
    Piano Summit

    Piano Summit with Grigory Sokolov & Víkingur Ólafsson

    A weekend with three great artists: On Thursday night, the great American jazz pianist Brad Mehldau plays his very personal tribute to Gabriel Fauré. The following evening, piano star Víkingur Ólafsson concludes his year-long tour with Bach's Goldberg Variations at Schloss Elmau. On the closing evening, the great Grigory Sokolov will devote the first half of his recital also to works by Bach.

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  • Thursday

    27 Jun

    2024

    Photo: Sofie Knijff
    ©
    Week of the Romantic Era / Piano summit

    Brad Mehldau piano
    “Après Fauré”
    Why you must attend this concert:
    The great American jazz pianist Brad Mehldau with a very personal tribute to Gabriel Fauré

    “A Star is Born” was the headline of a major German daily newspaper at the end of the 90s, when Brad Mehldau gave one of his first concerts in Europe. In the meantime, the versatile and highly creative keyboard magician has unfolded an unprecedented international career, establishing himself as a bandleader and composer in equal measure. Mehldau's new album and this extraordinary concert evening “Après Fauré” are inspired by his great musical role model Gabriel Fauré.

  • Friday

    28 Jun

    2024

    Photo: Markus Jans
    ©
    Piano summit

    Víkingur Ólafsson piano
    Why you must attend this concert:
    Where it all began: After the grand opening in August 2023, piano star Vikingur Olafsson closes his year-long Bach tour at Schloss Elmau

    Bach: Goldberg Variations

    Concert-experienced children aged 10 and above, who can sit still during the concert, are welcome to attend.

    The 2023/2024 season of this Icelandic piano star is and was all about Bach, whose Goldberg Variations he played 88 times in the world's greatest concert halls. The first concert of this major undertaking took Olafsson to the Elmau Concert Hall in August 2023. He is now returning there for a crowning finale, thus closing the arc of his journey to Bach at Schloss Elmau.

  • Saturday

    29 Jun

    2024

    Photo: Egbert Krupp_Schloss Elmau
    ©
    Piano summit

    Grigory Sokolov piano
    Why you must attend this concert:
    "Among all the pianists who have existed and still exist, Grigory Sokolov is in a category of his own." (Jan Brachmann, FAZ)

    Bach: Four duets BWV 802-805, Partita No2 C-minor BWV 826
    Chopin: Mazurka Op 30 & Op 50
    Schumann: Waldszenen Op 82

    Concert with interval.
    Concert-experienced children aged 10 and above, who can sit still during the concert, are welcome to attend.

    Due to high demand, hotel guests can only be guaranteed a concert visit with prior reservation.

    The unique character of music played live is a crucial aspect of understanding the expressive beauty and compelling honesty of Grigory Sokolov's art. His poetic interpretations, which come alive with mystical intensity in the concert hall, are based on an in-depth knowledge of the repertoire. His programmes span the entire history of music: from transcriptions of sacred polyphony of the Middle Ages and works by Couperin, Rameau and Bach, to the Classical and Romantic repertoire and key compositions of the 20th century. Now Grigory Sokolov returns to Schloss Elmau – with what is sure to be a compelling and impressive concert evening.

  • Sunday

    30 Jun

    2024

    Photo: Ukraine_PR
    ©
    Discussion

    Oleksii Goncharenko
    im Gespräch mit
    Dietmar Mueller-Elmau
    „About Ukraine“

    Oleksii Goncharenko, Odessa, Ukraine, Member of Parliament Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine

    in englischer Sprache

  • 3 - 7

    Jul 24

    Photo: Chris Singer
    ©
    Georgian Festival

    Georgian Cultural & Culinary Festival
    curated by Lisa Batiashvili

    Star violinist Lisa Batiashvili invites you to get to know the cultural and culinary facets of her native Georgia. Outstanding young musicians at the start of a great career await you at the events with classical music, jazz and Georgian folk music. Culinary delights with Georgian menus and specialities will be provided on four evenings in Fidelio Restaurant by a pop-up from the Georgian Madloba Lounge Restaurant in Berlin.

    with Lisa Batiashvili, Avi Avital, François Leleux, Natalia Kutateladze, Giorgi Gigashvili, Sandro Nebieridze, Ensemble Rustavi et al.

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  • Wednesday

    3 Jul

    2024

    Photo: Kelly de Geer (Claseek), Chris Singer
    ©
    Georgian Festival

    Lisa Batiashvili violin
    Giorgi Gigashvili piano

    Mendelssohn: Violin sonata F major
    Bardanashvili: „For Gia Kancheli“
    Franck: Violin sonata A major

  • Wednesday

    3 Jul

    2024

    Photo: Sammy Hart
    ©
    Georgian Festival

    „Dedicated to supporting outstanding musical talent“
    Lisa Batiashvili im Gespräch mit
    Dietmar Müller-Elmau
    über die Arbeit der Lisa Batiashvili Foundation

    in German

  • Thursday

    4 Jul

    2024

    Photo: Gregory Devejiev, Sandro Nebieridze, Sammy Hart
    ©
    Georgian Festival

    Nino Haratischwili
    Lisa Batiashvili violin
    Sandro Nebieridze piano

    De Falla: Canciones populares Espanolas (Seven spanish folk songs)
    Songs by Poulenc
    Georgian songs et al.

    Unfortunately, Nino Haratischwili had to cancel her participation for scheduling reasons. We are happy to have the internationally up-and-coming Georgian mezzo-soprano Natalia Kutateladze as a replacement.

  • Thursday

    4 Jul

    2024

    Photo: T.Sorvillo_L.Gudagnini
    ©
    Georgian Festival

    Giorgi Gigashvili vocals & piano
    Why you must attend this concert:
    The multi-talented musician with a mix of Georgian pop and jazz music

    Late Night Jazz & Georgian hits

    admission 21.00 | first come, first serve (no registration possible)


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    In addition to a promising career as a concert pianist, Giorgi Gigashvili also enjoys devoting himself to other musical genres: jazz and Georgian pop and folk music. He is also active as a singer, won the Georgian edition of “The Voice” at the age of 13 and experiments with friends in electronic music – don't miss it!

  • Friday

    5 Jul

    2024

    Photo: Bayerische Staatsoper, Jean Baptiste Millot, Simon Moser
    ©
    Georgian Festival

    François Leleux oboe & core anglais
    Zura Gvantseladze oboe
    Gio Gvantseladze oboe
    Marco Postinghel bassoon
    Hanno Simons cello
    Ilhae Kim harpsichord
    Why you must attend this concert:
    An evening of woodwind music with world-class oboist François Leleux and an ensemble featuring his Georgian colleagues

    Zelenka: Sonata for 2 oboes, bassoon and Basso Continuo No 1 F major
    Beethoven: Variations for 2 oboes and english horn over „Là ci darem la mano“
    Zelenka: Sonata for 2 oboes, bassoon and Basso Continuo No 2 G minor

    In this concert, François Leleux, internationally successful as an oboist and conductor, brings together top-class woodwind musicians from the Bavarian State Orchestra and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Sonatas by the Bohemian Baroque composer Jan Zelenka for 2 oboes, bassoon and basso continuo frame Beethoven's variations on the famous duet “Là ci darem la mano” from Mozart's Don Giovanni.

  • Saturday

    6 Jul

    2024

    Photo: _Harald Hoffmann_DG, Rustavi
    ©
    Georgian Festival

    Men's choir of the Ensemble Rustavi
    Special guest: Avi Avital mandolin
    Why you must attend this concert:
    A unique insight into the centuries-old tradition of Georgian folk music and vocal polyphony

    with Elene Meipariani, Sofiko Tschumburidze, Zeyang Kann, Balasz Dolfin & Maite Mellino, string quintet, students from the University of Music and Theatre Munich

    Works by Taktakishvili, Tsintsadze and traditional Georgian music for mandolin, string quintet & male choir

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    Georgian vocal music is one of the historically oldest and most important musical traditions and is on the UNESCO list of intangible cultural heritage. The male choir of Ensemble Rustavi is probably one of the most renowned ensembles in Georgian vocal polyphony today and performs both folk songs and sacred works. Grammy-nominated mandolinist Avi Avital supports the ensemble with works by Georgian composers whose work was significantly influenced by the folklore of their homeland.

  • Wednesday

    10 Jul

    2024

    Photo: Sebastian Reiter
    ©
    Techno-Jazz

    Jazzrausch Bigband
    Ensemble in Residence 2024 @ Schloss Elmau
    “Europa”
    Why you must attend this concert:
    The JRBB's new “Europe” programme is just in time for the European Football Championship: an energetic fusion of electronic music, folk songs and jazz

    Big band jazz made in Bavaria. Like no other big band, the Jazzrausch Bigband stands for an energetic fusion of electronic music and jazz. With the new programme “Europa” – to coincide with the European Football Championship – the Jazzrausch Bigband focuses on the twists and turns and points of contact that arise in Europe: linguistic diversity, folk songs and traditional elements flow together with pulsating techno beats.
    This year, the band is celebrating its tenth anniversary and will be presenting a total of ten different programmes at Schloss Elmau as Ensemble in Residence 2024. Further concert dates: Tue 30 July, Thu 3 October, Sat, 5 October, Sat 28 December

  • Saturday

    13 Jul

    2024

    Photo: KassKara,  Irène Zandel, Marco Borggreve, Irène Zandel
    ©
    Classical

    Carolin Widmann violin
    Nils Mönkemeyer viola
    Julian Steckel cello
    William Youn piano
    Why you must attend this concert:
    Brahms' brilliant piano quartet performed by an ensemble of first-class soloists

    Schubert: Adagio e rondo concertante D.487
    Brahms: Piano quartet G minor Op 25

    The first-class ensemble for this concert is made up of four of Germany's most successful soloists. In this concert, the musicians dedicate themselves to the Piano Quartet op. 25 by Johannes Brahms, which, with its Rondo alla zingarese, became one of the most famous chamber music works in music literature. They will also perform the Adagio e rondo concertante D.487 by Franz Schubert.

  • Wednesday

    17 Jul

    2024

    Photo: Jari Kivelä, Harald Hoffmann
    ©
    Jazz

    Iiro Rantala piano
    vision string quartet
    „Veneziana“
    Why you must attend this concert:
    “Music can be so effervescently light-hearted” (Crescendo magazine)

    “Veneziana”

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    Fantastic worlds of sound in a virtuoso flow, melodic richness, drama and great emotions: Finnish jazz pianist Iiro Rantala is taking his new album “Veneziana” on tour and, together with the versatile and highly creative vision string string quartet, creating a rousing city portrait of a different kind – programme music that only Iiro Rantala can write. Behind every musical twist lies a new surprise: Long live Venice!

  • Thursday

    18 Jul

    2024

    Photo: Just Loomis, Rowohlt
    ©
    Book presentation & discussion

    Valery Tscheplanowa
    “Das Pferd im Brunnen”

    in German

    Valery Tscheplanowa presents her book “Das Pferd im Brunnen”.

  • Saturday

    20 Jul

    2024

    Photo: Ben Wolf
    ©
    Pop/Singer-Songwriter

    Curtis Stigers vocals, sax
    & band
    “This Life”
    Why you must attend this concert:
    Curtis Stigers, singer & saxophonist with millions of sold albums and songs like “I Wonder Why” for the first time at Schloss Elmau

    Curtis Stigers, vocals, sax
    Cliff Schmitt, double bass
    Billy Test, piano
    Paul Wells, drums

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    Curtis Stigers, award-winning singer, songwriter and saxophonist with millions of albums sold and an impressive 30-year career, is coming to Schloss Elmau for the first time. On his tour, the singer with a warm, velvety voice looks back on his international hits such as “I Wonder Why” and “Never Saw A Miracle” in his own relaxed, jazzy, bluesy style, which has earned him a firm place in the international music scene.

  • Tuesday

    23 Jul

    2024

    Photo: Kyutai Shim, Christian Palm
    ©
    Classical

    Bomsori Kim violin
    Fabian Müller piano
    Why you must attend this concert:
    Elmau debut of two young stars before their performances at the Verbier and Rheingau Festivals

    Beethoven: Sonatas for violin and piano

  • Thursday

    25 Jul

    2024

    Photo: Universal Pictures
    ©
    Cinema in the concert hall

    Movies of the year:
    “Oppenheimer“
    Why you must attend this event:
    Oscar winner in seven categories

    Director: Christopher Nolan, USA 2023
    With: Cillian Murphy, Emily Blunt, Matt Damon, Robert Downey Jr. et al.

    TRAILER (German)

    Experience the breathtaking masterpiece that has captivated audiences around the world. Written and directed by Christopher Nolan, "Oppenheimer" transports us into the mind of physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer, whose groundbreaking work on the Manhattan Project resulted in the first atomic bomb.

  • Saturday

    27 Jul

    2024

    Photo: African Guild
    ©
    World

    Sona Jobarteh
    & Band
    Why you must attend this concert:
    Sona Jobarteh – the voice of Gambia and the first internationally recognised female kora player



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    The Kora is a West African harp instrument with 21 strings, traditionally played by men. Sona Jobarteh has broken this old rule! She plays the kora standing up and demonstrates her complex musical skills on stage as the front woman of her own band. In her compositions she uniquely combines the influences of modern music with traditional African music and thus remains connected to the roots of her homeland..

  • Tuesday

    30 Jul

    2024

    Photo: Sebastian Reiter
    ©
    Techno-Jazz

    Jazzrausch Bigband
    Ensemble in Residence 2024 @ Schloss Elmau
    „Mahler's Breakdown“

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    Big band jazz made in Bavaria. Like no other big band, the Jazzrausch Bigband stands for an energetic fusion of electronic music and jazz.
    This year, the band is celebrating its tenth anniversary and will be presenting a total of ten different programmes at Schloss Elmau as Ensemble in Residence 2024.
    Further concert dates: Thu 3 October, Sat, 5 October, Sat 28 December

  • Thursday

    1 Aug

    2024

    Photo: Amac Garbe, Rowohlt Berlin
    ©
    Book presentation

    Marina Münkler
    “Anbruch der neuen Zeit - Das dramatische 16. Jahrhundert” Why you must attend this event:
    A great work of history about the dawn of a new era, our era

    Moderation: Stephan Sattler

    in German

    In the 16th century, the world changed fundamentally. With the discovery of America, the claim of European domination over this “new” world was born. Literary historian Marina Münkler traces this dramatic age of discovery and conflict, describing the media revolution of printing and the Reformation, the birth of modern natural science, but also the peasant wars and witch burnings. A century that was fundamental in every respect – and which, as Marina Münkler shows, has much in common with us.

  • Friday

    2 Aug

    2024

    Photo: Leah Tanzer
    ©
    Movie & discussion

    #Challenge1923 · 3 people. 6 Songs – live
    Part 1: Movie & discussion

    with rapper Roger Rekless, singer Eva Ahoulou & pianist Matthias Bublath
    Presentation: Ulrich Habersetzer
    in German

    In 2023, rapper Roger Rekless, singer Eva Ahoulou and pianist Matthias Bublath faced a major challenge: they were commissioned by „Bayerischer Rundfunk“ to transform six songs relating to the year 1923 into the present day in six weeks and perform these songs on stage in a concert. They were accompanied by a „BR“ camera team. The result is the documentary #Challenge1923 (ARD media centre).
    Rekless, Ahoulou and Bublath were not only concerned with how to deal with music, but also with topics that were topical 100 years ago and still are today: Everyday racism, discrimination, but also the unifying power of music! This project can now be experienced live at Schloss Elmau in film, in conversation and as a concert.

  • Saturday

    3 Aug

    2024

    Photo: Leah Tanzer
    ©
    Concert

    #Challenge1923 · 3 people. 6 Songs – live
    Part 2: Concert

    with rapper Roger Rekless, singer Eva Ahoulou & pianist Matthias Bublath
    Presentation: Ulrich Habersetzer
    in German

    In 2023, rapper Roger Rekless, singer Eva Ahoulou and pianist Matthias Bublath faced a major challenge: they were commissioned by „Bayerischer Rundfunk“ to transform six songs relating to the year 1923 into the present day in six weeks and perform these songs on stage in a concert. They were accompanied by a „BR“ camera team. The result is the documentary #Challenge1923 (ARD media centre).
    Rekless, Ahoulou and Bublath were not only concerned with how to deal with music, but also with topics that were topical 100 years ago and still are today: Everyday racism, discrimination, but also the unifying power of music! This project can now be experienced live at Schloss Elmau in film, in conversation and as a concert.

  • Tuesday

    6 Aug

    2024

    Photo: Johanna Lippmann, ACT, Linda Rosa Saal
    ©
    Jazz

    Wolfgang Haffner drums
    & friends

    Simon Oslender, keys
    Thomas Stieger, bass
    Wolfgang Haffner, drums

  • Thursday

    8 Aug

    2024

    Photo: Antje Wiech
    ©
    Jazz

    Wolfgang Haffner Trio

    Simon Oslender, keys
    Thomas Stieger, bass
    Wolfgang Haffner, drums

  • Saturday

    10 Aug

    2024

    Photo: PR, Julien Mignot
    ©
    Classical

    LiLa cello
    Julien Quentin piano

    Grieg: Cello sonata A minor Op 36 et al.

  • Monday

    12 Aug

    2024

    Photo: Plaion Pictures
    ©
    Cinema in the concert hall

    Movies of the year:
    “Anatomy of a Fall“
    Why you must attend this event:
    Winner of the Palme d'Or (Festival de Cannes) and the Oscar for Best Screenplay

    Director: Justine Triet, Frankreich 2023
    With: Sandra Hüller, Milo Machado-Graner, Swann Arlaud et al.

    TRAILER (German)

    The film tells the story of a wife suspected of murder. After her husband dies in unexplained circumstances, she finds herself in the middle of the investigation. As is typical of the legal drama genre, numerous secrets are revealed in the search for the truth. The film shines with its unique dramaturgy and acting, especially from lead actress Sandra Hüller.

  • Wednesday

    14 Aug

    2024

    Photo: Felix Broede, Anita Schmid
    ©
    Classical

    Isabelle Faust
    & Friends
    Why you must attend this concert:
    Elmau visit by an outstanding ensemble led by exceptional violinist Isabelle Faust before her performance at the Salzburg Festival

    Isabelle Faust & Meesun Hong Coleman, violin
    William Coleman, viola
    Julia Hagen, violoncello
    Florent Boffard, piano
    Pascal Moragues, clarinet
    Júlia Gállego, flute
    Georg Nigl, recitation

    Schönberg: Chamber Symphony Op 9 (Edition Anton von Webern)
    Brahms: Clarinet Quintet Op 115
    et al.

  • Thursday

    15 Aug

    2024

    Photo: Christoph Mukherjee, C.H. Beck
    ©
    Book presentation

    Uwe Wittstock
    „Marseille 1940 - Die große Flucht der Literatur“
    Why you must attend this event:
    “This is very exciting...you can't stop reading...a book like this is like a consolation, one of the most beautiful books of this year.“ (Elke Heidenreich)

    in German

    June 1940: Hitler's Wehrmacht has defeated France. The Gestapo is searching for Heinrich Mann and Franz Werfel, Hannah Arendt, Lion Feuchtwanger and countless others who have found asylum in France since 1933. Meanwhile, the American Varian Fry comes to Marseille to rescue as many of them as possible. Uwe Wittstock tells the story of unbelievable courage and utter despair, of defiant hope and humanity in dark times in a densely scenic and sensitive way.

  • 20 - 23

    Aug 24

    Photo: Radio Classique
    ©
    Masterclass Gautier Capuçon

    Masterclass Gautier Capuçon

    Public masterclasses & concerts with Gautier Capuçon und prize winners of the Fondation Gautier Capuçon

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    For three days, cello star Gautier Capuçon will hold public masterclasses and concerts in Schloss Elmau, to which all guests are welcome to attend. He works with the aspiring professional string players and pianists on great chamber music works. For the opening concert, Gautier Capuçon himself will play a concert, considered the benchmark by his numerous students as well as his international audience. The other concerts will be performed by the students with the participation of Capuçon.

    Opening concert Tue, 20 August, closing concert Thu, 22 August, day of departure Fri, 23 August

  • Tuesday

    20 Aug

    2024

    Photo: Fabien Monthubert, Erato
    ©
    Masterclass Gautier Capuçon

    Opening concert
    Gautier Capuçon cello
    Samuel Parent piano

    Beethoven: Cello sonatas

  • Wednesday

    21 Aug

    2024

    Photo: Frank Grimm, PR
    ©
    Masterclass Gautier Capuçon

    Morning Masterclass
    with Gautier Capuçon & prize winners of his Fondation Gautier Capuçon

    Gautier Capuçon teaches young students of his Fondation

  • Wednesday

    21 Aug

    2024

    Photo: Felix Broede, PR
    ©
    Masterclass Gautier Capuçon

    Concert
    Gautier Capuçon cello
    & prize winners of his Fondation Gautier Capuçon

    Gautier Capuçon, cello
    Mira Foron & Luka Ispir, violin
    Felix Rosenboom & Luca Giovannini, cello
    Karen Kuronuma & Jan Cmejla, piano

  • Thursday

    22 Aug

    2024

    Photo: Frank Grimm, PR
    ©
    Masterclass Gautier Capuçon

    Morning Masterclass
    with Gautier Capuçon & prize winners of his Fondation Gautier Capuçon

    Gautier Capuçon teaches young students of his Fondation

  • Thursday

    22 Aug

    2024

    Photo: Felix Broede, PR
    ©
    Masterclass Gautier Capuçon

    Closing concert
    Gautier Capuçon cello
    & prize winners of his Fondation Gautier Capuçon

    Gautier Capuçon, cello
    Mira Foron & Luka Ispir, violin
    Felix Rosenboom & Luca Giovannini, cello
    Karen Kuronuma & Jan Cmejla, piano

  • Saturday

    24 Aug

    2024

    Photo: Anoush Abrar
    ©
    Classical

    Gautier Capuçon cello
    Frank Braley piano
    & friends

    Beethoven: Cello sonatas et al.

  • Tuesday

    27 Aug

    2024

    Photo: Doro Zinn, Piper
    ©
    Book presentation

    Timon Karl Kaleyta
    „Heilung“
    Why you must attend this event:
    „The best novel of the spring“ (ZEIT)

    Moderation: Hannes Ulbrich

    in German

    This story begins with insomnia. And a narrator who wants nothing more than to be freed from it. Back to happiness. To be healed. Following his highly acclaimed debut, Timon Karl Kaleyta's second novel takes up the omnipresent desire for healing to tell of something as topical as it is universally human: What begins as a stay at a spa, which the protagonist hopes will put an end to his sleepless nights, turns into a restless search for happiness. But how do you find happiness today?

  • Thursday

    29 Aug

    2024

    Photo: Mascia Sergievskaia
    ©
    Classical

    Evgeny Kissin piano

    Beethoven: Piano sonata No 27 E minor Op 90
    Chopin: Nocturne F sharp minor Op 48/2, Fantasie F minor Op 49
    Prokofjew: Piano sonata No 2 D minor Op 14

    Concert-experienced children aged 10 and above, who can sit still during the concert, are welcome to attend.

    He is one of the great pianists of our time: Evgeny Kissin has been performing on stages around the world for over three decades, impressing audiences as a virtuoso and as a serious pianist dedicated exclusively to music. Recently, he has also emerged as a political artist, taking a stand against his native Russia and condemning the attack on Ukraine in the strongest possible terms in a public discussion at Schloss Elmau. On this August evening, he will take his seat at the Elmau grand piano for the first time for a piano recital with works by Beethoven, Chopin and Prokofiev.

  • Saturday

    31 Aug

    2024

    Photo: Lukas Beck
    ©
    Jazz

    Thomas Quasthoff Quartett
    Celebrating Thomas Quasthoff's 50th Stage anniversary

    Thomas Quasthoff, vocals
    Simon Oslender, keys
    Dieter Ilg, bass
    Wolfgang Haffner, drums

  • 8 - 13

    Sep 24

    Photo: Thomas Straub
    ©
    Dance Retreat

    Dance Retreat

    Dancing makes you happy and keeps you young! Dancing had a long tradition in Schloss Elmau. At this Dance Retreat you can learn new dance steps and develop existing skills with a professional dance teacher on four days, each with a thematic focus.

    Coaches: Pia David (five-time German champion) & Thomas Kobjolke

    SCHEDULE:
    Arrival: Sun, September 8 | Departure: Fri, September 13
    Daily dance classes (Monday to Thursday)
    Dance parties on selected evenings

    Hotel guests are also welcome to register for individual course days of the dance retreat

    “Would you care to dance?” (article from The Daily Telegraph)

    BOOKING OPTIONS:

    COMPLIMENTARY NIGHT
    when booking 5 nights and more (Arrival Sun, 8th September)
    Book package here!

    What to expect
    Daily dance classes (16.00 - 17.30):
    Monday: Foxtrott, Tuesday: Vienna Waltz, Wednesday: Rumba, Thursday: Tango
    Dance Parties on selected evenings (each from 21.30): with DJ or live band (no registration required)

    The Hamburg dance trainer Pia David is a five-time German champion and multiple finalist in World and European Championships. She has supported over 1000 dance couples, some of whom have won German and World Championship titles.

    Further information:
    The course level will be adapted to its participants, beginners welcome
    Please indicate for the course planning whether you are coming as a couple or traveling alone. Single travellers will be assigned (possibly same-sex) dance partners in advance. If the number of participants is uneven, we will contact you in good time.
    Private dance lessons can be booked through the cultural office.
    A hotel booking is required to take part in the dance courses.

  • 13 - 15

    Sep 24

    Photo: PR
    ©
    Kreisau @ Schloss Elmau

    The music festival „Krzyzowa-Music” as a guest in Schloss Elmau

    The small town of Krzyzowa in Poland (German: Kreisau) went down in history with its famous “Kreisauer Kreis” – and is an important place for the resistance, for international meetings, culture and Europe. In 2014 the international music festival Krzyzowa Music was founded. In Schloss Elmau, young promising musicians of the festival can now be experienced with their artistic director Viviane Hagner.

    BOOKING OPTIONS

    FESTIVAL PACKAGE
    incl. concert tickets, breakfast, spa, yoga and more
    arrival Fri, 13 September
    Book your room here!


  • Friday

    13 Sep

    2024

    Photo: PR
    ©
    Kreisau @ Schloss Elmau

    Information evening on the history of Kreisau and the "Krzyzowa-Music" festival

    The history of the famous Kreisau Circle in Krzyzowa, Silesia - a living place of reconciliation and understanding to this day.
    with Matthias von Hülsen, festival founder and director, Dorothy von Hülsen & Alexey Stadler

    Helmuth James and Freya von Moltke hosted meetings of a group of determined opponents of National Socialism at the Kreisau/Krzyzowa estate in Silesia. The Kreisau Circle stood for civil society, reconciliation between European neighbours and the creation of a European federation. In the discussion, the panellists will explain the history of Kreisau, which is still a living place of reconciliation and understanding today.

  • Saturday

    14 Sep

    2024

    Photo: Timm Koeln
    ©
    Kreisau @ Schloss Elmau

    Viviane Hagner violin
    Karolina Errera viola
    Alexey Stadler cello
    Lilit Grigoryan piano
    et al.

    Smetana: Piano trio G minor Op 15
    Franck: Piano quintet F minor

  • 29 - 3

    Sep - Oct 24

    Photo: Thomas Straub
    ©
    Dance Retreat

    Dance Retreat

    Dancing makes you happy and keeps you young! Dancing had a long tradition in Schloss Elmau. At this Dance Retreat you can learn new dance steps and develop existing skills with a professional dance teacher on three days, each with a thematic focus.
    Coaches: Christoph Möller (CEO of TWS Munich) & Alexandra Korzin

    SCHEDULE:
    Arrival: Sun, Sep 29 | Departure: Thu, Oct 3
    Daily dance classes (Monday to Wednesday)
    Dance party with live band (Wednesday)

    Hotel guests are also welcome to register for individual course days of the dance retreat

    “Would you care to dance?Ï” (article from The Daily Telegraph)

    BOOKING OPTIONS:

    COMPLIMENTARY NIGHT
    when booking 4 nights and more (Arrival Sun, 29th September)
    Book package here!

    What to expect
    Daily dance classes (16.00 - 17.30, Tuesday additionally 10.30 - 12.00). Each course is dedicated to one dance. The exact programme will be announced soon.
    Dance party (from 21.30): Wednesday with live band (no registration required)

    In addition to his many years as a dance teacher, Christoph Möller is Managing Director of the successful TWS Munich and President of the Association of German Dance School Companies.

    Further information:
    The course level will be adapted to its participants, beginners welcome
    Please indicate for the course planning whether you are coming as a couple or traveling alone. Single travellers will be assigned (possibly same-sex) dance partners in advance. If the number of participants is uneven, we will contact you in good time.
    Private dance lessons can be booked through the cultural office.
    A hotel booking is required to take part in the dance courses.

  • Thursday

    3 Oct

    2024

    Photo: Sebastian Reiter
    ©
    Techno-Jazz

    Jazzrausch Bigband
    Ensemble in Residence 2024 @ Schloss Elmau
    “Bangers only!“

    As part of their release tour, the Jazzrausch Bigband presents their new album „Bangers only!“

    Big band jazz made in Bavaria. Like no other big band, the Jazzrausch Bigband stands for an energetic fusion of electronic music and jazz.
    This year, the band is celebrating its tenth anniversary and will be presenting a total of ten different programmes at Schloss Elmau as Ensemble in Residence 2024.
    Further concert dates: Sat 28 December

  • Saturday

    5 Oct

    2024

    Photo: Sebastian Reiter, Daniel Dückminor
    ©
    Techno-Jazz

    Jazzrausch Bigband
    Ensemble in Residence 2024 @ Schloss Elmau
    FIVA vocals

    Big band jazz made in Bavaria. Like no other big band, the Jazzrausch Bigband stands for an energetic fusion of electronic music and jazz.
    This year, the band is celebrating its tenth anniversary and will be presenting a total of ten different programmes at Schloss Elmau as Ensemble in Residence 2024.
    Further concert dates: Sat 28 December

  • Wednesday

    16 Oct

    2024

    Photo: Lukas Beck
    ©
    World

    Manu Delago Hang & Ensemble

    Manu Delago, handpans & drums
    Georg Gratzer, woodwinds
    Christoph Pepe Auer, woodwinds
    Alois Eberl, trombone & accordion
    Bernie Mallinger, violin
    Jenny Ames, viola
    Clemens Rofner, Bass
    Charly Mair & Chris Norz, Percussion

    LISTEN IN HERE

    The Swiss instrument Hang, an sounding body with a meditative sound, has made the Tyrolean Manu Delago a star – and a video on YouTube that was clicked almost 5 million times. He is responsible for sold-out houses from India to Mexico, from the USA to Germany. World stars like the Icelandic pop icon work closely with him. Now the Tyrolean musician and composer can be experienced for the first time in Schloss Elmau and presents a splendid interplay of experimental pop, detail-loving electronics and rocky chamber music.

  • Saturday

    19 Oct

    2024

    Photo: Andre Grilc
    ©
    tba

    Marie Spaemann cello, vocals
    Christian Bakanic accordeon, piano & vocals



    LISTEN IN HERE

  • 20 - 24

    Oct 24

    Photo: Schloss Elmau
    ©
    Buchmessetage

    Buchmessetage
    mit Anne-Dore Krohn, Ijoma Mangold & Denis Scheck

    Die Literaturkritiker Anne-Dore Krohn, Ijoma Mangold & Denis Scheck präsentieren im Anschluss an die Frankfurter Buchmesse wichtige Neuerscheinungen und führen Gespräche mit Gastautoren.

    So, 20 Okt. 20.30 Eröffnung mit dem Trio der Kritiker, Mo, 21. – Mi 23. Okt. jeweils 17.00 Buchvorstellung & Gespräch mit einem der Kritiker und einem Gastautor

    BUCHUNGSOPTIONEN:

    FESTIVAL-PACKAGE
    Anreise So, 20. Oktober
    inkl. Konzerttickets, Frühstück, Spa, Yoga u.v.m.
    Hier Package buchen!


    Die vier LiteraturkritikerInnen sind aus verschiedenen Medien bekannt:
    Insa Wilke veröffentlicht u.a. in der Süddeutschen Zeitung und im Rundfunk. 2014 erhielt sie den Alfred-Kerr-Preis für Literaturkritik.
    Denis Scheck ist vor allem aus den Fernseh-Sendungen „Druckfrisch“ (ARD) und „Lesenswert“ (SWR) bekannt.
    Anne-Dore Krohn ist neben ihrer Arbeit für rbb Kultur u.a. Jurymitglied des Preises der Leipziger Buchmesse.
    Nach mehreren Jahren als Literaturchef der „ZEIT“ ist Ijoma Mangold jetzt ihr kulturpolitischer Korrespondent. Gemeinsam mit Denis Scheck und Insa Wilke gehört er zur festen Besetzung der Sendung „Lesenswert“.

  • Sunday

    20 Oct

    2024

    Photo: Christian Werner, Günther Schwiering,Karo Kraemer
    ©
    Buchmessetage

    Das Trio der Kritiker
    Der Bücherherbst 2024 – Die drei Literaturkritiker präsentieren und diskutieren ausgewählte Neuerscheinungen
    Warum Sie diese Veranstaltung besuchen sollten:
    Am Ende der Diskussion verraten die drei Kritiker noch ihre ganz persönlichen Geheimtipps

    Das Trio der Kritiker – Anne-Dore Krohn, Ijoma Mangold & Denis Scheck – präsentieren und diskutieren ausgewählte Neuerscheinungen

  • Monday

    21 Oct

    2024

    Photo: Günther Schwiering
    ©
    Buchmessetage

    Denis Scheck
    im Gespräch mit einem Gastautor

  • Tuesday

    22 Oct

    2024

    Photo: Karo Kraemer
    ©
    Buchmessetage

    Anne-Dore Krohn
    im Gespräch mit einem Gastautor

  • Wednesday

    23 Oct

    2024

    Photo: Christian Werner
    ©
    Buchmessetage

    Ijoma Mangold
    im Gespräch mit einem Gastautor

  • Thursday

    24 Oct

    2024

    Photo: Karl Gabor, Harald Hoffmann
    ©
    Jazz

    Joel Lyssarides piano
    vision string quartet

  • Saturday

    26 Oct

    2024

    Photo: Walter Ruckdeschel
    ©
    Jazz

    Bernd Lhotzky piano
    “Rag Bag”
    Why you must attend this concert:
    “The new solo programme by the sought-after pianist, which sheds new light on the earliest form of jazz, ragtime: music full of “vitality and honest joy” (Lhotzky)

  • Wednesday

    30 Oct

    2024

    Photo: Anoush Abrar
    ©
    Classical

    Gautier Capuçon cello
    & Friends

  • 11 - 17

    Nov 24

    Photo: Egbert Krupp
    ©
    25th European Jazztival

    25. European Jazztival
    Jubiläumssaison

    The “European Jazz Festival“ is the annual highlight of the Elmau jazz programme. For the 25th anniversary season, important companions of the past 25 years – big stars and first-class formations – gather in the atmospherically illuminated concert hall over six festival days.
    with Jan Garbarek Group feat. Trilok Gurtu, Nils Landgren Funk Unit et al.

    BOOKING OPTIONS:

    COMPLIMENTARY NIGHT
    when booking 5 nights and more, arrival Sun, 10 November
    incl. concert tickets, breakfast, spa, yoga and more
    Book your room here!


    Shorter stay possible

    Opening concert Mon, 11 November, 12-16 November two concerts per evening at 5 pm and 9:30 pm, Closing concert Sat, 16 November, departure day Sun, 17 November

  • Monday

    11 Nov

    2024

    Photo: Guri Dahl
    ©
    25. European Jazztival

    Opening concert
    Jan Garbarek Group
    Why you must attend this concert:
    Jan Garbarek, world star from Norway and grand master on the saxophone, opens the anniversary season

    Jan Garbarek, sax
    Rainer Brüninghaus, keys
    Yuri Daniel, guitar
    Trilok Gurtu, percussion

    Concert duration: approx. 90 minutes without interval

  • Tuesday

    12 Nov

    2024

    Photo: Elizabeth Leitzell
    ©
    25. European Jazztival

    Lakecia Benjamin alto saxophone
    & Band
    “Phoenix”
    Why you must attend this concert:
    The American saxophonist with three Grammy nominations at Schloss Elmau for the first time

    Lakecia Benjamin, alto saxophone
    Oscar Perez, piano
    Elias Bailey, bass
    EJ Strickland, drums

  • Wednesday

    13 Nov

    2024

    Photo: Christoph Heidrich, Jamie Ellington
    ©
    25. European Jazztival

    Benjamin Lackner piano
    Oded Tzúr sax
    Jérôme Regard double bass
    Matthieu Chazarenc drums

    Verkauf von Tickets für Bewohner der Region ab 25. Juni. Vormerkung unter kultur@schloss-elmau.de

  • Wednesday

    13 Nov

    2024

    Photo: Egil Hansen
    ©
    25. European Jazztival

    RYMDEN
    Bugge Wesseltoft piano, keyboards
    Dan Berglund bass
    Magnus Öström drums

    Verkauf von Tickets für Bewohner der Region ab 25. Juni. Vormerkung unter kultur@schloss-elmau.de

  • Thursday

    14 Nov

    2024

    Photo: Nikola Stankovic
    ©
    25. European Jazztival

    Nils Landgren Funk Unit
    Why you must attend this concert:
    Thrillingly groovy and a must at this festival – the Nils Landgren Funk Unit, which itself is celebrating 30 years of band history this year

    Nils Landgren, trombone & vocals
    Jonas Wall, tenor saxophone & vocals
    Andy Pfeiler, guitar & vocals
    Petter Bergander, keys & vocals
    Magnum Coltrane Price, bass, keys & vocals
    Robert Ikiz, drums

    Verkauf von Tickets für Bewohner der Region ab 25. Juni. Vormerkung unter kultur@schloss-elmau.de

  • Friday

    15 Nov

    2024

    Photo: Deutscher Radiopreis
    ©
    25. European Jazztival

    Jazz & Talk
    “Hören wir Gutes und reden darüber” live @ Schloss Elmau
    Deutscher Radiopreis 2022

    in German

    Jazzalben vorgestellt im Gespräch: Beate Sampson, Roland Spiegel und Ulrich Habersetzer aus der Jazzredaktion von BR-KLASSIK lassen ihrer Begeisterung freien Lauf, wenn sie das Elmauer Publikum und ihre Kollegen gegenseitig mit ihren Favoriten neuer Jazz-Einspielungen überraschen, ohne zu verraten, wer spielt.

  • Friday

    15 Nov

    2024

    Photo: Michael Wilson
    ©
    25. European Jazztival

    Brad Mehldau Trio

    Brad Mehldau, piano
    Jorge Rossy, drums
    Felix Moseholm, bass

  • Saturday

    16 Nov

    2024

    Photo: PR
    ©
    25. European Jazztival

    Elina Duni vocals
    Rob Luft guitar
    Why you must attend this concert:
    Moving duo: the Albanian-Swiss singer Elina Duni with the young British guitar star Rob Luft

  • Saturday

    16 Nov

    2024

    Photo: Jörg Steinmetz
    ©
    25. European Jazztival

    Closing concert
    Joachim Kühn piano
    Michael Wollny piano

    Zum 80. Geburtstag von Joachim Kühn

  • 17 - 22

    Nov 24

    Photo: Paul Klee
    ©
    Literature Festival

    Literature Festival: Future scenarios
    “The future isn't what it used to be“

    in German

  • Sunday

    17 Nov

    2024

    Photo: Debora Mittelstaedt, dtv
    ©
    Literature Days

    Florence Gaub
    “Zukunft: Eine Bedienungsanleitung”

    Opening reading
    in German

    „Der Mensch ist das Wesen, das die Fähigkeit hat, sich die Zukunft so detailliert vorzustellen, dass er sie erschaffen kann.“ (Florence Gaub)
    Florence Gaub ist Politikwissenschaftlerin, Militärstrategin und Zukunftsforscherin, sie leitet als Direktorin den Forschungsbereich am NATO Defense College in Rom und berät Regierungen und internationale Organisationen anhand von Zukunftsszenarien und Trendanalysen.

  • Monday

    18 Nov

    2024

    Photo: Gesine Born_Stifterverband, Suhrkamp
    ©
    Literature Days

    Steffen Mau
    “Worüber streiten wir? – Konsens und Konflikt in der Gegenwartsgesellschaft”

    Lecture
    in German

    „Soziale Konflikte sind nie einfach nur da, sie werden auch gesellschaftlich hergestellt: entfacht, angeheizt, getriggert.“
    Steffen Mau, Professor für Makrosoziologie an der Humboldt-Universität in Berlin erregte mit seinem Buch Triggerpunkte große Aufmerksamkeit: Von einer „Spaltung der Gesellschaft“ ist immer häufiger die Rede. Bei vielen großen Fragen, so der überraschende Befund der Analyse, herrscht einigermaßen Konsens. Werden jedoch bestimmte Triggerpunkte berührt, verschärft sich schlagartig die Debatte. „Kein Buch konnte in diesem Jahr so überzeugen.“ (SZ)

  • Thursday

    21 Nov

    2024

    Photo: koszki-photography, CH. Links Verlag
    ©
    Literature Days

    Christian Jakob
    „Endzeit“

    Lecture
    in German

  • 23 - 1

    Nov - Dec 24

    Photo: Leopold Fiala
    ©
    Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    15th Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    Martin T:son Engstroem, founder and director of the famous Verbier Festival in the Swiss Alps, presents outstanding young artists at the beginning of a big career and great established musicians in 15 solo, chamber music and orchestral concerts together with the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra conducted by Gábor Takács-Nagy.

    with Elisabeth Leonskaja, Alexander Malofeev, Tsotne Zedginidze (piano), Martin Fröst (clarinet), Boris Brovtsyn, Yamen Saadi & Marc Bouchkov (violin), Timothy Ridout (viola), Mischa Maisky (cello) et al.

    BOOKING OPTIONS:

    COMPLIMENTARY NIGHT
    when booking 5 nights and more, arrival Sun, 24 November
    incl. concert tickets, breakfast, spa, yoga and more
    Book your room here!


    Shorter stay possible

    Two concerts daily, opening concert Sat, 23 November in the evening, final concert Sat, 30 November in the evening, day of departure Sun, 1 December

  • Saturday

    23 Nov

    2024

    Photo: Andrej Grilc
    ©
    Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    Opening concert
    Mischa Maisky cello
    Maximilian Maisky piano

    Bach: Suites No.3 & 5 for cello solo
    Bach: Sonata G major BWV 1027 for piano and cello

  • Sunday

    24 Nov

    2024

    Photo: Clara Evens, Julien Mignot
    ©
    Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    Yamen Saadi violin
    Julien Quentin piano

    Ysaÿe: Poème Elégiaque Op 12
    Brahms: Violin sonata no 2 A major
    Works by Kreisler

  • Sunday

    24 Nov

    2024

    Photo: PR, Jiyang Chen
    ©
    Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    Boris Brovtsyn violin
    Timothy Ridout viola
    Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra
    Gábor Takács-Nagy conductor

    Haydn: Symphony No 1
    Veress: Four Transylvanian Dances
    Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante for violin and viola K364

  • Monday

    25 Nov

    2024

    Photo: PR
    ©
    Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    Tsotne Zedginidze piano

    Schumann: Davidsbündlertänze
    Chopin: Selection of Waltzes, Mazurkas & Nocturnes

  • Monday

    25 Nov

    2024

    Photo: Clara Evens, Bernhard Rosenberg, Liudmila Malofeeva
    ©
    Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    Boris Brovtsyn & Yamen Saadi violin
    Timothy Ridout & Blythe Teh Engstroem viola
    Mischa Maisky & Joël Marosi cello
    Alexander Malofeev piano

    Mendelssohn: String quintet No 2 B-flat major
    Dvorák: Piano trio No 4 ”Dumky“

  • Tuesday

    26 Nov

    2024

    Photo: Jiyang Chen, Julien Mignot
    ©
    Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    Timothy Ridout viola
    Julien Quentin piano

    Schumann: Three romances Op 94
    Brahms: Sonata No. 1 E minor Op 38 (arr. for viola)
    et al.

  • Tuesday

    26 Nov

    2024

    Photo: Andrej Grilc, Ulrike Myrzik
    ©
    Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    Mischa Maisky cello
    Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra
    Gábor Takács-Nagy conductor

    Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto No 1 A minor
    Beethoven: Symphony No 2 D Major

  • Wednesday

    27 Nov

    2024

    Photo: PR, Jiyang Chen, Andrej Grilc,  Nino Chakvetadze
    ©
    Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    Boris Brovtsyn violin
    Timothy Ridout viola
    Mischa Maisky cello
    Brendan Kane bass
    Tsotne Zedginidze piano

    Schubert: Trout quintet D.667

  • Wednesday

    27 Nov

    2024

    Photo: Marco Borggreve
    ©
    Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    Elisabeth Leonskaja piano

    Webern: Variations for piano Op 27
    Schubert: Piano sonata D major D.850

  • Thursday

    28 Nov

    2024

    Photo: PR, Julien Mignot
    ©
    Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    Boris Brovtsyn violin
    Julien Quentin piano

    Korngold: Suite for violin and piano from “Much Ado About Nothing”
    Strauss: Violin sonata Op 18
    Szymanowski: Nocturne and Tarantella Op 28

  • Thursday

    28 Nov

    2024

    Photo: Liudmilla Malofeeva, Ulrike Myrzik
    ©
    Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    Alexander Malofeev piano
    Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra
    Gábor Takács-Nagy conductor

    Saint-Saëns: Piano concerto No 2 G minor Op 22
    Mozart: Symphony No 39 E flat major K.543

  • Friday

    29 Nov

    2024

    Photo: Nikolaj Lund, Sophia Melkidze
    ©
    Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    Marc Bouchkov violon
    Tsotne Zedginidze piano

    Beethoven: Violin sonata No 10 G major
    Schubert: Violin sonata A major “Grand Duo”

  • Friday

    29 Nov

    2024

    Photo: Marco Borggreve, Nikolaj Lund
    ©
    Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    Elisabeth Leonskaja piano
    Boris Brovtsyn & Marc Bouchkov violin
    Blythe Teh Engstroem viola
    NN cello

    Kodály: Serenade for two violins and viola Op 12
    Dvorák: Piano quintet A major Op 81

  • Saturday

    30 Nov

    2024

    Photo: Stefan Höderath
    ©
    Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    Raphaël Feuillâtre guitar

    works by Bach, Couperin et al. and Catalan Folksongs

  • Saturday

    30 Nov

    2024

    Photo: Nicolas Brodard_Aline Paley, Mats Bäcker
    ©
    Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    Closing concert
    Martin Fröst clarinet
    Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra
    Gábor Takács-Nagy conductor

    Dance Mosaic for clarinet & orchestra (Brahms, Bartók, Klezmer)
    Beethoven: Symphony No 1 C major

  • 5 - 8

    Dec 24

    Symposion

    Democracy in times of crisis
    A Schloss Elmau Symposium

    Democracy and freedom are increasingly threatened in Germany by their enemies both at home and abroad. In the upcoming state elections in Thuringia, Saxony, and Brandenburg, a party classified as securely right-wing extremist by the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution could, despite the 'Never again,' potentially come back into power, possibly with the support of Russia. At the Schloss Elmau Symposium 'Democracy in Times of Crisis,' prominent constitutional lawyers, political scientists, historians, economists, and politicians are discussing necessary measures to strengthen democracy and defend freedom against its adversaries.

    Scientific Director: Prof. Peter Michael Huber, Munich

    Opening lecture: Thursday, 5 December 2024, 17:00
    Stephan Harbarth, president of the German Federal Constitutional Court


    With: Anne Applebaum, Warszawa
    Dan Diner, Hebrew University, Jerusalem
    Clemens Fuest, ifo Institute, Munich
    Christoph Grabenwarter, President of the Austrian Constitutional Court
    Stephan Harbarth, President of the Federal Constitutional Court
    Peter Michael Huber, Munich, Judge of the Federal Constitutional Court a. D., minister a.D.
    Jörn Leonhard, Freiburg
    Christoph Markschies, Berlin
    Christoph Möllers, Berlin
    Herfried Münkler, Berlin
    Andreas Roedder, Mainz
    Philippa Sigl-Glöckner, Dezernat Zukunft, Berlin
    Wolfgang Schmidt, Head of the Federal Chancellery, Berlin
    Monika Schnitzer, Munich, Chair of the German Council
    Andreas Voßkuhle, Former President of the Federal Constitutional Court a.D.
    Daniel Ziblatt, Harvard, Boston

  • 13 - 15

    Dec 24

    Photo: Till Brönner
    ©
    Jazz

    Till Brönner – Silent Night
    A weekend with Till Brönner

    Till Brönner is not only Germany's most successful jazz trumpet player, but also a composer, arranger, professor, radio host and photographer. With six ECHOS and a GRAMMY nomination, he is without doubt one of the most influential musicians in his genre. In December 2024, Till Brönner will bring his new Christmas program “Silent Night” to Schloss Elmau together with a first-class band and create a festive Christmas spirit in two concerts.

    BOOKING OPTIONS:

    LONG WEEKEND
    3 nights, arrival, Thu 12 December
    incl. concert tickets, breakfast, spa, yoga and more
    Book your room here!

  • Friday

    13 Dec

    2024

    Photo: Till Brönner
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    Jazz

    TILL BRÖNNER
    „Silent Night – Das Weihnachtskonzert“
    Teil 1

    Till Brönner, trumpet
    & Band

    Unterschiedliche Programme an den beiden Abenden

    Till Brönner is not only Germany's most successful jazz trumpeter, but also a composer, arranger, professor, radio presenter and photographer. With six ECHOS and a GRAMMY nomination, he is without doubt one of the most influential musicians in his genre. Together with a first-class band, Till Brönner goes on tour with "Silent Night" and creates a unique Christmas atmosphere.

  • Saturday

    14 Dec

    2024

    Photo: Till Brönner
    ©
    Jazz

    TILL BRÖNNER
    „Silent Night – Das Weihnachtskonzert“
    Teil 2

    Till Brönner, trumpet
    & Band

    Unterschiedliche Programme an den beiden Abenden

    Till Brönner is not only Germany's most successful jazz trumpeter, but also a composer, arranger, professor, radio presenter and photographer. With six ECHOS and a GRAMMY nomination, he is without doubt one of the most influential musicians in his genre. Together with a first-class band, Till Brönner goes on tour with "Silent Night" and creates a unique Christmas atmosphere.

  • Wednesday

    25 Dec

    2024

    Photo: Peter-Andreas Hassiepen, Hanser
    ©
    Christmas reading

    in German

    „In einer Zeit vor der Schrift war unser Sternenhimmel ein Kino der Nacht“ (Raoul Schrott). Mit ihrer ungeheuren Einbildungskraft haben die Menschen in den Sternen ihre ältesten Kunstwerke geschaffen und dadurch ihre Kulturen dargestellt. Raoul Schrott präsentiert 17 Sternenhimmel von allen Kontinenten. Unser Großer Wagen war für die Maya ein göttlicher Papagei, für die Inka der einbeinige Gott des Gewitters, für die Inuit ein Elch, für die Araber eine Totenbahre.

  • Saturday

    28 Dec

    2024

    Photo: Sebastian Reiter
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    Techno-Jazz

    Jazzrausch Bigband
    Ensemble in Residence 2024 @ Schloss Elmau

  • Sunday

    29 Dec

    2024

    Photo: PR
    ©
    Pop / Singer-Songwriter

    Rufus Wainwright piano & vocals
    „Old and New Songs for the Old and New Year“