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

  • 22 - 26

    May 24

    Photo: Schloss Elmau
    ©
    Young German jazz

    Young German jazz –
    the festival of newcomers

    The German jazz scene has produced a large number of highly creative and interesting up-and-coming musicians in recent years. Four formations, all honoured with numerous awards, are now presenting themselves for the first time at Schloss Elmau as part of the new „Young German Jazz“ festival.

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  • Friday

    24 May

    2024

    Photo: Daniel Wetzel
    ©
    Young German jazz

    Magro drums
    feat. Rapturous vocals
    & band
    Why you must attend this concert:
    “Exceptional musician in the young German jazz and hip-hop scene” (Deutschlandfunk)

    German Jazz Award 2022

    Rapturous, vocals
    Igor Osypov, guitar
    Martin Lüdicke, keys
    Francesco Beccaro, bass
    Magro, drums

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    “The incredible power and precision with which Berlin drummer Mathis Grossmann plays live on stage with keys and bass makes him an exceptional musician in the young German jazz and hip-hop scene”, said Deutschlandfunk. Magro, as he calls himself, fuses acoustic jazz elements with electronic hip hop & R'n'B beats in his music, creating a contemporary form of jazz rap. On this evening, Magro will be performing with the German-Nigerian rapper Rapturous Apollo Helios (R.A.H) and band. So you can look forward to these Elmau debuts.

  • Saturday

    25 May

    2024

    Photo: Georg Stirnweiss, Concerto21
    ©
    Young German Jazz

    Artist talk with the young jazz stars
    Shuteen Erdenebaatar & Nils Kugelmann
    Why you must attend this event:
    “With Concerto21 I'm writing part of my story.“ (Shuteen Erdenebaatar)

    Conversation about the promotion of young artists using the example of Concerto21

    Moderation: Annekatrin Hentschel

    in German

    A successful career as an artist requires more than musical talent and ability. When building an artistic profile, support and funding from labels, agencies, mentors and foundations can be essential.
    Annekatrin Hentschel talks to musicians Nils Kugelmann and Shuteen Erdenebaatar about their personal experiences and challenges. The newly established Concerto21 Foundation, which provides its scholarship holders with the tools and skills they need to establish themselves on the music market in the long term, serves as an example. After five years in Munich, the Concerto21 Foundation is helping Shuteen Erdenebaatar to build a bridge back to Mongolia, her home country. In autumn 2024, she will perform at the State Opera in Ulaanbaatar. This journey will be accompanied by a documentary.

  • Saturday

    25 May

    2024

    Photo: Georg Stirnweiss, Uli Neumann-Cosel
    ©
    Young German jazz

    Shuteen Erdenebaatar piano
    Nils Kugelmann contralto clarinet & bass
    & friends
    Why you must attend this concert:
    “A notable debut that exceeds expectations at every level.” (All About Jazz)

    Scholar of the Concerto21 Foundation & German Jazz Award 2024 (Shuteen Erdenebaatar)
    Artist of the jazz label ACT (Nils Kugelmann)

    Shuteen Erdenebaatar, piano
    Nils Kugelmann, contralto clarinet & bass
    Anton Mangold, saxophone
    Luca Zambito, piano
    Sebastian Wolfgruber & Valentin Renner, drums

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    Jazz pianist and composer Shuteen Erdenebaatar has been living in Munich for around five years. She received a classical education in her home country of Mongolia, giving her a highly remarkable background. She has received numerous awards, including the BMW Young Artist Jazz Award 2022 and the Concerto21 sponsorship program. At her side is the virtuoso young Munich double bassist Nils Kugelmann, winner of the “European Young Artist Award 2023” at Jazzwoche Burghausen and signed to the renowned ACT label. All the other members of the band also come from Munich's thriving young jazz scene.

  • 26 - 30

    May 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: Malina Ruck & Dennis Gilliam (TWS Munich)

    SCHEDULE:
    Arrival: Sun, May 26 | Departure: Thu, May 30
    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)

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    What to expect
    Daily dance classes (16.00 - 17.30, Tuesday additionally 10.30 - 12.00) with a professionally trained dance instructor couple of the dance school Wolfgang Steuer. The exact course content will be announced shortly.
    Dance party with live band (from 21.30): Wednesday (no registration required)

    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.

  • Tuesday

    28 May

    2024

    Photo: Peter-Andreas Hassiepen, Hanser Verlag
    ©
    Reading & discussion

    Rüdiger Safranski
    “Kafka: Um sein Leben schreiben”

    in German

    Rüdiger Safranski presents his book “Kafka: Um sein Leben schreiben”.

  • Wednesday

    29 May

    2024

    Photo: Schloss Elmau_Georg Stirnweiß
    ©
    Dance

    “Dancing in the Bar”
    Dance with live musicWhy you must attend this dance party:
    Great music with well-known songs from pop to jazz & latin

    The regular “Dancing in the Bar” - evenings invite you to dance to live music in the bar.

    from 12 years | for hotel guests no registration necessary

    Live Music: Alexandrina Simeon, vocals | Daniel Eberhard, piano | Uli Fiedler, bass | Harry Alt, drums

  • Thursday

    30 May

    2024

    Photo: Jonas Müller
    ©
    Modern Classical & Jazz

    Marialy Pacheco piano & moderation
    “Mari en Mayo – Cuban classical music and jazz“
    Why you must attend this concert:
    Cuban melodies full of fire and melancholy, played by the winner of the Montreux Jazz Festival piano competition

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    Pianist Marialy Pacheco was once described by the grand seigneur of Cuban jazz, Chucho Valdes, as the greatest young piano talent. The Cuban has long since outgrown this status, won the prestigious Montreux Piano Competition in 2012 and has been inspiring the international music world ever since. At Schloss Elmau, she presents a program ranging from jazz to classical compositions from her home country of Cuba and hosts the evening in her incomparably likeable way.

  • Friday

    31 May

    2024

    Photo: PR, Markus Jans
    ©
    Modern Classical

    Marialy Pacheco piano
    Francesco Tristano piano
    Why you must attend this concert:
    Two musical border crossers on two grand pianos

    Improvisation – from classical & jazz to Latin

    On the second evening of this national holiday weekend, the Cuban-German pianist Marialy Pacheco meets the pianist, producer and composer Francesco Tristano: the Luxembourger moves effortlessly between the world of classical music and the universe of new sound formats that combine classical and electronic music. The two pianists present improvisations on classical themes and play jazz and Latin together

  • Saturday

    1 Jun

    2024

    Photo: PR, Julien Mignot
    ©
    Modern Classical

    Francesco Tristano piano & electronics
    Julien Quentin piano & electronics

    Improvisations & Electronics

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    Another pianist takes to the stage on this third concert evening – Julien Quentin. He is also an accomplished pianist and works with many famous classical musicians, including Andreas Ottensamer and David Garrett. He is also constantly exploring new genres and musical styles – as on this evening, when Francesco and Julien can be experienced on two grand pianos and with electronics.

  • Saturday

    8 Jun

    2024

    Photo: Elena Zaucke
    ©
    Klassik / Lesung

    Udo Wachtveitl liest
    „Die eifersüchtige Muse –
    Leidenschaften, Missgunst und Neid in der Welt der Musik“
    Warum Sie diese Veranstaltung besuchen sollten:
    Beste Unterhaltung mit Texten und Musik berühmter Komponisten voll herrlicher Bösartigkeiten

    Udo Wachtveitl, Rezitation
    Peter Clemente, Violine, Baritonhorn & Kontrabass
    Isabel Lhotzky, Klavier
    Eva Hofmann, Text

    Dauer: ca. 75 Min ohne Pause

    „In einer Welt des Friedens und der Liebe wäre Musik die universelle Sprache“, behauptete der musikliebende Dichter Henry David Thoreau. Die oftmals streitbaren Persönlichkeiten berühmter Komponisten sprechen freilich eine andere Sprache: Wagner bezichtigt Brahms des Katzenmordes, während Verdi seine „Aida“ nur komponiert, um Wagner eins auszuwischen. Beethoven rät Rossini gönnerhaft, nur komische Opern zu komponieren, für alles andere hingegen fehle ihm das Talent.
    Und es kommt noch schlimmer: Der Renaissance-Musiker Carlo Gesualdo wird aus Eifersucht sogar zum Doppelmörder. Hector Berlioz plant einen Dreifachmord mit anschließendem Selbstmord, bis ihn die Ouvertüre zu „King Lear“ auf andere Gedanken bringt.
    Die Welt kann sich zumindest daran erfreuen, dass die Eifersüchteleien der Musik-Heroen für beste Unterhaltung sorgen.

  • Thursday

    13 Jun

    2024

    Photo: Marco Borggreve
    ©
    Classical

    Anna Vinnitskaya piano
    Why you must attend this concert:
    Supreme virtuosity and poetic depth: Anna Vinnitskaya performs with the world's leading orchestras

    Schumann: Carnaval Op 9 – Piano cycle

    Highest virtuosity and poetic depth: Anna Vinnitskaya can not only ignite spectacular fireworks, but also paint great paintings. Her technical brilliance is never a virtuoso end in itself, but always a means of expression. Since winning 1st prize at the Concours Reine Elisabeth in Brussels in 2007, Anna Vinnitskaya has made a major international chart and plays with the most important orchestras, including the Berlin Philharmonic under Kirill Petrenko.

  • Saturday

    15 Jun

    2024

    Photo: Marco Borggreve, PR
    ©
    Classical

    Sarah Christian & Johannes Strake violin
    Jano Lisboa & Wen Xiao Zheng viola
    Maximilian Hornung & Jan-Erik Gustafsson cello
    Why you must attend this concert:
    An exquisite ensemble with ARD competition winner Sarah Christian and cello virtuoso Maximilian Hornung

    Korngold: String sextet
    Tschaikovsky: String sextet “Souvenir de Florence”

    An exquisite ensemble led by violinist and ARD competition winner Sarah Christian and cello virtuoso Maximilian Hornung will be guests at Schloss Elmau. The programme includes two important works of large string chamber music, Korngold's Sextet, a youthful work by the Vienna-born and highly acclaimed young composer. The second part will feature Tchaikovsky's “Souvenir de Florence”, a cheerful work characterised by wonderful melodic inventions, which Tchaikovsky composed in 1890 during a stay of several months in Florence.

  • 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, PR
    ©
    Book presentation & panel discussion

    „Was bräuchte Europa für eine strategische Autonomie? – Erfordernisse für eine eigenständige Verteidigungsfähigkeit Europas“

    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 the Romantic Era
    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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    Opening concert on Sun, 23 June in the evening, one concert daily until the closing concert on Thu, 27 June in the evening as well as 1-2 Matinée events

  • 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: Tim van Beveren, Wikipedia gemeinfrei
    ©
    Week of the Romantic Era

    Lecture
    “Germany vs. France?” –
    Clara Schumann and Pauline Viardot-Garcia
    Johannes Brahms und Gabriel Fauré

    Beatrix Borchard, musicologist

    in German

    The musicologist and Hamburg professor emeritus Beatrix Borchard presents the music-historical connections between Germany and France

  • 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

    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 and 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 as well as the Georgian-German author Nino Haratischwili and many more await you at the events with classical music, jazz, literature 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, Nino Haratischwilli, Giorgi Gigashvili, Sandro Nebieridze, Ensemble Rustavi et al.

  • Wednesday

    3 Jul

    2024

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

    Lisa Batiashvili violin
    Giorgi Gigashvili piano

    Azarashvili: Nocturne
    Franck: Violin sonata A major
    et al.

  • Thursday

    4 Jul

    2024

    Photo: G2, Sammy Hart, Sandro Nebieridze
    ©
    Georgian Festival

    Nino Haratischwili
    Lisa Batiashvili violin
    Sandro Nebieridze piano

    Lecture & concert

  • Thursday

    4 Jul

    2024

    Photo: T.Sorvillo_L.Gudagnini
    ©
    Georgian Festival

    Giorgi Gigashvili vocals & piano

    Late Night Jazz & Georgian hits

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


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  • 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

    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

  • Saturday

    6 Jul

    2024

    Photo: _Harald Hoffmann_DG, Rustavi
    ©
    Georgian Festival

    Men's choir of the Ensemble Rustavi
    Special guest: Avi Avital mandolin

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

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  • 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



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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



    LISTEN IN HERE

    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

    LISTEN IN HERE

    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

    BOOKING OPTIONS

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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

    Brahms: Cello sonata No 1 E minor
    Elgar: Salut d'amour
    Piazzolla: Le Grand Tango
    et al.

  • 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

  • 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

    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

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    incl. concert tickets, breakfast, spa, yoga and more
    arrival Fri, 13 September
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  • 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

  • Thursday

    3 Oct

    2024

    Photo: Sebastian Reiter
    ©
    Techno-Jazz

    Jazzrausch Bigband
    Ensemble in Residence 2024 @ Schloss Elmau

    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, 5 October, 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: Simon Tolman_Schloss Elmau
    ©
    Buchmessetage

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

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

    BUCHUNGSOPTIONEN:

    FESTIVAL-PACKAGE
    Anreise So, 20. Oktober
    inkl. Konzerttickets, Frühstück, Spa, Yoga u.v.m.
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    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“.

  • Thursday

    24 Oct

    2024

    Photo: Karl Gabor, Harald Hoffmann
    ©
    Jazz

    Joel Lyssarides piano
    vision string quartet

  • Saturday

    26 Oct

    2024

    Photo: Karl Gabor
    ©
    Jazz

    Joel Lyssarides piano

  • 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
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    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 1. 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 1. 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.

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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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: N. Lund, J. Chen, A. Grilc, N. Chakvetadze
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    Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    Marc Bouchkov 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
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    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
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    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
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    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, Julien Mignot
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    Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    Marc Bouchkov violon
    Julien Quentin piano

    Brahms: Violin sonata No 1
    Tchaikowski: Souvenir d'un lieu cher
    Pieces by Mendelssohn, Rachmaninov et al.

  • Friday

    29 Nov

    2024

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

    Chamber Music Matinee

  • Saturday

    30 Nov

    2024

    Photo: Nicolas Brodard_Aline Paley, Mats Bäcker
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    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