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 room rate.

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    Jazz Piano Series @ Al Camino Bar

    Lorenz Kellhuber piano

    Fine drinks, great music & interesting talks in front of an open fire place.
    exclusively for hotel guests

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    Lecture

    Andres Lepik Nicht nur Königsschlösser: Architektur in Bayern unter König Ludwig II

    Prof. Dr. Andres Lepik, Director of the Museum of Architecture Munich

    The popular image of the isolated "fairytale king" Ludwig II, which had already formed during his lifetime, remains at the forefront of everyone's mind. But the idea that the King was not interested in the problems of his time and neglected his political duties is to be fundamentally revised in the face of new research. In reality, Ludwig II spent his life in office advocating social reform, advancing technical progress, and actively involved in numerous public projects in the field of construction: from the orphanage to the children's hospital, the sewage system, bridge construction and the industrial exhibition to the train station and synagogue. In public perception (but also in science), the royal palaces have so far outshined all other aspects of architecture of its time. It is therefore high time to rightly display Ludwig II's commitment to the architecture of his time on the basis of existing documents and buildings.
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    Culture&Nature

    Guided tour to Schachen with
    Hermann Glatz and
    Andres Lepik

    Prof. Dr. Andres Lepik, Director of the Museum of Architecture Munich

    Meeting Point: Foyer of Schloss Elmau

    Exclusively for hotel guests

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    Classical

    Schaghajegh Nosrati piano

    Bach, Beethoven, Schubert

    The young pianist Schaghajegh Nosrati attracted attention early on with her interpretations of works by Johann Sebastian Bach, of which she has already released two successful CDs. Supported by Sir András Schiff, she could be heard this year as his co-soloist on a concert tour with Bach's concerto for two pianos. She will also perform Bach at Schloss Elmau and plays his Suite in F minor. Her programme demonstrates that Nosrati is also at home in other epochs with Schubert's piano sonata in C minor and Beethoven's piano sonata "Pathétique".
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    Jazz Piano Series @ Al Camino Bar

    Andreas Kissenbeck piano

    Fine drinks, great music & interesting talks in front of an open fire place.
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    Author's reading

    Inger-Maria Mahlke
    Archipel

    Moderation: Ulla Lenze

    A great European family novel about the periphery of the continent: the island of eternal spring, Tenerife. Nominated for the German Book Prize 2018. In just a few years, Inger-Maria Mahlke has become one of the most renowned German writers and has ventured further with each of her books, both thematically and in terms of form. In "Archipel" she leads backwards through a century full of radical changes and upheavals, great expectations and small victories.
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    Classical

    Janoska Ensemble

    Ondrej Janoska, Violine | Roman Janoska, Violine | František Janoska, Klavier | Julius Darvas, Kontrabass

    Strauss, Kreisler, Janoska, Bizet et al.

    Two violins, a double bass and a piano, played by three brothers and their brother-in-law - this is the Janoska Ensemble. For more than 250 years this family of musicians from Bratislava has been playing music, passing on its musical tradition to the next generation. In their 2013 founded ensemble, the four musicians have preserved this tradition while at the same time shaping their own style with breathtaking playing skills, musical wit and tremendous improvisational artistry, which carries the entire musical diversity of the Danube region between classical, Csárdás and Gypsy jazz to Schloss Elmau for one evening.
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    Classical

    Christian Tetzlaff violin

    Bach, Ysaye

    Christian Tetzlaff has been one of the most sought-after violinists in the music world for many years. His solo evening at Schloss Elmau features two of Johann Sebastian Bach's famous partitas and sonatas as well as a solo sonata by Eugène Ysaÿe from 1923. In admiration for Bach's works, Ysaÿe wrote his own programmatic cycle, whose first sonata he composed in the style of a Bach sonata with Prelude and Fugue and dedicated to the Hungarian violinist Joseph Szigeti.
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    Jazz Piano Series @ Al Camino Bar

    Stefan Schmid piano

    Fine drinks, great music & interesting talks in front of an open fire place.
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    Author's reading

    Philipp Weiss reads
    "Am Weltenrand sitzen die Menschen und lachen"

    1000 pages, five volumes - one novel. In "Am Weltenrand the people sit and laugh", Philipp Weiss tells of the transformation of the world in the Anthropocene - the epoch in Earth history in which mankind became the central creative force. Between France and Japan, between the 19th and 21st centuries, in the form of encyclopedia, narrative, notebook, audio transcription and comic book, this bold, award-winning novel creates a panopticon of our receding reality.
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    Jazz

    Lars Danielsson Quartet Liberetto III

    John Parricelli, guitar | Grégory Privat, piano | Lars Danielsson, bass | Magnus Öström, drums

    Lars Danielsson, Swedish bassist, cellist, composer and arranger, and his quartet have been at home in the international jazz scene for almost twenty years. On three albums under the title Liberetto I to III, the quartet, together with renowned guest musicians, explore the musical freedom and the possibilities of combining jazz, classical and folk music in original compositions by Lars Danielsson. "Music must touch the emotions" is the motto of the third album in the series, released by ACT in 2017, with which the quartet can now be heard in Schloss Elmau.
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    Jazz Piano Series @ Al Camino Bar

    Dirk Menger piano

    Fine drinks, great music & interesting talks in front of an open fire place.
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    Classical

    Saschka Haberl violin
    Paul Rivinius piano

    Tartini, Mozart, Korngold, Prokofjew

    Saschka Haberl began playing the violin at the age of three and was discovered by the founder of the world-famous Amadeus string quartet Norbert Brainin at the age of twelve. She studied as a young student at the Berlin Hochschule Hanns Eisler, later in Los Angeles and at the Munich Hochschule with Christoph Poppen. During her time in LA she discovered her interest in film music and classical composers, who also enjoyed success as film composers in Hollywood, such as Korngold and Prokofjew. These are also on the programme for this concert evening. Saschka Haberl will be accompanied by pianist Paul Rivinius, an accomplished pianist and chamber musician in various award-winning formations in Munich.
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    Jazz Piano Series @ Al Camino Bar

    Christian Elsässer piano

    Fine drinks, great music & interesting talks in front of an open fire place.
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    Jazz

    Viktoria Tolstoy & Claes Crona Trio
    My Favorites

    Viktoria Tolstoy, vocals | Claes Crona, piano | Mattias Svensson, bass | Johan Löfcrantz Ramsay, drums

    Crystal clear, dynamic, lyrical and earthy - her voice is perhaps the most brilliant of all Scandinavian jazz singers. When Viktoria Tolstoy performs a song, she does not simply interpret it; she forms and shapes it in a unique way. Despite her versatility, lightness runs like a red thread through her musical work. For Schloss Elmau, Viktoria Tolstoy presents a special selection of her great repertoire, including incomparable interpretations of jazz classics from the "Great American Songbook".
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    Classical

    Fabrizio Chiovetta piano

    Berg, Mozart, Schubert

    "What a discovery" - Hessischer Rundfunk raved about Fabrizio Chiovetta. The Geneva-born pianist has won numerous competitions such as the New Talents (Genoa, 2002) and Orpheus (Zurich, 2003). In addition to his solo recitals, he also devotes himself to chamber music and song accompaniment with partners such as Patrick Messina, Julian Bliss and Roman Trekel. At the centre of his piano recital at Schloss Elmau is Schubert's last piano sonata in B flat major, D 960, which was completed shortly before his death and is one of the great works of piano literature - radical and powerful in its temporal and inner dimensions.
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    Book Fair Week

    Book Fair Week

    Presentation of the autumn releases with critics Ijoma Mangold, Denis Scheck & Insa Wilke.

    Directly following the Frankfurt Book Fair, three distinguished literary critics travel to Schloss Elmau to present the most important literary releases of the autumn and to discuss their significance and quality. On the following days, they will hold talks with authors of their choice.
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    Book Critics Fair

    Presentation of the autumn releases with the critics
    Anne-Dore Krohn
    Ijoma Mangold
    Denis Scheck
    Insa Wilke

    The four award-winning literary critics discuss: Nora Krug, Heimat - Ein deutsches Familienalbum, presented by Anne-Dore Krohn Michael Kleeberg, Der Idiot des 21. Jahrhunderts, presented by Ijoma Mangold Michael Ondaatje, Kriegslicht, presented by Denis Scheck Nino Haratischwili, Die Katze und der General, presented by Insa Wilke And of course they will talk about the book that received the German Book Prize.
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    Jazz Piano Series @ Al Camino Bar

    Marc Schmolling piano

    Fine drinks, great music & interesting talks in front of an open fire place.
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    Book Critics Fair | Author's reading

    Anna Katharina Fröhlich
    Rückkehr nach Samthar

    Moderation: Ijoma Mangold

    On a day in March a visitor from Europe appears in an imposing, decaying fortress in the heart of India. The former kingdom of Samthar was once ruled from here. With a fine feeling for the hidden laws of Indian life and culture, Anna Katharina Fröhlich reveals the essence of this landscape and its people. She tells, funny and thoughtful at the same time, of the miraculous magic of a world which, unlike our profane steel and concrete world, is of a much more sensual and religiously complex reality.
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    Book Critics Fair | Author's reading

    Nather Henafe Alali
    Raum ohne Fenster

    Moderation: Insa Wilke

    Alali's highly emotional debut novel is about loss and exhaustion, about how war takes away one's homeland - but not hope, not courage, not resistance. It is a moving and energetic book about loneliness and exile. For Alali's heroes, the assertion "We can do it" has an existential meaning.
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    Book Critics Fair | Author's reading

    Christoph Peters
    Das Jahr der Katze

    Moderation: Anne-Dore Krohn

    An unusual thriller in the tradition of a Cormac McCarthy or Quentin Tarantino and the fascinating panorama of a bizarre Japanese underworld, which still evokes the traditions of the samurai time, even if its golden age belongs to the past.
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    Jazz

    Espen Eriksen Trio

    Espen Eriksen, piano | Lars Tormod Jenset, bass | Andreas Bye, drums

    The Espen Eriksen Trio formed by the Norwegian jazz pianist of the same name is often compared with other high-ranking Scandinavian trios such as Tord Gustavsen or Esbjörn Svensson. However, the musicians have found their own style in their trio founded in 2007 in a form of "minimal jazz" and their cultivation of the "lost art of melodic minimalism", according to the BBC. The result is a relaxed and casually played jazz between bar and somewhat more pop jazz with stupendous skill. The trio has so far released three studio albums on the Norwegian record label Rune Grammofon.
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    Jazz Piano Series @ Al Camino Bar

    Leo Betzl piano

    Fine drinks, great music & interesting talks in front of an open fire place.
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    Jazz

    David Helbock's Random Control
    Tour d'horizon

    From Brubeck to Zawinul

    David Helbock, piano, electronics, toypiano, percussion
    Johannes Bär, trumpet, piccolotrumpet, flugelhorn, sousaphone, tuba, alphorn, beatbox, didgeridoo, electronics, percussion
    Andreas Broger, soprano sax, tenor sax, clarinet, bass clarinet, flute, recorder, flugelhorn, percussion

    More than two dozen instruments on stage, but only three musicians: David Helbock limits himself largely to those with keys. Johannes Bär is responsible for brass, from trumpet and bass flugelhorn to alphorn and tuba. Andreas Broger plays the woodwind instruments: saxophones, clarinets, flute. For the current CD, which will be released in autumn 2018 on the renowned label ACT Music, David Helbock has taken his favourite jazz pianists and arranged their most famous piece. Over the years, a wholly independent band sound has developed: completely independent of what David Helbock chooses as the source material - whether Austrian folk music as in the past or the current "Pianoplayer's Hits" - the band always sounds unmistakably like Random/Control. Music for the ear, and exciting for the eye.
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    Jazz Piano Series @ Al Camino Bar

    Matthias Bublath piano

    Fine drinks, great music & interesting talks in front of an open fire place.
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    Gift Voucher

    Concert plus 3 course menu

    at Schloss Elmau Retreat including wine pairing, followed by concert in the Concert Hall
    Quartonal

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    Classical

    Sabine Meyer clarinet
    Alliage Quintet

    Daniel Gauthier, soprano sax | Miguel Valles Mateu, alto sax | Simon Hanrath, tenor sax| Sebastian Pottmeier, baritone sax | Jang Eun Bae, piano

    The "Queen of the Clarinet" is what they call Sabine Meyer - after all, she has been one of the great clarinet players for years and one of the most influential musicians of our time. It is also thanks to Sabine Meyer that the clarinet occupies a leading position on the concert podiums today. A long musical partnership connects the clarinetist with the Alliage Quintet, consisting of four saxophones and a piano. Together, the musicians can enjoy the intimacy of a chamber music formation and, in arrangements of large-scale works such as Borodin's famous "Polovetzer Tänzen" (Polovtsian Dances), also enjoy the symphonic possibilities of an entire orchestra - transferred to their instruments.
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    Classical

    Christel Lee violin
    Tatiana Chernichka piano

    Beethoven, Dvorák, Saint-Saens

    After studying at the Juilliard School, the violinist Christel Lee studied with the famous Munich professor Ana Chumachenco, who also prepared Lisa Batiashvili and Julia Fischer for their world careers. In 2013, the American violinist of South Korean origin won second prize and the Audience Award at the ARD Competition and two years later won the renowned Jean Sibelius Violin Competition in Helsinki. With her piano partner, the German-Russian pianist Tatiana Chernichka, who has also won numerous competitions, she can be heard for the first time at Schloss Elmau.
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    Jazz

    Omer Klein Trio

    Omer Klein, piano | Haggai Cohen-Milo, bass | Amir Bressler, drums

    The Süddeutsche Zeitung called Omer Klein, who was born in Israel in 1982, a "master pianist". His seventh album, which will be heard in Schloss Elmau, is entitled "Sleepwalkers" and was created with his excellent trio, consisting of bassist Haggai Cohen-Milo and drummer Amir Bresler. "With everything we play," says Omer Klein, "you can feel an enormous bond between us. Our long friendship has its very own sound. Amir and Haggai are not only important participants in this album; they ARE this music just as much as I am". Omer Klein now lives in Düsseldorf after studying in the USA. For his last album the trio was nominated for the ECHO Jazz Award.
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    Jazz Piano Series @ Al Camino Bar

    Felix Schneider piano

    Fine drinks, great music & interesting talks in front of an open fire place.
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    Modern Classical

    Tamar Halperin keys
    Guy Sternberg electronics

    Satie

    After Erik Satie's death in 1925, his friends entered his apartment for the first time and were surprised to find two stacked concert grand pianos next to a chaotic mess. Pianist Tamar Halperin and producer Guy Sternberg were inspired by this picture: they dissect Satie's compositions into individual voices, play them on different instruments, stack the set pieces on top of each other again and in doing so investigate the question of how Satie's music would have sounded today. At the same time, their interpretations reflect Satie's influence on the following generations of artists. After all, Satie is far more than the archetype of the minimal pianist. As a composer, he blurred the boundaries between "classical art music" and popular styles and introduced a wide variety of aesthetic concepts such as minimalism, Dadaism and surrealism into music.
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    Classical

    Priya Mitchell violin
    Yefim Bronfman piano

    Brahms, Schumann et al.

    As one of the great pianists of our time, Yefim Bronfman can be experienced worldwide in piano recitals and with large orchestras. In addition to his solo commitments, the American-Israeli pianist with Russian roots also places great value on versatility and ever new musical challenges: these include contemporary music as well as song accompaniment or chamber music in new and changing formations. This is how the sonata evening with the excellent British violinist Priya Mitchell was created as a new formation especially for Schloss Elmau. Priya Mitchell, the "wonderful, highly emotional and intellectually curious violinist" (Süddeutsche Zeitung), runs the prestigious Oxford Music Festival.
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    Classical

    Lorenzo Gatto violin
    Camille Thomas cello
    Julien Libeer piano

    Optimism, vitality and exuberance belong to the personality of the young French-Belgian cellist Camille Thomas, who last year signed an exclusive contract with Deutsche Grammophon. For her, the most important thing in a concert is "the immediate experience, the here and now. The artist gives and conveys, the audience experiences and reacts. That's the magical thing about it". Together with the violinist Lorenzo Gatto and the pianist Julien Libeer, Camille Thomas forms an exquisite trio, with whom she can now be experienced in Schloss Elmau, followed by an extended tour with Beethoven's Triple Concerto. A reunion in Schloss Elmau with Camille Thomas will take place in November at the Verbier Festival@Elmau.
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    Jazz Piano Series @ Al Camino Bar

    Thibault Falk piano

    Fine drinks, great music & interesting talks in front of an open fire place.
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    Classical

    Clara-Jumi Kang violin
    Yeol Eum Son piano

    Schumann, Prokofiev, Strauss

    Clara-Jumi Kang, a violinist of Korean origin born in Mannheim, became the youngest student of all time at the Mannheim Musikhochschule at the age of four, moved to the Juilliard School in New York at the age of seven and today performs with many major orchestras. On the programme of her concert evening in Schloss Elmau, together with pianist Yeol Eum Son, is the only violin sonata by Richard Strauss alongside Schumann and Prokofiev. The then 23-year-old composer, who lived in Garmisch in later years, succeeded with this work in creating one of the great violin sonatas of the Fin de Siècle, full of virtuosity and colourfulness.
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    Jazz

    Eivind Aarset guitar
    Audun Erlien bass
    Wetle Holte drums
    Erland Dahlen percussion

    Die Musik des norwegischen Gitarristen Eivind Aarset schillert zwischen Jazz, Elektronik und Postrock mit sphärischen bis psychodelisch anmutenden Sounds wie aus einem Science-Fiction-Film der siebziger Jahre. Aarset überzeugt in diesem Quartett mit fabelhaftem Gitarrenspiel, ohne dabei seine famosen Kollegen Audun Erlien, Wetle Holte und Erland Dahlen zu dominieren - erstklassig!
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    Classical

    Lisa Batiashvili violin
    Gautier Capucon cello
    Jean-Yves Thibaudet piano

    Schostakowitsch, Ravel, Mendelssohn Bartholdy

    Three great musicians of our time, soloists celebrated all over the world, but also passionate chamber musicians, come together in a trio for this concert and they discover - besides the string quartet - this central genre of chamber music. In addition to Mendelssohn's Second Trio, the programme includes two works of the 20th century: Shostakovich's Late Romantic First Trio and Ravel's refined and poetic only work of this genre.
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    Author's reading & discussion

    Johann Scheerer reads
    "Wir sind dann wohl die Angehörigen: Die Geschichte einer Entführung"

    Felicitas von Lovenberg, moderation

    Johann Scheerer tells of the 33 days around Easter 1996, when his father Jan Philipp Reemtsma was in the hands of kidnappers and the home became a police operation centre. How do you endure the uncertainty, fear and agonizing boredom? How do you fill the days when anything can happen at any time, but you can't even go to school or meet friends? And even the doctors, Green Day and your own electric guitar can't help?
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    Jazz Piano Series @ Al Camino Bar

    Matth Reischl piano

    Fine drinks, great music & interesting talks in front of an open fire place.
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    Symposium

    Die Wahrheit und nichts als die Wahrheit -
    Wahrheit im Zeitalter von Fake, Fiktion und Ideologiekritik

    Conception and direction: Prof. Dr. Christoph Schmidt (Hebrew University, Van Leer Institute Jerusalem)
    The lectures and discussions will take place on the 8th and 9th September in the morning and late afternoon.

    This dialogue does not only open the abyss between skepticism and belief, truth and fiction, objective truth and subjective truthfulness, truth and text, but also between power and commitment, society and the individual, politics and religion, as well as Jewish, Christian and Greek notions of truth. Often these relations are based on a dramaturgy of truth, which point to the moment of the revelation, discovery or the act of telling the truth. Truth can be tragic, but it might be revealed in irony or comedy, too.

    Participants:
    Elliot Wolfson, St. Barbara | John Milbank, Nottingham | Mosche Halberthal, Jerusalem & New York | Anne Eusterschulte, Berlin | Amit Kravitz, München | David Heyd, Jerusalem | Michael Roubach - Jerusalem | Peter Trawney, Wuppertal | Nichole Hochner, Jerusalem | Ingo Langner, Berlin | Christoph Schmidt, Jerusalem
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    Jazz Piano Series @ Al Camino Bar

    Anna Valiulina piano

    Fine drinks, great music & interesting talks in front of an open fire place.
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    Im Gespräch

    The Honorable Charlie Dent R-PA, 2005-2018
    Former Senator Mary Landrieu D-LA, 1997-2015
    In Conversation

    Talk & discussion in English about the results of the midterm election and the transformation of the parties.
    Moderation: Dietmar Müller-Elmau

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    Classical

    Daniel Röhn violin
    Paul Rivinius piano

    "The Kreisler Story"
    Kreisler, Debussy, Suk, Sarasate et al

    "A sensational violinist, fluent technique, beguiling interpretation", writes the renowned music magazine "The Strad" about the young violinist Daniel Röhn. For his debut in Schloss Elmau, he has put together a programme around the gifted violin virtuoso and composer Fritz Kreisler.
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    Jazz Piano Series @ Al Camino Bar

    Christopher Verworner piano

    Fine drinks, great music & interesting talks in front of an open fire place.
    exclusively for hotel guests

  • Jazztival

    20th Jazztival

    artists include Till Brönner, Nils Landgren, Renaud Garcia Fons & Antonio Sanchez

    Since 1998 Schloss Elmau has played host to over 2000 jazz concerts from the hottest international artists, establishing it as a key venue on the jazz circuit. On thousands of occasions the beautiful Al Camino Bar has become a jazz lounge for the most outstanding up and coming jazz musicians. Alongside the jazz greats, Till Brönner and Nils Landgren, other top acts have been announced for this year's festival, including the unique French bassist Renaud Garcia Fons with his trio and the highly-acclaimed Mexican drummer, omnipresent on the New York scene, Antonio Sanchez.
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    20th European Jazztival

    Maciej Obara Quartet "Unloved"

    Maciej Obara, alto sax | Dominik Wania, piano | Ole Morten Vågan, bass | Gard Nilssen, drums

    Vor Kurzem nahm der polnische Altsaxophonist Maciej Obara beim Label ECM seine erste bemerkenswerte CD "Unloved" auf. Seine Ausdruckspalette reicht von zarter Lyrik bis zu feurigem und kraftvollem Spiel. Der Titelsong des Programms stammt von Krzysztof Komeda, dem Spiritus Rector des Modern Jazz in Polen, alle anderen Themen von Maciej Obara selbst, die aber eher als eine Art Grundriss dienen, erläutert er. "Aus ihm wird unser Klang freigesetzt. Meine Freunde sind fantastische Improvisatoren - es ist mehr wie Komponieren in Echtzeit."
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    20th European Jazztival

    Jakob Bro Trio

    Jakob Bro, guitar | Thomas Morgan, bass | Joey Baron, drums

    One year after his award-winning ECM debut "Gefion" the Danish guitarist Jakob Bro is back with a breathtaking new album. As with "Gefion", "Streams" also focuses on melody, sound, space, layered textures and interaction. However, Bro has developed such an intimate musical understanding with bassist Thomas Morgan that the two now manage to develop ad hoc improvisational ideas. In addition, Jakob Bro has found a new drummer in Joey Baron who gives the trio many other impetuses. From Jazz Echo 23.09.2016
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    20th European Jazztival

    Renaud Garcia-Fons Trio

    David Venitucci, accordion | Renaud Garcia-Fons, bass | Stephan Caracci, vibraphone, drums

    Der „Paganini des Kontrabass“, Renaud García-Fons, zählt zu den außergewöhnlichsten Musikern der Jazz- und Weltmusikszene. Als einer der virtuosesten Kontrabassisten der Gegenwart übertrifft der Franzose spanischer Herkunft „auf dem Fünfsaiter […] alles, was im Jazz bis dato ‚con arco‘ auf dem Kontrabass möglich schien“, lobte Martin Kunzler bereits in der 2002er Ausgabe des Jazz-Lexikons.
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    20th European Jazztival

    Joachim Kühn Trio Beauty & Truth

    Joachim Kühn, piano | Chris Jennings, bass | Eric Schaefer, drums

    Joachim Kühn ist einer der wenigen deutschen Weltstars des Jazz. Mit seinem Spiel, das sich über alle Kategorien hinwegsetzt, profilierte sich der Pianist zu einem Musiker von Weltklasse. Im zeitgenössischen Jazz hat er bereits markante Spuren hinterlassen und neue Wege gewiesen. Der musikalische Weltbürger Kühn sieht sich in der Tradition des Jazz, wie auch verbunden mit der europäischen Konzertmusik, aber bei alledem unmittelbar einer Klangsprache der Gegenwart verpflichtet. Für das Programm "Beauty & Truth" hat er alte, bekannte und ungewöhnliche Stücke ausgesucht und im neuen Trio eingespielt: "Nach vielen Jahren kehre ich zum klassischen Pianotrio zurück. Mit Eric und Chris habe ich ein neues Traum-Team gefunden. Es ist sehr inspirierend, mit ihnen zu spielen."
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    20th European Jazztival

    Coulibaly - Lauer - Landfermann

    Moussa Coulibaly, balafon, ngoni, vocals, percussion | Johannes Lauer, trombone, percussion | Robert Landfermann, bass

    Moussa Coulibaly is a griot musician who grew up in a small village in Burkina Faso. He plays a variety of percussion and string instruments, sings, writes poetry and composes. Johannes Lauer's work ranges from New Orleans jazz to avant-garde, contemporary classical and experimental pop music and traditional music from Peru, Colombia, Brazil and the Alpine country. A close connection to the music of West Africa was formed during a six-month stay in Mali in 2008. Robert Landfermann is one of the most sought-after jazz musicians in Germany. His playing is documented on 80 CDs.
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    20th European Jazztival

    Nils Landgren & Trio

    Nils Landgren, trombone, vocals | Lisa Wulff, bass | Eric Staiger, piano | Silvan Strauss, drums

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    20th European Jazztival

    Antonio Sanchez Migration Project

    Thana Alexa, vocals | Chase Baird, sax | John Escreet, keys | Orlando le Fleming, bass | Antonio Sanchez, drums

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    Jazz Piano Series @ Al Camino Bar

    Josef Ressle piano

    Fine drinks, great music & interesting talks in front of an open fire place.
    exclusively for hotel guests

  • Literature Week

    Samuel Beckett Kein Endspiel - das Scheitern als kreative Möglichkeit

    "Immer versucht. Immer gescheitert. Egal. Wieder versuchen. Wieder scheitern. Besser scheitern." Samuel Beckett

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    Classical

    István Vardai cello
    Enrico Pace piano

    Bach, Bartók, Brahms

    The Hungarian cellist István Várdai is one of the outstanding cellists of the younger generation, whose has won an impressive number of awards and competitions - including the Grand Prix Emanuel Feuermann, the Tchaikovsky Competition, the Concours de Genève and in 2014 the ARD Music Competition in Munich. Since then Várdai has appeared on many major stages as a soloist and chamber musician. His partner is the renowned pianist Enrico Pace, a much sought-after soloist and chamber music partner of great soloists such as Frank Peter Zimmermann and Daniel Müller-Schott.
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    Jazz Piano Series @ Al Camino Bar

    Felix Schneider piano

    Fine drinks, great music & interesting talks in front of an open fire place.
    exclusively for hotel guests

  • Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    10th Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    Martin T:son Engstroem, Founder and Director of the famous Verbier Festival in the Swiss Alps, that is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, will again present some of the most promising young musicians on the cusp of great careers to perform in solo, chamber and orchestra concerts with the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Gábor Takács-Nagy.

  • Photo: PR, Sim Canetty-Clarke
    10th Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    Augustin Hadelich violin
    Charles Owen piano

    Brahms, Ysaÿe, Adams

  • Photo: Nicolas Brodard, Aline Paley
    10th Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra
    Gábor Takács-Nagy conductor
    Jonathan Roozeman cello

    Monn, Mendelssohn Bartholdy

  • Photo: Marco Borggreve
    10th Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    Denis Kozhukhin piano

    Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Grieg, Gershwin

  • Photo: Schloss Elmau
    Jazz Piano Series @ Al Camino Bar

    Matthias Bublath piano

    Fine drinks, great music & interesting talks in front of an open fire place.
    exclusively for hotel guests

  • Photo: Dan Carabas, Julien Mignot
    10th Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    Camille Thomas cello
    Julien Quentin piano

    Shostakovich, Franck

  • Photo: Nicolas Brodard, Aline Paley
    10th Verber Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra
    Gábor Takács-Nagy conductor
    Sergei Babayan piano

    Mozart, Beethoven

  • Photo: Schloss Elmau
    Gift Voucher

    Concert plus 3 course menu

    at Schloss Elmau Retreat including wine pairing, followed by concert in the Concert Hall
    Quartonal

  • Photo: Chris Lee
    10th Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    Yoav Levanon piano

    Franck, Chopin, Debussy, Liszt

  • Photo: Ealovega, PR, Millot, Lund
    10th Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    Stephen Waarts violin
    Karolina Errera viola
    Camille Thomas cello
    Daniel Kharitonov piano
    Noah Bendix-Balgley violin
    Jonathan Roozeman cello
    Denis Kozhukhin piano

    Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Schubert

  • Photo: Benjamin Ealovega, Julien Mignot
    10th Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    Stephen Waarts violin
    Julien Quentin piano

    Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Schumann, Enescu

  • Photo: Nicolas Brodard, Aline Paley
    10th Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra
    Gábor Takács-Nagy conductor
    Martin James Bartlett piano
    Noah Bendix-Balgley Violine
    Amihai Grosz Viola

    Mozart, Bruch

  • Photo: Benjamin Ealovega, Julien Mignot
    10th Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    Amihai Grosz viola
    Julien Quentin piano

    Schumann, Partosh, Brahms

  • Photo: Ealovega, PR, Held, PR
    10th Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    Stephen Waarts violin
    Jonathan Roozeman cello
    Martin James Bartlett piano
    Stephen Waarts violin
    Amihai Grosz viola
    La Li cello
    Yoav Levanon piano

    Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Brahms

  • Photo: Schloss Elmau
    Jazz Piano Series @ Al Camino Bar

    Christoph Adams piano

    Fine drinks, great music & interesting talks in front of an open fire place.
    exclusively for hotel guests

  • Photo: PR, Julien Mignot
    10th Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    Jonathan Roozeman cello
    Julien Quentin piano

    Kodály, Debussy, Prokofjew

  • Photo: Thomas Straub, Marco Borggreve
    10th Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra

    Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra
    Gábor Takács-Nagy conductor
    Denis Kozhukhin piano

    Beethoven, Haydn

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    Jazz Piano Series @ Al Camino Bar

    Benedikt Jahnel piano

    Fine drinks, great music & interesting talks in front of an open fire place.
    exclusively for hotel guests

  • Photo: Marco Borggreve
    Classical

    Quatuor Arod

    Jordan Victoria, violin | Alexandre Vu, violin | Tanguy Parisot, viola | Samy Rachid, cello
    Hadyn, Beethoven

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    Jazz Piano Series @ Al Camino Bar

    Larissa Richter piano

    Fine drinks, great music & interesting talks in front of an open fire place.
    exclusively for hotel guests

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    Jazz Piano Series @ Al Camino Bar

    Daniel Eppinger piano

    Fine drinks, great music & interesting talks in front of an open fire place.
    exclusively for hotel guests

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    Jazz Piano Series @ Al Camino Bar

    Jo Junghanss piano

    Fine drinks, great music & interesting talks in front of an open fire place.
    exclusively for hotel guests

  • Photo: Schloss Elmau
    Gift Voucher

    Concert plus 3 course menu

    at Schloss Elmau including wine pairing, followed by concert in the Concert Hall
    Quartonal

  • Photo: ACT, Sascha Kletzsch, PR
    Recorded @ Schloss Elmau

    Echoes of Swing & Rebecca Kilgore

    Rebecca Kilgore, vocals | Colin T. Dawson, trumpet, vocals | Chris Hopkins, alto sax | Bernd Lhotzky, piano | Henning Gailing, bass | Oliver Mewes, drums

  • Photo: Schloss Elmau
    Jazz Piano Series @ Al Camino Bar

    Andreas Feith piano

    Fine drinks, great music & interesting talks in front of an open fire place.
    exclusively for hotel guests

  • Photo: Schloss Elmau
    Jazz Piano Series @ Al Camino Bar

    Andreas Kissenbeck piano

    Fine drinks, great music & interesting talks in front of an open fire place.
    exclusively for hotel guests

  • Photo: Juventino Mateo
    Classical

    Emmanuel Tjeknavorian violin
    Romaine Bolinger violin
    Timothy Ridout viola
    Kian Soltani violoncello
    Payam Taghadossi violoncello

    Schubert

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    Jazz Piano Series @ Al Camino Bar

    Matti Klein piano

    Fine drinks, great music & interesting talks in front of an open fire place.
    exclusively for hotel guests

  • Photo: Gregor Hohenberg, James McMillian & Decca
    Classical

    Andreas Scholl counter tenor
    Tamar Halperin harpsichord

    "Twilight People"

  • Photo: Sim Canetty-Clarke, Marco Borggreve
    Classical

    Ian Bostridge tenor
    Roberto González-Monjas violin
    Julius Drake piano

    incl. champagne reception 17.30 in the Concert Hall Foyer

  • Photo: PR
    Jazz

    Scott Hamilton sax
    André Weiß piano
    Joel Locher bass
    Charly Antolini drums

    20:00 - 22:00 im Fidelio
    22:30 - 23:30 im Teesaal

    Exklusiv für Hotelgäste

  • Photo: Adriana Yankulova
    Modern Classical

    Vivi Vassileva Percussion Quartet

    Vivi Vassileva | Maria Chlebus | Alex Georgiev | Daniel Martinez

  • Photo: PR
    Jazz

    triosence

    Bernhard Schüler, piano | Omar Rodriguez Calvo, bass | Tobias Schulte, drums

    Ob in Brasilien, Taiwan oder in den USA - überall, wo die drei Musiker von triosence bislang aufgetreten sind, ließ man ein begeistertes Publikum zurück. Die Band hat einen unverwechselbaren Stil entwickelt, den sie selbst als songjazz bezeichnet. Die Melodie betonte Mischung aus Jazz, Fusion, Folk und World überzeugt nicht nur Kenner sondern auch jene, die mit Jazz bislang wenig anfangen konnten.
  • Kammermusikwoche

    65. Kammermusikwoche

    u.a. mit Janine Jansen, Vikingur Olafsson, Avi Avital, Fauré Quartett & Minguet Quartett

  • Photo: Marco Borggreve, Edith Held, Mat Hennek
    65th Chamber Music Week

    Janine Jansen violin
    Amihai Grosz viola
    Jens Peter Maintz cello

    Mozart

  • Photo: Frank Rossbach
    65th Chamber Music Week

    Minguet Quartet

    Ulrich Isfort, violin | Annette Reisinger, violin | Aroa Sorin, viola | Matthias Diener, cello
    Hadyn, Stockhausen, Beethoven

  • Photo: Harald Hoffmann, John Kentish
    65th Chamber Music Week

    Avi Avital mandolin
    Ksenija Sidorova accordion

    Kreisler, Mozart, Bach, Rachmaninow et al.

  • Photo: Nikolaj Lund
    65th Chamber Music Week

    Van Kuijk Quartett

    Nicolas Van Kuijk, violin | Sylvain Favre-Bulle, violin | Emmanuel François, viola | François Robin, cello
    Haydn, Schubert

  • Photo: Hannes Heinzer, PR, Martin Kendrick
    65th Chamber Music Week

    Moritz Roelcke clarinet
    Chiara Enderle cello
    Teo Gheorghiu piano

    Brahms, Beethoven, Stravinsky

  • Photo: Mat Hennek
    65th Chamber Music Week

    Fauré Quartett & Sven Helbig electronics
    "Pocket Symphonies"

    Dirk Mommertz, piano | Erika Geldsetzer, violin | Sascha Frömbling, viola | Konstantin Heidrich, cello

  • Photo: PR, PR, Jack Liebeck
    65th Chamber Music Week

    Andrej Bielow violin
    Gareth Lubbe viola
    Adrian Brendel cello

    Mozart, Kurtág

  • Photo: PR
    65th Chamber Music Week

    Jano Lisboa viola
    Uli Witteler cello
    Hisako Kawamura piano

    Beethoven, Brahms

  • Photo: Zen Production
    65th Chamber Music Week

    Morten Kargaard Septet

    Morten Kargaard, guitar, composition | Mette Termansen, oboe, english horn| Maj Berit Guassora, trumpet, flugel horn | Karen Johanne Pedersen, violin | Jákub Lützen, viola | Samira Dayyani, cello | Lars Johnsen, bass
    Beethoven

  • Photo: Pr, Joachim Gern, PR
    65th Chamber Music Week

    Dieter Ilg Trio "B-A-C-H"

    Dieter Ilg, bass | Rainer Böhm, piano | Patrice Héral, drums

  • Photo: Marco Borggreve, Norbert Kniat
    Classical

    Leonidas Kavakos violin
    Yuja Wang piano

    Mozart, Prokofiev, Bartók, Strauss

  • Photo: Julia Wesely
    Jazz

    First Strings on Mars

    Florian Willeitner, violin | Igmar Jenner, violin | Georg Breinschmid, double bass

  • Photo: Marco Borggreve, PR
    Classical

    Benjamin Beilman violin
    Narek Hakhnazaryan cello
    Louis Schwizgebel piano

    Mendelssohn, Ravel

  • Photo: CF Wesenberg
    Jazz

    Mats Eilertsen Trio

    Harmen Fraanje, piano | Mats Eilertsen, bass | Thomas Strønen, drums

  • Photo: Kaupo Kikkas, Sebastian Heck
    Classical

    Timothy Ridout viola
    Frank Dupree piano

    Bridge, Britten, Bowen

  • Photo: Bechstein
    Recorded @ Schloss Elmau

    Shani Diluka piano
    Sahana Banerjee sitar
    Prabhu Edouard tabla

    COSMOS
    Arrangements of works by Beethoven

    "There is a genuine historical link between Beethoven and Indian culture: in search of the depth of this culture and fascinated by the translation of mystical Indian texts (the Upanishad), which was released in 1816 in Germany, Beethoven immersed himself in these texts and even wrote a Brahmanic Indian poem in his notebooks to put it to music.This relationship has never been explored in concert but recognized by the famous musicologist J.S.Shedlock in 1926. For Shani Diluka, originally from the Indian continent and from the German Piano School (teaching by Fleisher / Schnabel, Perahia / Schenker and Pressler), this link between Beethoven and India makes perfect sense. Beethoven has always been in perpetual pursuit of elevation and this search in Indian mystical lands is quite exceptional. A magnificent lesson of humanity and universality that shows that Beethoven, many centuries ago, looked at the East or the "stranger" as a sign of enrichment, inspiration and fraternity. This is the goal of this project through the great Beethovenian ideals. "
  • Photo: Erato, Parlophone Records Limited, Fabien Monthubert
    Classical

    Gautier Capuçon cello
    Frank Braley piano

  • Photo: Schloss Elmau, AMC Verona
    Premium Concert

    Grigory Sokolov piano

    Tickets for external guests living in the region available from 22 January 2019
    Phone: 08823 18 260

  • Photo: Joerg Steinmetz, Steven Haberland, Antje Wiech-ACT, Carstor
    Jazz

    Nils Landgren "4 Wheel Drive"

    Nils Landgren, trombone | Michael Wollny, piano | Lars Danielsson, bass | Wolfgang Haffner, drums

  • Photo: Hideki Shiozawa, Schloss Elmau
    Classical

    Yossif Ivanov violin
    Sascha Maisky violin
    Nathan Braude viola
    Mischa Maisky cello
    Lily Maisky piano
    Maxim Maisky piano

    Schumann et al.

  • Photo: Agentur, Hideki Shiozawa, Nicolas Brodard
    Classical

    Mischa Maisky cello
    CHAARTS Chamber Artists
    Gábor Takács-Nagy conductor

    Schubert, Bartók et al.