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

    Dirk Menger piano

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

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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

    Quartonal

    Mirko Ludwig, tenor | Florian Sievers, tenor | Christoph Behm, baritone | Sönke Tams Freier, bass

    Silcher, Janequin, English traditional et al

    Take two tenors, a baritone and a really great bass and one of the most flawless a cappella formations of our day, Quartonal, arrives on the scene.
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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.
    exclusively for hotel guests

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    Richard Strauss Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    Olli Mustonen piano

    Strauss, Shchedrin, Mustonen, Prokofjew
    Box office: www.richard-strauss-festival.de

    Olli Mustonen is a pianist, conductor and composer and very successful in each of his three musical roles on the international concert podiums. As a soloist he has worked with most of the leading orchestras and renowned conductors. The Finnish pianist is known for the clarity and refinement of his interpretations, and for his claim to make every concert sound like a world premiere. Olli Mustonen maintains close contact with contemporary composers, especially Rodion Shchedrin, who dedicated his 5th Piano Concerto to him. At this concert he plays Shchedrin's work "Notebook for the Youth", his own composition, the Piano Sonata No. 1, and Strauss's rarely played early work "Stimmungsbilder".
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    Richard Strauss Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    "Faszination Alpen"
    Felix Neureuther professional skier
    Alexander Liebreich moderation

    Conversation in German
    Box office: www.richard-strauss-festival.de

    The likeable ski star Felix Neureuther and avowed sports fan Alexander Liebreich dedicate themselves to the topic "The fascination of the Alps". A place of longing for some, a living space for others, a projection screen for tourist-driven dreams and a homeland for which nature has been fought - the Alps are many things and something different for everyone. Their fascination remains unbroken for everyone involved with them. Look forward to a relaxed talk under the motto "Sport meets culture".
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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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    Author's reading

    Joachim Meyerhoff reads
    "Die Zweisamkeit der Einzelgänger"

    in German

    In the three volumes of his autobiography already published, Joachim Meyerhoff described his childhood growing up on the grounds of a psychiatric clinic, his stay in America, and his student years with his grandparents in Munich. Now comes the fourth volume. And at last, the protagonist is in love: in Hanna, Franka and Ilse. Three women. Can that work out? The answer: no.
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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

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    World

    Kollmannsberger Clarinet Music

    exklusiv für Hotelgäste

    Die Klarinettenmusik mit Paul und Markus Kollmannsberger bereichert seit vielen Jahren das Musikleben im Landkreis Garmisch-Partenkirchen und über die Grenzen hinaus. Die von Ihnen gespielten Halbwalzer und sogenannte "Boarische" sowie langsame Landler gehören zur typischen bayerischen Volksmusik. 2017 nahm die Musikgruppe an einer großen Adventsveranstaltung des bayerischen Rundfunks in München Teil. Begleitet wird die Klarinettenmusik mit Harfe, Ziehharmonika , Gitarre und Kontrabaß von der Familie Böhmer aus Altenau.
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    World

    Clarinet music from Kollmannsberger & Bavarian dance music

    Paul & Markus Kollmannsberger, Barbara Schöps-Böhmer, clarinet | Agnes Bitterlich, guitar & trombone | Margot Böhmer, accordion| Barbara Schöps-Böhmer, harp | Hermann Böhmer, bass | Anton Wackerle, Clemens Böhmer, trumpet | Willi Elgas, Hermann Böhmer, Georg Schießlbauer, horn | Martin Schießlbauer, tuba
    exclusively for hotel guests

    Die Garmischer Tanzmusik ist 1985 gegründet worden. Unter der Leitung von Paul Kollmannsberger hat sich diese kleine Bläserformation zum Ziel gesetzt, bayerische Blasmusiktradition weiterzuführen. Musiziert wird aus alten Notenbüchern und Handschriften, die Aufschluß über die charakteristische Spielweise der zahlreichen Landler, Walzer , Schottische und Märsche geben. Höhepunkte der Musikgruppe waren eine Reise nach Sofia mit Vertretern der bayerischen Staatsregierung zur Mitgestaltung von Feiern zur Jahrtausendwende und eine Teilnahme am St.Patricks Day in Dublin 2016 unter anderem mit einem Konzert in der St.Patricks Cathedral.
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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

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    Blues

    Martin Schmitt piano

    "Aufbassn"

    The Blues and the Bavarian language: two earthy affairs. And these two worlds don't just fit together well, but complement each other perfectly. With his new album Martin Schmitt combines Bavarian lyrics with blues, R & B, soul and jazz elements - in a sense a return to his musical and linguistic roots.
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    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

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    Classical

    Bo Skovhus baritone
    Stefan Vladar piano

    Schumann

    As an ideally matched lieder team, baritone Bo Skovhus and pianist Stefan Vladar have earned an impressive international reputation. You can therefore sit back and enjoy the latest variation of their collaboration, which is entirely dedicated to Robert Schumann.
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    Jazz

    Marcin Wasilewski Trio

    Marcin Wasilewski, piano | Slawomir Kurkiewicz, bass | Michal Miskiewicz, percussion

    With ECM, producer legend Manfred Eicher established one of the world's most important jazz and world music labels on the market for decades. His artistic visions remain unparalleled to this day. With this performance from the ECM supported Marcin Wasilewski Trio we wish Manfred Eicher a very happy birthday.
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    Jazz

    The Vijay Iyer Sextet

    Steve Lehman, alto sax | Mark Shim, tenor sax | Graham Haynes, cornet, horn | Vijay Iyer, piano, fender rhodes | Stephan Crump, bass | Jeremy Dutton, drums

    The New York Times observes, "There's probably no frame wide enough to encompass the creative output of the pianist Vijay Iyer." Grammy-nominated composer-pianist Vijay Iyer has released twenty albums covering remarkably diverse terrain, most recently for the ECM label. He returns to Schloss Elmau with his sextet, with whom he made his latest recording, Far From Over (2017).
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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

    in the Schloss Elmau Retreat including wine pairing, followed by concert in the Concert Hall
    Joo Kraus Quartet

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    Jazz

    Joo Kraus & Tales in Tones Trio

    Joo Kraus, trumpet | Ralf Schmidt, piano | Veit Hübner, bass | Torsten Krill, drums

    Joo Kraus has been playing the trumpet for as long as he can remember. His career has been varied and multi-faceted and he was awarded the Echo Jazz Award for Best Trumpeter following the release of his fifth solo album "Painting Pop". So attuned, he travels with his quartet to Schloss Elmau.
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    Jazz

    Kinga Glyk

    Rafal Stepien, piano | Kinga Glyk, bass | Irek Glyk, drums

    Within a very short time, the Polish bass player Kinga Glyk has achieved an enormous reputation. For Kinga Glyk there is only one instrument, the bass. Her idol: Jaco Pastorius, in her eyes the best bassist ever, to whom the 20-year-old dedicated her third album "Dream", which she now presents for her debut at Schloss Elmau.
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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.
    exclusively for hotel guests

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    Jazz

    Jazzrausch Bigband "Moebius Strip"

    Big Band Jazz made in Bavaria. The JazzRausch Bigband set itself the task of inspiring its audience by making creative music. Since then, their triumphal procession has been unbroken and now carries the young techno brass band well beyond the borders of the country.
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    World

    Ganes "an cunta che"

    Elisabeth Schuen, vocals, violin, synth, percussion | Marlene Schuen, vocals, violin, guitar | Natalie Plöger, vocals, bass

    Ganes have been travelling their musical world together since they were children. The sisters Marlene and Elisabeth Schuen grew up in La Val, an enchanted village in the South Tyrolean Dolomites, Italy. So far away from sizzling cities, so close to the wild, untamed heart of nature. The big world was boxed in a small universe. And it called for each of them, encouraging them to explore it. They became those fairies, singing in many voices - they became GANES. With their roots in their Ladin home, united in their language, blessed with the opportunity to learn how to fly. Their latest album "an cunta che" released in 2016, is inspired by the Ladin world of fairies and magical tales. Deeply involved in the mystic world of the Fanes-saga, Ganes take the ancient vibes into today's world. Old and new are standing face to face, forever connected, but viewed from a new perspective.
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    Classical

    Mari Kodama piano
    Momo Kodama piano

    Mozart, Stravinsky

    Mari Kodama's extremely sophisticate yet natural musicality has made her one of the world's leading pianists. This time she travels to Schloss Elmau with her sister Momo, who, like her sister, is also a proven sound perfectionist.
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    Jazz Series @ Al Camino Bar

    Lisa Mauracher vocals, guitar

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

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    Classical

    Pablo Ferrández cello
    Federico Colli piano

    Schumann, Brahms, Shostakovich

    Whether traveling with the great orchestras and conductors of this world, or in chamber music with his musical mentor Gidon Kremer, the Spanish cellist Pablo Ferrández always displays his consummate sound culture and musical sensuality. This time he comes to Schloss Elmau in a duo with the brilliant pianist Federico Colli.
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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.
    exclusively for hotel guests

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    Jazz

    CLEO & Jan Luley Band

    CLEO, vocals, violin | Jan Luley, piano | Lindy Huppertsberg, bass | Tobias Schirmer, drums

    Cleo is one of the most promising newcomers among the young European singers, because her music breathes the depth and intensity of the blues. Her voice leaves behind a feeling like velvet and chili and she instinctively knows how to handle herself with virtuosity.
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    Jazz

    The Giora Feidman Sextet Klezmer for Peace

    Giora Feidman, clarinet | Andre Tsirlin, sax | Gürkan Balkan, oud, guitar, vocals | Muhittin Temel, kanun, vocals | Hila Ofek, harp | Murat Coskun, percussion, vocals

    "I play the clarinet in order to share my feelings with people," writes the grand seigneur of the clarinetists. Even at the age of 80, Giora Feidman does not tire of gathering together a new ensemble of outstanding international artists, promising a first-class evening.
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    Jazz

    Manu Katché The Scope

    Patrick Manouguian, guitar | Elvin Galland, piano | Jérôme Regard, bass | Manu Katché, drums

    A sound-painter on the drums: when Manu Katché creates his rhythmic world, it is almost as if he were designing a painting on an immense canvas with a detailed relief. Manu Katché, who already looks back on a long tradition of concerts at Schloss Elmau, comes this time in an intimate trio formation of almost chamber music intimacy.
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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

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    In Conversation

    "Brexit, Germany and the EU"
    Katya Adler BBC Europe Editor, Brussels
    Mishal Husain BBC Broadcaster

    Discussion in English

    Katya Adler, BBC Europe Editor, and Mishal Husain, BBC TV & Radio Presenter lead a discussion on topics currently relevant in Europe: German/British identity, importance of EU membership to the German identity, capability of Europe to protect itself against world threats, expected impacts of Brexit etc.
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    Jazz

    Eric Wakenius guitar
    Ulf Wakenius guitar

    "Father and Son"

    The title is the program, Oscar Peterson described Ulf Wakenius as one of the greatest jazz guitarists of our time, but it seems his son Eric has also inherited the guitarist gene. Whether swinging or almost rocking, lyrical or percussive-extroverted - with their sense of atmosphere and sound spaces, the two create atmospheric as well as poignant guitar music.
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    Author's reading

    Petra Morsbach reads
    "Justizpalast"

    Monika Grütters, moderation

    Ein großer Roman über Gerechtigkeit und jene, die sie schaffen sollen - realistisch und präzise, lakonisch und opulent, komisch und schonungslos. "So einen profunden Blick in den Deutschen Justizapparat gab und gibt es bisher nicht." Heribert Prantl in seiner Laudatio zum Wilhelm Raabe-Literaturpreis 2017
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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.
    exclusively for hotel guests

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    Jazz

    Youn Sun Nah Quintet

    Youn Sun Nah, vocals | Tomek Miernowski, guitar | Frank Woeste, piano, keys | Brad Christopher Jones, bass | Dan Rieser, drums

    Heralded a "vocal sensation" by the music press, the Korean Youn Sun Nah has long been a jazz star in her adopted home of France. With her individually articulated vocal acrobatics she travels along chronological and geographical vocal horizons. Her vocal art ranges from volcanic, eruptive language to the finest shaping of individual sound facets.
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    Im Gespräch

    Wolfgang Ischinger
    Über die Feinde & Kosten der Freiheit

    Dietmar Müller Elmau, Moderation

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    Classical

    Amit Peled cello
    Stefan Petrov piano

    "Homage to Pablo Casals"
    Couperin, Bach, Beethoven, Fauré et al.

    Amit Peled dedicates his premiere in Schloss Elmau to his great role model, the 20th century cellist Pablo Casals, whose wonderful Goffriller cello he plays.
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    Jazz

    Emil Brandqvist Trio "Within a Dream"

    Tuomas Turunen, piano | Max Thornberg, bass | Emil Brandqvist, drums

    As a narrative tale, the way the Emil Brandqvist Trio has evolved reads like a dream come true. The current chapter is appropriately titled "Within A Dream", the fourth album they have recorded on SKIP Records. Plenty of attention has been bestowed upon the ensemble lined up around drummer Emil Brandqvist from Gothenburg, Sweden: an ECHOJAZZ nomination, Longlist prize of the German Record Critics' Award and, most recently, No. 7 ranking on the German Jazz Charts for the preceding album, "Falling Crystals". If there's a secret to this trio, it surely lies in the rare talent to have developed a sound all their own. The hallmarks include intricate audiophonic paintings by none other than Emil Brandqvist on drums, neo-classicistic elements from Finnish pianist Tuomas A. Turunen - sometimes sensitively dashed & daubed, other times a product of racing runs that roll away into the beyond - and the almost stoically advancing strength heard in the playing of Max Thornberg on upright bass.
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    Reading

    Axel Milberg reads
    Eduard von Keyserling Fürstinnen

    Horst Lauinger, introduction

    Sie sind engelsgleiche Wesen, anmutig, graziös, sanft - Fürstinnen wissen, was sich schickt, und reifen in trägem Pathos ihrer exklusiven Bestimmung entgegen: der standesgemäßen Heirat. Wehe, ein adeliges Fräulein meint, dagegen aufbegehren zu müssen. Mit zauberhafter Melancholie malt Eduard von Keyserling einmal mehr nuancenreiche Porträts einer dem Untergang geweihten Aristokratie, die sich gegen die Gebote der neuen Zeit mit moralischer Erstarrung wappnen.
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    Pop

    DJ Markus Winter

    exclusively for hotel guests

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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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    Classical

    Viktoria Mullova violin
    Katia Labèque piano

    Schumann, Takemitsu, Pärt, Ravel

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    Classical

    Gabriela Scherer mezzo-soprano
    Michael Volle baritone
    Sarah Tysman piano

    Wagner, Strauss

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    In conversation

    Prof. Dr. Vincent Hendricks philosopher
    "Our Post-Factual World"

    Thomas Kausch, moderation
    Discussion in in English

    The Danish philosopher Vincent Hendricks leads the world's only institute for the research of fake news, shit storms and filter bubbles. He warns that we are in danger of falling behind the Age of Enlightenment. False announcements have been made before, confirms Hendricks, but today they are shared on the internet and social media in seconds and have an enormous reach.
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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

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    Author's reading

    Martin Meyer reads
    Gerade gestern: Vom allmählichen Verschwinden des Gewohnten

    Grammophon und Poesiealbum, Sonntagszigarre und Brockhaus: Ganz unbemerkt verschwinden Gegenstände und Gewohnheiten aus unserem Alltag. Martin Meyer blickt ihnen noch einmal hinterher - und viele von uns werden sich in seinen mal ironischen, mal melancholischen Geschichten wiederfinden.
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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.
    exclusively for hotel guests

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    Classical

    Daishin Kashimoto violin
    Lawrence Power viola
    Antonio Lysy cello
    Alessio Bax piano
    Lucille Chung piano

    Schubert, Schumann
    in cooperation with "Incontri in Terra di Siena"

    Every year, Italian pianist Alessio Bax embarks on a journey through Europe with selected chamber musicians. What begins near Siena continues this year with a meeting of Schubert and Schumann at Schloss Elmau.
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    Author's reading

    Andrea Wulf reads
    "Alexander von Humboldt und die Erfindung der Natur"

    Denis Scheck, moderation
    Author's reading in German

    Der Weltbestseller - die große Biografie eines Universalgenies "Keiner hat die Welt so gesehen wie er: Alexander von Humboldt. Ihm hat Andrea Wulf eine wunderbare, eine herrlich zu lesende, monumentale Biografie gewidmet. Eine glänzende Lektüre, ein Abenteuerspielplatz des Geistes." Denis Scheck in ARD "druckfrisch"
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    Jazz

    Jan Lundgren Quartet Potsdamer Platz

    Jukka Perko, sax | Jan Lundgren, piano | Dan Berglund, bass | Morten Lund, drums

    A musical homage to the German capital: for his current project "Potsdamer Platz", the highly creative Swedish pianist Jan Lundgren has assembled the Who's who of the Scandinavian jazz scene around him.
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    Author's reading & discussion

    Heinz Bude reads
    Adorno für Ruinenkinder: Eine Geschichte von 1968

    Simon Strauß, Writer & Editor FAZ, moderation

    Heinz Bude, einer der besten Kenner der deutschen Gesellschaft, sieht in den Kindern der Revolte vor allem die Nachkriegskinder. Mit einer trostlosen Vergangenheit im Rücken wollten sie die Gesellschaft verändern, um ein eigenes Leben zu finden. 50 Jahre nach der Revolte ist es an der Zeit zu verstehen, wieviel Privates seinerseits das Politische bewegte.
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    Jazz Piano Series @ Al Camino Bar

    Kevin André piano

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

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    Classical

    Olga Scheps piano
    "100% Scooter. Piano Only."

    Variations of Scooter Songs arr. Sven Helbig

    SCOOTER, the most successful formation in the history of the German single charts, and the world-famous pianist Olga Scheps have worked together on a very special project. The ECHO Klassik winner exclusively interpreted 11 scooter songs on her piano for the 25th anniversary of the band. The 11 songs were arranged and produced by the double ECHO classical music winner and composer Sven Helbig. He belongs to the younger generation of composers, for whom the boundaries between the classical orchestral world, experimental art and pop music no longer exist. He is Composer in Residence at the German National Theater in Weimar, at the University of Leipzig and the National University of San Martin in Buenos Aires. He maintains long-term creative partnerships with artists including the Fauré Quartet, opera singer René Pape, conductor Kristjan Järvi and the Pet Shop Boys.
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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

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    Jazz

    Tord Gustavsen Trio

    Tord Gustavsen, piano, electronics | Sigurd Hole, bass | Jarle Vespestad, drums

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    Modern Classical

    Francois Joubert-Caillet viola da gamba
    Tamar Halperin keys
    Marc Romboy electronics

    "Variations"

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    Jazz Piano Series @ Al Camino Bar

    Jan Miserre piano

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

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    Author's reading & discussion

    Natan Sznaider "Gesellschaften in Israel"

    Dieses Buch eröffnet neue Perspektiven und bietet vielseitige Einsichten, weil es den klaren Blick jenseits der einäugigen Anschauungen wagt. Gesellschaften in Israel. Eine Einführung in zehn Bildern: Natan Sznaider ist mit seinem Band gelungen, woran die meisten Monografien über dieses Land scheitern, denn er versucht nicht, den Judenstaat und die Auseinandersetzungen, die um ihn wogen, auf einen Punkt zu bringen. Im Gegenteil: Was hier überzeugt und überrascht, ist die Widersprüchlichkeit, mit der uns Sznaider aufwartet. (c) www.derstandard.de
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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

    Yekwon Sunwoo piano
    Winner of the 2017 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition

    Brahms, Schubert

    The winner of the current Van Cliburn International Piano Competition is the South-Korean Yekwon Sunwoo, who obtained his Bachelor at the renowned Curtis Institute in Philhadelphia and his Master at the Juilliard School. Together with Steinway & Sons, Schloss Elmau presents this prize-winner concert.
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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

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    Jazz

    Nils Wülker Quartet

    Nils Wülker, trumpet, flugelhorn | Arne Jansen, guitar | Edward Maclean, bass | Matthias Meusel, drums

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    Classical

    Trio VibrArt
    Miguel Colom violin
    Fernando Arias cello
    Juan Pérez Floristán piano

    Schubert, Dvorák

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    Jazz Piano Series @ Al Camino Bar

    Nicolai Jan Hübner piano

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

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    Reading

    Jens Harzer reads
    Joseph Conrad Amy Foster

    Die klassische großartige Erzählung des polnischen Autors Joseph Conrad ist aktueller denn je: Sie schildert auf berührende Weise, dass eine leidenschaftliche Liebesbeziehung wie die zwischen Amy und einem schiffbrüchigen Auswanderer, in einer fremdenfeindlichen Umgebung keinen Bestand haben kann.
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    Jazz Piano Series @ Al Camino Bar

    Johannes Ludwig sax
    Andreas Feith 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

    Christian Elsässer piano

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

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    Classical

    Antoine Tamestit viola
    Masato Suzuki harpsichord

    Bach

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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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    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

    Guido Rimonda violin
    Cristina Canziani piano

    "Le Violon Noir"
    Gluck, Tartini, Ravel et al.

    Die "schwarze Violine" bezeichnet die Stradivari des Komponisten und Geigenvirtuosen Jean-Marie Leclair. Der fulminante italienische Violonist Guido Rimonda stellt das 1721 gebaute Instrument in einem eigens für Schloss Elmau konzipierten Konzert vor.
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    Classical

    Christian Gerhaher baritone
    Gerold Huber piano

    Schubert: Swan Song

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    Jazz Piano Series @ Al Camino Bar

    Walter Lang 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

    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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    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

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    Jazz

    Janoska Ensemble

    Ondrej Janoska, violin | Roman Janoska, violin | František Janoska, piano | Julius Darvas, double bass

    Strauss, Kreisler, Janoska, Bizet et al.

    All the pieces have been arranged by Frantisek Janoska and the Janoska Ensemble in the special Jonaska style.
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    Jazz

    Lars Danielsson Quartet Liberetto III

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

  • Photo: PR, Marco Borggreve
    Classical

    Saschka Haberl violin
    Paul Rivinius piano

    Tartini, Mozart, Korngold, Prokofjew

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    Jazz

    Viktoria Tolstoy & Claes Crona Trio
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    Viktoria Tolstoy, vocals | Claes Crona, piano | Mattias Svensson, bass | Rasmus Kihlberg, drums

    Kristallklar, dynamisch, lyrisch und erdverbunden ? ihre Stimme ist die vielleicht brillanteste aller skandinavischen Jazzsängerinnen. Wenn Tolstoy einen Song vorträgt, interpretiert sie ihn nicht einfach, sie formt und prägt ihn auf einzigartige Weise. Bei aller Vielseitigkeit zieht sich Leichtigkeit wie ein roter Faden durch ihr musikalisches Werk. Für Schloss Elmau traf Viktoria Tolstoy eine besondere Auswahl ihres großen Repertoires, darunter unvergleichliche Interpretationen von Jazz-Klassikern des Great American Songbook.
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    Book Fair Week

    Book Fair Week

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

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    Book Critics Fair

    Book Critics @ Schloss Elmau

    with Insa Wilke, Denis Scheck & Ijoma Mangold

    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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    Jazz

    Espen Eriksen Trio

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

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    Jazz

    David Helbock's Random/Control

    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

    Mehr als zwei Dutzend Instrumente auf der Bühne, aber nur drei Musiker: David Helbock beschränkt sich weitgehend auf solche mit Tasten. Vogelwild die beiden unter anderem am Salzburger Mozarteum ausgebildeten Bläser. Johannes Bär ist fürs Blech zuständig, von Trompete über Bassflügelhorn bis zu hin zu Alphorn und Tuba. Andreas Broger spielt die Holzblasinstrumente: Saxophone, Klarinetten, Flöte. Für die aktuelle CD, die im Herbst 18 beim renommierten Label ACT Music erscheinen wird, hat sich David Helbock bei seinen Lieblingsjazzpianisten bedient und immer deren bekanntestes Stück arrangiert. Über die Jahre hat sich ein ganz eigenständiger Bandsound entwickelt und egal was David Helbock als Ausgangsmaterial wählt - ob wie in der Vergangenheit österreichische Volksmusik oder auch viele Eigenkompositionen und jetzt eben diese "Pianoplayer´s Hits" - Die Band klingt immer wie Random/Control - eine Achterbahnfahrt der Gefühle - Musik fürs Ohr und Spannendes fürs Auge.
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    Author's reading & discussion

    Deborah Feldman reads
    "Entinnerung": Über das Paradox des Gedenkens an den Holocaust

    Christian Ruzicska, moderation

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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

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    Classical

    Christel Lee violin
    Tatiana Chernichka piano

    Beethoven, Dvorák, Saint-Saens

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    Jazz

    Omer Klein Trio

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

  • Photo: Sonja Mueller, Dario Acosta
    Classical

    Priya Mitchell violin
    Yefim Bronfman piano

    Brahms, Schumann et al.

  • Photo: JD Doumount, Dan Carabas, Gerrit Schreurs
    Classical

    Lorenzo Gatto violin
    Camille Thomas cello
    Julien Libeer piano

  • Photo: Salvatore Bosco
    Jazz

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

  • Photo: Frank Grimm, Sammy Hart, Andrew Eccles
    Classical

    Lisa Batiashvili violin
    Gautier Capucon cello
    Jean-Yves Thibaudet piano

    Schostakowitsch, Ravel, Mendelssohn Bartholdy

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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 erzählt von den 33 Tagen um Ostern 1996, als sich sein Vater Jan Philipp Reemtsma in den Händen von Entführern befand und das Zuhause zu einer polizeilichen Einsatzzentrale wurde. Wie erträgt man die Ungewissheit, Angst und quälende Langeweile? Wie füllt man die Tage, wenn jederzeit alles passieren kann, man aber nicht mal in die Schule gehen oder Freunde treffen darf? Und selbst Die Ärzte, Green Day und die eigene E-Gitarre nicht mehr weiterhelfen?
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    Classical

    Daniel Röhn violin
    Paul Rivinius piano

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

    "Ein sensationeller Geiger, fließend die Technik, betörend seine Interpretation", schreibt die renommierte Musikzeitschrift "The Strad" über den jungen Geiger Daniel Röhn. Für sein Debüt in Schloss Elmau stellte er ein Programm rund um den begnadeten Geigenvirtuosen und Komponisten Fritz Kreisler zusammen.
  • 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

  • Photo: Karolina Zapolska
    20th European Jazztival

    Jakob Bro Trio

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

    Ein Jahr nach seinem mit mehreren Preisen ausgezeichneten ECM-Debüt "Gefion" meldet sich der dänische Gitarrist Jakob Bro schon mit einem atemberaubenden neuen Album zurück. Wie schon bei "Gefion" liegt der Schwerpunkt bei "Streams" ebenfalls auf Melodie, Klang, Raum, übereinander geschichteten Texturen und Interaktion. Allerdings hat Bro mit dem Bassisten Thomas Morgan mittlerweile ein dermaßen inniges musikalisches Verständnis entwickelt, dass es die beiden nun schaffen, ad hoc improvisatorische Ideen zu entwickeln. Hinzu kommt, dass Jakob Bro in Joey Baron einen neuen Schlagzeuger gefunden hat, der dem Trio viele andere Impulse gibt. Aus 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

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    20th European Jazztival

    Joachim Kühn Trio Beauty & Truth

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

  • Photo: Dieter Düvelmeyer, Patrick Essex
    20th European Jazztival

    Coulibaly - Lauer - Landfermann

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

    Moussa Coulibaly ist Griot-Musiker, aufgewachsen in einem kleinen Dorf in Burkina Faso. Er spielt eine Vielzahl von Perkussions- und Saiteninstrumenten, singt, dichtet und komponiert. Johannes Lauers Wirken erstreckt sich auf Projekte von New Orleans Jazz bis Avantgarde, zeitgenössischer Klassik und experimenteller Pop-Musik sowie traditioneller Musik aus Peru, Kolumbien, Brasilien und dem Alpenland. Eine enge Verbindung zur Musik Westafrikas besteht seit einem halbjährigen Aufenthalt in Mali 2008. Robert Landfermann ist einer der gefragtesten Jazz-Musiker Deutschlands. Sein Spiel ist auf 80 CDs dokumentiert.
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    20. European Jazztival

    Antonio Sanchez Migration Project

    Thana Alexa, vocals | Chase Baird, sax | John Escreet, piano, keys | Matt Brewer, bass | Antonio Sanchez, drums

  • Photo: Thron Ullberg
    20th European Jazztival

    Nils Landgren & Trio

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

  • Literature Week

    Samuel Beckett Kein Endspiel - das Scheitern als kreative Möglichkeit

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

  • Photo: Nagyfelbontású, Marco Borggreve
    Classical

    István Vardai cello
    Enrico Pace piano

    Bach, Bartók, Brahms

  • 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. The final programme with two concerts per day will be published in September.

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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

  • Photo: Verena Chen
    Classical

    Quatuor Arod

    Jordan Victoria, violin | Alexandre Vu, violin | Corentin Apparailly, viola | Samy Rachid, cello

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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

  • 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 | Oliver Mewes, drums

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    Classical

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

    Schubert

  • 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

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    Jazz

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

    20:00 - 22:00 im Fidelio
    22:30 - 23:30 in der Al Camino Bar

    Exklusiv für Hotelgäste