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.

  • 1 - 30

    Apr 21

    Dear guests!
    Schloss Elmau will be temporarily closed until at least May 9, 2021. All events planned until that date will be cancelled or postponed. We thank you for your understanding and look forward to your visit!
    Your Schloss Elmau team

  • 11 - 18

    Apr 21

    Photo: Schloss Elmau
    ©
    12th Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    CANCELLED
    12th Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    Due to the current situation, the Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau can unfortunately not take place from 11 to 18 April 2021.
    Change your booking now! Next Verbier Festival @Schloss Elmau:
    27 November – 5 December 2021

    Change of booking to November/December via reservations@schloss-elmau.de or +49 8823 18 170
    (subject to availability to the same conditions as in April)

  • 1 - 31

    May 21

    Dear guests!
    Schloss Elmau will be temporarily closed until at least May 9, 2021. All events planned until that date will be cancelled or postponed.
    Due to limited numbers of participants, the cultural events are currently only held for hotel guests. Registration is always required: online here in the cultural calendar, on +49 8823/18260 or by text to +49 17 33 11 22 77.
    Due to corona-related travel and quarantine regulations, the programme may be subject to change.
    We thank you for your understanding and look forward to your visit!
    Your Schloss Elmau team

  • Thursday

    13 May

    2021

    Photo: Anne Hornemann, PR
    ©
    Jazz/Modern Classical

    Alexej Gerassimez percussion
    Omer Klein piano & Trio

    variations and interludes on Strawinsky's „Firebird”

    Burning for something or burning up on something, floating on the wings of freedom or hanging unsupported in the air? Everything has its two sides, as do the associations one makes with “fire” and “bird”. In their joint programme “Firebird” percussionist Alexei Gerassimez and jazz pianist Omer Klein move within this field of tension. Inspiration and source material for their own compositions is one of the most complex works in the history of music: Stravinsky's “Firebird” once again stretches out its iridescent wings and plunges like a phoenix from the ashes into a sonic adventure full of lightness and passion directly into chaos and back again.

  • Saturday

    15 May

    2021

    Photo: Nerea Coll
    ©
    Jazz/World

    Nesrine voice & cello
    & Band

    As if out of nowhere, the trio NES around the Franco-Algerian singer, cellist and songwriter Nesrine songwriter Nesrine astonished the European music world across genre boundaries in 2018. astonishment. In her artful songs in Arabic, French and English, her dazzling artistic personality becomes audible. A musical world without borders, reflected by Nesrine's cello and her powerful voice, with North African roots and a Mediterranean present.

  • Wednesday

    19 May

    2021

    Photo: PR
    ©
    World

    Soumik Datta sarod
    Michael Gallen guitar, vocals, piano
    Souvid Datta vocals, percussion
    Gurdain Singh Rayatt tabla

    Indian music

    „One of the biggest new music talents in Britain“ (Vogue)

  • Saturday

    22 May

    2021

    Photo: Sandra Ludewig
    ©
    Modern

    Simone Kermes voice
    Gianluca Geremia theorbe

    “Eternity”

    The new album “Eternity” of German star soprano Simone Kermes marks a fresh and daring step in her career, being her first ever self-published album and being released digitally only.
    The music is a most intimate take on the essential elements of song: Accompanied only by a single theorbo, her performance emanates pure emotion, delicate sensitivity and a deep sense of existential meaning.
    Recorded during Lockdown in spring 2020, this album reflects Simone Kermes’ longing for artistic expression and her existential need for singing and performing. At the same time, it is a declaration of love and dedication to her audience, a message of hope to all the people that she cannot meet in person during these difficult times.

  • Sunday

    23 May

    2021

    Photo: Caroline LInk
    ©
    Film screening & talk

    “Der Junge muss an die frische Luft” 2019

    Caroline Link, Oscar-winning director
    Julius Weckauf, young actor

    Screening and talk in German

  • Thursday

    27 May

    2021

    Photo: Antje Wiech
    ©
    Jazz

    Wolfgang Haffner Trio
    “Haffner plays Haffner”

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

    The two-time ECHO Jazz Award winner Wolfgang Haffner is without doubt the best-known German drummer, and at the same time one of the few German musicians who are also successful worldwide.

  • 1 - 30

    Jun 21

    Dear guests!
    Due to limited numbers of participants, the cultural events are currently only held for hotel guests. Registration is always required: online here in the cultural calendar, on +49 8823/18260 or by text to +49 17 33 11 22 77.
    Due to corona-related travel and quarantine regulations, the programme may be subject to change.
    We thank you for your understanding and look forward to your visit!
    Your Schloss Elmau team

  • Thursday

    3 Jun

    2021

    Photo: 2105_Steven Haberlandt
    ©
    Pop/Singer-Songwriter

    Anna Depenbusch vocals & piano

    “One woman, one piano and nothing else. Pure pleasure.”

    Passion and temperament, creativity and poetry, humour and irony: these are the characteristics that characterise Anna Depenbusch - not only on stage but also backstage. With her last studio album “Das Alphabet der ANNA DEPENBUSCH in schwarz-weiß” (The alphabet of ANNA DEPENBUSCH in black and white), the singer-songwriter from Hamburg showed that it takes no more than a piano and her voice to immerse oneself in a world full of fantasy for a few hours. In this world, stories written about life, anecdotes, truths, dreams, desires and longings merge in a symbiosis. Whether she whispers or whistles, caresses or trembles, jokes playfully or simply touches you deeply: “Anna Depenbusch is the measure of all things in her field, modern chanson” (Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung).

  • Saturday

    5 Jun

    2021

    Photo: Gregor Hohenberg
    ©
    Jazz

    Thomas Quasthoff vocals
    Wolfgang Meyer guitar
    Shawn Grocott trombone

  • Sunday

    6 Jun

    2021

    Photo: Bloom, berlin Verlag
    ©
    Author's reading & talk

    Zeruya Shalev
    “Schicksal”

    Moderation: Rachel Salamander

    The multi-award-winning Israeli writer presents her new novel.

    In English and German

    An encounter that calls everything into question.
    Zeruya Shalev's new novel “Schicksal” masterfully tells of a great love, but also of fate, responsibility and illusions.

  • Thursday

    10 Jun

    2021

    Photo: Oscar Tursunov
    ©
    Classical

    Grigory Sokolov presents:
    Alexandra Dovgan piano

    “...I predict her a great future...”
    Grigory Sokolov on Alexandra Dovgan

    Schumann: “Waldszenen” Op 82
    Chopin: Ballades G minor Op 23 & F major Op 38 et al.

    “This is one of those rare occasions. The eleven-year-old pianist Alexandra Dovgan can hardly be called a wonder child, for while this is a wonder, it is not child’s play. What one hears is a performance by a grown-up individual and a person. It is a special pleasure for me to commend the art of her remarkable music teacher, Mira Marchenko. Yet there are things that cannot be taught and learned. Alexandra Dovgan’s talent is exceptionally harmonious. Her playing is honest and concentrated. I predict a great future for her…“
    Grigory Sokolov

  • Saturday

    12 Jun

    2021

    Photo:  Schloss Elmau
    ©
    Classical

    WAITING LIST
    Grigory Sokolov piano

    As it is not yet known what the maximum number of permitted concert visitors will be, there is currently a waiting list for this concert. Please book seats on the waiting list if you are interested. We will inform you as soon as specific information is available.

    Chopin: Polonaises C-sharp minor Op 26 No 1, E-flat minor Op 26 No 2, F-sharp minor Op 44, A-flat major Op 53
    Rachmaninow: 10 Préludes Op 23

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

    Grigory Sokolov returns to Schloss Elmau –a certainly compelling and impressive concert evening with numerous encores.

  • Wednesday

    16 Jun

    2021

    Photo: Thomas dashuber, Matthes&Seitz Verlag
    ©
    reading & presentation

    Benjamin Constant
    „Adolphe“

    Jens Harzer, Lesung
    Erich Wolfgang Skwara, Übersetzung

    Ein zeitloser Roman über die Schattierungen der Liebe –
    und die Schuld, die man auf sich lädt, wenn die Liebe endet.

    Zu Beginn des Jahres 1807 notierte Benjamin Constant in seinem Tagebuch: „Ich werden einen Roman schreiben, der meine Geschichte ist.“ Bereits fünfzehn Tage später ist ein Klassiker geboren: zeitlos durch die erschütternde Authentizität des Selbsterlittenen, doch in seinem Zwang zur Selbstbeobachtung geradezu aktuell.

  • 20 - 27

    Jun 21

    Week of the Romantic Era

    Week of the Romantic Era

    A whole week of concerts, conversations and lectures to illuminate the fascinating panorama of the Romantic period in music: great musicians and exquisite ensembles bring to life the key themes of Romanticism.

    withJanine Jansen, Jens Peter Maintz, Daniel Blendulf, Timothy Ridout, Denis Kozhukhin, Juliane Banse, Christoph Poppen, dem Sitkovetsky-Trio, Benjamin Appl et al.

    Two events daily, opening concert Sun 20 June in the evening, final concerrt Sat 26 June in the evening, day of departure Sun, 27 June

  • Sunday

    20 Jun

    2021

    Photo: Susie Knoll, Takao Komaru
    ©
    Week of the Romantic Era

    Juliane Banse soprano
    Christoph Poppen violin
    & Friends

    Juliane Banse, soprano
    Christoph Poppen, Elisabeth Kufferath, violin
    Hariolf Schlichtig, viola
    Manuel Fischer-Dieskau, cello

    Mendelssohn: String Quartett A minor Op 13
    Brahms & C. Schumann: Songs for soprano & string quartet (arr. Aribert Reimann)
    Beethoven: String quartet A minor Op 132

    Concert with interval

    For the Romantic Week, soprano Juliane Banse, violinist Christoph Poppen and their chamber music partners have put together a magnificent programme of string quartets and songs for soprano and string quartet by Brahms, arranged by Aribert Reimann.

  • Monday

    21 Jun

    2021

    Photo: Vincy Ng
    ©
    Week of the Romantic Era

    Sitkovetsky Trio

    Alexander Sitkovetsky, violine
    Isang Enders, cello
    Wu Qian, piano

    Schumann: Fantasy Pieces for Piano trio
    Beethoven: Archduke Trio

  • Monday

    21 Jun

    2021

    Photo: Marco Borggreve, Edith Held, Mat Hennek
    ©
    Week of the Romantic Era

    Janine Jansen violin
    & Friends

    Janine Jansen, Boris Brovtsyn, violin
    Amihai Grosz, Tim Ridout, viola
    Jens Peter Maintz, Daniel Blendulf, cello
    & Friends

    Strauss: Metamorphoses

  • Tuesday

    22 Jun

    2021

    Photo: Vincy Ng
    ©
    Week of the Romantic Era

    Sitkovetsky Trio

    Alexander Sitkovetsky, violine
    Isang Enders, cello
    Wu Qian, piano

    Tchaikovsky: Piano trio

  • Friday

    25 Jun

    2021

    Photo: Sara Wilson
    ©
    Week of the Romantic Era

    Janine Jansen violin
    Denis Kozhukhin piano

    The New York Times described the violinist Janine Jansen as “a kind of radiant modesty”, drawing in a few words a picture of her play and her nature. For a decade she has been one of the great violinists of our time.

  • Saturday

    26 Jun

    2021

    Photo: Borges, Kikkas
    ©
    Week of the Romantic Era

    Benjamin Appl baritone
    James Baillieu piano

    Schubert: “Erlkönig”, “An den Mond” and other Lieder

  • Tuesday

    29 Jun

    2021

    Photo: D.P.Gruffot, PR
    ©
    Gustave Flaubert – Zum 200. Geburtstag

    Gespräch
    Elisabeth Edl Übersetzung
    Wolfgang Matz Literaturwissenschaftler

    Was es bedeutet, Flauberts Jahrhundertroman neu zu übersetzen:
    Von der „Éducation sentimentale“ zu „Lehrjahre der Männlichkeit“.

  • Wednesday

    30 Jun

    2021

    Photo: PR
    ©
    Gustave Flaubert – Zum 200. Geburtstag

    Lesung & Gespräch
    Gustave Flaubert
    „Lehrjahre der Männlichkeit“
    Thomas Lettow Lesung
    Elisabeth Edl Übersetzung

    Gemeinsam mit Thomas Lettow präsentiert Elisabeth Edl ihre Neuübersetzung von
    Gustave Flauberts epochalem, ungeheuer modernem Roman.

    Gesellschaftsgeschichte und Liebesgeschichte, vielfältig, böse, melancholisch.
    Die „Éducation sentimentale“ wurde nach „Madame Bovary“ Flauberts zweites Meisterwerk: Frédéric Moreau ist achtzehn, und es wird ernst. Auf einem Seine-Dampfer verliebt er sich sofort und lebenslänglich. Doch Madame Arnoux ist verheiratet! Der Held tröstet sich mit Rosanette und stolpert in die 48er Revolution, die eine ganze Gesellschaft aus der Bahn wirft. Flaubert folgt ihm zu den verwirrenden Frauen und den langweiligen Männern, bis hin zu dem berühmten, illusionslosen Schluss: Ja, wenn das Männlichkeit sein soll … In der Neuübersetzung von Elisabeth Edl ist Flauberts epochaler Roman noch einmal ganz anders zu entdecken.

  • 5 - 9

    Jul 21

    Photo: Erato warner Classics
    ©
    Concerts & Masterclasses

    Masterclass Gautier Capuçon

    Public masterclasses & concerts with Gautier Capucon and his students from the French Fondation Louis Vuitton

    For four days, cello star Gautier Capuçon will hold public masterclasses and concerts in Schloss Elmau, to which all guests are welcome to attend. With the support of the French Fondation Louis Vuitton, he works with the aspiring professional cellists on the great cello repertoire. 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. Samuel Parent will play the piano.
    The young cellists: Hyazintha Andrej, Amy Goto, Leo Guiguen, Ian Sekaci, Lisa Strauss, JeeIn You

    Daily public master classes in the morning and a concert in the evening, opening concert Mon, 5 July, closing concert Thu, 8 July, day of departure Fri, 9 July.

  • Monday

    5 Jul

    2021

    Photo: Broede, Foucault
    ©
    Concerts & Masterclasses

    Gautier Capuçon
    Samuel Parent piano

    With students from the French Fondation Louis Vuitton

    For four days, cello star Gautier Capuçon will hold public masterclasses and concerts in Schloss Elmau, to which all guests are welcome to attend. With the support of the French Fondation Louis Vuitton, he works with the aspiring professional cellists on the great cello repertoire. 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. Samuel Parent will play the piano.
    The young cellists: Hyazintha Andrej, Amy Goto, Leo Guiguen, Ian Sekaci, Lisa Strauss, JeeIn You

    Daily public master classes in the morning and a concert in the evening, opening concert Mon, 5 July, closing concert Thu, 8 July, day of departure Fri, 9 July.

  • Tuesday

    6 Jul

    2021

    Photo: PR
    ©
    Concerts & Masterclasses

    morning Masterclass with Gautier Capucon

    Gautier Capucon teaches two students from the French Fondation Louis Vuitton

    For four days, cello star Gautier Capuçon will hold public masterclasses and concerts in Schloss Elmau, to which all guests are welcome to attend. With the support of the French Fondation Louis Vuitton, he works with the aspiring professional cellists on the great cello repertoire. 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. Samuel Parent will play the piano.
    The young cellists: Hyazintha Andrej, Amy Goto, Leo Guiguen, Ian Sekaci, Lisa Strauss, JeeIn You

    Daily public master classes in the morning and a concert in the evening, opening concert Mon, 5 July, closing concert Thu, 8 July, day of departure Fri, 9 July.

  • Tuesday

    6 Jul

    2021

    Photo:  Foucault, Fondation Louis Vuitton
    ©
    Concerts & Masterclasses

    cello students from the Fondation Louis Vuitton
    Samuel Parent piano

    concert

    For four days, cello star Gautier Capuçon will hold public masterclasses and concerts in Schloss Elmau, to which all guests are welcome to attend. With the support of the French Fondation Louis Vuitton, he works with the aspiring professional cellists on the great cello repertoire. 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. Samuel Parent will play the piano.
    The young cellists: Hyazintha Andrej, Amy Goto, Leo Guiguen, Ian Sekaci, Lisa Strauss, JeeIn You

    Daily public master classes in the morning and a concert in the evening, opening concert Mon, 5 July, closing concert Thu, 8 July, day of departure Fri, 9 July.

  • Wednesday

    7 Jul

    2021

    Photo: Erato warner Classics, Fondation Louis Vuitton
    ©
    Concerts & Masterclasses

    morning Masterclass with Gautier Capucon

    Gautier Capucon teaches two students from the French Fondation Louis Vuitton

    For four days, cello star Gautier Capuçon will hold public masterclasses and concerts in Schloss Elmau, to which all guests are welcome to attend. With the support of the French Fondation Louis Vuitton, he works with the aspiring professional cellists on the great cello repertoire. 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. Samuel Parent will play the piano.
    The young cellists: Hyazintha Andrej, Amy Goto, Leo Guiguen, Ian Sekaci, Lisa Strauss, JeeIn You

    Daily public master classes in the morning and a concert in the evening, opening concert Mon, 5 July, closing concert Thu, 8 July, day of departure Fri, 9 July.

  • Wednesday

    7 Jul

    2021

    Photo: Foucault, PR
    ©
    Concerts & Masterclasses

    cello students from the Fondation Louis Vuitton
    Samuel Parent piano

    concert

    For four days, cello star Gautier Capuçon will hold public masterclasses and concerts in Schloss Elmau, to which all guests are welcome to attend. With the support of the French Fondation Louis Vuitton, he works with the aspiring professional cellists on the great cello repertoire. 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. Samuel Parent will play the piano.
    The young cellists: Hyazintha Andrej, Amy Goto, Leo Guiguen, Ian Sekaci, Lisa Strauss, JeeIn You

    Daily public master classes in the morning and a concert in the evening, opening concert Mon, 5 July, closing concert Thu, 8 July, day of departure Fri, 9 July.

  • Thursday

    8 Jul

    2021

    Photo: Broede, Fondation Louis Vuitton
    ©
    Concerts & Masterclasses

    morning Masterclass with Gautier Capucon

    Gautier Capucon teaches two students from the French Fondation Louis Vuitton

    For four days, cello star Gautier Capuçon will hold public masterclasses and concerts in Schloss Elmau, to which all guests are welcome to attend. With the support of the French Fondation Louis Vuitton, he works with the aspiring professional cellists on the great cello repertoire. 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. Samuel Parent will play the piano.
    The young cellists: Hyazintha Andrej, Amy Goto, Leo Guiguen, Ian Sekaci, Lisa Strauss, JeeIn You

    Daily public master classes in the morning and a concert in the evening, opening concert Mon, 5 July, closing concert Thu, 8 July, day of departure Fri, 9 July.

  • Thursday

    8 Jul

    2021

    Photo:  Foucault, PR
    ©
    Concerts & Masterclasses

    Final concert
    Gautier Capuçon
    Samuel Parent piano
    cello students from the french fondation Louis Vuitton

    For four days, cello star Gautier Capuçon will hold public masterclasses and concerts in Schloss Elmau, to which all guests are welcome to attend. With the support of the French Fondation Louis Vuitton, he works with the aspiring professional cellists on the great cello repertoire. 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. Samuel Parent will play the piano.
    The young cellists: Hyazintha Andrej, Amy Goto, Leo Guiguen, Ian Sekaci, Lisa Strauss, JeeIn You

    Daily public master classes in the morning and a concert in the evening, opening concert Mon, 5 July, closing concert Thu, 8 July, day of departure Fri, 9 July.

  • Saturday

    10 Jul

    2021

    Photo: Bayerischer Rundfunk 2020
    ©
    folk music/jazz

    Concert hike

    Through the countryside with the multi-instrumentalists Matthias Schriefl and Johannes Bär.

    With diverse instruments ranging from alphorn to accordion the multi-instrumentalists Matthias Schriefl and Johannes Bär invite you on a concert hike through the countryside surrounding Schloss Elmau and will inspire hikers young and old with their outdoor concerts.
    Start point of the hike: Schloss Elmau

    Further details follow.

  • Thursday

    15 Jul

    2021

    Photo: dirk skiba
    ©
    Author's reading & talk

    Mirko Bonné
    “Seeland Schneeland”

    In his latest novel, nominated for the Alfred Döblin Prize,
    Mirko Bonné tells
    powerfully of the desperate longing of a time a hundred years before our own fragile present.

    Wales im Jahr 1921: Der Erste Weltkrieg und die Spanische Grippe haben gewütet, Europa ist am Boden. Der junge Merce Blackboro ist dem Fronteinsatz in der Antarktis entgangen, leidet jedoch seit seiner Rückkehr von Shackletons gescheiterter Endurance-Expedition unter der heimischen Enge. Umso mehr, als Ennid Muldoon, die Liebe seines Lebens, eines Tages fluchtartig verschwindet, um ihr Glück in Amerika zu suchen. Mit ihr auf demselben Auswandererschiff reist inmitten der Elenden Europas der Tycoon und Trinker Diver Robey, der von einer Flugverbindung zwischen der alten und der neuen Welt träumt. Als der Dampfer in einen gewaltigen Schneesturm gerät und manövrierunfähig auf offener See treibt, scheinen sich die Hoffnungen aller – ob arm oder reich – zu zerschlagen. Merce muss einen Weg finden, Ennid und damit sich selbst zu retten.

  • Saturday

    17 Jul

    2021

    Photo: PR
    ©
    Classical

    Roman Borisov piano

    Bach: Italian concerto F major BWV 971
    Prokofjew: Piano sonata No 7 B flat major
    worls by Chopin & Brahms

  • Tuesday

    20 Jul

    2021

    Photo: Aiga Ozolina
    ©
    Classical

    Martynas Levickis accordion

    Bach, Chopin & other works for accordion solo

    Levickis' virtuosity and versatility in classical and contemporary repertoire changes the way we perceive the instrument. He was the first accordionist to be signed to Universal Music Decca Classic, and his debut album climbed straight to the top of the official classic album charts in the UK. Now it's well on the way to winning over audiences in Germany as well.

  • Thursday

    22 Jul

    2021

    Photo: Gediminas-Zilinskas, Andrej Grilc
    ©
    Modern Classical

    Martynas Levickis accordion
    SIGNUM saxophone quartet
    “Hommage à Astor Piazzolla” for the 100th anniversary of Piazolla's birth

    works by Bach, Ginastera, Piazzolla et al.

  • Saturday

    24 Jul

    2021

    Photo: Felix Broede
    ©
    Classical

    Igor Levit piano

    Beethoven/Liszt: “Eroica”

  • Thursday

    29 Jul

    2021

    Photo: Lucia Hunziker
    ©
    Guest appearance

    “Finsternis”
    A reflection on the elementary themes of being human.

    Robert Dölle in a production by Nora Schlocker Text by Davide Enia

    Guest appearance. With the kind permission of the Residenztheater.

  • Wednesday

    4 Aug

    2021

    Photo: Harald Hoffmann_DG, Andy Earl_Mercury Classics
    ©
    Classical

    Avi Avital mandolin
    Miloš Karadaglic guitar

    works by J.S. Bach, Schubert, Villa-Lobos, Glass & Duplessy

  • Thursday

    5 Aug

    2021

    Photo: privat, Rowohlt, Werner
    ©
    Author's reading & talk

    Michael Maar
    “Die Schlange im Wolfspelz. Das Geheimnis großer Literatur”

    Moderation: Ijoma Mangold

    What is the secret of good style, how does language become literature?
    The Germanist, writer and literary critic Michael Maar presents his new book.

    What is the secret of good style, how does language become literature? Michael Maar explores this question in his main and life's work, for which he spent forty years reading. What is manner, what is jargon, and what are the pitfalls that almost everyone falls into? How must the elementary particles interact for the perfect prose sentence? Maar shows who can do dialogue and who can't, why Hölderlin is overrated and Rahel Varnhagen underrated, why without the Austrian Jews a continent of style would disappear, why Kafka is an alien and why only Heimito von Doderer comes close to Thomas Mann. In fifty portraits, from Goethe to Gernhardt, from Kleist to Kronauer, he unfolds en passant a history of German literature.

  • Tuesday

    10 Aug

    2021

    Photo: Sim Canetty-Clarke, Marco Borggreve
    ©
    Lieder/Aria Evening

    Gerald Finley bass baritone
    Julius Drake piano

    Schubert: Schwanengesang

    The Canadian bass baritone Gerald Finley and the British pianist Julius Drake are among the best that can currently be heard in both Lied. In Schloss Elmau the two can now be heard with Schubert's Schwanengesang , a must for all „Lied“-aficionados!

  • Saturday

    14 Aug

    2021

    Photo: annett louisan_c_Marie Isabel Mora
    ©
    Pop

    Annett Louisan vocals
    & band

    The event is only open to hotel guests after prior registration at the Cultural Office on +49 8823 18 260 / kultur@schloss-elmau.de or by SMS to the Hospitality Desk +4917 33 11 22 77

    Annett Lousian, probably the most charming voice of Germany is back in Schloss Elmau with her new album "Kleine große Liebe" - full of catchy lyrics and a fresh, modern sound.

  • Wednesday

    18 Aug

    2021

    Photo: Jonas Becker, Lars Borges_Sony Classical
    ©
    Classical

    Alice Sara Ott piano & friends

    Benjamin Appl, baritone
    Thomas Reif, violin
    Wenxiao Zheng, viola
    Sebastian Klinger, cello
    Nabil Shehata, bass

    Schubert: Trout Quintet & Lieder for voice and ensemble

  • Thursday

    19 Aug

    2021

    Photo: PR
    ©
    Author's reading & talk

    Dmitrij Kapitelman
    “Eine Formalie in Kiew”

    With bittersweet humour, Dmitrij Kapitelman tells of his family, which lost its homeland, and his attempt to become German.

    Dmitrij Kapitelman can speak Saxon better than the official to whom he applies for a German passport. After 25 years as a compatriot, most of his life. But no formality is too small for the bureaucracy when it comes to immigrants. Ms Kunze demands an apostille from Kiev. So he travels to the city of his birth, with which nothing connects him except childhood memories. These memories are beautiful, for they contain loving, unfailing parents. And difficult, because at present the family is divided. Until fate brings them together again in Kiev.

  • Saturday

    21 Aug

    2021

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    folk music

    Open Air at the Elmauer Alm

    Classical and new folk music with alpine flair
    Moderation: Franziska Eimer

  • Wednesday

    25 Aug

    2021

    Photo: PR
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    Classical / Rock-Pop

    Duo Runge & Ammon
    “Roll over Beethoven”

    Eckart Runge, cello
    Jacques Ammon, piano

    The duo Runge & Ammon was born out of a shared passion for chamber music crossovers around jazz, tango, rock, theatre and film music.Their programme “RollOverBeethoven” juxtaposes music for cello and piano by Beethoven with the revolutionary avant-garde icons of rock-pop history.

  • Thursday

    26 Aug

    2021

    Photo: picture alliance, Ralf Hirschberger
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    Author's reading & discussion

    Dieter Kosslick
    “Immer auf dem Teppich bleiben.
    Von magischen Momenten und der Zukunft des Kinos”

    Dieter Kosslick calls for saving cinema – and describes how this can succeed. He describes his love for film, his adventurous experiences as head of the Berlinale and why he is convinced that films can change the world.

    Dieter Kosslick has experienced a lot as head of the Berlinale: whether he had to bring a major construction site to a standstill so that the Rolling Stones could sleep or persuaded Clint Eastwood to come to Berlin. But more important to him than stars and glamour was always the claim to show films that hold up a mirror to society in order to change it with the power of art. His mottos shortly after the turn of the millennium were “Accept Diversity” and “Towards Tolerance”. The Berlinale underwent sustainable and climate-friendly changes, becoming the world's first CO2-certified film festival, and a commitment to justice and human dignity shaped the festival's character.
    But with Corona, cinema has also been plunged into a severe crisis that has become existential with the rise of streaming services. In this personal and anecdote-rich book, Dieter Kosslick tells us what we owe to cinema and why we must save it.

  • Saturday

    28 Aug

    2021

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    Author's reading & talk

    Alexander Gorkow
    “Die Kinder hören Pink Floyd”

    Moderation: Rachel Salamander

    Reading in German

    Die 70er-Jahre. Eine Vorstadt. Das Westdeutschland der letzten Baulücken, der verstockten Altnazis, der gepflegten Gärten. Die Kriegsgräuel sind beiseitegeschoben, zum Essen geht es in den Balkan Grill, die Einbauküche daheim überzeugt durch optimale Raumnutzung. Für den 10-jährigen Jungen aber ist es eine Welt der Magie, der geheimen Kräfte, des Kampfs des Bösen gegen das Gute. Der Leitstern des Jungen in diesem Kampf ist die große Schwester – das Kind Nr. 1 der Familie. Sie ist herzkrank und sehr lebenshungrig. Mit trockenem Humor und großer Aufsässigkeit stemmt sie sich gegen alle Bedrohungen, nicht zuletzt mithilfe der vergötterten Band Pink Floyd aus dem fernen London, den Kämpfern gegen das Establishment, deren Songs alles zum Glänzen bringen.

  • 30 - 5

    Aug - Sep 21

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    Lied Festival Christian Gerhaher

    Lied Festival Christian Gerhaher

    From 9 to 15 September 2019, Christian Gerhaher has invited guests to Schloss Elmau for the first time to attend a Lied Festival that he himself has curated. Together with his long-time piano partner Gerold Huber and numerous guests, he will illuminate the fascinating Lied cosmos in 12 events, spanning from Henry Purcell through Franz Schubert and Robert Schumann to Gustav Mahler and Benjamin Britten.

    A concert introduction or a masterclass in the morning and a concert in the evening daily, opening concert Mon, 30 August, final concert Sat 4 September, day of departure Sun 5 September

  • Saturday

    11 Sep

    2021

    Photo: Michael Wilson, Sim Canetty-Clarke
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    Classical

    Brad Mehldau piano
    Ian Bostridge tenor

    Mehldau: The Folly of Desire (Lied cycle) et al.Children from the age of 16 are welcome to attend

    Super-class summit meeting "made in Schloss Elmau": Jazz pianist and composer Brad Mehldau and tenor Ian Bostridge met a few years ago in Schloss Elmau. They both wanted to work together, and so Brad Mehldau composed a classical song cycle for Ian Bostridge, which has celebrated its world premiere in Schloss Elmau before the duo embarked on a concert tour through the great concert halls including the Elbphilharmonie.

    Please note: due to the adult nature of some Lied texts (inc. Brecht), this concert is not recommended for children and teenagers.

  • Saturday

    25 Sep

    2021

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    Author's Reading & Discussion

    Olga Tokarczuk nobel prize for literature 2018

    reading and discussion in Polish and German

    The event is only open to hotel guests after prior registration at the Cultural Office on +49 8823 18 260 / kultur@schloss-elmau.de or by SMS to the Hospitality Desk +4917 33 11 22 77

    The Polish author Olga Tokarczuk was honoured "for a narrative imagination that with encyclopedic passion represents the crossing of boundaries as a form of life."

  • Saturday

    2 Oct

    2021

    Photo: Marco Borggreve
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    Classical

    Lucas Jussen piano
    Arthur Jussen piano

    “It's like driving two BMWs at the same time,” enthused the conductor Michael Schønwandt after a concert with Lucas and Arthur Jussen. Since their earliest childhood, the two Dutch brothers have sat together at the piano, performed before their Queen Beatrix, won prizes at competitions and received lessons from Maria João Pires and Menahem Pressler. The two acclaimed Wunderkinder have long since developed into an internationally sought-after piano duo that has conquered concert halls all over the world and brought a breath of fresh air to the classical music scene.

  • 17 - 24

    Oct 21

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    Daniel Hope Week

    Daniel Hope Week
    postponedfrom April 2021

    Daniel Hope is a world-renowned violinist, Artistic Director of two orchestras, author, filmmaker, and much more. For Schloss Elmau he has curated a music week in which he and his musician friends perform in numerous chamber concerts.

    One concert daily in the evening, opening concert Sun, 17 Oct 17:00, final concert Sat, 23 Oct 17:00, day of departure Sun, 24 Oct.

  • Sunday

    17 Oct

    2021

    Photo:  Harald Hoffmann _ DG
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    Daniel Hope Week

    Opening Concert
    Daniel Hope violin
    Alexey Botvinov piano

  • Monday

    18 Oct

    2021

    Photo: Harald Hoffmann/DG
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    Daniel Hope Week

    Daniel Hope violin & moderation
    & Friends
    AIR – A baroque Journey

    Works by Handel, Vivaldi, Westhoff et al.

    Daniel Hope and his ensemble take the listener on a journey through musical baroque, a journey that is also a history of the violin and its origins. Hope plays works by Handel, Vivaldi and Westhoff and numerous musical discoveries by lesser-known composers who also roamed Europe in the 17th and 18th centuries in search of inspiration and new impulses. A brilliant evening full of sparkling music!

  • Tuesday

    19 Oct

    2021

    Photo: Nicolas Zonvi
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    Daniel Hope Week

    Daniel Hope violin
    & Friends

    Daniel Hope, Inès Morin, Tanja Sonc, violin
    Ribal Molaeb, Natalia Alexandrova Mosca, viola
    Nicola Mosca, Josephine Knight, cello
    Alexey Botvinov, piano

    Mozart: Piano quartet G minor
    Tchaikovsky: Souvenir de Florence

  • Wednesday

    20 Oct

    2021

    Photo: Nicolas Zonvi
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    Daniel Hope Week

    Daniel Hope violin
    & Friends

    Daniel Hope, Inès Morin, Tanja Sonc, violin
    Ribal Molaeb, Hannes Bärtschi, viola
    Nicola Mosca, Josephine Knight, cello
    Alexey Botvinov, piano

    Schnittke: Suite in old style
    Schubert: String Trio B flat major D471
    Brahms: Piano quintet F minor

  • Friday

    22 Oct

    2021

    Photo: Tibor Bozi, PR, Mischa Blank
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    Daniel Hope Week

    Daniel Hope violin
    Josephine Night cello
    Julia Okruashvili piano

    Rachmaninov: Sonata for cello and piano
    Brahms: Sonata for violin and piano No 3 D minor

    On the penultimate evening of Daniel Hope Week Daniel Hope will feature the British cellist Josephine Knight, who in the 25 years of her career has regularly shared the stage with Hope, and the award-winning pianist Julia Okruashvili from Moscow.

  • Saturday

    23 Oct

    2021

    Photo: Blank, Zonvi, PR
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    Daniel Hope Week

    Daniel Hope violin
    Josephine Night cello
    Julia Okruashvili piano

    Beethoven: Piano trio Op 11 “Gassenhauer”
    Mendelssohn: Piano trio D minor Op 59

    Daniel Hope ends his chamber music week with Beethoven and Mendelssohn trios.

  • 24 - 28

    Oct 21

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    Book Fair Days

    Book Fair Days

    After the Frankfurt Book Fair, the literary critics Ijoma Mangold, Denis Scheck & Insa Wilke present important literary novelties und hold discussions with guest authors.