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.

  • 23 - 26

    Jan

    Piano Summit

    Piano Summit

    Experience outstanding pianists spanning several generations on this long weekend: Martha Argerich was once a mentor to the young pianist Sophie Pacini, with whom she will perform in duo for the first time on the concert stage. The second concert is with the young Israeli pianist Yoav Levanon, who is poised at the beginning of a world-class career, and lastly the young Canadian pianist Jan Lisiecki, who is already a fixture on the international concert stages.

  • Saturday

    25 Jan

    2020

    Photo: Stephan Rumpf, Piper Verlag, privat
    ©
    Presentation

    Rachel Salamander
    Marie Luise Knott
    on

    Hannah Arendt
    “Wir Juden –
    Schriften 1932 bis 1966”

    Collection of essays by Hannah Arendt on the political significance of Jewish identity and her essays on the development of Zionism, Palestine and Israel.

  • Saturday

    25 Jan

    2020

    Photo: Christoph Koestlin
    ©
    Piano Summit

    Jan Lisiecki piano

    Mendelssohn: Songs without Words, Bach & Chopin

    The young exceptional Canadian pianist has been an integral part of the major international concert stages for years. Now the ECHO Classic Prize winner and exclusive artist of Deutsche Grammophon can be heard in Schloss Elmau with Mendelssohn, Bach and Chopin.

  • 1 - 22

    Feb

  • Saturday

    1 Feb

    2020

    Photo: Sophie Wanninger
    ©
    Jazz

    Hannah Weiss Group

    “BMW Welt Young Artist Jazz Award 2019”

    Hannah Weiss, vocals
    Moritz Stahl, sax
    Philipp Schiepek, guitar
    Sam Hylton, piano
    Robin Jermer, bass
    Flurin Mück, drums

    The Swiss singer Hannah Weiss, who lives in Munich, won the "BMW Welt Young Artist Jazz Award" in 2019 with her band who all come from the creative Munich jazz scene. The jury of the BMW Award declared: "Hannah Weiss always shines with impeccable vocal technique, the feeling for the respective song and an impressive naturalness and charisma".

  • Monday

    3 Feb

    2020

    Photo: Schloss Elmau
    ©
    Bar Stories

    Bar Stories
    Nils Boese reading
    Michael Gumpinger bar piano

    Drinks with literary accompaniment –
    A literary, delectable excursion into the exciting world of James Bond

    Admission free, registration requested, drinks to be paid on site

    Bar icon and bitter sommelier Nils Boese is invited to Schloss Elmau for a special Bond-themed evening. Nils will read from Ian Fleming's James Bond books and explain the history of the drinks mentioned in the books. Keven McFarland and his bar team serve the classics and their own interpretation of the famous James Bond drinks. With the drinks, a bygone era becomes a multi-sensory experience, musically accompanied by Michael Gumpinger at the piano.

  • Tuesday

    4 Feb

    2020

    Photo: Simon Pauly
    ©
    Modern Classical

    Martin Grubinger Percussion
    & Friends

    works for percuassion-ensemble by Maki Ishii, Martin Grubinger sen. et al.
    concert with interval

    Concert tickets only available in conjunction with a room booking. Reservations: +49 (0) 8823 18 170 or reservations@schloss-elmau.de

    The internationally acclaimed multi-percussionist Martin Grubinger inspires worldwide with his boundless virtuosity and his breathtaking shows. The Austrian has rendered outstanding services to the establishment of percussion as a solo instrument in concert.

  • Saturday

    8 Feb

    2020

    Photo: Schloss Elmau
    ©
    Kultur & Genuss

    Dinner & Concert

    3 course menu in the retreat followed by concert in the Concert Hall

  • Saturday

    8 Feb

    2020

    Photo: Uwe Ahrens neu
    ©
    Classical

    Les Vents Français

    François Leleux, oboe | Paul Meyer, clarinet | Radovan Vlatkovic, horn | Gilbert Audin, bassoon | Éric Le Sage, piano

    Mozart & Beethoven: Quintets for piano and winds

    The members of this quintet feature prominently among the elite of the international wind scene, and are also united in the ensemble "Les Vents Français", with pianist Éric Le Sage, sought-after chamber musician and regular piano partner of Leleux and Meyer. The programme includes Mozart's piano quintet, about which the composer himself considered "the best thing I have written in my life".

  • Tuesday

    11 Feb

    2020

    Photo: Peter-Andreas Hassiepen, Hanser Literaturverlage
    ©
    Author's reading

    Raoul Schrott
    “Eine Geschichte des Windes oder von dem deutschen Kanonier der erstmals die Welt umrundete und dann ein zweites und ein drittes Mal”

    Storms, shipwrecks, cannibals: the adventurous story of a circumnavigator that no one can tell like Raoul Schrott.

    What an adventure! Hannes from Aachen was the first to travel all around the world. 500 years ago he set off for the Spice Islands with Magellan's fleet. And thus into the completely unknown. Mutinies. Shipwrecks. Fights, cannibalism. In the end only one ship returned. Only 18 sailors survived, among them "Juan Aleman". That he set off for a second and even a third circumnavigation of the world is all we know of him. Raoul Schrott has travelled after this minor character of world history: He gives him a whole life full of voluptuous and almost tangible details.

  • Thursday

    13 Feb

    2020

    Photo: Schloss Elmau
    ©
    Classical

    Dinner & Concert

    3 course menu in the retreat followed by concert in the Concert Hall
    Dinner and Concert

  • Thursday

    13 Feb

    2020

    Photo: Julia Wesely
    ©
    Classical/modern classical

    Janoska Ensemble
    “Revolution”

    Ondrej Janoska & Roman Janoska, violin
    František Janoska, piano
    Julius Darvas, bass
    works from Bach to the Beatles

    Genuine art always transcends boundaries, as these native Bratislava artists prove. Three brothers Ondrej, František and Roman Janoska together with their Konstanz-born brother-in-law Julius Darvas: their musical creations combine their original classical subject in harmonic accord or colourful contrast with other genres - from jazz and Latin to pop music. But the result is not a mix of styles, but a creative synthesis: the "Janoska Style".

  • 15 - 17

    Feb

    Mozart Momentum 1785/1786

    “Mozart Momentum 1785/1786”
    A weekend with Leif Ove Andsnes & members of the
    Mahler Chamber Orchestra

    In their new project “Mozart Momentum 1785/1786,” pianist Leif Ove Andsnes and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra explore two particularly remarkable years in Mozart's life and work.

  • Saturday

    15 Feb

    2020

    Photo: Gregor Hohenberg
    ©
    Mozart Momentum 1785/1786

    Mozart Momentum @ Schloss Elmau

    Leif Ove Andsnes, piano | Matthew Truscott, violin | Joel Hunter, viola | Frank-Michael Guthmann, cello

    Mozart: Piano Quartet E flat major KV 493 et al.

    Den Pianisten Leif Ove Andsnes und das Mahler Chamber Orchestra verbindet eine tiefe künstlerische Freundschaft und die Arbeit an konzeptionellen Großprojekten. Mit ihrem neuen Projekt „Mozart Momentum 1785/86“ erkunden das Orchester und der Pianist, dem die New York Times „meisterhafte Eleganz, Kraft und Einsicht“ attestierte, zwei besonders bemerkenswerte Jahre im Leben und Schaffen Mozarts.

  • Sunday

    16 Feb

    2020

    Photo: Schloss Elmau
    ©
    Kultur & Genuss

    Dinner & Concert

    3 course menu in the retreat followed by concert in the Concert Hall

  • Sunday

    16 Feb

    2020

    Photo: Gregor Hohenberg
    ©
    Mozart Momentum 1785/1786

    Mozart Momentum @ Schloss Elmau

    Leif Ove Andsnes, piano | Matthew Truscott, violin | Joel Hunter, viola | Frank-Michael Guthmann, cello

    Mozart: Fantasia C minor KV 475 & Piano Quartet G minor KV 478

    Den Pianisten Leif Ove Andsnes und das Mahler Chamber Orchestra verbindet eine tiefe künstlerische Freundschaft und die Arbeit an konzeptionellen Großprojekten. Mit ihrem neuen Projekt „Mozart Momentum 1785/86“ erkunden das Orchester und der Pianist, dem die New York Times "meisterhafte Eleganz, Kraft und Einsicht" attestierte, zwei besonders bemerkenswerte Jahre im Leben und Schaffen Mozarts.

  • Thursday

    20 Feb

    2020

    Photo: Schloss Elmau
    ©
    Kultur & Genuss

    Dinner & Concert

    3 course menu in the retreat followed by concert in the Concert Hall

  • Thursday

    20 Feb

    2020

    Photo: Gediminas Zilinskas
    ©
    Classical

    Martynas Levickis accordion
    & Mikroorkéstra chamber orchestra

    Vivaldi: The Four Seasons & Piazzolla

    The Latvian accordionist Martynas Levickis captivates both listeners and critics with his musicality, charisma and dynamic performances. Founded in 2015, the Mikroorekéstra consists of promising Latvian musicians. Levickis directs it in various projects, either from the accordion or conducting, including his own lively arrangement of Vivaldi's "Four Seasons" - here for accordion and chamber orchestra.

  • Saturday

    22 Feb

    2020

    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.

  • Sunday

    23 Feb

    2020

    Photo: 2302_Albrecht Fuchs, rbb, C.Kampf
    ©
    Author's reading & discussion

    Denis Scheck
    & Anne-Dore Krohn
    on
    “Schecks Kanon”

    The 100 most important works of world literature from “War and Peace” to “The Adventures of Tintin.”
    in German

    Can a children's book belong to the canon of world literature? Absolutely, says literary critic Denis Scheck. And can the class clown of contemporary literature, Michel Houllebecq, be ennobled with his inclusion in a canon? Yes, of course. With his selection of the 100 most important works, Denis Scheck presents a contemporary canon that hoots at genre or language boundaries. From Ovid to Tolkien, from Simone de Beauvoir to Shakespeare, from W. G. Sebald to J.K. Rowling: charming, eloquent and clever, he explains what you need to have read - and why.

  • Monday

    24 Feb

    2020

    Photo: Benni Bock
    ©
    Live-Quiz

    Ein Quizchen Spaß muss sein

    A quiz faeturing questions, sounds, rebus puzzles and, of course, everything you ought to know about Schloss Elmau. The game is played in mixed teams from young to old.

    Das Kneipenquiz mit Tom Zimmermann und Darren Grundorf ist ein Hit! Seit 2011 veranstalten und moderieren sie gemeinsam und mit riesigem Erfolg das internationale Aalhaus-Kneipenquiz in Hamburg. Sie haben das Live-Quiz auf eine neues Level gehoben und gehen nun damit auf Tour. Ein Quiz mit Sounds und Bilderrätseln aus Allgemein- und Nischenwissen und natürlich allem, was Sie immer schon über Schloss Elmau wissen sollten. Blamieren ausgeschlossen, denn gespielt wird im Team!

  • Wednesday

    26 Feb

    2020

    Photo: Adrien H. Tillmann
    ©
    Jazz

    Oded Tzur Quartet

    Oded Tzur, tenor saxophone
    Nitai Hershkovits, piano
    Petros Klampanis, bass
    Johnathan Blake, drums

    "If music has the potential to tell stories, saxophonist Oded Tzur proves himself one of the jazz world's premier storytellers" (Dan McClenaghan, All About Jazz). Tel Aviv saxophonist Oded Tzur has enchanted the jazz world since his first album release in 2015. His penetrating playing is praised by the specialist press just as much as he is counted among the "great musical thinkers of our time" (Jazzecho).

  • Thursday

    27 Feb

    2020

    Photo: Babelio, secession
    ©
    Author's reading & discussion

    Marie Darrieussecq
    “Hiersein ist herrlich”
    The live of Paula Modersohn-Becker

    Judith Heitkamp, moderation
    in French and German

    This biography, dedicated to Marie Darrieussecq Paula Modersohn-Becker, takes up all the elements that mark the artist's short life. She draws them in a light that is both feminine and literary. Full of liveliness and empathy, she shows this woman's struggle among the men and artists of her time, her friendships, especially those with Rainer Maria Rilke, and last but not least her unconditional desire for expressiveness and independence, which she insisted on.

  • Saturday

    29 Feb

    2020

    Photo: Dario Acosta
    ©
    Classical

    Yefim Bronfman piano

    Brahms: Sonata F minor, Beethoven & Debussy

    One of the great pianists of our time takes his seat at the Elmau Steinway: the pianist Bronfman, born in Tashkent and living in the USA, is one of the most sought-after pianists of our time and is a guest with all top orchestras and in the most important concert halls. At Schloss Elmau he will present Brahms' monumental piano sonata in F minor.

  • 1 - 25

    Mar

  • Thursday

    5 Mar

    2020

    Photo: Markus Kirchgessner, Julia Stix
    ©
    Music & Film

    Alexander Kluge film maker
    Franui Musicbanda

    “Lamenti – die Seelen bleiben niemals ruhig”
    A workshop with film and Bandamusik

    Important moments for music in people's lives are births and weddings and triumphs, but above all death. Mourning needs music. The lament, a form of music founded by Claudio Monteverdi, belongs to the oldest genres of music. Following on from the literary-musical evening with Hans Magnus Enzensberger at Schloss Elmau a year ago, Alexander Kluge and his film team with the Musicbanda have decided to open a workshop at this creative location and to try out and create something new with the means of film and music on the themes of lamento, band music and minute operas. On the last evening, the artists will present the best of their work in the concert hall at Schloss Elmau.

  • Saturday

    7 Mar

    2020

    Photo: Irène Zandel
    ©
    Two decades of Pop

    Gustav Peter Wöhler vocals
    & Band

    “Love is the Drug”

    Gustav Peter Wöhler gehört seit Jahren zu den bekannten Gesichtern der deutschen Theater-, Kino- und Fernsehszene. Seit über 20 Jahren aber ist er auch mit seiner Band auf Tour und schlägt, nicht selten mit mitreißenden, eigenwilligen Arrangements, Brücken zwischen Stars und One-Hit- Wondern, Klassikern und persönlichen Entdeckungen.

  • Thursday

    12 Mar

    2020

    Photo: Schloss Elmau
    ©
    Classical

    Dinner & Concert

    3 course menu in the retreat followed by concert in the Concert Hall
    Dinner and Concert

    13692

  • Thursday

    12 Mar

    2020

    Photo: Irène Zandel
    ©
    Classical

    William Youn piano

    Schubert Sonata C minor D 958 et al.

    Schubert's C Minor Sonata is the first of the three last great piano sonatas from the year of Schumann's death in 1828. For Schumann they were located "where the imagination is filled by the sad 'very last' of the idea of near divorce". The speciality of William Youn from Munich - who is gradually recording all of Schubert's piano sonatas for SONY at Schloss Elmau - is to bring such a programme full of deep emotion to the audience.

  • Saturday

    14 Mar

    2020

    Photo: Lisa Mazzucco
    ©
    Classical

    Pablo Sáinz Villegas guitar

    La Guitarra Española
    Albéniz: excerpts from the Suite Española & works by Granados et al.

    Praised as "the soul of the Spanish guitar", he has become a worldwide sensation and known as the great guitarist of his generation. Consequently, he presents a programme of the most famous Spanish guitar works in Schloss Elmau.

  • Saturday

    21 Mar

    2020

    Photo: Schloss Elmau
    ©
    Kultur & Genuss

    Dinner & Concert

    3 course menu in the retreat followed by concert in the Concert Hall

  • Saturday

    21 Mar

    2020

    Photo: Eva Vermandel, George Garnier, Jean-Baptiste Millot
    ©
    Classical

    Alina Ibragimova violin
    Doric String Quartet
    Cédric Tiberghien piano

    Chausson: Sonata for violin, piano and string quartet
    Debussy: String quartet

    Audiences and critics around the globe are enthusiastic about the quartet, founded in 1998 and based in London. They have joined forces with the outstanding violinist Alina Ibragimova and the ideally-matched pianist Cédric Tiberghien for the original formation of Chausson's concerto.

  • Wednesday

    25 Mar

    2020

    Photo: Schloss Elmau
    ©
    Kultur & Genuss

    Dinner & Concert

    3 course menu in the retreat followed by concert in the Concert Hall

  • Wednesday

    25 Mar

    2020

    Photo: Mats Bäcker _ BIS
    ©
    Classical

    Trio Zimmermann
    Frank Peter Zimmermann violin
    Antoine Tamestit viola
    Christian Poltéra cello

    Mozart: Divertimento for string trio KV 563 & Bach

    Mozart's Divertimento KV 563 is one of the most famous pieces for string trio and Trio Zimmermann is one of the world's best ensembles in this trio formation – and so we can be sure: another unforgettable evening with the Trio Zimmermann at Schloss Elmau.

  • Saturday

    28 Mar

    2020

    Photo: Alexandra Isard
    ©
    Modern Classical / Jazz

    Chilly Gonzales piano

    Solo Piano III

    Concert tickets only available in conjunction with a room booking. Reservations: +49 (0) 8823 18 170 or reservations@schloss-elmau.de

    Finally! Grammy-winner, pianist, composer and entertainer Chilly Gonzales returns to the concert hall in Elmau, where he takes a seat at the grand piano for one of his legendary evenings.

    Concert tickets only available in conjunction with a room booking. Reservations: +49 (0) 8823 18 170 or reservations@schloss-elmau.de

  • 1 - 18

    Apr

  • Saturday

    4 Apr

    2020

    Photo: Sim Canetty-Clarke, Marco Borggreve
    ©
    Classical

    Gerald Finley bass baritone
    Julius Drake piano

    French and American songs by Fauré, Ives, Porter et al.

    The Canadian bass baritone and the British pianist Julius Drake are among the best that can currently be heard in lieder singing. On all international stages at home, in opera as well as in Lied, the two can now be heard with French and American songs.

  • Monday

    6 Apr

    2020

    Photo: Lukasz Giza
    ©
    Author's reading

    Olga Tokarczuk
    Nobel Prize for literature 2018, retrospectively presented 2019
    “Die Jakobsbücher”

    moderation: Olga Mannheimer
    reading of the German texts: Lothar Quickenstein, translater

    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."

  • Tuesday

    7 Apr

    2020

    Photo: Morgan Roudaut, Jean Baptiste Milot
    ©
    Jazz

    Frank Woeste piano
    Baptiste Trotignon piano

    U35 * Ausgehen mal anders: Konzerttickets für alle unter 35 nur 15 €
    Reservierung unter 08823/18 260

    Frank Woeste, living in Paris and firmly rooted in the French jazz world, likes to improvise on his compositions with pianist colleagues. Woeste comes to Schloss Elmau together with the award-winning Baptiste Trotignon, who has already taken a seat at our Steinway with jazz and as a Lied accompanist.

  • Thursday

    9 Apr

    2020

    Photo: Daliah Spiegel
    ©
    World

    ALMA

    Alpine folk music in casual garb

    The best of classical and folk music, country dance and polka, yodel and waltz.

  • Saturday

    11 Apr

    2020

    Photo: Julien Mignot
    ©
    Classical

    Vilde Frang violin
    Lawrence Power viola
    Nicolas Altstaedt cello

    Beethoven: String Trios (I)

    Who could interpret Beethoven's String Trios, the composer's most demanding early works, more successfully than these three soloists with a heart beating violently for chamber music: the Norwegian violinist Vilde Frang, the British violist Lawrence Power and the Franco-German cellist Nicolas Altstaedt!

  • Sunday

    12 Apr

    2020

    Photo: Julien Mignot
    ©
    Classical

    Vilde Frang violin
    Lawrence Power viola
    Nicolas Altstaedt cello

    Beethoven: String Trios (II)

    Who could interpret Beethoven's String Trios, the composer's most demanding early works, more successfully than these three soloists with a heart beating violently for chamber music: the Norwegian violinist Vilde Frang, the British violist Lawrence Power and the Franco-German cellist Nicolas Altstaedt!

  • Tuesday

    14 Apr

    2020

    Photo: Hamza Djenat
    ©
    Jazz

    Yaron Herman piano

    There is something magical in the history of the Israeli pianist Yaron Herman. After an aspired career as a basketball player, which was ended by an injury, he started playing the piano at the age of 16. A meteoric rise to become one of the most respected pianists of his generation follows, leading his listeners into a realm of innovation and joy.

  • Wednesday

    15 Apr

    2020

    Photo: PR, Elly Martin, Peter-Andreas Hassiepen
    ©
    Discussion

    Rüdiger Safranski
    Michael Krüger
    Martin Michael
    “Classicaler!“

    A discussion about literature and life
    Discussion in German

  • Thursday

    16 Apr

    2020

    Photo: Uwe Arens, Peter Hönnemann
    ©
    Jazz

    Avi Avital mandolin
    Omer Klein piano

    Bach & Jazz compositions and improvisation by Avi Avital and Omer Klein

    Avi Avital is a successful soloist in the classical world, Omer Klein is a jazz player and bandleader. They share their homeland Israel, they are musicians of the same generation and both are at home in the world with their music. Far away from any genre limitations, they are always exploring the possibilities of their instruments, radiating creativity and joy of playing between Bach and Jazz.

  • Saturday

    18 Apr

    2020

    Photo: Schloss Elmau
    ©
    Kultur & Genuss

    Dinner & Concert

    3 course menu in the retreat followed by concert in the Concert Hall

  • Saturday

    18 Apr

    2020

    Photo: Felix Broede, Irène Zandel
    ©
    Classical

    Veronika Eberle violin
    Nils Mönkemeyer viola

    Mozart: duos for violin and viola, Bach et al.

    The duo is the smallest genre of string chamber music. Mozart's works were often written not for the concert hall, but for the living room or the salon. Artistically and technically, however, they are highly demanding and require experienced musicians - and are therefore in the best of hands with the successful soloists Veronika Eberle and Nils Mönkemeyer.

  • Saturday

    25 Apr

    2020

    Photo: Gavin Evans
    ©
    Classical

    Khatia Buniatishvili piano

    The energetic concerts of Khatia Buniatishvili are legendary – now she lets her virtuoso fingers fly over the keys in Schloss Elmau again.

  • 1 - 16

    May

  • Friday

    1 May

    2020

    Photo: Rebecca Raid
    ©
    Classical

    The King’s Singers
    “Finding Harmony”

    Bach, Byrd, Traditionals – music from the Reformation to the 20th century

    Die King's Singers sind die Könige des A-cappella-Gesangs und weltberühmter britischer Exportschlager in Sachen höchster musikalischer Qualität und bestem englischen Charme, der die Zuhörer im Sturm erobert.

  • Saturday

    2 May

    2020

    Photo: PR, WDR/Melanie Grande
    ©
    Author's reading & discussion

    Jean-Luc Bannalec
    “Komissar Dupin ermittelt”

    Jörg Bong presents his Brerton crime series
    Moderation: Bettina Böttingerin German

    From the 1st volume “Bretonische Verhältnisse”
    to his 8th volume “Bretonisches Vermächtnis – Kommissar Dupin ermittelt”

  • 8 - 10

    May

    String quartet weekend

    String quartet weekend

    String quartets have been experiencing a veritable boom for several years now. So it is high time to dedicate a weekend to this genre – with two of the world's best ensembles and Sabine Meyer, the “Queen of the Clarinet.”

  • Friday

    8 May

    2020

    Photo: Felix Broede
    ©
    String Quartet Weekend

    Artemis Quartett sting quartet

    Haydn: string quartet C major “sun quartet”,
    Beethoven: string quartet No 9 C major “Rasumowsky quartet”

    Besser besetzt kann man sich den Auftakt eines Quartett-Wochenendes nicht wünschen als mit dem Artemis Quartett, das sich vor Kurzem im Scheinwerferlicht einer erwartungsvollen Öffentlichkeit neu und hochkarätig formiert hat.

  • Saturday

    9 May

    2020

    Photo: Steven Haberland, Marie Staggat
    ©
    String Quartet Weekend

    Sabine Meyer clarinet
    Dag Jensen bassoon
    Bruno Schneider horn

    Modigliani Quartett string quartet
    Yann Dubost double bass

    Schubert: Octet for winds, string quartet & double bass

    The Quatuor Modigliani has established itself worldwide as one of the most sought-after quartets of its generation and will be performing the second evening of the String Quartet Weekend in Schloss Elmau. For Schubert's Octet, the musicians have invited the great clarinettist Sabine Meyer and other world-class musicians.

  • Wednesday

    13 May

    2020

    Photo: PR
    ©
    Musical reading

    August Zirner voice & flute
    Kai Struwe bass
    present
    “The Little Prince”
    by Antoine de Saint Exupéry

    A plea for friendship and humanity

    Long since a classic and millions can quote from it: The Little Prince lives together with his rose on the planet Asteroid B 612 and visits Earth. Here, in addition to the narrator who made an emergency landing in the desert with his plane, he gets to know the fox who explains the process of taming: "You become eternally responsible for what you've tamed." A world-famous book full of wisdom and with many common quotes, like "“The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched, they are felt with the heart.” Re-interpreted with specially composed music by August Zirner and Kai Struwe.

  • 15 - 17

    May

    New Horizons

    New Horizons

    This weekend's musicians are well versed in all styles of music through to jazz and improv, and embody a new breed that explores old and new works effortlessly and at the highest level, enabling surprising perspectives on the music.

  • Friday

    15 May

    2020

    Photo: Schloss Elmau
    ©
    Kultur & Genuss

    Dinner & Concert

    3 course menu in the retreat followed by concert in the Concert Hall

  • Friday

    15 May

    2020

    Photo: Connie Tsang, Shervin Lainez
    ©
    New Horizons

    Kinan Azmeh clarinet
    Brooklyn Rider string quartet

    Azmeh: works for clarinet and string quartet et al.

    Der hinreißend spielende syrische Klarinettist und Komponist Kinan Azmeh liebt die Vermischung der Stile von Klassik, Jazz und arabischer Musik seiner Heimat. An seiner Seite sind die Musiker des Streichquartetts Brooklyn Rider zu hören, die „mit einer Energie spielen wie junge Rockstars in einer Jam Session auf Gitarren!“ (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette).

  • Saturday

    16 May

    2020

    Photo: Roman Novitzky
    ©
    New Horizons

    STEGREIF.orchester
    The Improvising Symphony Orchestra
    #bfree – a European Symphony

    Connecting European Cultures through Beethoven's 9th Symphony

    Inspired by Beethoven's 9th Symphony, the "Europa-Sinfonie", the STEGREIF.orchestra combines folk songs from Europe with elements from Beethoven's 9th Symphony and lets Europe grow together into a colourful country that speaks from the heart of its people. With this new, theatrical concert project #bfree, the STEGREIF.orchester has once again taken up the cause of making new approaches to classical music possible for the audience.

  • Thursday

    21 May

    2020

    Photo: 2105_Steven Haberlandt
    ©
    Pop/Singer-Songwriter

    Anna Depenbusch vocals & piano

    Leidenschaft und Temperament, Kreativität und Poesie, Humor und Ironie: Diese Charaktereigenschaften zeichnenAnna Depenbusch aus – und das nicht nur auf, sondern auch hinter der Bühne. Die Hamburger Liedermacherin zeigte mit ihrem letzten Studioalbum „Das Alphabet der ANNA DEPENBUSCH in schwarz-weiß“, dass es nicht mehr als ein Klavier und ihrer Stimme bedarf, um für ein paar Stunden in eine Welt voller Fantasie einzutauchen. In dieser verschmelzen Geschichten, die das Leben schreibt, Anekdoten, Wahrheiten, Träume, Wünsche und Sehnsüchte in einer Symbiose miteinander. Egal ob sie flüstert oder pfeift, sie streichelt oder bebt, sie neckisch scherzt oder einfach nur ganz tief berührt: „Anna Depenbusch ist in ihrem Fach, dem modernen Chanson, das Maß aller Dinge“ (Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung).

  • Friday

    22 May

    2020

    Photo: Sophia Kirchner, Rowohlt Verlag
    ©
    Author's reading

    Lesung Rothenberg

    Reading & live music

    David Rothenberg has made music with whales, insects, water and wind: But the perfect sound was provided by the Berlin nightingales, who live there in Competition with the city noise to outgrow itself. The American musicologist and musician Rothenberg, an icon of the experimental music scene worldwide, has written a symphony of the big city that sets a musical monument to the nightingale.

  • Saturday

    23 May

    2020

    Photo: Ann Street Studio, Felix Broede
    ©
    Classical

    Gautier Capuçon cello
    Gülru Ensari piano

    Beethoven: Cello sonata No 4 C major, Schostakowitsch et al.

    Meistercellist Gautier Capucon reist gemeinsam mit seiner kongenialen Klavierpartnerin Gülru Ensari nach Schloss Elmau. Im Gepäck haben die Musiker einige der großen Werke für Violoncello und Klavier.

  • Wednesday

    27 May

    2020

    Photo: PR
    ©
    World

    Soumik Datta sarod
    & Friends

    Indian music

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

  • 30 - 1

    May - Jun

    A weekend with Quatuor Ebène

    A weekend with Quatuor Ebène

    The Quatuor Ebène is one of the most exciting and sought-after string quartets in the world, and is now dedicating two concerts to the string quartets of Ludwig van Beethoven, whose 250th birthday is being celebrated this year.

  • Saturday

    30 May

    2020

    Photo: Julien Mignot
    ©
    A weekend with Quatuor Ebène

    Quatuor Ebène string quartet

    Beethoven: string quartet E flat major Op 127 et al.

  • Sunday

    31 May

    2020

    Photo: Julien Mignot, PR
    ©
    A weekend with Quatuor Ebène

    Quatuor Ebène string quartet
    Akiko Yamamoto piano

    Beethoven: string quartet C minor Op 18/4,
    Fauré: piano quintet No 1 D minor

  • 1 - 18

    Jun

  • Monday

    1 Jun

    2020

    Photo: Dominik Butzmann_laif, Christopher Thomas
    ©
    Autorenlesung und Gespräch

    Joachim Gauck Bundespräsident a.D.
    im Gespräch mit
    Monika Grütters Staatsministerin für Kultur und Medien
    über „Toleranz: Einfach schwer“

    "Selten habe ich eine so kluge, treffende und unaufgeregte Auseinandersetzung darüber gelesen, warum Menschen sich von Parteien und Institutionen abwenden und plötzlich nach rechts abdriften", sagt Giovanni di Lorenzo über Joachim Gaucks "Toleranz". Im Gespräch mit Staatsministerin Monika Grütters ergründet Gauck die drängenden gesellschaftlichen Fragen zur Toleranz und ihren Grenzen.

  • Wednesday

    3 Jun

    2020

    Photo: Barbara Klemm
    ©
    Classical

    Krzyzowa-Music @ Schloss Elmau
    The international Chamber Music Festival from Krzyzowa

    Workshop with Alfred Brendel

    In einem öffentlichen Workshop arbeitet Meisterpianist Alfred Brendel mit Musikern des Krzyzowa-Music-Festivals an Schuberts Streichquartett G-Dur.

  • Wednesday

    3 Jun

    2020

    Photo: Timm Kölln
    ©
    Classical

    Krzyzowa-Music @ Schloss Elmau

    The international Chamber Music Festival from Krzyzowa
    Viviane Hagner, violin | Stephen Waarts, violin | Karolina Errera, viola | Alexey Stadler, cello

    Schubert: String quartet No 15 G major D 887

  • Thursday

    4 Jun

    2020

    Photo: Jean-Baptiste Maillot
    ©
    Reading

    Alfred Brendel
    reads
    “Mein musikalisches Leben”

    Alfred Brendel ist unter den Pianisten eine lebende Legende. Seitdem er 2008 sein letztes Konzert gab, widmet er sich dem Unterreichten sowie dem Schreiben und Vorträgen. Nach seinem Workshop mit Musikern des Krzyzowa-Music-Festivals am Vortag, gibt er an diesem Abend spannende Einblicke in sein musikalisches Leben.

  • Saturday

    6 Jun

    2020

    Photo: Jean Ber, PR
    ©
    World

    Nguyên Lê guitar
    Prabhu Edouard tabla
    Mieko Miyazaki koto

    „So wie er spielt kein anderer Mensch Gitarre!“ staunte die FAZ schon bei Nguyên Lês Deutschlanddebüt im Jahr 1993. In seinem neuen Projekt entsteht aus der Herkunft der Musiker – aus Vietnam, Indien und Japan – ein magisches Dreieck, in dem faszinierende Klanglandschaften entstehen. Eine funkelnde Begegnung von Identitäten.

  • Thursday

    11 Jun

    2020

    Photo: Oscar Tursunov
    ©
    Classical

    Grigory Sokolov presents:
    Alexandra Dovgan

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

    Beethoven Piano sonata No 8 c minor Op13
    Chopin: Waltz Op 64, Mazurkas Op 68 et al.

    „Wir erleben hier etwas ganz Besonderes. Es wäre nicht richtig, die 12-jährige Alexandra Dovgan als ,Wunderkind' zu bezeichnen, denn ihr Klavierspiel ist zwar ein Wunder, hat aber nichts Kindliches an sich. Ihre Interpretationen sind die einer Erwachsenen, einer voll ausgeformten Persönlichkeit. Es ist mir eine besondere Freude, in diesem Zusammenhang auf ihre bemerkenswerte Lehrerin Mira Marchenko zu verweisen. Doch gibt es Dinge, die man weder lernen noch lehren kann. Alexandra Dovgan verfügt über eine ungewöhnlich vielseitige und ausgewogene Begabung. Ihr Spiel ist wahrhaftig und konzentriert. Ich sage ihr eine große Zukunft voraus …“
    Grigory Sokolov

  • Friday

    12 Jun

    2020

    Photo:  Schloss Elmau
    ©
    Classical

    Grigory Sokolov piano

    Mozart: Sonata A major KV 331, Rondo A minor KV 511 et al.

    Grigory Sokolov kehrt zurück nach Schloss Elmau. Für sein diesjähriges Rezital hat der zurückhaltende Meisterpianist Werke von Mozart vorbereitet, darunter die Sonate A-Dur KV 331 und das Rondo a-Moll KV 511 – ein sicher bezwingender und eindrücklicher Konzertabend mit zahlreichen Zugaben.

  • 13 - 19

    Jun

    Daniel Hope Week

    Daniel Hope Week
    A Week with and by Daniel Hope & Friends

    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.

  • Saturday

    13 Jun

    2020

    Photo: Tibor Bozi, PR, Mischa Blank
    ©
    Classical

    Daniel Hope violin
    Josephine Knight cello
    Julia Okruashvili piano

    Mendelssohn: piano trio D minor

  • Sunday

    14 Jun

    2020

    Photo: Tibor Bozi, Tricia de Courcy Ling, Mischa Blank
    ©
    Daniel Hope Week

    Opening concert
    Daniel Hope violin
    Josephine Knight cello
    Julia Okruashvili piano

    Franck: Violin sonata & Rachmaninow: Cello sonata

  • Monday

    15 Jun

    2020

    Photo: Schloss Elmau
    ©
    Kultur & Genuss

    Dinner & Concert

    3 course menu in the retreat followed by concert in the Concert Hall

  • Monday

    15 Jun

    2020

    Photo: Harald Hoffmann_ DG
    ©
    Daniel Hope Week

    AIR – A baroque Journey

    Daniel Hope violine & moderation
    Simos Papanas violine
    Nicola Mosca cello
    Naoki Kitaya harpsichord
    Emanuele Forni lute/baroque guitar
    Michael Metzler percussion

    works by Handel, Vivaldi, Westhoff et al.

  • Tuesday

    16 Jun

    2020

    Photo: Schloss Elmau
    ©
    Kultur & Genuss

    Dinner & Concert

    3 course menu in the retreat followed by concert in the Concert Hall

  • Tuesday

    16 Jun

    2020

    Photo: PR
    ©
    Daniel Hope Week

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

    Mozart: Piano quartet G minor & Dvorak: String sextet

  • Wednesday

    17 Jun

    2020

    Photo: Schloss Elmau
    ©
    Kultur & Genuss

    Dinner & Concert

    3 course menu in the retreat followed by concert in the Concert Hall

  • Wednesday

    17 Jun

    2020

    Photo:  Harald Hoffmann_DG, PR
    ©
    Daniel Hope Week

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

    Schubert: String trio B major & Brahms: Piano quintet F minor et al.

  • Thursday

    18 Jun

    2020

    Photo: Schloss Elmau
    ©
    Kultur & Genuss

    Dinner & Concert

    3 course menu in the retreat followed by concert in the Concert Hall

  • Thursday

    18 Jun

    2020

    Photo:  Harald Hoffmann _ DG
    ©
    Daniel Hope Week

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

    Grieg: Violin Sonata No 3 C minor & Mendelssohn: String octet

  • 20 - 28

    Jun

    Music of the Romantic Era

    Music 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.

    artists include:
    Ian Bostridge, Marlis Petersen, Kuss Quartett et al.

  • Saturday

    20 Jun

    2020

    Photo: Susanna Mattes
    ©
    Music of the Romantic Era

    Stories of the Romantic period
    Stefan Wilkening reads
    W. A. Poe: “Der schwarze Kater” & H. C. Andersen: “Die Nachtigall”

    Introduction: Roland Borgards, Editor of the Romantic Anthology “Tiere”

  • Sunday

    21 Jun

    2020

    Photo: PR
    ©
    Music of the Romantic Era

    Sergei Nakariakov flugel horn
    Daishin Kashimoto violin
    Maria Meerovitch piano

    Brahms: Horn trio Op 40 et al.

  • Monday

    22 Jun

    2020

    Photo:  PR, Rene Gaens, Alex Damians
    ©
    Music of the Romantic Era

    Rising Stars I
    of the International Richard-Strauss-Akademie
    Sarah Romberger mezzo soprano
    Friedrich Thiele cello
    Daumants Liepins piano

    chamber music

    In Kooperation with Richard-Strauss-Festival Garmisch-Partenkirchen
    TICKETS für external concert guests only via Richard-Strauss-Festival

  • Monday

    22 Jun

    2020

    Photo: Sammy Hart
    ©
    Music of the Romantic Era

    Lisa Batiashvili violin
    Lawrence Power viola
    Sebastian Klinger cello
    Nabil Shehata double bass
    Nino Gvetadze piano

    Schubert: Trout Quintet A mjor D 667

  • Tuesday

    23 Jun

    2020

    Photo: PR, Caspar David Friedrich
    ©
    Music of the Romantic Era

    Jörg Bong former CEO of Fischer publishers, & publicist
    Roland Borgards Professor of Modern German Literature, University of Frankfurt
    on
    “Die Aktualität der Romantik”

  • Tuesday

    23 Jun

    2020

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

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

    Brahms: Lieder for soprano and string quartet (arr. Aribert Reimann) et al.

  • Wednesday

    24 Jun

    2020

    Photo: Rüdiger Schestag, Jack Liebeck, Kevin Davis
    ©
    Music of the Romantic Era

    Kuss Quartett string quartet
    Lawrence Power viola
    Steven Isserlis cello

    Tschaikowsky: string sextet “Souvenir de Florence”

  • Wednesday

    24 Jun

    2020

    Photo: Jean-Baptiste Millot
    ©
    Music of the Romantic Era

    Steven Isserlis cello
    Connie Shih piano

    Strauss: cello sonata F major(original version)
    Rachmaninow: Cello sonata G minor

    In co-operation with Richard-Strauss-Festival Garmisch-Partenkirchen
    TICKETS für external concert guests only via Richard-Strauss-Festival

  • Thursday

    25 Jun

    2020

    Photo: Patrick Bienert, dpa, Caspar David Friedrich
    ©
    Music of the Romantic Era

    Florian Illies Publisher Rowohlt-Verlag, art historian
    Kilian Heck Professor of Art History, University of Greifswald
    on
    “Das Meer in den Bergen” – Sehnsüchte nach dem anderen Ort bei Caspar David Friedrich und Carl Blechen

  • Thursday

    25 Jun

    2020

    Photo:  Yiorgos Mavropoulos
    ©
    Music of the Romantic Era

    Marlis Petersen soprano
    Gregor Hübner violin
    Stephan Matthias Lademann piano
    "Dimension INNENWELT"

    Lieder by Schubert, Brahms, Strauss, Wolf et al.

    In co-operation with Richard-Strauss-Festival Garmisch-Partenkirchen
    TICKETS für external concert guests only via Richard-Strauss-Festival

  • Friday

    26 Jun

    2020

    Photo:  Gisela Schenker, Gunar Streu
    ©
    Music of the Romantic Era

    Christiane Karg soprano
    Gerold Huber piano

    Mahler: Songs from "Des Knaben Wunderhorn"

  • Saturday

    27 Jun

    2020

    Photo: Frank Eidel, PR, Paolo Soriani
    ©
    Music of the Romantic Era

    Reto Bieri clarinet
    Anja Lechner cello
    Anna Gourari piano

    Brahms: Clarinet trio op. 144 & Beethoven

  • Saturday

    27 Jun

    2020

    Photo:  Sim Canetty-Clarke, Marco Borggreve
    ©
    Music of the Romantic Era

    Ian Bostridge tenor
    Julius Drake piano

    Schumann: Liederkreis Op 39 et al.

  • Thursday

    2 Jul

    2020

    Photo: Peter Rigaud, Sammy Hart
    ©
    Klassik

    Arabella Steinbacher Violine
    Münchener Kammerorchester

    Piazzolla: "Die vier Jahreszeiten von Buenos Aires" et al.

  • 6 - 10

    Jul

    Photo: Gregory Batardon
    ©
    Konzerte & Masterclass

    Masterclass Gautier Capuçon

    Public masterclasees & concerts
    Samuel Parent, piano
    in cooperation with the Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris

    For three 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 Louis Vuitton Foundation, aspiring professional cellists are given the opportunity to make music and prepare for a concert with their well-established role model Capuçon, who regards both his numerous students and his international audience as the ultimate benchmark.

  • Saturday

    11 Jul

    2020

    Photo: Stephan Doleschal
    ©
    Modern Classical/Jazz

    BartolomeyBittmann progressive strings vienna
    Publikumspreis BMW Welt Jazz Award 2018

    Matthias Bartolomey, cello
    Klemens Bittmann, violin & mandola

  • Tuesday

    14 Jul

    2020

    Photo:  Tatyana Vlasova, Carsten Sander
    ©
    Liederabend

    Gabriela Scherer Sopran
    Michael Volle Bariton
    Sarah Tysman Klavier

    Arien und Duette von Mozart, Lortzing, Puccini, Donizetti, Kálmán et al.

  • Thursday

    16 Jul

    2020

    Photo:  Decca_ Mathias Bothor
    ©
    Arias and Lied

    Joseph Calleja tenor
    Vincenzo Scalera piano

    Arien aus „Carmen“, „Werther“, „Tosca“ et al. und ausgewählte Lieder

  • Saturday

    18 Jul

    2020

    Photo: Marie Staggat, PR
    ©
    World

    Cuarteto SolTango Weltmusikensemble feat.
    Leonel Capitano Gesang

    Leonel Capitano, Gesang
    Thomas Reif, Violine
    Karel Bredenhorst, Violoncello
    Andreas Rokseth, Bandoneon
    Martin Klett, Klavier

  • Tuesday

    21 Jul

    2020

    Photo: Efsevia Tsoni
    ©
    Jazz

    Sebastian Studnitzky trumpet, piano
    & Friends

  • 23 - 25

    Jul

    Photo: Marco Borggreve
    ©
    Klassik

    Anna Vinnitskaya Klavier

    Ravel: La Valse & Werke von Schumann

  • Saturday

    25 Jul

    2020

    Photo: Felix Broede, Marco Borggreve
    ©
    Klassik

    Leonard Elschenbroich Violoncello
    Anna Vinnitskaya Klavier

    Beethoven: Cellosonate Nr. 5 D-Dur op. 102/2 & Werke von Brahms

  • Thursday

    30 Jul

    2020

    Photo:  PR
    ©
    Arias and Lied

    Joseph Calleja tenor
    Vincenzo Scalera piano

    Céline Bonacina, sax
    Leonardo Montana, piano
    Chris Jennings, bass
    Asaf Sirkis, drums