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.

  • Saturday

    30 May

    2020

    Photo: Julien Mignot
    ©
    A weekend with the Quatuor Ebène

    Cancelled

    Quatuor Ebène string quartet

    250th Beethoven Anniversary!

    Beethoven: String quartetts op. 18 Nr. 5 & op. 127

    An early and a late string quartet are on the programme of the first Schloss Elmau concert by Quatuor Ebène in the Beethoven anniversary year. The musicians have just returned from a world tour: "Beethoven around the World". They play their concerts on all continents and release the recordings as part of a major CD project in honour of the composer.

  • Sunday

    31 May

    2020

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

    Cancelled

    Quatuor Ebène string quartet
    Akiko Yamamoto piano

    Beethoven: String quartet C minor Op 18 No 4,
    Fauré: Piano quintet No 1 D minor

    On the second concert evening, the Quatuor Ebène will again play an early Beethoven Quartet, the 4th string quartet from early group of string quartets op. 18. Fauré's magnificent piano quintet follows together with the pianist Akiko Yamamoto.

  • 1 - 19

    Jun 20

    Due to the coronavirus, the Bavarian government has banned all events. Therefore, all events will be cancelled until June 19, 2020.
    Hotel guests please contact the Reservations Department on 0049/8823/18170 for hotel bookings or the Cultural Office on 08823/18260 for questions about concerts.
    External concert guests from the region will be informed via email about the next steps.
    Stay healthy !

  • Monday

    1 Jun

    2020

    Photo: Dominik Butzmann_laif, Christopher Thomas
    ©
    Author's reading and discussion

    Cancelled

    Joachim Gauck & Monika Grütters
    on “Toleranz: Einfach schwer”

    Joachim Gauck, former German Federal President
    Monika Grütters, State Minister of Culture and Media

    in German

    "Seldom have I read such a clever, accurate and unexcited discussion about why people turn away from parties and institutions and suddenly drift to the right", says Giovanni di Lorenzo about Joachim Gauck's "Tolerance". In a conversation with Minister of State Monika Grütters, Gauck explores the pressing social questions about tolerance and its limits.

  • Tuesday

    2 Jun

    2020

    Photo: 0206_ PR, Julien Mignot
    ©
    Classical

    Cancelled

    Ray Chen violin
    Julien Quentin piano

    Grieg: Sonata No 2 G major
    Bach: Chaconne D minior BWV 1004
    Ravel: Tzigane
    Saint-Saëns & Debussy

    Violinist and ECHO Classic prizewinner Ray Chen and French pianist Julien Quentin return to Schloss Elmau with a varied programme: from Bach's famous Chaconne in D minor for solo violin to Grieg's 2nd violin sonata and Ravel's virtuoso Tzigane.

  • Wednesday

    3 Jun

    2020

    Photo: Barbara Klemm
    ©
    Krzyzowa Music @ Schloss Elmau

    Workshop with Alfred Brendel

    “Nothing could be more fitting than to make music at this special place Krzyzowa (Kreisau).”
    Alfred Brendel

    In a public workshop, master pianist Alfred Brendel works with musicians of the Krzyzowa Music Festival on Schubert's String Quartet in G major which can be heard in the evening concert.

  • Wednesday

    3 Jun

    2020

    Photo: Timm Kölln
    ©
    Krzyzowa Music @ Schloss Elmau

    Cancelled

    Viviane Hagner violin
    Stephen Waarts violin
    Karolina Errera viola
    Alexey Stadler cello

    Schubert: String quartet No 15 G major D 887

    Since 2014, musicians from all over the world have been coming together in Kreisau, Poland, for a music festival and are developing concert programmes under the artistic direction of violinist Viviane Hagner. They can now also be heard in Schloss Elmau with Schubert's last string quartet.

  • Thursday

    4 Jun

    2020

    Photo: Jean-Baptiste Maillot
    ©
    Krzyzowa Music @ Schloss Elmau/ Author's reading

    Cancelled

    Alfred Brendel
    reads
    “Mein musikalisches Leben”

    Alfred Brendel is a living legend among pianists. Since he gave his last concert in 2008, he has devoted himself to teaching, writing and lecturing. Following his workshop with musicians of the Krzyzowa Music Festival the previous day, he will give exciting insights into his musical life on this evening.

  • Saturday

    6 Jun

    2020

    Photo: Jean Ber, PR
    ©
    World

    Cancelled

    Nguyên Lê guitar
    Prabhu Edouard tabla
    Mieko Miyazaki koto

    “No one else plays the guitar like him!” (FAZ)

    “No one else plays the guitar like him,” the FAZ was already astonished when Nguyên Lês made his German debut in 1993. In his new project, the musicians' origins – Vietnam, India and Japan – form a magical triangle in which fascinating soundscapes are created. A sparkling encounter of identities.

  • Tuesday

    9 Jun

    2020

    Photo: 0906_Lucas Burnside, Penguin Verlag
    ©
    Author's reading & discussion

    Cancelled

    John Burnside
    “Über Liebe und Magie”

    In German and Frensh

    Ein Memoir der Sonderklasse: John Burnside verbindet in „Über Liebe und Magie“ persönliche Erinnerungen, Reflexionen und ungeschönte Selbsterforschung zu einem einzigartigen Kunstwerk.

  • Thursday

    11 Jun

    2020

    Photo: Oscar Tursunov
    ©
    Classical

    Cancelled

    Grigory Sokolov presents:
    Alexandra Dovgan piano

    “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

  • Friday

    12 Jun

    2020

    Photo:  Schloss Elmau
    ©
    Classical

    Cancelled

    Grigory Sokolov piano

    Mozart: Praeludium and Fuge C major KV 394
    Sonata A major KV 331, Rondo A minor KV 511
    Schumann: “Bunte Blätter”

    Grigory Sokolov returns to Schloss Elmau. For this year's recital, the reserved master pianist performs works by Mozart, including the Sonata in A major K. 331 and the Rondo in A minor K. 511 - a certainly compelling and impressive concert evening with numerous encores.

  • 13 - 19

    Jun 20

    Photo: Nicolas Zonvi
    ©
    Daniel Hope Week

    The Daniel Hope Week will be postponed to April 6th – 11th 2021

  • Saturday

    13 Jun

    2020

    Photo: Tibor Bozi, PR, Mischa Blank
    ©
    Classical

    Cancelled

    Daniel Hope violin
    Josephine Knight cello
    Julia Okruashvili piano

    Beethoven: “Gassenhauer Trio”
    Mendelssohn: Piano trio D minor

    Daniel Hope opens his chamber music week with Beethoven's "Gassenhauer Trio". At his side on the first two days: the British cellist Josephine Knight, who in the 25 years of her career has regularly shared the stage with Hope, and the Moscow-born, multiple award-winning pianist Julia Okruashvili.

  • Sunday

    14 Jun

    2020

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

    Cancelled

    Daniel Hope violin
    Josephine Knight cello
    Julia Okruashvili piano

    Franck: Violin sonata & Rachmaninow: Cello sonata

    The trio evening is followed by a duo evening. The programme includes two solitaires: César Franck's wonderfully luminous violin sonata, considered one of the most important works of the Fin de Siècle. Like Franck's violin sonata, Rachmaninov's cello sonata is the composer's only work for the cello. Penned in 1901 and critically acclaimed, it is for many cellists today the ultimate in the cello literature.

  • Monday

    15 Jun

    2020

    Photo: Harald Hoffmann_ DG
    ©
    Daniel Hope Week

    Cancelled

    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.

    On this evening, 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, Bach, Pachelbel and Telemann 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!

    Schloss Elmau
    ©

    Dinner & Concert

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

    16 Jun

    2020

    Photo: PR
    ©
    Daniel Hope Week

    Cancelled

    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

    On the fourth evening of the week, musicians from the Zurich Chamber Orchestra, which Daniel Hope has lead since 2016, will present themselves in two large chamber music ensembles together with pianist Aleksey Botvinov, a regular concert partner of the orchestra.

    Schloss Elmau
    ©

    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

    Cancelled

    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.

    This evening's programme includes a Schubert string trio and Brahms' great piano quintet, played by Daniel Hope, members of the Zurich Chamber Orchestra and pianist Alexey Botvinov.

    Schloss Elmau
    ©

    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

    Cancelled


    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

    With Mendelssohn's string octet, Daniel Hope's week finds its brilliant climax and conclusion. It is a work by the only sixteen-year-old Mendelssohn, who founded a new genre in his instrumentation for eight strings and composed music full of brilliant melodic ideas. A wonderful conclusion to a wonderful week of chamber music!

    Schloss Elmau
    ©

    Dinner & Concert

    3 course menu in the retreat followed by concert in the Concert Hall
  • 20 - 28

    Jun 20

    Photo: PR
    ©
    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.

  • Saturday

    20 Jun

    2020

    Photo: Susanna Mattes
    ©
    Music of the Romantic Era

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

    E.A.Poe: “Der schwarze Kater” & H.C.Andersen: “Die Nachtigall”
    Introduction: Roland Borgards, Editor of the Romantic anthology “Tiere”

    At the beginning of the "Romantic Week" the focus is on the literature of the Romantic period. In an introductory lecture Professor Roland Borgards will give an overview on animals in Romantic literature, then actor Stefan Wilkening will read central short stories by Edgar Allen Poe and Hans Christian Andersen.

  • Sunday

    21 Jun

    2020

    Photo: PR
    ©
    Music of the Romantic Era

    Sergei Nakariakov flugel horn
    Daishin Kashimoto violin
    Maria Meerovitch piano

    Schumann: Fantasy Pieces
    Mozart: Violin Sonata C major KV 296
    Brahms: Horn Trio Op 40

    No instrument stands as much for the world of Romanticism as the horn and its works. Brahms's famous horn trio will sound on the flugelhorn this evening, played by Israeli-Russian trumpeter Sergei Nakariakov, perhaps the best trumpeter in the world. At his side will be Daishin Kashimoto, the concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic, and Nakariakov's long-standing piano partner Maria Meerovitch.

  • Monday

    22 Jun

    2020

    Photo: Sammy Hart
    ©
    Music of the Romantic Era

    Lisa Batiashvili violin
    Lawrence Power viola
    Sebastian Klinger cello
    Nino Gvetadze piano
    et al.

    Schubert: Trout Quintet A major D 667

    The "Trout Quintet" by Franz Schubert is one of the most popular chamber music works. The joyful and bright sound and the joy of making music which is inherent in this piece is not only transmitted to the musicians but also to the audience - especially when the piece is interpreted by such a high-ranking ensemble including the star violinist Lisa Batiashvili.

  • 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”

    in German

    "Many people associate Romanticism with the blue flower, love, moonlit forest nights and a fairytale world. Of course, these motifs are found in many texts, but Romanticism is much more complex and contradictory," says Prof. Roland Borgards. He discusses with Jörg Bong where the many themes of Romanticism can still be found today and how Romanticism can be profitably received from today's perspective.

  • 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

    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.

  • 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

    Tchaikovsky: String sextet “Souvenir de Florence”

    Internationally acclaimed, the Kuss Quartet can be heard in all the major concert halls. Now the quartet, which has been performing on Stradivari's legendary "Paganini Quartet" since 2019, will be joined with two exquisite musicians - Lawrence Power and Steven Isserlis - for Tchaikovsky's famous string sextet.

  • 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

    Renowned for his flawless technique and great musicality, Steven Isserlis is one of the great cellists of our time. He performs as a chamber musician as well as a soloist with all major orchestras and at all the world's renowned festivals. Now, after a long time, he is returning to Schloss Elmau to play Strauss' Cello Sonata in the original version, among other works.
    In cooperation 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

    in German

    Two prominent art scholars will shed light on the painting of Romanticism, its characteristics and the relationship between man and nature: Florian Illies, publicist, publishing director and art historian, and Kilian Heck, Professor of Art History at the Caspar David Friedrich Institute of the University of Greifswald.

  • Thursday

    25 Jun

    2020

    Photo: Yiorgos Mavropoulos
    ©
    Music of the Romantic Era

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

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

    With the program “Inner-World” Marlis Petersen leads the listener into the mysterious realm of visions and dreams, into the subconscious of the soul, into the night, where thoughts, wishes and feelings arise. Night and dreams – movement within – redemption and return home are the name of the song stations. Richard Strauss also joins the program, combined with a premiere, the new arrangement of the third of his “Four Last Songs” by Gregor Hübner.
    In cooperation with the Richard Strauss Festival Garmisch-Partenkirchen
    TICKETS for 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”

    Together with pianist Gerold Huber, the much sought-after soprano Christiane Karg returns to Schloss Elmau. For the Romatic Music Week they have prepared songs from Mahler's "Des Knaben Wunderhorn", settings of folk song texts from the collection of Clemens Brentano and Achim von Arnim - a major work of Heidelberg Romanticism.

  • 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: “Gassenhauertrio”

    A world-class trio of outstanding musicians will dedicate this matinee concert to works including Brahms' Clarinet Trio, considered characteristic of the composers' late works.

  • 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.

    As the crowning finale of the "Romantic Week", England's famous tenor Ian Bostridge sings Schumann's "Liederkreis op. 39", one of the central song cycles of Romantic music based on poems by Joseph von Eichendorff, including the "Mondnacht".

  • Monday

    29 Jun

    2020

    Photo: Stefan Kresser_Deuticke Verlag
    ©
    Author's reading

    Monika Helfer
    “Die Bagage”

    “We'll be talked about for a long time.” Monika Helfer's new novel “Die Bagage” – a touching story of origin and family

  • Wednesday

    1 Jul

    2020

    Photo: Felix Broede
    ©
    Classical

    Igor Levit piano

    250th Beethoven Anniversary

    Beethoven: Piano sonatas D minor op. 31 No. 2 „Der Sturm“
    op. 27 No. 1 E flat major Dur & No. 2 C sharp minor „Moonlight Sonata“

    On the occasion of Ludwig van Beethoven's 250th birthday, Igor Levit, one of the world's leading pianists and Beethoven expert, dedicates two concerts to some of the composer's most famous piano sonatas. The first complete recording of Igor Levit's Beethoven piano sonatas, released by Sony Classical in September 2019, received excellent reviews and, in addition to various awards, reached No. 1 in the official classical music charts in 2019.

  • Thursday

    2 Jul

    2020

    Photo: Peter Rigaud, Sammy Hart
    ©
    Classical

    Cancelled

    Arabella Steinbacher violin, direction
    Munich Chamber Orchestra

    Piazzolla: “The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires” et al.

    One of the projects of the restless Munich Chamber Orchestra this season is the collaboration with the violinist Arabella Steinbacher. Together, the musicians have recorded Piazzolla's "Four Seasons of Buenos Aires", giving concerts throughout Germany and also making a stopover in Schloss Elmau.

  • Saturday

    4 Jul

    2020

    Photo: Felix Broede
    ©
    Classical

    Igor Levit piano

    250th Beethoven Anniversary

    Beethoven: Piano Sonatas op. 49 No. 1 & 2, No. 22 F major op. 54
    No. 23 F minor Op 57 “Appassionata”

    On the occasion of Ludwig van Beethoven's 250th birthday, Igor Levit, one of the world's leading pianists and Beethoven expert, dedicates two concerts to some of the composer's most famous piano sonatas. The first complete recording of Igor Levit's Beethoven piano sonatas, released by Sony Classical in September 2019, received excellent reviews and, in addition to various awards, reached No. 1 in the official classical music charts in 2019.

  • 6 - 10

    Jul 20

    Photo: Gregory Batardon
    ©
    Concerts & Masterclasses

    Masterclass Gautier Capuçon

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

    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 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

    "Unbridled enthusiasm for playing and radical rhythm", raved the well-known Austrian musician Wolfgang Muthspiel about BartolomeyBittmann. With their third album "Dynamo", the two Viennese musicians have once again created a great musical achievement, which takes the audience into a fascinating world of sound in the most beautiful way. One thing can definitely be said: Musical narrow-mindedness and a love of tradition are not necessarily among the characteristics that distinguish this pair.

  • Tuesday

    14 Jul

    2020

    Photo:  Tatyana Vlasova, Carsten Sander
    ©
    Lieder / Aria Evening

    Gabriela Scherer soprano
    Michael Volle baritone
    Sarah Tysman piano

    Aries & duets by Mozart, Lortzing, Puccini, Donizetti, Kálmán et al.

    Baritone Michael Volle, to be heard on the world's most important opera stages, together with the soprano Gabriela Scherer gives an evening of great arias and duets from opera history.

  • Thursday

    16 Jul

    2020

    Photo:  Decca_ Mathias Bothor
    ©
    Lieder / Aria Evening

    Joseph Calleja tenor
    Vincenzo Scalera piano

    Arias from “Carmen”, “Werther”, “Tosca” et al. and selected Lieder

    Malta-born Joseph Calleja is one of the most sought-after tenors of the present day. NPR described him as “probably the best lyrical tenor of our time”, Gramophone magazine voted him Artist of the Year 2012, and now Joseph Calleja, who sings on all the world's great opera stages, can be heard for the first time in Schloss Elmau – with arias from well-known operas and selected songs from his Maltese homeland.

  • Saturday

    18 Jul

    2020

    Photo: Marie Staggat, PR
    ©
    World

    Cuarteto SolTango World music ensemble feat.
    Leonel Capitano vocals

    Leonel Capitano, vocals
    Thomas Reif, violin
    Karel Bredenhorst, cello
    Andreas Rokseth, bandoneon
    Martin Klett, piano

    Cuarteto SolTango stands for authentic tango with orchestral sound and chamber music esprit. The four musicians and their guest interpret classical tango of the "Golden Era" up to the Tango Nuevo of Astor Piazzolla in a unique instrumentation with artistic instrumentation by pianist Martin Klett.

  • Tuesday

    21 Jul

    2020

    Photo: Efsevia Tsoni
    ©
    Jazz

    Sebastian Studnitzky trumpet, piano
    & Friends

    The fact that Sebastian Studnitzky plays trumpet and piano at the highest international level is in itself a sensation. Like few other instrumentalists of his generation, he is present in clubs and at festivals worldwide (with Nils Landgren's Funk unit, Jazzanova, Mezzoforte or Wolfgang Haffner). In 2014, as musical director, he initiated the XJAZZ Festival – Berlin's biggest jazz festival from the ground up – and turned the jazz scene in Germany upside down. In 2015 Sebastian Studnitzky received the ECHO Jazz.

  • Thursday

    23 Jul

    2020

    Photo: Marco Borggreve
    ©
    Classical

    Anna Vinnitskaya piano

    Ravel: La Valse & works by Schumann

    Whether Schumann or Ravel - the sought-after pianist Anna Vinnitskaya moves effortlessly through the repertoire. For this year's "double feature" in Schloss Elmau, where the pianist will present both a piano recital and chamber music, Anna Vinnitskaya has prepared Ravel's demanding "La Valse" and works by Robert Schumann, among others.

  • Saturday

    25 Jul

    2020

    Photo: Felix Broede, Marco Borggreve
    ©
    Classical

    Leonard Elschenbroich cello
    Anna Vinnitskaya piano

    Beethoven: Cello Sonata No. 5 D Major op. 102 No. 2
    Works by Brahms

    For the second evening of her "double feature" in Schloss Elmau, Anna Vinnitskaya plays with the award-winning cellist Leonard Elschenbroich. The two musicians interpret central cello works by Beethoven and Brahms.

  • Tuesday

    28 Jul

    2020

    Photo: Maurice Haas/Diogenes Verlag
    ©
    Author's reading

    Daniela Krien
    “Muldental”

    Moderation: Tanja Graf, leader of the Literaturhaus Munich

    Daniela Krien tells of people whose lives were shaken by a counterpoint in history. She tells of disorientation and deep despair. But these novel miniatures go beyond the fate of the individual; they draw a picture of the human being of today. A book about holding one's head above water, about continuing to do things anyway, about creating in spite of everything.

  • Thursday

    30 Jul

    2020

    Photo:  PR
    ©
    Jazz

    Céline Bonacina Crystal Quartet
    Audience Award BMW Welt Jazz Award 2019

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

    With her "Crystal Quartet" the award-winning French saxophonist Céline Bonacina combines dancing grooves with rousing improvisations as well as complex compositions with great joy of playing and infectious good humour.

  • Saturday

    1 Aug

    2020

    Photo: Marc Wilhelm
    ©
    Jazz

    Jazzrausch Bigband
    Beethoven's Breakdown

    Bigband jazz made in Bavaria. The Jazzrausch Bigband is committed to inspiring their audience with creative music-making. Their success has been unbroken and has carried the young techno brass band far beyond the borders of the state to the big German classical music festivals in Rheingau and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern as well as to the Lincoln Center in New York and to Africa & China.

  • Thursday

    6 Aug

    2020

    Photo: Michael Fitz
    ©
    Singer-Songwriter

    Michael Fitz vocals, guitar
    “Jetzt auf Gestern”

    Michael Fitz is not only an actor and thus known to a wide audience through his many television and cinema roles, he is also a true song poet and musical storyteller. He has been touring the German concert stages for10 years and inspires his audience all over the country with himself and his guitars, his fine, cheeky humour and his poetry and passion.

  • Thursday

    13 Aug

    2020

    Photo: Josef Fischnaller, Marco Borggreve
    ©
    Classical

    Emmanuel Pahud flute
    Daishin Kashimoto, Maja Avramovic violin
    Lawrence Power viola
    Alessio Bax, Lucille Chung piano

    Handel/Halvorsen: Passacaglia
    Beethoven: Serenade for flute, violin and viola Op 25 et al.

  • Saturday

    15 Aug

    2020

    Photo: annett louisan_c_Marie Isabel Mora
    ©
    Pop

    Annett Louisan vocals
    & band
    “Kleine große Liebe”

    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.

  • Saturday

    22 Aug

    2020

    Photo: PR
    ©
    Classical

    Samson Tsoy piano

    Beethoven: “Moonlight Sonata”
    Skrjabin: Piano sonata No 5 F sharp major et al.

    Samson Tsoy, described as “most promising” by BBC Music Magazine, was named Laureate of the 2012 Santander International Piano Competition. At the invitation of Elisabeth Leonskaja, he performed alongside famous musicians such as Jörg Widmann. He is a finalist of the “Vendome Prize” at the Verbier Festival and 1st Prize Winner of the Campillos International Piano Competition. Last season included debut performances with BBC Symphony Orchestra and Mariinsky Orchestra under Valery Gergiev.

  • Tuesday

    25 Aug

    2020

    Photo: 2508_Heike Steinweg, Suhrkamp
    ©
    Author's reading

    Lutz Seiler
    “Stern 111”

    nominated for the Leipzig Book Fair Prize

    A panorama of the first post-reunification years in East and West: after the German Book Prize-winning bestseller Kruso, Lutz Seiler continues the story in two major narrative arcs – in a road trip that takes us halfway around the globe and in a Berlin novel that shows us the first days of a new world. And along the way the story of a family is told, which is blown up by the autumn of 89 and which now has to try to find a new way to each other.

  • 27 - 30

    Aug 20

    Photo: Jake Turney
    ©

    Sheku Kanneh-Mason & Friends:
    “The Cassadó Ensemble”

    The young award-winning cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason will perform two chamber music concerts in Schloss Elmau together with his siblings and friends.

  • Thursday

    27 Aug

    2020

    Photo: Jake Turney
    ©
    Sheku Kanneh-Mason & Friends

    Braimah Kanneh-Mason violin
    Ayla Sahin violin
    Alinke Rowe viola
    Sheku Kanneh-Mason cello

    Dvorak: String Quartet No 13 G major & Haydn

    His appearance at the "Royal Wedding" of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle with two billion television viewers was his international breakthrough - since then the award-winning cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason has been touring through the big concert halls. He comes from a family of musicians called "The Kanneh-Masons" with seven siblings. Some of whom Sheku now brings with him to Schloss Elmau, where he will perform two chamber music concerts together with them and friends.

  • Saturday

    29 Aug

    2020

    Photo: Jake Turney
    ©
    Sheku Kanneh-Mason & Friends

    Sheku Kanneh-Mason & Friends: “The Cassadó Ensemble”
    Braimah Kanneh-Mason violin
    Ayla Sahin, violin
    Alinke Rowe viola
    Sheku Kanneh-Mason cello
    Isata Kanneh-Mason piano

    Dohnányi: Piano Quintet No 1 & Beethoven, C. Schumann et al.

    His appearance at the "Royal Wedding" of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle with two billion television viewers was his international breakthrough - since then the award-winning cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason has been touring through the big concert halls. He comes from a family of musicians called "The Kanneh-Masons" with seven siblings, some of whom Sheku now brings with him to Schloss Elmau, where they will perform two chamber music concerts together with friends.

  • Saturday

    5 Sep

    2020

    Photo: Gregor Hohenberg / Sony Classical, Albert Lindmeier
    ©
    Lieder/Aria Evening

    Christian Gerhaher baritone
    Gerold Huber piano

    Schubert: Sonetts I-III, Berg: Vier Gesänge Op 2 et al.
    Fauré: La Bonne Chanson Op. 61
    Schubert: Abendbilder D 650, Auf dem Wasser zu singen 774 et al.

    Christian Gerhaher, one of the world's most sought-after lieder and opera singers, can be heard again this year together with his piano partner Gerold Huber in a recital at Schloss Elmau.

  • 8 - 13

    Sep 20

    Photo: Jim Rakete
    ©
    A Week with Jan Vogler

    A Week with Jan Vogler

    Star cellist Jan Vogler is one of the world's leading cellists. Now the cellist, who is also the director of two major festivals, will spend a whole week in Schloss Elmau: for Beethoven's 250th anniversary, he is exploring Beethoven's five cello sonatas with five promising young pianists and can also be experienced in an unusual formation together with guitarist Ismo Eskelinen.

  • Tuesday

    8 Sep

    2020

    Photo: Jim Rakete
    ©
    Classical

    Jan Vogler cello &
    young pianists

    Beethoven: Cello Sonatas I

    For the Beethoven Year, world-famous cellist Jan Vogler is exploring Beethoven's five cello sonatas together with five young up-and-coming pianists, which will be performed as a cycle in two concerts. In each concert, he combines the composer's stylistically very different early and late sonatas.

  • Thursday

    10 Sep

    2020

    Photo: Mat Hennek
    ©
    A Week with Jan Vogler

    Jan Vogler cello &
    young pianists

    Beethoven: Cello Sonatas II

    For the Beethoven Year, world-famous cellist Jan Vogler is exploring Beethoven's five cello sonatas together with five young upcoming pianists, which will be performed as a cycle in two concerts. In each concert, he combines the composer's stylistically very different early and late sonatas.

  • Saturday

    12 Sep

    2020

    Photo:  Marco Grob, Felix Broede
    ©
    A Week with Jan Vogler

    Ismo Eskelinen guitar
    Jan Vogler cello

    Works for cello and guitar by Paganini, de Falla, Villa-Lobos, Piazzolla et al.

    Star cellist Jan Vogler and Finnish guitarist Ismo Eskelinen have decided to expand and deepen the repertoire for cello and guitar, to play it in concerts and finally to document it on an album. They called it “Songbook” because many of the selected pieces are songs or at least very close to songs.

  • Wednesday

    16 Sep

    2020

    Photo: LISA MARTIN, Südlichtstudio
    ©
    Jazz/New Classical

    Tim Allhoff
    „Sixteen Pieces for Piano“

    Tim Allhoff, piano

  • Saturday

    26 Sep

    2020

    Photo:  PR
    ©
    Jazz

    Nicolas Masson sax, clarinet
    Colin Vallon piano
    Patrice Moret bass
    Lionel Friedli drums
    “Travelers”

    Swiss saxophonist, clarinettist and composer Nicolas Masson presents his quartet “Nicolas Masson's Parallels” in his album “Traveleres” released by ECM. The quartet has been touring in unchanged formation for a decade.

  • Thursday

    1 Oct

    2020

    Photo: Henning Ross_Sony Classical
    ©
    Classical

    Martin Stadtfeld piano

    Bach: Chaconne from Partita d-moll 1004
    Stadtfeld: Homage to Bach

  • Saturday

    3 Oct

    2020

    Photo: Joanna Wizmur
    ©
    Jazz

    Bodek Janke
    & SONG

    Shishani Vranckx, vocals
    Kristjan Randalu, piano
    Phil Donkin, bass
    Bodek Janke, drums & percussion

    Bodek Jankes's currently most ambitious project "SONG" is a modern and acoustic, 21st-century response to the world of singer-songwriters, pop culture and its songs. A heavy clash of contrasting music cultures paves the creative space towards new rhythmic, melodic and harmonic structures, surprising the listener with fresh and new but catchy sounds from an exceptional drummer, composer and arranger.

  • Wednesday

    7 Oct

    2020

    Photo: 0710_imago Italy Photo, Aufbau Verlag Berlin
    ©
    Author's reading

    Olivier Guez
    “Koskas und die Wirren der Liebe”

    In deutscher Sprache

    in German

  • Thursday

    8 Oct

    2020

    Photo: PR
    ©
    Classical

    Trio Carpenter
    Lauren Carpenter, violin
    Sean Carpenter, violin
    David Aaron Carpenter, viola

    Beethoven: Trio op. 87 für 2 Violinen und Viola
    et al.

    "Blessed with an immensely offensive, sometimes devouring tone of such lyrical as dramatic power," music journalist Harald Eggebrecht described American violist David Aaron Carpenter in the Süddeutsche Zeitung, and critic icon Norman Lebrecht called him the "hottest violist of our time". Now he and his no less talented siblings are back at Schloss Elmau with Beethoven celebrating his 250th anniversary.

  • Thursday

    15 Oct

    2020

    Photo: Johannes Ritter
    ©
    Classical

    Dorothee Oberlinger recorder
    Olga Watts harpsicord
    Axel Wolf lute

    “Italianità” – the Italian style in baroque Europe
    works by Händel, Corelli et al.

    Ausgehend von der Geburtsstunde des Barock und der „Sezierung“ von Rhetorik und Affekt Anfang des 17. Jahrhunderts in Italien um Monteverdi geht die Reise über europäische Werke des Hoch- und Spätbarocks von Händel, Corelli und Jacques Hotteterre le Romain bis hin zu einem Ausblick ins 20. Jahrhundert mit Luciano Berios Gesti, wo die Theatralik italienischen Stils mit den Stilmitteln der Avantgarde der 60er Jahre kulminiert.

  • 19 - 24

    Oct 20

    Photo: Schloss Elmau
    ©
    Book Fair Days

    Book Fair Days

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

    Directly following the Frankfurt Book Fair, three distinguished literary critics travel to Schloss Elmau to present the most important literary releases of the autumn and to discuss their significance and quality. This time they appear as a trio with two intensive days of discussions.

  • Thursday

    22 Oct

    2020

    Photo: PR/Mário Pires
    ©
    Classical/Jazz/Worlds

    Viktoria Mullova violin
    Misha Mullov-Abbado base

    Bach, Jazz, World et al.

    A very special concert will bring a very special mother and son team to Schloss Elmau: Violinist Viktoria Mullova is one of the outstanding violinists of our time. Every time she performs at Schloss Elmau, she unfolds a new facet of her great skill and musical range from Bach to Indian music. Her son, the young award-winning double bassist Misha Mullov-Abbado, has also devoted himself to music with great success - but he is especially devoted to jazz. A special evening in an unusual duo formation!

  • Saturday

    24 Oct

    2020

    Photo: Chri Strassegger
    ©
    World

    Manu Delago Hang & Ensemble

    Manu Delago, handpans & drums
    Georg Gratzer, woodwinds
    Christoph Pepe Auer, woodwinds
    Alois Eberl, trombone & accordion
    Bernie Mallinger, violin
    Jenny Ames, viola
    Clemens Rofner, Bass Charly Mair & Chris Norz, Percussion

  • Saturday

    31 Oct

    2020

    Photo: Marco Borggreve, Giorgia Bertazzi, Harald Hoffmann
    ©
    Classical

    Antje Weithaas violin

    Schubert: Piano trio B flat major D 898
    Schostakowitsch: Piano trio No 2 E minor

  • Thursday

    5 Nov

    2020

    Photo: ACT_Antje Wiech
    ©
    Jazz

    Wolfgang Haffner
    „Kind of Tango“

    Wolfgang Haffner, drums
    Alma Naidu, vocals
    Christopher Dell, vibraphone
    Simon Oslender, piano
    Claus Fischer, bass

    „Es ist KEIN Tangoprogramm“, betont Schlagzeuger und Komponist Wolfgang Haffner, wenn er über sein neues Programm spricht. „Es geht mir um eine Übersetzung des Tango-Lebensgefühls in meine musikalische Welt. Während ich Einflüsse aufnehme, verarbeite und weiterschreibe, folge ich meinem eigenen Weg, der mir erlaubt, ich selbst zu sein. Entscheidend ist die Transposition: aus der Bezugnahme entsteht etwas Neues, Zeitgemäßes.“ Auch der jüngste Spross der „Kind of…“ Trilogie ist vor allem eins: 100% Haffner.

  • Saturday

    14 Nov

    2020

    Photo: Marie Staggat
    ©
    Jazz

    Francesco Tristano piano, electronics

    „Tokyo Stories“

    „Tokyo Stories“ ist eine klingende Hommage an die energiegeladene japanische Metropole von Pianist, Producer und Komponist Francesco Tristano, der schier mühelos zwischen der Welt der klassischen Musik und dem Universum neuer Klangformate wandelt. Jedes der 16 Stücke für Klavier, Synthesizer und Elektronik spiegelt seine tiefe Bewunderung für Tokio wieder und seine lange Beziehung zu dieser Stadt. Während der Albumtitel auf den ikonischen Film „Tokyo Story“ von Yasujiro Ozus anspielt, speist sich die Musik aus Tristanos eigener Gedankenwelt und erzählt seine persönliche Geschichte über sowohl aufwühlende als auch glückliche Momente in Tokio.

  • 17 - 22

    Nov 20

    Photo: PR
    ©
    22nd European Jazztival

    22nd European Jazztival

    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.

  • 22 - 27

    Nov 20

    Photo: Wikipedia
    ©
    Literature Week

    Japanese Literature

    Zwei bekannte, kompetente Japanologen werden uns die japanische Literatur entschlüsseln. Axel Milberg liest aus „Das Kopfkissenbuch" von Sei Shonagon. Der Literaturkritiker Hubert Winkels wird uns die dichterischen Essays Lafcadio Hearns über das Land der aufgehenden Sonne nahebringen. Wir hören Texte von den schon klassischen Autoren Yasushi Inoue, Yasunari Kawabata, Tanizaki Jun'ichiro, eingebettet von Haikus und japanischer Musik.

  • 28 - 6

    Nov - Dec 20

    Photo: Schloss Elmau
    ©
    Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    11th Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    Martin T:son Engstroem, founder and director of the famous Verbier Festival in the Swiss Alps, presents outstanding young artists on the cusp of their professional careers in fifteen solo, chamber and orchestral concerts.

    with Mikhail Pletnev, Alexander Lonquich, Mao Fujita, Alexandre Kantorow, Benjamin Grosvenor, piano
    Elsa Dreisig, soprano
    Marc Bouchkov, Pierre Colombet, Tobias Feldmann, violin
    Nicolas Altstaedt, Narek Hakhnazaryan, cello
    Gábor Takács-Nagy et al.

  • Saturday

    28 Nov

    2020

    Photo: Eiichi Ikeda
    ©
    Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    Mao Fujita piano

    Mozart: Klaviersonate Nr. 7 C-Dur KV 309
    Tschaikowsky: Romanze f-moll & Dumka c-moll op. 59
    Schubert: „Wanderer“-Fantasie C-Dur op. 15 D 760

  • Sunday

    29 Nov

    2020

    Photo: Juan C. Roa, Lev Efimov_Deutsche Grammophon
    ©
    Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    Marc Bouchkov violin
    Daniel Lozakovich violin

    Sonaten für Violine Solo von Bach & Ysaye
    Prokofiew: Sonate für zwei Violinen C-Dur op. 56
    Schostakowitsch: Fünf Stücke für zwei Violinen und Klavier

  • Sunday

    29 Nov

    2020

    Photo: Eiichi Ikeda, Nicolas Brodard
    ©
    Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    Mao Fujita piano
    Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra
    Gábor Takács-Nagy conductor

    Beethoven: Piano Concerto No 2 B flat major &
    Symphony No 2 D major

  • Monday

    30 Nov

    2020

    Photo: PR
    ©
    Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    Nicolas Altstaedt cello
    Alexander Lonquich piano

    Beethoven: Cello Sonatas part I

  • Monday

    30 Nov

    2020

    Photo: Lev Efimov_Deutsche Grammophon,Eiichi Ikeda
    ©
    Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    Daniel Lozakovich violin
    Mao Fujita piano

    Schumann: Violinsonate Nr. 1 op. 105
    Beethoven: Violinsonate Nr. 9 „Kreutzersonate“