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 - 31

    May 21

    Dear guests!
    We are happy to announce that after 7 months of lockdown we will probably be able to reopen on May 21. Due to the limited number of seats for the time being, the events can currently only be attended by hotel guests. Admission is included in the room rate.
    Registration is always required online in the cultural calendar, by calling 08823/18260 or by texting +4917 33 11 22 77.
    Please note that cast and program may be subject to change.
    We thank you for your understanding and look forward to your visit!

  • 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

    Die wundervolle Autobiografie von Hape Kerkeling: Humorvoll und entwaffnend ehrlich erzählt der Film vom Aufwachsen im Ruhrpott der 1970er-Jahre sowie von einer starken Persönlichkeit, die heranwachsen wird, um die deutsche Medienlandschaft zu prägen.

  • 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.

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    Jun 21

    Dear guests!
    We are happy to announce that after 7 months of lockdown we will probably be able to reopen on May 21. Due to the limited number of seats for the time being, the events can currently only be attended by hotel guests. Admission is included in the room rate.
    Registration is always required online in the cultural calendar, by calling 08823/18260 or by texting +4917 33 11 22 77.
    Please note that cast and program may be subject to change.
    We thank you for your understanding and look forward to your visit!

  • 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

  • Thursday

    10 Jun

    2021

    Photo: Oscar Tursunov
    ©
    Classical

    POSTPONED TO 27 AUG 2021
    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: Kaupo Kikkas, PR
    ©
    Classical

    David Orlowsky clarinet
    David Bergmüller lute

    works by Purcell, Dowland & original compositions

  • Saturday

    12 Jun

    2021

    Photo:  Schloss Elmau
    ©
    Classical

    POSTPONED TO 28 AUG 2021
    Grigory Sokolov piano

    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.

  • Saturday

    19 Jun

    2021

    Photo: PR
    ©
    Classical

    Annika Treutler piano

    Da die Deutschland-Tournee der in Amerika lebenden Musiker Pablo Sáinz-Villegas (Gitarre) & Sonidos de América (Trio-Band) coronabedingt abgesagt wurde, kann das auf Schloss Elmau geplante Konzert nicht stattfinden.

    Wir freuen uns sehr, als Ersatz die junge aufstrebende und mit dem Opus Klassik ausgezeichnete Pianistin Annika Treutler anzukündigen. Auf Schloss Elmau ist Annika Treutler mit einem der großen Werke der Klavierliteratur zu erleben: Bachs „Goldberg-Variationen“.

  • 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, violin
    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: PR
    ©
    Week of the Romantic Era

    Holger Noltze
    Georg Holzer

    Ein Gespräch über die Musik der Romantik, die „romantischste aller Künste“

  • 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

  • Wednesday

    23 Jun

    2021

    Photo: Felix Broede, PR
    ©
    Week of the Romantic Era

    Mojca Erdmann soprano
    Fredun Mazaheri piano

    Schumann & Brahms: Lieder

  • Thursday

    24 Jun

    2021

    Photo: Anne Guenther, C.H.Beck Verlag
    ©
    Week of the Romantic Era

    Stefan Matuschek
    Der gedichtete Himmel.
    Eine Geschichte der Romantik

    Die Romantik ist die Kunst, metaphysische Luftschlösser zu bauen. Sie weiß, dass ihr Himmel, wo immer sie ihn errichtet, nur ein erdichteter ist, und findet in ihm dennoch Zuflucht von der metaphysischen Obdachlosigkeit des modernen Menschen. Aus dieser Perspektive erschließt Stefan Matuschek in seiner brillanten Darstellung der Epoche die Neuerungen, die mit der Romantik in die Welt kamen: von der blauen Blume bis zur Kunstreligion, von der romantischen Ironie bis zur Schauerromantik, von der Renaissance des Mittelalters bis zur Utopie der Volkstümlichkeit. Dabei war die Romantik keineswegs nur eine deutsche Angelegenheit. Stefan Matuschek stellt uns ihre europäische Vielfalt vor Augen. In seinem weit gespannten Panorama begegnen wir Literaten wie den Schlegel-Brüdern, Goethe und Eichendorff, Keats und Shelley, Victor Hugo und Alessandro Manzoni, außerdem Philosophen, Malern und Komponisten der Zeit.

  • Thursday

    24 Jun

    2021

    Photo: PR
    ©
    Week of the Romantic Era

    „Winterreise“ nach Franz Schubert

    Hugo Siegmeth, tenor & soprano saxophone
    Axel Wolf, lute
    Stefan Hunstein, speaker

    Diese Winterreise ist anders. Hier singt niemand; der Text wird rezitiert. Und die Musik lässt Schuberts Themen und Motive zwar aufflackern, geht aber ganz frei mit ihnen um. Das Instrumentarium ist auch anders: Verschiedene Lauten mit Tenorsaxophon, Sopransaxophon oder Bassklarinette. Axel Wolf und Hugo Siegmeth beschreiten zusammen mit Stefan Hunstein eine fesselnde Wanderung ins Ich, musikalisch und interpretatorisch eng verbundenes Trio. Um menschliche Existenz geht es in der Winterreise, um eine Neubestimmung der eigenen Position nach einem Rückschlag: Ein Abgewiesener, Ausgestoßener reflektiert sein Dasein, umgeben von Kälte und Dunkelheit. So taucht man in eine eigene Welt der Winterreise ein wie ein musikalisch-textliches Hörspiel.

  • 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: Matthias Bothor
    ©
    Week of the Romantic Era

    „Poetiken der Höhe“ – Die Alpen in der Romantik
    Christian Brückner Lesung
    Dr. Michael Ott Einordnung und Interpretation

    Wahrnehmung und Erleben der Alpen in der Epoche der Romantik

    Anhand einer differenzierten Textauswahl zeigt der Germanist Dr. Michael Ott gemeinsam mit dem renommierten Schauspieler Christian Brückner, wie das Motiv der Alpen in der Romantik eingesetzt und verstanden wurde.

  • 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

  • 29 - 1

    Jun - Jul 21

    Gustave Flaubert – Zum 200. Geburtstag

    Gustave Flaubert – Zum 200. Geburtstag

  • 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.

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    Jul 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

  • 5 - 9

    Jul 21

    Photo: Erato warner Classics
    ©
    Concerts & Masterclasses

    Masterclass Gautier Capuon

    Public masterclasses & concerts with Gautier Capuçon and his students

    For four days, cello star Gautier Capuçon will hold public masterclasses and concerts in Schloss Elmau, to which all guests are welcome to attend. 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 cello students

  • Tuesday

    6 Jul

    2021

    Photo: PR
    ©
    Concerts & Masterclasses

    morning Masterclass with Gautier Capuçon

    Gautier Capuçon teaches two cello students

  • Tuesday

    6 Jul

    2021

    Photo:  Foucault, Fondation Louis Vuitton
    ©
    Concerts & Masterclasses

    cello students
    Samuel Parent piano

    concert

  • Wednesday

    7 Jul

    2021

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

    morning Masterclass with Gautier Capuçon

    Gautier Capuçon teaches two cello students

  • Wednesday

    7 Jul

    2021

    Photo: Foucault, PR
    ©
    Concerts & Masterclasses

    cello students
    Samuel Parent piano

  • Thursday

    8 Jul

    2021

    Photo: Broede, Fondation Louis Vuitton
    ©
    Concerts & Masterclasses

    morning Masterclass with Gautier Capuçon

    Gautier Capuçon teaches two cello students

  • Thursday

    8 Jul

    2021

    Photo:  Foucault, PR
    ©
    Concerts & Masterclasses

    Final concert
    Gautier Capuçon
    Samuel Parent piano
    cello students

  • 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.

  • Tuesday

    13 Jul

    2021

    Photo: Julia Knap Photography
    ©
    Jazz

    Pure Desmond
    “Pure Desmond plays James Bond Songs”

  • Thursday

    15 Jul

    2021

    Photo: Dirk Skiba, Schöffling & Co. verlag
    ©
    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.

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    Aug 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

  • 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, Christian Werner, Rohwolt Verlag
    ©
    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

    Photo: Schloss Elmau
    ©
    folk music

    Open Air at the Elmauer Alm

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

  • Tuesday

    24 Aug

    2021

    Photo: PR
    ©
    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.

  • Friday

    27 Aug

    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

    28 Aug

    2021

    Photo:  Schloss Elmau
    ©
    Classical

    Grigory Sokolov piano

    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.

  • 30 - 5

    Aug - Sep 21

    Photo: Gregor Hohenberg
    ©
    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

  • Thursday

    9 Sep

    2021

    Photo: picture alliance, Ralf Hirschberger
    ©
    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

    11 Sep

    2021

    Photo: Michael Wilson, Sim Canetty-Clarke
    ©
    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

    Photo: Lukasz Giza
    ©
    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
    ©
    Classical

    Lucas Jussen piano
    Arthur Jussen piano

    Schubert: Rondo A major for piano for four hands, selcetion from 4 Impromptus Op 90 D 899 & Op posth. 142 D 935 et al.
    Mendelssohn: Andante and Allegro Brillante A major for piano for four hands

    “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.

  • Saturday

    9 Oct

    2021

    Photo: Marco Borggreve
    ©
    Classical

    Baiba Skride violin
    Harriet Krijgh cello
    Lauma Skride piano

    Shostakovitch Piano Trio C minor
    Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio A minor

  • 17 - 24

    Oct 21

    Photo: Nicolas Zonvi
    ©
    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
    ©
    Daniel Hope Week

    Opening Concert
    Daniel Hope violin
    Alexey Botvinov piano

  • Monday

    18 Oct

    2021

    Photo: Harald Hoffmann/DG
    ©
    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
    ©
    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
    ©
    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

  • Wednesday

    20 Oct

    2021

    Photo:  Daniel Breidt, Nicolas Zonvi
    ©
    Film screening & talk

    “Square für Künstler: “Freiheit und ihre Feinde”
    Carte Blanche für Daniel Hope

    Daniel Hope, violinist & music manager
    Dietmar Mueller-Elmau, managing director Schloss Elmau

    Screening (duration c. 30 mins.) and talk in German

    Freiheit ist dem Geiger Daniel Hope wichtig. In Südafrika geboren, in London aufgewachsen, lebt er heute in Berlin. Seine Konzertreisen führen ihn immer wieder auch auf Schloss Elmau. Wie Dietmar Mueller-Elmau beinahe gegen seinen Willen Besitzer dieses Top-Wellnesshotels wurde, erzählt er in Hopes Film für „Square“. Aber auch, wie er sich immer wieder neue Freiheiten nimmt und alte Hindernisse überwindet.

  • Thursday

    21 Oct

    2021

    Daniel Hope Week

    Daniel Hope, Inès Morin, Tanja Sonc violin
    Ribal Molaeb, Hannes Bärtschel viola
    Nicola Mosca cello

    Schubert: Quartettsatz c-Moll
    Brahms: Quintett op. 111

  • Friday

    22 Oct

    2021

    Photo: Tibor Bozi, PR, Mischa Blank
    ©
    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
    ©
    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

    Photo: Schloss Elmau
    ©
    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.

  • Wednesday

    3 Nov

    2021

    Photo: Marco Borggreve
    ©
    Classical

    Denis Kozhukhin piano) & Vladislav Kozhukhin piano

    Arensky: Suite No 2 for two pianos
    Strawinsky: Petroushka (Version for two pianos)

    Denis Kozhukhin is one of the most interesting pianists of the younger generation. Since winning the famous Queen Elizabeth Competition in Brussels in 2010, Kozhukhin has made a great career, regularly leading him to important orchestras such as the Berlin Staatskapelle or the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under conductors such as Daniel Barenboim or Simon Rattle. Kozhukhin is also a regular guest at Schloss Elmau.

  • Thursday

    4 Nov

    2021

    Photo: PR
    ©
    Scenic reading

    Sophie Scholl – Love in Times of Resistance

    The correspondence between Fritz Hartnagel and Sophie Scholl

    with Henrike Hahn and Jonathan Hutter
    and music by Rahel Hutter

    Reading in German

    Henrike Hahn and Jonathan Hutter approach the personalities of Sophie Scholl and Fritz Hartnagel together with the musician Rahel Hutter. The three actors take the audience back to the time of World War II and bring this unusual and moving love story to the stage.
    They show two young personalities who struggle for their views and convictions, endure opposition and do not give up searching for the truth. Sophie Scholl, as a member of the White Rose resistance group, will pay for her fight against the Nazi regime of injustice with death.

  • Saturday

    13 Nov

    2021

    Photo: Rebecca Raid
    ©
    Classical

    The King’s Singers A-capella-Ensemble
    “Finding Harmony”

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

    The King's Singers are the kings of a cappella and world-famous British export stars in terms of highest musical quality and best English charm, taking the audience by storm.

  • 16 - 21

    Nov 21

    Photo: Festivals2
    ©
    22nd European Jazztival

    POSTPONED FROM NOV 2020

    22. European Jazztival
    “Scandinavia”

    with Nils Landgren, Rymden, Mathias Eick, Tord Gustavsen, Joel Lyssarides et al. as well as Michael Wollny and Johanna Summer as special guests from Germany

    with Nils Landgren, Rymden, Mathias Eick, Tord Gustavsen, Joel Lyssarides et al. as well as Michael Wollny and Johanna Summer as special guests from Germany

    1 evening concert on Tue 16 Nov and 2 evening concerts from 17 to 20 Nov daily – with Michael Wollny (Opening, 16.11.), Nils Landgren (19.11.), RYMDEN (20.11.) et al. Day of departure Sun, 21 Nov

  • 21 - 26

    Nov 21

    Photo: Literaturtage (c) Wikipedia
    ©
    Literaturtage – Japanische Literatur

    Japanische Literaturtage

    Eine literarische und musikalische Zeitreise nach Japan:
    Vom Kopfkissenbuch über Bashôs Pfade durchs Hinterland
    bis ins heutige Japan in Literatur & Film.
    Mit Doris Dörrie, Sibylle Canonica, Axel Milberg,
    der Japanologin Dr. Evelyn Schulz, der Murakami-Übersetzerin Ursula Gräfe
    und der Autorin Milena Michiko Flašar.

    Auftaktveranstaltung am Sonntagabend, 21 November, Abschlussveranstaltung am Donnerstagabend, 25 November

  • Sunday

    21 Nov

    2021

    Photo:  Christin Lotza, Manesse Verlag
    ©
    Literaturtage – Japanische Literatur

    Sibylle Canonica liest aus
    Sei Shônagon
    „Kopfkissenbuch“

    Sibylle Canonica, Lesung
    Dr. Evelyn Schulz, Einführung
    Eine poetische Zeitreise an den japanischen Kaiserhof um 1000 n. Chr.

    Ein Bündel edlen Papiers diente Sei Shônagon vor tausend Jahren als Tagebuch. Diesem vertraute sie ihre intimsten Geheimnisse an, darunter allerlei Delikates aus den Privatgemächern des Kaiserpalasts. Freimütig schwärmt die selbstbewusste junge Frau von Stil und Schönheit, macht sich über die Marotten der Männer lustig und ergründet mit heiterem Eigensinn Himmel und Erde. Ob sie vom prachtvollen Schwertlilienfest erzählt, vom Ausrücken der Kaiserlichen Gewittergarde oder von klammheimlichen Tête-à-Têtes - dank des lebendigen Stils wirken ihre höfischen Impressionen wie mit dem Tuschepinsel hingetupfte Ewigkeitsbilder.

  • Monday

    22 Nov

    2021

    Literaturtage – Japanische Literatur

    Dr. Evelyn Schulz Professorin für Japanologie, LMU
    „Geschichte und Gegenwart der Japanischen Literatur“

    Vortrag

  • Monday

    22 Nov

    2021

    Photo: Helmut Wimmer, Wagenbach
    ©
    Literaturtage – Japanische Literatur

    Milena Michiko Flašar
    „Ich nannte ihn Krawatte"

    Autorenlesung und Gespräch

    Ist es Zufall oder eine Entscheidung? Auf einer Parkbank begegnen sich zwei Menschen. Der eine alt, der andere jung, zwei aus dem Rahmen Gefallene. Nach und nach erzählen sie einander ihr Leben und setzen behutsam wieder einen Fuß auf die Erde.

    Nur wenige sorgfältig gewählte Worte benötigt Milena Michiko Flašar, um ihre Figuren zum Leben zu erwecken, nur wenige Szenen, um ganze Schicksale zu erzählen. Ein junger Mann verlässt sein Zimmer, in dem er offenbar lange Zeit eingeschlossen war, tastet sich durch eine fremde Welt. Eine Bank im Park wird ihm Zuflucht und Behausung, dort öffnet er die Augen, beginnt zu sprechen und teilt mit einem wildfremden Menschen seine Erinnerungen. Der andere ist viele Jahre älter, ein im Büro angestellter Salaryman wie Tausende. Er erzählt seinerseits, über Tage und Wochen hinweg, Szenen eines Lebens voller Furcht und Ohnmacht, Hoffnung und Glück. Beide sind Außenseiter, die dem Leistungsdruck nicht standhalten, die allein in der Verweigerung aktiv werden. Aus der Erfahrung, dass Zuneigung in Nahrung verpackt, Trauer im Lachen verborgen werden kann und Freundschaften möglich sind, stärken sie sich für einen endgültigen Abschied und einen Anfang.

  • Tuesday

    23 Nov

    2021

    Photo: Jim Rakete, handbiliothek Dieterich
    ©
    Literaturtage - Japanische Literatur

    Axel Milberg liest aus
    Bashô
    „Auf schmalen Pfaden durchs Hinterland“

    Axel Milberg, Lesung
    Renkei Hashimoto, Shakuhachi-Musik
    Dr. Evelyn Schulz, Einführung

    Matsuo Bashôs (1644 – 1694) Reisetagebuch „Oku no hosomichi“ gehört zu den Meisterwerken der Weltliteratur. Auf den ersten Blick scheint es eine bloße Beschreibung einer sich über fünf Monate des Jahres 1689 hinziehenden Wanderung in die nördlichen Provinzen Japans zu sein. Doch bei näherem Hinsehen erweist es sich als ein Dokument idealer Selbstvervollkommnung. Die 150 Tage dauernde und sich über 2400 Kilometer erstreckende Wanderung wird als eine hohe Aufgabe erkannt, die als Ineins von Dichten und Wandern die größten Anforderungen an den Reisenden stellt. Asketisch und in wacher Aufmerksamkeit für alle Details schildert Bashô im dauernden Wechsel von nüchternen Berichten und tiefen lyrischen Momenten die Traumhaftigkeit und Vergänglichkeit des menschlichen Daseins.

  • Wednesday

    24 Nov

    2021

    Photo: Fotofabrik, PR
    ©
    Literaturtage – Japanische Literatur

    Ursula Gräfe & Evelyn Schulz
    „Übersetzen als Kulturaustausch –
    Die Bedeutung japanischer Literatur für unseren Kulturkreis“

    Gespräch
    Ursula Gräfe, Übersetzerin
    & Dr. Evelyn Schulz, Professorin für Japanologie, LMU

  • Wednesday

    24 Nov

    2021

    Photo: Christian Hartmann, Fotofabrik, Dumont Verlag
    ©
    Literaturtage – Japanische Literatur

    Thomas Lettow liest
    Haruki Murakami
    „Bekenntnis des Affen von Shinagawa“

    Thomas Lettow, Lesung
    Ursula Gräfe, Einführung und Interpretation

    Aus dem neuesten Erzählband Murakamis „Erste Person Singular“

  • Thursday

    25 Nov

    2021

    Photo: Dörrie, Doris (c) Anne Schönharting
    ©
    Literaturtage – Japanische Literatur

    „Grüße aus Fukushima“
    Filmvorführung
    Mit der Regisseurin Doris Dörrie und
    der Schauspielerin Nami Kamata

  • 27 - 5

    Nov - Dec 21

    Photo: Sammy Hart
    ©
    Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    12th Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    with
    Martin Fröst, clarinet
    Lucas Debargue, piano
    Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cello
    Yefim Bronfman, piano
    Dmitry Masleev, piano
    Mao Fujita, piano
    Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra conducted by Reinhard Goebel & Gábor Takács-Nagy
    et al.

    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.

    Two concerts daily, opening concert Sat, 27 November in the evening, final concert Sat, 4 December in the evening, day of departure Sun, 5 December

  • Saturday

    27 Nov

    2021

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

    Yefim Bronfman piano

    One of the great pianists will open the Verbier Festival: Yefim 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.

  • Sunday

    28 Nov

    2021

    Photo: PR
    ©
    12th Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    Tsotne Zedgenidze piano

    The 11-year-old Georgian prodigy pianist and composer Tsotne Zedgenidze is considered one of the most remarkable young talents on the classical music scene. Both on the piano and as a composer, he discovers the greatest works of classical composers with childlike curiosity and interprets them with his very own vocabulary.

  • Sunday

    28 Nov

    2021

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

    Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra
    Gábor Takacs-Nagy conductor
    Martin Fröst clarinet

    Weber: Clarinet concerto No 1
    Mozart: Haffner Symphony K 385

  • Monday

    29 Nov

    2021

    Photo: PR
    ©
    12th Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    Dmitry Masleev piano

    Rachmaninov, Ravel, Khachaturian

  • Monday

    29 Nov

    2021

    Photo: Baêcker, Bender, Turney
    ©
    12th Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    Martin Fröst clarinet
    Marc Bouchkov violin

    Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cello
    Zlatomir Fung, cello
    Lucas Debargue, piano

    Smetana piano trio
    Brahms clarinet trio

  • Tuesday

    30 Nov

    2021

    Photo: Mignot, Kronberg Academy
    ©
    12th Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    Zlatomir Fung cello
    Julien Quentin piano

  • Tuesday

    30 Nov

    2021

    Photo: O'Connor, Schloss Elmau
    ©
    12th Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra
    Gábor Takacs-Nagy conductor
    Augustin Hadelich violin

    Mendelssohn: Violin concerto E minor
    Beethoven: Symphony No 8