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.

  • 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”

    One could not wish for a better cast for the start of a quartet weekend than the Artemis Quartet, recently re-formed in the spotlight of an expectant public.

  • 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: Connie Tsang, Shervin Lainez
    ©
    New Horizons

    Kinan Azmeh clarinet
    Brooklyn Rider string quartet

    Azmeh: works for clarinet and string quartet et al.

    The enchanting clarinetist and composer Kinan Azmeh loves to mix the styles of classical, jazz and Arabic music of his homeland. At his side are the musicians of the Brooklyn Rider string quartet, who “play with an energy like young rock stars in a jam session on guitars!” (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

    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).

  • 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.

    Master cellist Gautier Capucon travels to Schloss Elmau together with his ideally-matched piano partner Gülru Ensari. On the programme the musicians have some of the great works for cello and piano.

  • 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

  • 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 a public workshop, master pianist Alfred Brendel works with musicians of the Krzyzowa Music Festival on Schubert's String Quartet in G major.

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

  • Saturday

    6 Jun

    2020

    Photo: Jean Ber, PR
    ©
    World

    Nguyên Lê guitar
    Prabhu Edouard tabla
    Mieko Miyazaki koto

    “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.

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

    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

    Photo: Nicolas Zonvi
    ©
    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: 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: 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:  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:  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

    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.

    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
    ©
    Arias/Songs & Lied

    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/Songs & 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

  • Saturday

    1 Aug

    2020

    Photo: Marc Wilhelm
    ©
    Jazz

    Jazzrausch Bigband
    “Dancing Wittgenstein”

    Bigband jazz made in Bavaria. The Jazzrausch Bigband is committed to inspiring their audience with creative music making. Their success has been unbroken and the young techno brass band has carried them 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

    27 Aug

    2020

    Photo: Jake Turney
    ©
    Classical

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

    Dvorak: String quartet No 13 G major & Haydn

  • Saturday

    29 Aug

    2020

    Photo: Jake Turney
    ©
    Classical

    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.

  • Saturday

    5 Sep

    2020

    Photo: Gregor Hohenberg / Sony Classical, Albert Lindmeier
    ©
    Lieder-/Arienabend

    Christian Gerhaher Bariton
    Gerold Huber Klavier

    Lieder von Schubert, Berg und Fauré

  • 8 - 13

    Sep

    Eine Woche mit Jan Vogler

    Zum Beethoven-Jahr erkundet der weltbekannte Cellist Jan Vogler zusammen mit fünf jungen Nachwuchspianisten Beethovens fünf Cellosonaten, die in zwei Konzerten zyklisch zur Aufführung kommen.

  • Tuesday

    8 Sep

    2020

    Photo: Jim Rakete
    ©
    Classical

    Jan Vogler Beethoven Series
    Jan Vogler cello &
    young pianists

    Beethoven: Cello sonatas

  • Thursday

    10 Sep

    2020

    Photo: Mat Hennek
    ©
    Classical

    Jan Vogler Beethoven Series
    Jan Vogler cello &
    young pianists

    Beethoven: Cellosonaten

  • Saturday

    12 Sep

    2020

    Photo:  Marco Grob, Felix Broede
    ©
    Classical

    Ismo Eskelinen guitar
    Jan Vogler cello

  • 18 - 22

    Nov

    Photo: PR
    ©
    21st European Jazztival

    21st 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. Jazz greats like Michael Wollny, Thomas Quasthoff and Nils Landgren and other top acts have been announced for this year's festival.

    artists include: Brad Mehldau, Michael Wollny, Thomas Quasthoff, Nils Landgren, Iiro Rantala, Wolfgang Haffner, Shalosh, Daniel Garcia Diego, Florian Weber et al.

  • 28 - 6

    Nov - Dec

    Photo: Sammy Hart
    ©
    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.