SCHLOSS ELMAU Events Calendar 23/11/2019 - 01/12/2019

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.

  • Literature Week

    Friedrich Hölderlin
    A hymnical overture to commemorate the 250th anniversary of his birthday in March 2020

    “What is all that men have done and thought over thousands of years compared with a moment of love?“

  • 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.

  • Photo: Mikhail Krutman
    Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    Opening concert
    Lukas Geniušas piano

    Schubert: Four Impromptus, Prokofjew et al.

    The young Russian-Lithuanian pianist can look back on a number of awards and distinctions – including silver medals at the Chopin and Tchaikovsky competitions and a “Diapason d'Or” for his latest Prokofiev album. Now he opens the Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau.
  • Photo: David Ausserhofer, Julien Mignot_neu
    Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    Anastasia Kobekina cello
    Julien Quentin piano

    Prokofjew: Cello Sonata, Tschaikowsky et al.

    Anastasia Kobekina was first trained in Moscow, then at the Kronberg Academy, among others, and is regarded as one of the most promising European cellists. Recently awarded the bronze medal at the Tchaikovsky Competition, she has prepared a Russian program for her recital at Elmau.
  • Photo: Nikolaj Lund, Nicolas Brodard
    Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    The Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra
    Marc Bouchkov violin
    Gábor Takács-Nagy conductor

    Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Violin Concerto E minor, Mozart &
    Haydn: Symphony No 90 C Major Hob. I:90

    Another Kronberg Academy graduate and Tchaikovsky Prize winner 2019 (2nd place), Marc Bouchkov takes over the solo part in the first orchestra concert of this year's festival. The programme includes Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto, which the composer appropriately finalised at the foot of the Taunus.
  • Photo: PR, Dan Carabas
    Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    María Dueñas violin
    Itamar Golan piano

    Mendelssohn: Violin Sonata F major et al.

    Not only since she was admitted to Boris Kuschnir's highly gifted class in 2017, it has become clear that seventeen-year-old María Dueñas is one of the absolute Rising Stars of her generation. The Violin Sonata in F major, published by Yehudi Menuhin long after Mendelssohn's death, can be heard, among others.
  • Photo: Igor Studio, PR
    Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    Pablo Ferrández cello
    Itamar Golan piano

    Brahms: Sonata No 2 F Major & Schostakowitsch

    At the age of 28, Pablo Ferrández is already one of Europe's young cellists to be heard regularly at Schloss Elmau. He has received many awards and plays regularly with large orchestras. Now he returns to the stage of Schloss Elmau with pianist Itamar Golan.
  • Photo: PR, Mikhail Krutman
    Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    Benny Tseng violin
    Lukas Geniušas piano

    Franck: Violin Sonata, Ysaÿe et al.

    Violinist Benny Tseng has set himself a demanding programme from the second half of the 19th century for his debut at Schloss Elmau. At the age of 25, he has already released two albums with Deutsche Grammophon and can look back on an impressive list of awards.
  • Photo: Igor Studio, Klaus Rudolph
    Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    The Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra
    Pablo Ferrández cello
    Gábor Takács-Nagy conductor

    Haydn: Cello Concerto No 1 C major &
    Mozart: Symphony No 40 G minior KV 550

    Pablo Ferrández has chosen one of the most demanding cello concertos – Haydn's C major Cello Concerto – for his orchestral evening with the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra. Another opportunity to prove his vitruosity. Mozart's penultimate Symphony in G minor will then be heard.
  • Photo: PR, Igor Studio, Simon Fowler
    Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    Benny Tseng violin
    Pablo Ferrández cello
    George Li piano

    Schostakowitsch: Piano trio No 2 E minor
    Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Piano trio No 1 D minor

    They are all in their twenties and come from Taiwan, Spain and the USA: a highly talented trio that will interpret Mendelssohn's first Piano Trio in D Minor, among others, of which Robert Schumann said: “It is the master trio of the present; a beautiful composition that will still delight grandchildren and great-grandchildren in years to come”.
  • Photo: Simon Fowler, Jean-Baptiste Milot
    Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    Marc Bouchkov violin
    María Dueñas violin
    Máté Szücs viola
    Anastasia Kobekina cello
    Lukas Geniušas piano
    George Li piano

    Schostakowitsch: Piano Quintet G minor & Mozart

    Also on this evening, a group of promising young musicians can be experienced on stage with chamber music: first Rachmaninov's Suite for two pianos, then Shostakovich's impressive piano quintet, a late work by the composer.
  • Photo: Lars Borges_Sony Classical
    Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    Benjamin Appl baritone
    Itamar Golan piano
    & members of the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra

    Schubert: “An den Mond” and other Lieder for baritone & string quartet
    Barber: “Dover Beach” et al.

    From a “Rising Star” and “New Generation Artist” the baritone Benjamin Appl has secured himself a firm place amongst the top young singers. On this evening he sings songs by Schubert, Duparc and Barber, with piano or with members of the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra.
  • Photo: Marco Borggreve, Ulrike Myrzik
    Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    The Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra
    Nelson Freire piano
    Gábor Takács-Nagy conductor

    Please note the artist and programme change!

    Mozart: Piano Concerto No 25 C Major KV 503
    &“Jupiter-Symphony”

    Leider musste Nelson Freire wegen einer Verletzung seine Teilnahme am Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau absagen. Wir wünschen ihm schnelle Genesung und freuen uns aber, an seiner Stelle den Pianisten Sergei Babayan ankündigen zu dürfen, dem wir sehr herzlich für seine Bereitschaft danken. Damit geht auch eine Programmänderung einher: anstatt von Chopin erklingt Mozarts Klavierkonzert Nr. 25 C-Dur.
  • Photo: PR, Julien Mignot
    Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    Máté Szücs viola
    Julien Quentin piano

    Schubert: „Arpeggione“, Schostakowitsch: Viola Sonata

    Since 2011 Máté Szücs has been the first solo viola player of the Berlin Philharmonic, but also loves to emphasize the special possibilities of his instrument as a soloist. The programme includes Schubert's famous Arpeggione Sonata and Shostakovich's last deeply moving composition, the Viola Sonate Op 147.
  • Photo: Evgeny Eutykhov
    Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    Behzod Abduraimov piano

    Please note the programme change!

    Chopin: 24 Préludes
    Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition

    Leider musste Nelson Freire seine Teilnahme am Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau wegen einer Verletzung absagen. Wir wünschen ihm schnelle Genesung und freuen uns, den jungen Pianisten Behzod Abduraimov als hochkarätigen Einspringer für das Rezital gewonnen zu haben.
    Bitte beachten Sie das geänderte Programm.
  • Photo: Simon Fowler
    Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    George Li piano

    Haydn: Sonata Es major Hob. XVI:52, Chopin & Ravel

    In his mid-twenties, George Li is still at the beginning of his career, but it could not have been more successful: numerous young talent awards, the silver medal of the Tchaikovsky Competition in 2015 and an exclusive artist for Warner since 2017. In this recital, he will demonstrate his extraordinary musical maturity.
  • Photo: Lars Borges, Thomas Straub
    Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    Final Concert
    The Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra
    Benjamin Appl baritone
    Gábor Takács-Nagy conductor

    Mozart: Arias from “The Magic Flute”,
    “Don Giovanni” & “Così fan tutte”
    Beethoven: Symphony No 6 “Pastorale”

    To crown this year's Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau, baritone Benjamin Appl and the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra under Gábor Takács-Nagy will perform Mozart arias from the “Magic Flute” and Beethoven's “Pastorale”, among others. The 6th Symphony marks the beginning of Beethoven's year 2020.