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.

  • Photo: PR, C.H.Beck
    Book presentation

    Ilija Trojanow
    presents
    the autobiography of
    Mahatma Gandhi
    “Mein Leben oder die Geschichte meiner Experimente mit der Wahrheit”

    Published by Ilija Trojanow

    Gandhi's autobiography – newly edited by Ilija Trojanow. One of the most important political and spiritual manifestos of the 20th century.
  • Photo: Laurence Chaperon, Harald Krichel
    Discussion

    Monika Grütters Federal Commissioner for Culture and Media
    Ilija Trojanow Author
    on
    “Der Weltensammler und die Kunst der Heimatliebe” – Die Suche nach Identität in einer immer unbehausteren Welt

  • Photo: Florian Emberger, Karl Gabor
    Jazz

    Nils Landgren trombone
    Joel Lyssarides piano

    Nils Landgren's Christmas concerts are already legendary and fill the big concert halls up and down the country. This year he travels deep into the Bavarian winter with a small cast – for an intimate jazz concert with Joel Lyssarides at the piano.
  • Photo: Neda Navaee
    Classical

    Lilit Grigoryan piano

    Chopin: Nocturne No 13, Sonata No 3 B minor et al.

    “This Armenian artist is a ray of hope in the field of exchangeable pianism,” the trade press says of the young pianist Lilit Grigoryan – high time for her debut in Schloss Elmau.
  • Photo: Vincent Beaume
    Classical

    Daniel Sepec violin
    Tabea Zimmermann viola
    Jean-Guihen Queyras cello

    Beethoven: String Trios Op 9 No 1 & 2

    It is hard to imagine a better string trio: with the world-renowned violist Tabea Zimmermann, the versatile violinist Daniel Sepec, at home from the Baroque to the Modern, and the outstanding cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras. With Beethoven's string trios, the three musicians herald the composer's great anniversary year.
  • Photo: Dirk Messner
    Jazz/Pop

    SOLD OUT

    Max Mutzke vocals
    MIKIs Takeover! Ensemble

    soul and pop classics

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

    “Colors” is the name of Max Mutzke's new album and in Schloss Elmau we have already experienced the vast diversity of his skills. This time Max Mutzke is with MIKIS Takeover! Ensemble, a rousing group of extremely versatile musicians – with a programme of old and new songs.
  • Photo: Sara Wilson
    Classical

    Janine Jansen violin
    Lars Vogt piano

    Brahms: Violin Sonata No 3 D minor & Franck

    incl. champagne reception 17.30 in the lobby

    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. Now, the Dutch star violinist will take care of a brilliant year-end at Schloss Elmau.
  • Photo: 2412_Sascha Kletzsch
    Swing

    Echoes of Swing

    Colin T. Dawson, trumpet, vocals
    Chris Hopkins, alto saxophone
    Bernd Lhotzky, piano
    Oliver Mewes, drums

    exklusively for hotel guests

    For 20 years the “Echoes of Swing” have been the absolute pinnacle of European swing – and have been performing in Schloss Elmau for just as long. This year, the four musicians will provide the atmosphere and a full dance floor during the New Year's Eve party, and on 1 January for a cheerful first afternoon of the New Year.
  • Photo: 2412_Sascha Kletzsch
    Swing

    Echoes of Swing

    Colin T. Dawson, trumpet, vocals
    Chris Hopkins, alto saxophone
    Bernd Lhotzky, piano
    Oliver Mewes, drums

    exklusively for hotel guests

    For 20 years the “Echoes of Swing” have been the absolute pinnacle of European swing – and have been performing in Schloss Elmau for just as long. This year, the four musicians will provide the atmosphere and a full dance floor during the New Year's Eve party, and on 1 January for a cheerful first afternoon of the New Year.
  • Photo: Sascha Kletzsch
    Swing

    New Year's Swing
    in the tea room
    Echoes of Swing

    Colin T. Dawson, trumpet, vocals
    Chris Hopkins, alto saxophone
    Bernd Lhotzky, piano
    Oliver Mewes, drums

    exklusively for hotel guests

    For 20 years the “Echoes of Swing” have been the absolute pinnacle of European swing – and have been performing in Schloss Elmau for just as long. This year, the four musicians will provide the atmosphere and a full dance floor during the New Year's Eve party, and on 1 January for a cheerful first afternoon of the New Year.
  • Photo: National Geographic
    Great cinema

    Free Solo

    USA 2018; Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi; FSK 6

    From award-winning documentary filmmaker E. Chai Vasarhelyi (“MERU”) and world-renowned photographer and mountaineer Jimmy Chin comes National Geographic Documentary Film’s FREE SOLO, a stunning, intimate and unflinching portrait of the free soloist climber Alex Honnold, as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream: climbing the face of the world’s most famous rock ... the 3,000ft El Capitan in Yosemite National Park ... without a rope.
  • Photo: Marco Borggreve
    Classical

    Julian Prégardien tenor
    Kristian Bezuidenhout piano

    Schubert: “Die schöne Müllerin”

    The popular young tenor Julian Prégardien and the renowned pianist Kristian Bezuidenhout, an early music specialist, can be experienced with Schubert's famous song cycle, the "Schönen Müllerin".
  • Photo: Harald Hoffmann_Decca
    Classical

    Janine Jansen violin
    Mischa Maisky cello
    Lily Maisky piano

    Rachmaninow: Trio Élègiaque No 1 G minor et al.

    Star violinist Janine Jansen has been a regular guest at Schloss Elmau for years and has invited Mischa Maisky and other musician friends to Schloss Elmau for this summit meeting of chamber music.
  • Photo: AFP, Frank Peter
    Lecture & Discussion

    Joseph E. Stiglitz Nobel prize for Economics 2001
    in conversation with
    Udo Philipp State Secretary in the Ministry of Finance of the State of Schleswig-Holstein

    on the necessity of rethinking the global Economy

    Lecture in English

  • Chamber Music Week

    66th Chamber Music Week

    “The cello touches our emotions on a deep and unfathomable level,” Yehudi Menuhin once said. The 66th Chamber Music Week at Schloss Elmau centers on this string instrument. Celebrated cellists, outstanding up-and-coming musicians and excellent chamber music ensembles illuminate the wide spectrum of the instrument and its repertoire in numerous concerts. The music journalist Harald Eggebrecht, author of a book on great cellists, gives introductory talks introducing the audience to the world of the cello. The week culminates in and concludes with the “Long Night of the Cello” featuring musicians from the Kronberg Academy, the elite school for next-generation cellists from all over the world.

  • Photo: Felix Broede, Kirk Edwards
    Chamber Music Week

    Gautier Capuçon cello
    Yuja Wang piano

    Chopin: Cello Sonata, Franck: Cello Sonata

    To kick off the 66th Chamber Music Week, star cellist Gautier Capuçon and the impressive Chinese pianist Yuja Wang, who lives in America, have put together a French Romantic programme.
  • Photo: Giorgia Bertazzi, Andrej Grilc
    Chamber Music Week

    Tanja Tetzlaff cello
    & SIGNUM Saxophone Quartet
    “BACHianas”

    Piazzolla: Le Grand Tango, Popper & Bach

    This extraordinary chamber music formation, consisting of the dynamic young saxophone quartet and the renowned cellist Tanja Tetzlaff, plays works from baroque to tango.
  • Photo: PR , Frank Grimm
    Chamber Music Week

    Harald Eggebrecht presentation

    “Wie aus einem Ochsen eine Nachtigall wird” –
    Kurze Reise durch die Welt des Violoncellos

    presentation with sound examples
  • Photo: PR, Gina Gorny
    Chamber Music Week

    Daishin Kashimoto violin
    Alena Baeva violin
    Gareth Lubbe viola
    Claudio Bohórquez cello
    Erica Piccotti cello
    Yeol Eum Son piano

    Arensky: String Quartet No 2 A minor,
    Brahms: Piano Quintet

    Arensky's quartet has found its way into this chamber music week because of its special instrumentation with two cellos. Brahms is also on the programme, played by first-class musicians who have come together especially for this concert.
  • Photo: Uwe Arens, wildundleise
    Chamber Music Week

    Daniel Müller-Schott cello
    Robert Neumann piano

    Brahms: Cello Sonata No 2 F major,
    Beethoven & Schumann

    Daniel Müller-Schott is highly praised by the press as one of the world's most sought-after cellists, for his "intense expressivity" and his "outstanding technique" (New York Times). At his side is the young, aspiring pianist Robert Neumann.
  • Photo: Uwe Arens, Simona Bednarek
    Chamber Music Week

    Daniel Müller-Schott cello
    Aris Quartett string quartet

    Schubert: String Quintet

    After the Matineekonzert, Daniel Müller-Schott can be heard together with the young, award-winning Aris Quartet. The musicians play Schubert's deeply moving string quintet.
  • Photo: Simona Bednarek
    Chamber Music Week

    Aris Quartett string quartet

    Schumann: String Quartet No.1 A Minor & Haydn

    The young Aris Quartet, which was trained by Günther Pichler, Primarius of the Alban Berg Quartet, among others, is among the young high-flyers on the concert scene in recent years. In addition to Haydn, Schumann's first string quartet will also be heard.
  • Photo: SZ, Sammy Hart
    Chamber Music Week

    Harald Eggebrecht presentation

    “Im Zeichen Don Quixotes” –
    Die Vielfalt des Violoncellos und seiner überragenden Spieler

    In his second lecture, the Munich journalist Harald Eggebrecht talks about the great masters of the cello from Pablo Casals, Gregor Piatigorksy and Emanuel Feuermann to the present day.
  • Photo: Maro Borggreve, Felix Broede
    Chamber Music Week

    Maximilian Hornung cello
    Herbert Schuch piano

    Dvorak: Sonatine, Mahler et al.

    Impressive musicality and instinctive stylistic confidence characterize the cellist Maximilian Hornungs. He forms a trusted team with the renowned pianist Herbert Schuch. They play, amongst other works, Dvo?ák's Sonatine and Mahler's "Songs of a travelling journeyman", here transcribed from voice to cello.
  • Photo: Franz Hamm
    Chamber Music Week

    Frans Helmerson cello
    Brannon Cho cello
    Julia Hagen cello
    Aurélien Pascal cello
    Bruno Philippe cello
    Jean-Sélim Abdelmoula piano

    Cello duos & trios by Popper et al.

    Kronberg Academy @ Schloss Elmau

    The Kronberg Academy - the international talent forge of the cellists - must not be missed in the chamber music week dedicated to the cello. The first of the three Academy concerts will be given by its Professor Frans Helmerson, one of the most respected teachers, together with some of his current and former students.
  • Photo: Mat Hennek_DG
    Chamber Music Week

    Sascha Maisky violin
    Mischa Maisky cello
    Lily Maisky piano

    Beethoven: “Ghost trio” et al.

    An evening of chamber music with the Maisky family: Star cellist Mischa Maisky and his musical children can be heard in various formations, in duo and piano trio, with whom he has played and recorded numerous concerts and CDs - also in Schloss Elmau.
  • Photo: PR
    Chamber Music Week

    Veriko Tchumburidze, Louis Vandory, Sofiko Tchumburidze, Valerie Steenken violin
    Lilya Tymchyshyn, Cristina Cordero viola
    Benedikt Sinko, Jakob Stepp cello

    Strauss: Capriccio for String Sextet
    Enescu: String Octet,

    in cooperation with Hochschule für Musik und Theater München

    Enescu's impressive string octet is presented by a string ensemble of promising up-and-coming string players from the Musikhochschule München with the highly interesting Georgian violinist Veriko Tchumburidze as primaria.
  • Photo: Juventino Matteo
    Chamber Music Week

    Long Night of the Cello

    Kian Soltani
    Brannon Cho
    Julia Hagen
    Maciej Kulakowski
    Aurélien Pascal
    Bruno Philippe
    Erica Piccotti
    Alexander Warenberg
    Special Guests: Mischa Maisky, Frans Helmerson et al.

    Works for cello ensemble from Vivaldi
    to Piazzolla and Bach Cello Suites

    Kronberg Academy @ Schloss Elmau

    The young cellist Kian Soltani has had a rapid career in recent years. Now he is in charge of a "Long Night of the Cello" with cello friends from the Kronberg Academy and surprise guests.
    With interval
  • Photo: Benjamin Ealovega, PR, Kaupo Kikkas
    Chamber Music Week

    Stephen Waarts violin
    Maciej Kulakowski cello
    Jean-Sélim Abdelmoula piano

    Tschaikowsky: Piano Trio

    Kronberg Academy @ Schloss Elmau

    Stephen Waarts and Jean-Sélim Abdelmoula, promising musicians of the young generation, are also students at the Kronberg Academy. Together with Maciej Kulakowski they conclude the week with Tchaikovsky's large-scale piano trio.
    With interval
  • Classical Weekend

    Renaud Capuçon violin

    Three days with two concerts by the world-famous violinist Renaud Capuçon – a solo recital and an orchestra concert featuring Vivaldi's “The Four Seasons” and a matinee concert with the great pianist Elisabeth Leonskaja and her chamber music partners.

  • Photo: Schloss Elmau
    Classical

    Dinner & Concert

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

  • Photo: Simon Fowler_Warner Classics
    Classical Weekend

    Renaud Capuçon violin
    Guillaume Bellom piano

    Franck: violin sonata A major , Debussy & Ravel

    The French star violinist Renaud Capuçon will be performing in Schloss Elmau on two consecutive concert evenings: First with a recital and the following day with the Chamber Orchestra Lausanne Soloists and Vivaldi's "Four Seasons".
  • Photo: Schloss Elmau
    Classical

    Dinner & Concert

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

  • Photo: Anne-Laure Lechat HEMU
    Classical Weekend

    Renaud Capuçon violin
    Lausanne Soloists
    chamber orchestra

    Vivaldi: Four Seasons

    The French star violinist Renaud Capuçon will be performing in Schloss Elmau on two consecutive concert evenings: First with a recital and the following day with the Chamber Orchestra Lausanne Soloists and Vivaldi's "Four Seasons".
  • Photo: Anna-Lena Ahlström, Marco Borggreve
    Classical Weekend

    Liza Ferschtman violin
    Jakob Koranyi cello
    Elisabeth Leonskaja piano

    Schubert: Piano Trios No. 1 & No. 2

    World class for decades: Pianist Elisabeth Leonskaja returns to Schloss Elmau and dedicates herself to Schubert's two great piano trios with her chamber music partners, the sought-after violinist Liza Ferschtman and the Swedish-Hungarian cellist Jakob Koranyi.
  • Piano Summit

    Piano Summit

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

  • Photo: Marco Borggreve_DG, Susanne Krauss
    Piano Summit

    Martha Argerich piano
    Sophie Pacini piano

    Beethoven: Symphoniy No 9 (excerpts), arr. for two pianos by Liszt & works by Mozart, Chopin et al.

    First Martha Argerich was a patron and mentor of the young Sophie Pacini. This became a musical friendship between two artists. Now the cross-generational duo of a great master and a sought-after young musician can be experienced in Schloss Elmau.
  • Photo: Christoph Koestlin
    Piano Summit

    Jan Lisiecki piano

    Mendelssohn: Songs without Words, Bach & Chopin

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

    Rachel Salamander
    Marie Luise Knott
    on

    Hannah Arendt
    “Wir Juden –
    Schriften 1932 bis 1966”

    Collection of essays by Hannah Arendt on the political significance of Jewish identity and her essays on the development of Zionism, Palestine and Israel.
  • Photo: Sophie Wanninger
    Jazz

    Hannah Weiss Group

    „BMW Welt Young Artist Jazz Award 2019“
    Hannah Weiss, vocals
    Moritz Stahl, sax
    Philipp Schiepek, guitar
    Sam Hylton, piano
    Flurin Mück, drums
    Robin Jermer, bass

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

    Martin Grubinger Percussion
    & Friends

    works for percuassion-ensemble by Maki Ishii, Martin Grubinger sen. et al.
    concert with interval, start: 20.00

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

    Dinner & Concert

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

  • Photo: Uwe Ahrens neu
    Classical

    Les Vents français
    François Leleux oboe
    Paul Meyer clarinet
    Radovan Vlatkovic horn
    Gilbert Audin bassoon
    Éric Le Sage piano

    Mozart & Beethoven: quintets for piano and winds

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

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

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

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

    Dinner & Concert

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

  • Photo: Julia Wesely
    Classical/modern classical

    Janoska Ensemble
    “Revolution”

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

    Genuine art always transcends boundaries, as these native Bratislava artists prove. Three brothers Ondrej, František and Roman Janoska together with their Konstanz-born brother-in-law Julius Darvas: their musical creations combine their original classical subject in harmonic accord or colourful contrast with other genres - from jazz and Latin to pop music. But the result is not a mix of styles, but a creative synthesis: the "Janoska Style".
  • Mozart Momentum 1785/1786

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

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

  • Photo: Gregor Hohenberg
    Mozart Momentum 1785/1786

    Mozart Momentum @ Schloss Elmau

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

    Mozart: chamber music and works for piano

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

    Mozart Momentum @ Schloss Elmau

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

    Mozart: Fantasia C minor K.475 & Piano Quartet G minor K.478

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

    Martynas Levickis accordion
    & Mikroorkéstra

    Vivaldi: The Four Seasons & Piazzolla

    The Latvian accordionist Martynas Levickis captivates both listeners and critics with his musicality, charisma and dynamic performances. Founded in 2015, the Mikroorekéstra consists of promising Latvian musicians. Levickis directs it in various projects, either from the accordion or conducting, including his own lively arrangement of Vivaldi's "Four Seasons" - here for accordion and chamber orchestra.
  • 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.
  • Photo: 2302_Albrecht Fuchs, rbb, C.Kampf
    Author's reading & discussion

    Denis Scheck
    Anne-Dore Krohn
    “Schecks Kanon”

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

  • Photo: Benni Bock

    Ein Quizchen Spaß muss sein

    Hamburgs erfolgreiches „Kneipenquiz“ mit Darren Grundorf & Tom Zimmermann als Quizmaster zu Gast in Schloss Elmau – für Alle von Jung bis Alt

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

    Oded Tzur Quartet

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

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

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

    Judith Heitkamp, moderation
    in Frensh and German

  • Photo: Dario Acosta
    Classical

    Yefim Bronfman piano

    Brahms: Sonata F minor, Beethoven & Debussy

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

    Franui Musicbanda
    Alexander Kluge film maker
    “Lamenti – die Seelen bleiben niemals ruhig”

    A workshop with film and Bandamusik

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

    Gustav Peter Wöhler vocals
    & Band

    “Love is the Drug”

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

    Dinner & Concert

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

  • Photo: Irène Zandel
    Classical

    William Youn piano

    Schubert Sonata C minor D 958 et al.

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

    Pablo Sáinz Villegas guitar

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

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

    Alina Ibragimova violin
    Doric String Quartet
    Cédric Tiberghien piano

    Chausson: Sonata for violin, piano & string quartet

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

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

    Mozart: Divertimento for string trio KV 563 & Bach

  • Photo: Alexandra Isard
    Modern Classical / Jazz

    Chilly Gonzales piano

    Finally! Grammy-winner, pianist, composer and entertainer Chilly Gonzales returns to the concert hall in Elmau, where he takes a seat at the grand piano for one of his legendary evenings.
  • Photo: Sim Canetty-Clarke, Marco Borggreve
    Classical

    Gerald Finley bass-baritone
    Julius Drake piano

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

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

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

    The Polish author Olga Tokarczuk is honoured “for her narrative imagination which, with encyclopaedic passion, portrays the crossing of borders as a way of life”.

  • Photo: Morgan Roudaut, Jean Baptiste Milot
    Jazz

    Frank Woeste piano
    Baptiste Trotignon piano

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

    ALMA
    Alpenländische Volksmusik in lässigem Gewand

    Das Beste aus Klassik und Volksmusik, Ländler und Polka, Jodler und Walzer.

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

    Vilde Frang violin
    Lawrence Power viola
    Nicolas Altstaedt cello

    Beethoven: String Trios (I)

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

    Vilde Frang violin
    Lawrence Power viola
    Nicolas Altstaedt cello

    Beethoven: String Trios (II)

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

    Yaron Herman piano

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

    Michael Krüger
    Martin Michael
    Rüdiger Safranski
    “Classics!“

    A discussion about literature and life

  • Photo: Uwe Arens, Peter Hönnemann
    Jazz

    Avi Avital mandolin
    Omer Klein piano

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

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

    Veronika Eberle violin
    Nils Mönkemeyer viola

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

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

    The King’s Singers
    “Finding Harmony”

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

    Die King's Singers sind die Könige des A-cappella-Gesangs und weltberühmter britischer Exportschlager in Sachen höchster musikalischer Qualität und bestem englischen Charme, der die Zuhörer im Sturm erobert.
  • Photo: PR, WDR/Melanie Grande
    Author's reading & discussion

    Jean-Luc Bannalec alias
    Jörg Bong
    presents his Breton crime series

    Moderation: Bettina Böttinger

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

  • Photo: Felix Broede
    String Quartet Weekend

    Artemis Quartett sting quartet

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

    Besser besetzt kann man sich den Auftakt eines Quartett-Wochenendes nicht wünschen als mit dem Artemis Quartett, das sich vor Kurzem im Scheinwerferlicht einer erwartungsvollen Öffentlichkeit neu und hochkarätig formiert hat.
  • Photo: Steven Haberland, Marie Staggat
    String Quartet Weekend

    Sabine Meyer clarinet
    Bruno Schneider horn
    Dag Jensen bassoon
    Modigliani Quartett string quartet
    Yann Dubost double bass

    Schubert: octet for winds, string quartet and double bass

  • 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.
  • 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.

  • Photo: Connie Tsang, Shervin Lainez
    New Horizons

    Kinan Azmeh clarinet
    Brooklyn Rider string quartet

    Azmeh: works for clarinet and string quartet et al.

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

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

    Connecting European Cultures through Beethoven's 9th Symphony

  • Photo: 2105_Steven Haberlandt
    Pop/Singer-Songwriter

    Anna Depenbusch vocals & piano

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

    Gautier Capuçon cello
    Gülru Ensari piano

    Beethoven: cello sonate No 4 C major, Schostakowitsch et al.

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

    Soumik Datta sarod
    & Friends

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

  • 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.

  • Photo: Julien Mignot
    A weekend with Quatuor Ebène

    Quatuor Ebène string quartet

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

  • 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

  • Photo: Barbara Klemm
    Klassik

    Krzyzowa-Music zu Gast in Schloss Elmau
    Das internationale Kammermusik-Festival aus Kreisau

    Workshop mit Alfred Brendel

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

  • Photo: Timm Kölln
    Klassik

    Krzyzowa-Music zu Gast in Schloss Elmau
    Das internationale Kammermusik-Festival aus Kreisau

    Viviane Hagner Violine
    Stephen Waarts Violine
    Karolina Errera Viola
    Alexey Stadler Violoncello

    Schubert: Streichquartett Nr. 15 G-Dur D 887

  • Photo: Jean Ber, PR
    World

    Nguyên Lê guitar
    Prabhu Edouard tabla
    Mieko Miyazaki koto

  • Photo: Oscar Tursunov
    Classical

    Grigory Sokolov presents:
    Alexandra Dovgan

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

    „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
  • Photo: Schloss Elmau
    Classical

    Grigory Sokolov piano

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

  • Daniel Hope Woche

    Daniel Hope Woche
    Eine Woche von und mit Daniel Hope & Friends

    Daniel Hope ist weltweit gefeierter Geiger, Künstlerischer Leiter zweier Orchester, Autor, Filmmacher und vieles mehr. Für Schloss Elmau hat er eine Musikwoche kuratiert, in der er gemeinsam mit seinen musikalischen Freunden in zahlreichen Kammerkonzerten zu erleben ist.

  • Photo: Tibor Bozi, Tricia de Courcy Ling, Mischa Blank
    Daniel Hope Woche

    Opening:
    Daniel Hope violin
    & Friends

    Get-together with reception, followed by a concert

  • Photo: Nicolas Zonvi
    Daniel Hope Woche

    Opening:
    Daniel Hope violin
    & Friends

    Franck: Sonate für Violine und Klavier et al.

  • Photo: Harald Hoffmann_ DG
    Daniel Hope Woche

    AIR – baroque Journey

    Daniel Hope Violine & Moderation
    Simos Papanas Violine
    Nicola Mosca Violoncello
    Naoki Kitaya Cembalo
    Emanuele Forni Laute/Barockgitarre
    Michael Metzler Percussion

    Werke von Händel, Vivaldi, Westhoff et al.

  • Photo: Pia Clodi, PR
    Daniel Hope Woche

    Gregory Ahss, Tanja Sonc Violine
    Kio Seiler Violine, Viola
    Ribal Moaleb Viola
    Nicola Mosca, Josephine Knight Violoncello
    Alexey Botvinov Klavier

    chamber music

  • Photo: Harald Hoffmann_DG, PR
    Daniel Hope Woche

    Daniel Hope violin
    & young musicians

    Brahms: strind quintet F minor

  • Music of the Romantic Era

    Music of the Romantic Era

    For a whole week, concerts and readings illuminate the fascinating panorama of musical Romanticism: great musicians and exquisite ensembles bring the central themes of Romanticismto life.

    artists include:
    Ian Bostridge, Julius Drake, Marlis Petersen, Kuss Quartett, Christoph Poppen, Juliane Banse et al.

  • Photo: Susanna Mattes
    Music of the Romantic Era

    Erzählungen der Romantik
    Stefan Wilkening liest
    W. A. Poe: „Der schwarze Kater“ & H. C. Andersen: „Die Nachtigall“

    Einführung: Roland Borgards, Herausgeber der Romantik-Anthologie „Tiere“

  • Photo: PR
    Music of the Romantic Era

    Sergei Nakariakov Flügelhorn
    Daishin Kashimoto Violine
    Maria Meerovitch Klavier

    Brahms: Horntrio op. 40 et al.

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

    Jörg Bong ehem. Geschäftsführer der Fischerverlage & Publizist
    Roland Borgards Professor für Neuere Deutsche Literatur, Universität Frankfurt
    über
    „Die Aktualität der Romantik“

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

    Juliane Banse soprano
    Christoph Poppen conductor et al.

    Brahms: Lieder für Sopran und Streichquartett (bearb. Aribert Reimann) et al.

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

    Kuss Quartett string quartet
    Lawrence Power viola
    Steven Isserlis cello

    Tschaikowsky: Streichsextett „Souvenir de Florence“

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

    Steven Isserlis cello
    Connie Shih piano

    Strauss: cello sonata F major, Op 6 et al.

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

    Florian Illies Verleger Rowohlt Verlag, Kunsthistoriker
    Kilian Heck Professor für Kunstgeschichte, Universität Greifswald
    über
    „Das Meer in den Bergen“ - Sehnsüchte nach dem anderen Ort bei Caspar David Friedrich und Carl Blechen

  • Photo: Yiorgos Mavropoulos
    Music of the Romantic Era

    Marlis Petersen soprano
    NN piano
    “Night and Dreams”

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

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

    Christiane Karg soprano
    Malcorlm Martineau piano

    Mahler: Songs from "Des Knaben Wunderhorn"

  • 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

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

    Ian Bostridge tenor
    Julius Drake piano

    Schumann: Liederkreis Op 39 et al.