SCHLOSS ELMAU Events Calendar

The Schloss Elmau Experience Since more than 100 years concerts & talks with great artists & authors on the pulse of time. Tickets for hotel guests are included in the room rate.

  • Saturday

    29 Feb

    2020

    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.

  • Tuesday

    3 Mar

    2020

    Music & Film

    Alexander Kluge film maker
    Franui Musicbanda

    “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.

  • Wednesday

    4 Mar

    2020

    Music & Film

    Alexander Kluge film maker
    Franui Musicbanda

    “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.

  • Thursday

    5 Mar

    2020

    Music & Film

    Alexander Kluge film maker
    Franui Musicbanda

    “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.

  • Thursday

    5 Mar

    2020

    Photo: Markus Kirchgessner, Julia Stix
    ©
    Music & Film

    Alexander Kluge film maker
    Franui Musicbanda

    “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.

  • Saturday

    7 Mar

    2020

    Photo: Irène Zandel
    ©
    Two decades of Pop

    Gustav Peter Wöhler & Band
    „Love is the Drug“

    Songs by Mick Jagger, David Bowie, John Mayer, Rio Reiser et al.

    Gustav Peter Wöhler has been one of the well-known faces on the German theatre, cinema and television scene for years. For more than 20 years, he has also been touring with his band, often building bridges between stars and one-hit wonders, classics and personal discoveries with his stirring, unconventional arrangements.

  • Thursday

    12 Mar

    2020

    Photo: Irène Zandel
    ©
    Classical

    William Youn piano

    Schubert: Sonatas C minor D 958 & G Major D 894

    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.

    Schloss Elmau
    ©

    Dinner & Concert

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

    14 Mar

    2020

    Photo: Lisa Mazzucco
    ©
    Classical

    Pablo Sáinz Villegas guitar
    "La Guitarra Española"

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

    Praised as "the soul of the Spanish guitar", he has become a worldwide sensation and known as the great guitarist of his generation. Consequently, he presents a programme of the most famous Spanish guitar works in Schloss Elmau.

  • Saturday

    21 Mar

    2020

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

    Alina Ibragimova violin
    Doric String Quartet
    Cédric Tiberghien piano

    Chausson: Sonata for violin, piano and string quartet
    Debussy: 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.

    Schloss Elmau
    ©

    Dinner & Concert

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

    25 Mar

    2020

    Photo: Mats Bäcker _ BIS
    ©
    Classical

    Trio Zimmermann

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

    Mozart: Divertimento for string trio KV 563 & Schubert

    Mozart's Divertimento KV 563 is one of the most famous pieces for string trio and Trio Zimmermann is one of the world's best ensembles in this trio formation – and so we can be sure: another unforgettable evening with the Trio Zimmermann at Schloss Elmau.

    Schloss Elmau
    ©

    Dinner & Concert

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

    27 Mar

    2020

    Photo: Alexandra Isard
    ©
    Modern Classical / Jazz

    Chilly Gonzales piano
    „Solo Piano I-III“ – part 1)

    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 two of his legendary evenings. He is playing two different programmes with a selection from his three “Solo Piano” albums.

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

  • Saturday

    28 Mar

    2020

    Photo: Alexandra Isard
    ©
    Modern Classical / Jazz

    Chilly Gonzales piano
    „Solo Piano I-III“ – part 2)

    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 two of his legendary evenings. He is playing two different programmes with a selection from his three “Solo Piano” albums

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

  • Saturday

    4 Apr

    2020

    Photo: Sim Canetty-Clarke, Marco Borggreve
    ©
    Classical

    Gerald Finley bass baritone
    Julius Drake piano

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

    The Canadian bass baritone Gerald Finley and the British pianist Julius Drake are among the best that can currently be heard in both Lied and opera. In Schloss Elmau the two can now be heard with French and American songs, a must for all „Lied“-aficionados!

  • Monday

    6 Apr

    2020

    Photo: Lukasz Giza
    ©
    Author's reading

    Olga Tokarczuk
    „Die Jakobsbücher“
    nobel prize for literature 2018

    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."

  • Tuesday

    7 Apr

    2020

    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.

  • Thursday

    9 Apr

    2020

    Photo: Daliah Spiegel
    ©
    World

    ALMA

    Alpine folk music in casual garb

    The best of classical and folk music, country dance and polka, yodel and waltz.

  • Saturday

    11 Apr

    2020

    Photo: Julien Mignot
    ©
    Classical

    Vilde Frang violin
    Lawrence Power viola
    Nicolas Altstaedt cello

    250 years Beethoven

    Beethoven: String trios op 9 No 1-3

    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!

  • Sunday

    12 Apr

    2020

    Photo: Julien Mignot
    ©
    Classical

    Vilde Frang violin
    Lawrence Power viola
    Nicolas Altstaedt cello

    250 years Beethoven

    Beethoven: Serenade for string trio op 8, String trio op 3

    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!

  • Tuesday

    14 Apr

    2020

    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.

  • Wednesday

    15 Apr

    2020

    Photo: Peter-Andreas Hassiepen, PR, Christoph Ruckstuhl
    ©
    Discussion

    Rüdiger Safranski, Michael Krüger & Martin Meyer
    “Classicaler!“

  • Thursday

    16 Apr

    2020

    Photo: Uwe Arens, Peter Hönnemann
    ©
    Klassik/Jazz

    Avi Avital mandolin
    Omer Klein piano

    Bach: Partita No 2 BMV 1004 & Jazz compositions by Avi Avital and Omer Klein

    The charismatic Avi Avital is without doubt one of the greatest mandolin players of our time. For this program, Avital immerses himself in classical music and also explores jazz. His congenial partner is the jazz pianist Omer Klein, whom the magazine "Jazz-Podium" placed in the first line of contemporary jazz pianists. Together they have developed a program with music by Bach, jazz pieces, original compositions and Israeli songs.

  • Saturday

    18 Apr

    2020

    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.

    Schloss Elmau
    ©

    Dinner & Concert

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

    25 Apr

    2020

    Photo: Gavin Evans
    ©
    Classical

    Khatia Buniatishvili piano

    Beethoven: Piano Sonata No 23 F minor “Appassionata”
    Schubert/Liszt: "Ständchen", "Erlkönig" & works by Liszt

    The energetic concerts of Khatia Buniatishvili are legendary – now she lets her virtuoso fingers fly over the keys in Schloss Elmau again.

  • Friday

    1 May

    2020

    Photo: Rebecca Raid
    ©
    Classical

    The King’s Singers
    “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.

  • Saturday

    2 May

    2020

    Photo: PR, WDR/Melanie Grande
    ©
    Author's reading & discussion

    Jean-Luc Bannalec
    “Komissar Dupin ermittelt”

    Jörg Bong presents his Breton crime series
    Moderation: Bettina Böttingerin German

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

  • 8 - 10

    May

    Photo: PR
    ©
    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 op. 20 No 2
    Beethoven: String quartet No 9 C major “Rasumowsky”

    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, newly interpreted with specially composed music by August Zirner and Kai Struwe.

    A classic from which millions can quote: The Little Prince. It is a world-famous book full of wisdom and many common quotations, such as "You only see well with your heart".

  • 15 - 17

    May

    Photo: Schloss Elmau
    ©
    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).

    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).
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    Schloss Elmau
    ©

    Dinner & Concert

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

  • Tuesday

    19 May

    2020

    Photo: Markus Tedeskino, Piper Verlag
    ©
    Lesung

    Ulrich Wickert „Identifiziert Euch“

    – Warum wir ein neues Heimatgefühl brauchen

  • Thursday

    21 May

    2020

    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).

  • Friday

    22 May

    2020

    Photo: Sophia Kirchner, Rowohlt Verlag
    ©
    Author's reading & live music

    David Rothenberg
    „Stadt der Nachtigallen. Berlins perfekter Sound“

    in German

    David Rothenberg has made music with whales, insects, water and wind: but the perfect sound was provided by the Berlin nightingales, who live in competition with the city noise. The American musicologist and musician Rothenberg, an icon of the worldwide experimental music scene, 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, Schostakovitch et al.

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

  • Wednesday

    27 May

    2020

    Photo: PR
    ©
    World

    Soumik Datta sarod
    Michael Gallen guitar, vocals, piano
    Souvid Datta vocals, percussion
    Gurdain Singh Rayatt tabla)

    Indian music

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

  • 30 - 1

    May - Jun

    Photo: Julien Mignot
    ©
    A weekend with the Quatuor Ebène

    A Beethoven Weekend with the
    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: 3005_Stephanie Mtchell, Crown Verlag
    ©
    Author's reading & discussion

    Professor Daniel Ziblatt
    on “How Democracies Die”

    Based on years of research, in this book the two Harvard professors Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt present a deep understanding of how and why democracies die; an alarming analysis of how democracy is being subverted today; and a guide for maintaining and repairing a threatened democracy, for governments, political parties and individuals. History doesn't repeat itself. But we can protect our democracy by learning its lessons, before it's too late.

  • Saturday

    30 May

    2020

    Photo: Julien Mignot
    ©
    A weekend with the Quatuor Ebène

    Quatuor Ebène string quartet

    250th Beethoven Anniversary!

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

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

  • Sunday

    31 May

    2020

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

    Quatuor Ebène string quartet
    Akiko Yamamoto piano)

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

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

  • Monday

    1 Jun

    2020

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

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

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

  • 3 - 4

    Jun

    Photo: Kreisau
    ©

    Krzyzowa-Music @ Schloss Elmau
    The international Chamber Music Festival from Krzyzowa/Poland in Schloss Elmau

    The small town of Krzyzowa in Poland (German: Kreisau) went down in history with its famous "Kreisauer Kreis" - and is an important place for the resistance, for international meetings, culture and Europe. In 2014 the international music festival Krzyzowa Music was founded. In Schloss Elmau, young promising musicians of the festival can now be experienced with their artistic director Viviane Hagner.

  • Wednesday

    3 Jun

    2020

    Photo: Barbara Klemm
    ©
    Krzyzowa Music @ Schloss Elmau

    Workshop with Alfred Brendel

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

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

  • Wednesday

    3 Jun

    2020

    Photo: Timm Kölln
    ©
    Krzyzowa Music @ Schloss Elmau

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

    Schubert: String quartet No 15 G major D 887

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

  • Thursday

    4 Jun

    2020

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

    Alfred Brendel
    reads
    “Mein musikalisches Leben”

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

  • Saturday

    6 Jun

    2020

    Photo: Jean Ber, PR
    ©
    World

    Nguyên Lê guitar
    Prabhu Edouard tabla
    Mieko Miyazaki koto

    „So wie er spielt niemand Gitarre!“ (FAZ)

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

  • Thursday

    11 Jun

    2020

    Photo: Oscar Tursunov
    ©
    Classical

    Grigory Sokolov presents:
    Alexandra Dovgan piano

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

    Beethoven: Piano sonata No 8 C minor Op 13
    Chopin: Waltz Op 64, Mazurkas Op 68 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

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

  • 13 - 19

    Jun

    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

    Beethoven: "Gassenhauer Trio"
    Mendelssohn: Piano trio D minor

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

  • Sunday

    14 Jun

    2020

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

    Daniel Hope violin
    Josephine Knight cello
    Julia Okruashvili piano

    Franck: Violin sonata & Rachmaninow: Cello sonata

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

  • Monday

    15 Jun

    2020

    Photo: Harald Hoffmann_ DG
    ©
    Daniel Hope Week

    AIR – A baroque Journey

    Daniel Hope violine & moderation
    Simos Papanas violine
    Nicola Mosca cello
    Naoki Kitaya harpsichord
    Emanuele Forni lute/baroque guitar
    Michael Metzler percussion

    Works by Handel, Vivaldi, Westhoff et al.

    On this evening, Daniel Hope and his ensemble take the listener on a journey through musical baroque, a journey that is also a history of the violin and its origins. Hope plays works by Handel, Bach, Pachelbel and Telemann and numerous musical discoveries by lesser-known composers who also roamed Europe in the 17th and 18th centuries in search of inspiration and new impulses. A brilliant evening full of sparkling music!

    Schloss Elmau
    ©

    Dinner & Concert

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

    16 Jun

    2020

    Photo: PR
    ©
    Daniel Hope Week

    Tanja Sonc, Inès Morin violine
    Hannes Bärtschi, Ribal Molaeb viola
    Nicola Mosca, Josephine Knight cello
    Alexey Botvinov piano

    Mozart: Piano quartet G minor & Dvorak: String sextet

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

    Schloss Elmau
    ©

    Dinner & Concert

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

    17 Jun

    2020

    Photo:  Harald Hoffmann_DG, PR
    ©
    Daniel Hope Week

    Daniel Hope, Inès Morin, Tanja Sonc violin
    Hannes Bärtschi, Ribal Molaeb viola
    Nicola Mosca, Josephine Knight cello
    Alexey Botvinov piano

    Schubert: String trio B major & Brahms: Piano quintet F minor et al.

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

    Schloss Elmau
    ©

    Dinner & Concert

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

    18 Jun

    2020

    Photo:  Harald Hoffmann _ DG
    ©
    Daniel Hope Week

    Finale Concert
    Daniel Hope, Inès Morin, Tanja Sonc violin
    Ribal Molaeb, Natalia Alexandrova Mosca viola
    Nicola Mosca, Josephine Knight cello
    Alexey Botvinov piano

    Grieg: Violin Sonata No 3 C minor & Mendelssohn: String octet

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

    Schloss Elmau
    ©

    Dinner & Concert

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

    Jun

    Photo: PR
    ©
    Music of the Romantic Era

    Music of the Romantic Era

    A whole week of concerts, conversations and lectures to illuminate the fascinating panorama of the Romantic period in music: great musicians and exquisite ensembles bring to life the key themes of Romanticism.

  • Saturday

    20 Jun

    2020

    Photo: Susanna Mattes
    ©
    Music of the Romantic Era

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

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

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

  • Sunday

    21 Jun

    2020

    Photo: PR
    ©
    Music of the Romantic Era

    Sergei Nakariakov flugel horn
    Daishin Kashimoto violin
    Maria Meerovitch piano

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

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

  • Monday

    22 Jun

    2020

    Photo:  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

    In cooperation with the Richard Strauss Festival Garmisch-Partenkirchen
    TICKETS for external concert guests only via the Richard Strauss Festival

  • Monday

    22 Jun

    2020

    Photo: Sammy Hart
    ©
    Music of the Romantic Era

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

    Schubert: Trout Quintet A major D 667

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

  • Tuesday

    23 Jun

    2020

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

    Jörg Bong former CEO of Fischer publishers, & publicist
    Roland Borgards Professor of Modern German Literature, University of Frankfurt
    on
    “Die Aktualität der Romantik”

    in German

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

  • Tuesday

    23 Jun

    2020

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

    Juliane Banse soprano
    Christoph Poppen violin
    Elisabeth Kufferath violin
    Hariolf Schlichtig viola
    Manuel Fischer-Dieskau cello

    Mendelssohn: String Quartett A minor op. 13
    Brahms & C. Schumann: Songs for soprano & string quartet (arr. Aribert Reimann)
    Beethoven: String quartet A minor op.132

    Concert with interval

    For the Romantic Week, soprano Juliane Banse, violinist Christoph Poppen and their chamber music partners have put together a magnificent programme of string quartets and songs for soprano and string quartet by Brahms, arranged by Aribert Reimann.

  • Wednesday

    24 Jun

    2020

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

    Kuss Quartett string quartet
    Lawrence Power viola
    Steven Isserlis cello

    Tchaikovsky: String sextet “Souvenir de Florence”

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

  • Wednesday

    24 Jun

    2020

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

    Steven Isserlis cello
    Connie Shih piano

    Strauss: Cello sonata F major(original version)
    Rachmaninow: Cello sonata G minor

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

  • Thursday

    25 Jun

    2020

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

    Florian Illies Publisher Rowohlt-Verlag, art historian
    Kilian Heck Professor of Art History, University of Greifswald
    on
    “Das Meer in den Bergen” – Sehnsüchte nach dem anderen Ort bei Caspar David Friedrich und Carl Blechen

    in German

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

  • Thursday

    25 Jun

    2020

    Photo: Yiorgos Mavropoulos
    ©
    Music of the Romantic Era

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

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

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

  • Friday

    26 Jun

    2020

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

    Christiane Karg soprano
    Gerold Huber piano

    Mahler: Songs from "Des Knaben Wunderhorn"

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

  • Saturday

    27 Jun

    2020

    Photo: Frank Eidel, PR, Paolo Soriani
    ©
    Music of the Romantic Era

    Reto Bieri clarinet
    Anja Lechner cello
    Anna Gourari piano

    Brahms: Clarinet trio op. 144 & Beethoven: "Gassenhauertrio"

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

  • Saturday

    27 Jun

    2020

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

    Ian Bostridge tenor
    Julius Drake piano

    Schumann: Liederkreis Op 39 et al.

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

  • Monday

    29 Jun

    2020

    Photo: Stefan Kresser_Deuticke Verlag
    ©
    Author's reading

    Monika Helfer
    “Die Bagage”

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

  • Wednesday

    1 Jul

    2020

    Photo: Felix Broede
    ©
    Classical

    Igor Levit piano

    250th Beethoven Anniversary

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

  • Thursday

    2 Jul

    2020

    Photo: Peter Rigaud, Sammy Hart
    ©
    Classical

    Arabella Steinbacher violin, direction
    Munich Chamber Orchestra

    Piazzolla: "The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires" et al.

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

  • Saturday

    4 Jul

    2020

    Photo: Felix Broede
    ©
    Classical

    Igor Levit Klavier

    250th Beethoven Anniversary

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

  • 6 - 10

    Jul

    Photo: Gregory Batardon
    ©
    Concerts & Masterclasses

    Masterclass Gautier Capuçon

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

    For four days, cello star Gautier Capuçon will hold public masterclasses and concerts in Schloss Elmau, to which all guests are welcome to attend. With the support of the French Louis Vuitton Foundation, aspiring professional cellists are given the opportunity to make music and prepare for a concert with their well-established role model Capuçon, who regards both his numerous students and his international audience as the ultimate benchmark.

  • Saturday

    11 Jul

    2020

    Photo: Stephan Doleschal
    ©
    Modern Classical/Jazz

    BartolomeyBittmann progressive strings vienna
    Publikumspreis BMW Welt Jazz Award 2018

    Matthias Bartolomey, cello
    Klemens Bittmann, violin & mandola

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

  • Tuesday

    14 Jul

    2020

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

    Gabriela Scherer soprano
    Michael Volle baritone
    Sarah Tysman piano

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

  • Thursday

    16 Jul

    2020

    Photo:  Decca_ Mathias Bothor
    ©
    Lieder / Aria Evening

    Joseph Calleja tenor
    Vincenzo Scalera piano

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

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

  • Saturday

    18 Jul

    2020

    Photo: Marie Staggat, PR
    ©
    World

    Cuarteto SolTango World music ensemble feat.
    Leonel Capitano vocals

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

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

  • Tuesday

    21 Jul

    2020

    Photo: Efsevia Tsoni
    ©
    Jazz

    Sebastian Studnitzky trumpet, piano
    & Friends

  • Thursday

    23 Jul

    2020

    Photo: Marco Borggreve
    ©
    Classical

    Anna Vinnitskaya piano

    Ravel: La Valse & works by Schumann

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

  • Saturday

    25 Jul

    2020

    Photo: Felix Broede, Marco Borggreve
    ©
    Classical

    Leonard Elschenbroich cello
    Anna Vinnitskaya piano

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

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

  • Thursday

    30 Jul

    2020

    Photo:  PR
    ©
    Jazz

    Céline Bonacina Crystal Quartet
    Audience Award BMW Welt Jazz Award 2019

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

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

  • Saturday

    1 Aug

    2020

    Photo: Marc Wilhelm
    ©
    Jazz

    Jazzrausch Bigband
    Beethoven's Breakdown

    „Eine Kernschmelze von Bigband-Sound mit House und Techno-Musik.” (Süddeutsche Zeitung)

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

  • Thursday

    6 Aug

    2020

    Photo: Michael Fitz
    ©
    Singer-Songwriter

    Michael Fitz vocals, guitar
    „Jetzt auf Gestern“

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

  • Thursday

    13 Aug

    2020

    Photo: Josef Fischnaller, Marco Borggreve
    ©
    Classical

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

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

  • Saturday

    15 Aug

    2020

    Photo: annett louisan_c_Marie Isabel Mora
    ©
    Pop

    Annett Louisan vocals
    & band
    „Kleine große Liebe“

    Annett Lousian, probably the most charming voice of Germany is back in Schloss Elmau with her new album "Kleine große Liebe" - full of catchy lyrics and a fresh, modern sound.

  • Saturday

    22 Aug

    2020

    Photo: PR
    ©
    Classical

    Samson Tsoy piano

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

  • Tuesday

    25 Aug

    2020

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

    Lutz Seiler
    “Stern 111”

    nominated for the Leipzig Book Fair Prize

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

  • 27 - 30

    Aug

    Photo: Jake Turney
    ©

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

    Der junge preisgekrönte Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason gestaltet gemeinsam mit seinen Geschwistern und Freunden zwei Kammermusikkonzerte in Schloss Elmau.

  • Thursday

    27 Aug

    2020

    Photo: Jake Turney
    ©
    Sheku Kanneh-Mason & Friends

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

    Dvorak: String Quartet No 13 G major & Haydn

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

  • Saturday

    29 Aug

    2020

    Photo: Jake Turney
    ©
    Sheku Kanneh-Mason & Friends

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

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

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