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.

  • 30 - 5

    Aug - Sep 21

    Photo: Gregor Hohenberg
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    Lied Festival Christian Gerhaher

    Lied Festival Christian Gerhaher

    From 9 to 15 September 2019, Christian Gerhaher has invited guests to Schloss Elmau for the first time to attend a Lied Festival that he himself has curated. Together with his long-time piano partner Gerold Huber and numerous guests, he will illuminate the fascinating Lied cosmos in 12 events, spanning from Henry Purcell through Franz Schubert and Robert Schumann to Gustav Mahler and Benjamin Britten.

    A concert introduction or a masterclass in the morning and a concert in the evening daily, opening concert Mon, 30 August, final concert Sat 4 September, day of departure Sun 5 September

  • Saturday

    11 Sep

    2021

    Photo: Michael Wilson, Sim Canetty-Clarke
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    Classical

    Brad Mehldau piano
    Ian Bostridge tenor

    Mehldau: The Folly of Desire (Lied cycle) et al.Children from the age of 16 are welcome to attend

    Super-class summit meeting "made in Schloss Elmau": Jazz pianist and composer Brad Mehldau and tenor Ian Bostridge met a few years ago in Schloss Elmau. They both wanted to work together, and so Brad Mehldau composed a classical song cycle for Ian Bostridge, which has celebrated its world premiere in Schloss Elmau before the duo embarked on a concert tour through the great concert halls including the Elbphilharmonie.

    Please note: due to the adult nature of some Lied texts (inc. Brecht), this concert is not recommended for children and teenagers.

  • Saturday

    25 Sep

    2021

    Photo: Lukasz Giza
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    Author's Reading & Discussion

    Olga Tokarczuk nobel prize for literature 2018

    reading and discussion in Polish and German

    The event is only open to hotel guests after prior registration at the Cultural Office on +49 8823 18 260 / kultur@schloss-elmau.de or by SMS to the Hospitality Desk +4917 33 11 22 77

    The Polish author Olga Tokarczuk was honoured "for a narrative imagination that with encyclopedic passion represents the crossing of boundaries as a form of life."

  • Saturday

    2 Oct

    2021

    Photo: Marco Borggreve
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    Classical

    Lucas Jussen piano
    Arthur Jussen piano

    “It's like driving two BMWs at the same time,” enthused the conductor Michael Schønwandt after a concert with Lucas and Arthur Jussen. Since their earliest childhood, the two Dutch brothers have sat together at the piano, performed before their Queen Beatrix, won prizes at competitions and received lessons from Maria João Pires and Menahem Pressler. The two acclaimed Wunderkinder have long since developed into an internationally sought-after piano duo that has conquered concert halls all over the world and brought a breath of fresh air to the classical music scene.

  • 17 - 24

    Oct 21

    Photo: Nicolas Zonvi
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    Daniel Hope Week

    Daniel Hope Week
    postponedfrom April 2021

    Daniel Hope is a world-renowned violinist, Artistic Director of two orchestras, author, filmmaker, and much more. For Schloss Elmau he has curated a music week in which he and his musician friends perform in numerous chamber concerts.

    One concert daily in the evening, opening concert Sun, 17 Oct 17:00, final concert Sat, 23 Oct 17:00, day of departure Sun, 24 Oct.

  • Sunday

    17 Oct

    2021

    Photo:  Harald Hoffmann _ DG
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    Daniel Hope Week

    Opening Concert
    Daniel Hope violin
    Alexey Botvinov piano

  • Monday

    18 Oct

    2021

    Photo: Harald Hoffmann/DG
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    Daniel Hope Week

    Daniel Hope violin & moderation
    & Friends
    AIR – A baroque Journey

    Works by Handel, Vivaldi, Westhoff et al.

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

  • Tuesday

    19 Oct

    2021

    Photo: Nicolas Zonvi
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    Daniel Hope Week

    Daniel Hope violin
    & Friends

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

    Mozart: Piano quartet G minor
    Tchaikovsky: Souvenir de Florence

  • Wednesday

    20 Oct

    2021

    Photo: Nicolas Zonvi
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    Daniel Hope Week

    Daniel Hope violin
    & Friends

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

    Schnittke: Suite in old style
    Schubert: String Trio B flat major D471
    Brahms: Piano quintet F minor

  • Friday

    22 Oct

    2021

    Photo: Tibor Bozi, PR, Mischa Blank
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    Daniel Hope Week

    Daniel Hope violin
    Josephine Night cello
    Julia Okruashvili piano

    Rachmaninov: Sonata for cello and piano
    Brahms: Sonata for violin and piano No 3 D minor

    On the penultimate evening of Daniel Hope Week Daniel Hope will feature the British cellist Josephine Knight, who in the 25 years of her career has regularly shared the stage with Hope, and the award-winning pianist Julia Okruashvili from Moscow.

  • Saturday

    23 Oct

    2021

    Photo: Blank, Zonvi, PR
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    Daniel Hope Week

    Daniel Hope violin
    Josephine Night cello
    Julia Okruashvili piano

    Beethoven: Piano trio Op 11 “Gassenhauer”
    Mendelssohn: Piano trio D minor Op 59

    Daniel Hope ends his chamber music week with Beethoven and Mendelssohn trios.

  • 24 - 28

    Oct 21

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    Book Fair Days

    Book Fair Days

    After the Frankfurt Book Fair, the literary critics Ijoma Mangold, Denis Scheck & Insa Wilke present important literary novelties und hold discussions with guest authors.

  • Wednesday

    3 Nov

    2021

    Photo: Marco Borggreve
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    Classical

    Denis Kozhukhin piano

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

  • Thursday

    4 Nov

    2021

    Photo: PR
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    Scenic reading

    Sophie Scholl – Love in Times of Resistance

    The correspondence between Fritz Hartnagel and Sophie Scholl

    with Henrike Hahn and Jonathan Hutter
    and music by Rahel Hutter

    Reading in German

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

  • Saturday

    13 Nov

    2021

    Photo: Rebecca Raid
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    Classical

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

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

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

  • 16 - 21

    Nov 21

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    22nd European Jazztival

    POSTPONED FROM NOV 2020

    22. European Jazztival
    “Scandinavia”

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

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

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

  • 16 - 21

    Nov 21

    Photo: Egbert Krupp
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    22nd European Jazztival

    EARLY CONERT PACKAGE “SUNSET”

    The early concert package includes: on 16th November one concert at 21:00 and from 17th to 20th November 2 concerts daily:
    17:00 Concert 1 | 18:00 Dinner | 21:00 Concert 2

    For the entire period of the Jazztival, you choose either the early or the late concert package – “Sunset” or “Moonlight”.
    Your dinner time is linked to your choice of concert package. A table will automatically be reserved for you in your booked house (Hideaway: La Salle or Retreat: in one of the restaurants there). For table reservation requests in another restaurant, please contact hospitality@schloss-elmau.de

    The booking will automatically be made only according to your period of stay.
    Please note any special requests (e.g. if you only want to attend selected concerts) in the notes during the booking process.

  • 16 - 21

    Nov 21

    Photo: Egbert Krupp
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    22nd European Jazztival

    LATE CONCERT PACKAGE “MOONLIGHT”

    The late concert package includes: on 16th November one concert at 22:15 and from 17th to 20th November 2 Cconcerts dialy:
    18:30 Concert 1 | 20:00 Dinner | 22:15 Concert 2

    For the entire period of the Jazztival, you choose either the early or the late concert package – “Sunset” or “Moonlight”.
    Your dinner time is linked to your choice of concert package. A table will automatically be reserved for you in your booked house (Hideaway: La Salle or Retreat: in one of the restaurants there). For table reservation requests in another restaurant, please contact hospitality@schloss-elmau.de

    The booking will automatically be made only according to your period of stay.
    Please note any special requests (e.g. if you only want to attend selected concerts) in the notes during the booking process.

  • 21 - 26

    Nov 21

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    Literaturtage

    Japanische Literaturtage

    Eine literarische und musikalische Zeitreise nach Japan:
    Vom Kopfkissenbuch über Bashos Pfade durchs Hinterland
    bis ins heutige Japan in Literatur & Film.
    Mit Doris Dörrie, Sibylle Canonica, Axel Milberg,
    den Japanologinnen Evelyn Schulz & Ursula Gräfe et al.

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

  • 27 - 5

    Nov - Dec 21

    Photo: Sammy Hart
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    Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    12th Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

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

    Martin T:son Engstroem, founder and director of the famous Verbier Festival in the Swiss Alps, presents outstanding young artists on the cusp of their professional careers in fifteen solo, chamber and orchestral concerts.

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

  • Saturday

    25 Dec

    2021

    Photo:  Thomas Dashhub, Kunstmann Verlag
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    Author's reading

    Axel Hacke
    “Alle Jahre schon wieder”

    A cheerful and contemplative evening about Christmas in childhood and as an adult, about misunderstood Christmas carols and also about a little king called December.

    Axel Hacke's readings are as funny as they are whimsical, as spontaneous as they are carefully planned. And because he has written countless stories in decades as an author and columnist (including a whole book about Christmas), there are plenty of anecdotes, columns, stories for a humorous and profound afternoon, including a short textual review of a very special, crazy year.

  • 9 - 17

    Jan 22

    Photo: Julien Mignot
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    Chamber Music Week

    68th Chamber Music Week
    “Focus string quartet”
    with the Quatuor Ebène, the Belcea Quartet, the Schumann Quartett et al.

    This week brings together many of the world's best string quartets at Schloss Elmau and sheds light on this “supreme discipline” of chamber music in concerts, comparisons of interpretations and listening experiments.
    Two events daily with the Quatuor Ebène, the Artemis Quartet, the Belcea Quartet, the Schumann Quartet, the Kuss Quartet et al. as well as the legendary trio Gidon Kremer, Mischa Maisky & Martha Argerich at the conclusion on Sun, 16 January 2022.

    Opening concert Sun, 9 January in the evening, closing concert Sun, 16 January in the evening, departure day Mon, 17 January

  • Friday

    4 Feb

    2022

    Photo: Frank Grimm, Sammy Hart, Andrew Eccles
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    Classical

    Lisa Batiashvili violin
    Gautier Capuçon cello
    Jean-Yves Thibaudet piano

    Haydn: Piano trio No 44 E major
    Arensky: Piano trio No 1 D minor
    Brahms: Piano trio No 2 C major

    Lisa Batiashvili, Gautier Capuçon and Jean-Yves Thibaudet are among the great musicians of our time - as world-renowned soloists and equally passionate chamber musicians. After an acclaimed collaboration in 2019, they come together once again as a piano trio, touring all the major European music centers.

  • Saturday

    5 Feb

    2022

    Photo: Marco Borggreve
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    Classical

    Jean-Guihen Queyras cello
    Raphaël Imbert saxophone
    Pierre-François Blanchard piano
    Sonny Troupé percussion

    “Invisible Stream”

    works by Eisler, Schubert and Wagner, compositions by Raphaël Imbert