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 resort fee.

  • Thursday

    4 Aug

    2022

    Photo: Toni Hauser, Sven Arnstein, T + T Fotografie
    ©
    Song Recital / Singer-Songwriter

    Rufus Wainwright vocals
    Danielle de Niese vocals
    Sarah Tysman piano

    Songs, Arien und Duette

    Canadian Rufus Wainwright is considered one of the most outstanding singers, composers and songwriters of our time, skilfully crossing the boundaries and paths between pop and classical music. After an intimate solo evening last summer, the critically and publicly acclaimed star will now perform for the first time with the renowned singer Danielle de Niese, whom the New York Times Magazine called "opera's coolest soprano".

  • Saturday

    6 Aug

    2022

    Photo: Lars Borges
    ©
    Classical

    MILOŠ guitar
    “Homage to Segovia”

    Bach: Chaconne
    Albeniz: “Asturias” (Leyenda), “Granada” et al. from “Suite española”
    Villa-Lobos: Five Preludes et al.

    His recording successes with Deutsche Grammophon made the young guitarist MILOŠ known worldwide within a very short time and made him "classical music's guitar hero" (BBC Music Magazine). Now, in his new programme "Homage to Segovia", he embarks on a varied journey from Germany with Johann Sebastian Bach to the stirring works of the Spanish and Brazilian composers Isaac Albéniz and Heitor Villa-Lobos.

  • Tuesday

    9 Aug

    2022

    Photo: Monsterpics, Kopenheuer & Witsch
    ©
    Reading

    Carolin Kebekus
    „Es kann nur eine geben“

    „Ich will den Finger in die Wunde legen!" Carolin Kebekus über Frauen an der Spitze.

    Eigentlich klingt es ganz leicht: Frau ist begabt und klug, also kann sie ganz nach oben kommen. Aber oft genug ist der eine Platz schon besetzt, es scheint nämlich ein dämliches Gesetz zu geben, das lautet: Eine Frau reicht, mehr brauchen wir nicht. Die Komikerin, Schauspielerin und Feministin Carolin Kebekus stellt ihr neues Buch vor - pointiert, unmissverständlich und gleichzeitig urkomisch: Dass die Zeit überreif ist, alte (Männer-) Gesetze auf den Müll zu werfen.

  • Tuesday

    16 Aug

    2022

    Photo: PR
    ©
    Jazz

    Viktoria Tolstoy & Claes Crona Trio

    Viktoria Tolstoy, vocals
    Claes Crona, piano et al

    An artistic vein is probably a tradition in Viktoria Tolstoy's family: her great-great-grandfather was the Russian national poet Leo Tolstoy. The Swede is perhaps the most brilliant of all Scandinavian jazz singers with a voice that is both crystal clear and earthy. She has worked with legends like Esbjörn Svensson and big names of today's jazz scene like Nils Landgren. She is now joined by the Swedish trio around pianist Claes Crona.

  • Saturday

    20 Aug

    2022

    Photo: Ann Street Studio, Felix Broede
    ©
    Classical

    Gautier Capuçon cello
    Gülru Ensari piano

    Gautier Capuçon is unquestionably one of the outstanding cellists of our time and is also a welcome guest at Schloss Elmau. The master cellist will be joined by the Turkish-born pianist Gülru Ensari, who can be heard in many major concert halls, especially in a piano duo with Herbert Schuch. On this evening, the two musicians will perform some of the great works for violoncello and piano.

  • Wednesday

    24 Aug

    2022

    Photo: Wesely, Acosta
    ©
    Lied/Aria Recital

    Magdalena Kožená mezzo-soprano
    Yefim Bronfman piano

    Brahms: "Meine Liebe ist grün", "Nachtigall" et al.
    Songs by Mussorgsky, Shostakovitsh & Bartók

    Magdalena Kozena, one of the world's leading mezzo-sopranos, comes to Schloss Elmau for the first time. She will be joined by Yefim Bronfman, one of the great pianists of our time. Both musicians are linked by an intensive collaboration with numerous concerts and a CD recording. On the programme this evening are works of German Romanticism and rarely heard song cycles by Eastern European composers.

  • Saturday

    27 Aug

    2022

    Photo: 2708_Pacheco, Sosa_ PR, Andrea Rotili
    ©
    Jazz

    Marialy Pacheco piano
    Omar Sosa piano
    “Manos”

    A musical homage to Cuba

    Four hands and four feet on two pianos: Two each belong to Marialy Pacheco, winner of the Montreux Jazz Festival Piano Solo Competition. Her sensual playing is a blend of traditional Cuban music and jazz. The others belong to Omar Sosa, who combines Latin jazz and African spiritualism, European classical music and sounds of the American West Coast. Together they present for the first time their new program "Manos" - a musical tribute to their homeland Cuba.

  • Saturday

    3 Sep

    2022

    Photo: Julia Wesely
    ©
    Music & Comedy

    Igudesman & Joo
    Aleksey Igudesman violin, vocals
    Hyung-ki Joo piano, vocals
    “And now Rachmaninov”

    Millions of YouTube viewers can't be wrong. With more than 45 million clicks, the musicians Igudesman & Joo have taken the world by storm with their hilarious stage shows. The musicians combine humour with classical music and allusions to pop culture, filling classical concert halls as well as entire stadiums. Now they present their new programme at Schloss Elmau.

  • 5 - 11

    Sep 22

    Photo: Antje Wiech
    ©
    Carte blanche for Wolfgang Haffner

    Carte blanche for Wolfgang Haffner

    The two-time ECHO Jazz Award winner and globally successful German jazz drummer can be experienced in this festival week curated by him in five concerts ranging from solo to quintet, for which he has invited jazz greats who are friends to Schloss Elmau.

    Book your room now!

    One event daily, opening concert Mon, 5 Sept. in the evening, final concert Sat, 10 Sept. in the evening, day of departure Sun, 11 Sept.

  • Monday

    5 Sep

    2022

    Photo: Antje Wiech
    ©
    Wolfgang Haffner festival

    “One by One”

    Wolfgang Haffner, drums solo

  • Tuesday

    6 Sep

    2022

    Photo: Joerg Steinmetz, Antje Wiech
    ©
    Wolfgang Haffner festival

    “Just the two of us”

    Wolfgang Haffner, drums
    Michael Wollny, piano

  • Wednesday

    7 Sep

    2022

    Photo: Joerg Steinmetz, Antje Wiech, PR
    ©
    Wolfgang Haffner festival

    “Chapter three”

    Wolfgang Haffner, drums
    Michael Wollny, piano
    Christopher Dell, vibraphone

  • Thursday

    8 Sep

    2022

    Photo: 0809 Haffner + Kleiß_Antje Wiech, Elfi Kleiß
    ©
    Wolfgang Haffner festival

    In conversation:
    Wolfgang Haffner
    & Peter Kleiss author & music journalist

  • Friday

    9 Sep

    2022

    Photo: Antje Wiech, Boris Breuer, Torsten Goltz, PR
    ©
    Wolfgang Haffner festival

    “Four of a kind”

    Wolfgang Haffner, drums
    Simon Oslender, keys
    Thomas Stieger, bass
    Christopher Dell, vibraphone

  • Saturday

    10 Sep

    2022

    Photo: Antje Wiech, Joerg Steinmetz
    ©
    Wolfgang Haffner festival

    “Take five”

    Wolfgang Haffner, drums
    Michael Wollny, piano
    Simon Oslender, keys
    Thomas Stieger, bass
    Christopher Dell, vibraphone

  • Saturday

    24 Sep

    2022

    Photo: 2101_ Julia Stix
    ©
    Classical

    Franui Musicbanda
    Die Strottern Wienerlied-Duo

    Franzensfeste – eine Schubertiade
    Music by Franui and the Strottern based on Franz Schubert

    The Musicbanda Franui from the inner alpine region and the duo from the Viennese lowlands have long since agreed on a summit meeting. “Franzensfeste” is the title and it promises to be a great celebration for Franz.
    “Franzensfeste” is the latest in a series of programmes in which the East Tyrolean Musicbanda dedicates itself to classical and romantic composers, including Schubert, Franui's “soul mate”.

  • Friday

    30 Sep

    2022

    Photo: Uwe Arens, Uwe Arens, Gela Megrelidze
    ©
    Classical

    Emmanuel Tjeknavorian violin
    Daniel Müller-Schott cello
    Anna Vinnitskaya piano

    Schubert: Piano Trio in B flat major D 898 et al.

  • Saturday

    1 Oct

    2022

    Photo: Till Brönner
    ©
    65th Chamber Music Week

    Dieter Ilg Trio

    Dieter Ilg, bass | Rainer Böhm, piano | Patrice Héral, drums

    "You can't play jazz without playing Bach," saxophonist Joshua Redman said about the influence of the forefather of European art music. An attitude that Dieter Ilg also shares: "As a musician, you can't get past him". The bassist was inspired by 12 works and rediscovered his B-A-C-H.

  • Tuesday

    4 Oct

    2022

    Photo: Marie Staggat
    ©
    Jazz/Modern Classical

    Francesco Tristano piano, electronics

    Pianist, producer and composer Francesco Tristano walks effortlessly between the world of classical music and the universe of new sound formats.

  • Thursday

    13 Oct

    2022

    Photo: Kaupo Kikkas
    ©
    Classical

    O/Modernt
    Hugo Ticciati violin
    & Friends

    works by Beethoven, Pärt & Berio

    Two evenings are dedicated to the Swedish multi-talent Hugo Ticciati. He has named his innovative concept "O/Modernt," Swedish for "Un/Modern," and refers to a group of world-class fellow musicians who redefine classical parameters. The philosophy of O/Modernt is future-oriented and passionate, the program compositions innovative and stirring - true to the great composer John Cage: "Invent the past"!

  • Saturday

    15 Oct

    2022

    Photo: Kaupo Kikkas
    ©
    Classical

    O/Modernt
    Hugo Ticciati violin
    & Friends

    Werke von Ravel & Debussy

    Two evenings are dedicated to the Swedish multi-talent Hugo Ticciati. He has named his innovative concept "O/Modernt," Swedish for "Un/Modern," and refers to a group of world-class fellow musicians who redefine classical parameters. The philosophy of O/Modernt is future-oriented and passionate, the program compositions innovative and stirring - true to the great composer John Cage: "Invent the past"!

  • Saturday

    22 Oct

    2022

    Photo: Dirk Messner
    ©
    Pop/Jazz

    Max Mutzke & Friends

  • 23 - 27

    Oct 22

    Photo: Schloss Elmau
    ©
    Book Fair Days

    Book Fair Days
    with Anne-Dore Krohn, Ijoma Mangold, Denis Scheck
    & Insa Wilke

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

    Auftakt mit dem Quartett der Kritiker am Sonntag, 23.10. Vier Buchvorstellungen mit Gastautoren am Montag, Dienstag, Mittwoch und Donnerstag Abend.

  • Saturday

    29 Oct

    2022

    Photo: John_Rakete_Horwitz
    ©
    Wort-Musik

    Ulrich Tukur & Christian Redl Rezitation
    Olena Kushpler Klavier
    „Vom Zauber einer verwehenden Sprache –
    Deutsche Gedichte und Balladen“

    Gedichte, Balladen und Texte von Goethe und Schiller über Heine und Fontane bis zu Brecht und Enzensberger
    Musik von Schumann, Liszt et al.

    Ulrich Tukur und Christian Redl wollen an die Anfänge, an den Ursprung von Theater erinnern: Den Text, die Sprache mit der man eine gute Geschichte erzählt. Neben ihren Lieblingsgedichten haben sich beide dazu noch eine fast in Vergessenheit geratene Form ausgesucht: Die Ballade. Wie der Kriminalroman lebt sie von Spannungsmomenten und Knalleffekten. Und wie in diesem verwandten Genre geht es immer um Mord, Ehebruch, Verführung, Kindsmord und unerwiderter Liebe. Nur mit ihrer Stimme und ihrer Mimik zaubern Tukur und Redl mit Texten von Goethe über Fontane bis zu Brecht und Enzensberger phantastische Welten auf die Bühne, die, weil es immer um Schicksale von Menschen geht, tief berühren. Die Pianistin Olena Kushpler reagiert am Klavier auf die Texte mit Musikstücken u.a. von Liszt, Satie, Schönberg und Schumann, die oft zeitgleich zu den Gedichten entstanden.

  • Thursday

    3 Nov

    2022

    Photo: Joana Linda
    ©
    World

    Cristina Branco vocals
    & Band

    One of the great voices of Portuguese Fado

    Luís Figueiredo, piano, eletronics
    Bernardo Couto, portuguese guitar
    Bernardo Moreira, bass

    Cristina Branco is one of the most important Portuguese voices: countless concerts all over the world and in major concert halls from the Elbphilharmonie to the Vienna Musikverein speak for themselves. Fado is the traditional song of her homeland - and it is, also traditionally, rather melancholy. In her neo-fado, she breaks with this tradition and also sings a lot about the beauties of life. “Fado is like tango”, she says, “the music of those who have a great soul”.

  • Saturday

    5 Nov

    2022

    Photo: Jimmy Donelan, Irène Zandel
    ©
    Classical

    Thomas Hampson baritone
    William Youn piano

    Schubert: Winterreise

    American baritone Thomas Hampson has enjoyed a unique worldwide career as an opera, concert and lieder singer. He has performed nearly a hundred operatic roles, recorded over 170 albums and sung close to a thousand songs. Among these, of course, is Schubert's "Winterreise", which marks the beginning of a first collaboration with the sought-after pianist William Youn, who has received rave reviews for his complete recording of all Schubert piano sonatas on SONY.

  • Saturday

    12 Nov

    2022

    Photo: Liz Linder, Helene Pambrun
    ©
    Recital/Spirituals

    Reginald Mobley countertenor
    Baptiste Trotignon piano

  • 15 - 20

    Nov 22

    Photo: Egbert Krupp
    ©
    23rd European Jazztival

    23rd European Jazztival

    Since 1998 Schloss Elmau has played host to over 2000 jazz concerts from the hottest international artists, establishing it as a key venue on the jazz circuit.

    Book your room now!

    Opening concert Tues, 15 Nov, from Wed 16 on two evening concerts, final concert Sat 19 Nov, day of departure Sun 20 Nov

  • 20 - 25

    Nov 22

    Photo: Wikipedia
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    Literaturtage – Russische Literatur

    Russische Literaturtage

    Die russische Literaturgeschichte vom 19. Jahrhundert bis zur Gegenwart ist so facettenreich wie in kaum einem anderen Land. Ihre Fülle an Ausdrucksformen und Themen kann unmöglich umfassend abgebildet werden.
    Literarische Lesungen, Vorträge und Diskussionen sollen deshalb möglichst abwechslungsreiche Einblicke in die Vielfalt der russischen Kultur bieten – und dabei auch politische Fragen diskutieren.

    Auftaktveranstaltung am Sonntagabend, 20 November, Abschlussveranstaltung am Donnerstagabend, 24 November

  • 26 - 4

    Nov - Dec 22

    Photo: Sammy Hart
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    Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    13th Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    Martin T:son Engstroem, founder and director of the famous Verbier Festival in the Swiss Alps, presents outstanding young artists at the beginning of a great career side by side with established artists in 15 solo, chamber music and orchestral concerts.

    with soloists such as Martin Fröst, Alexandre Kantorow, Alexandra Dovgan, Alexander Sitkovetsky, Li La et al. and the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra conducted by Gábor Takács-Nagy

    Book your room now!

    Two concerts daily, opening concert Sat, 26 November in the evening, final concert Sat, 3 December in the evening, day of departure Sun, 4 December

  • Monday

    26 Dec

    2022

    Photo: Marcus Schröpfer
    ©
    Jazz/Techno

    Jazzrausch Bigband
    Roman Sladek trombone, bandleader
    X-Mas programme

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

    Bigband jazz made in Bavaria. The Jazzrausch Bigband has made it its mission to inspire its audience with creative music-making. With an average of 120 concerts a year, it is one of the busiest big bands in Europe and brings together jazz fans and dance fans with “power of sound, groove and enormous stage presence” (FAZ) like probably no comparable ensemble currently. Groove with brains, electro with horns, jazz in a frenzy.

  • 8 - 15

    Jan 23

    Photo: Marco Borggreve
    ©
    Chamber music week - Tabea Zimmermann

    68th Chamber music week
    Carte blanche for Tabea Zimmermann

    Tabea Zimmermann is one of the most renowned performers of our time. She is at the center of the 68th Chamber Music Week, for which she has curated the program and invited musician friends and companions to Schloss Elmau.

    book your room now!

    Two events daily, opening concert Sun, 8 Jan. in the evening, final concert Sat, 14 Jan. in the evening, day of departure Sun, 15. Jan.

  • Sunday

    8 Jan

    2023

    Photo: Lund, Borggreve, Kondrats, Misi
    ©
    68th Chamber Music Week

    Tabea Zimmermann Viola
    Jean-Guihen Queyras Violoncello
    Klavier
    Noah Bendix-Balgley Violine
    Kirill Gerstein

    Brahms: Trio A minor Op 114
    Ravel: Sonata for violin and cello
    Mahler: Piano quartet

  • Monday

    9 Jan

    2023

    Photo: Lund, Borggreve, Misi
    ©
    68th Chamber Music Week

    Tabea Zimmermann Viola
    Klavier
    Noah Bendix-Balgley Violine
    Kirill Gerstein

    Bach: Italian Concerto
    Bartók: Duos for violin & iola
    Berio: Duos for violin & Viola
    et al.

  • Monday

    9 Jan

    2023

    Photo: Marco Borggreve, Stefan Sietzen
    ©
    68th Chamber Music Week

    Tabea Zimmermann viola
    Christoph Sietzen drums
    “Naturale”

    Xenakis: Rebonds A for drums solo
    Piazzolla: Verano Porteño
    Berio: Naturale for viola, drums and recording tape

  • Tuesday

    10 Jan

    2023

    68th Chamber Music Week

    Matinée Concert

  • Tuesday

    10 Jan

    2023

    Photo: Marco Borggreve, Simona Bednarek
    ©
    68th Chamber Music Week

    Tabea Zimmermann viola
    Aris Quartett string quartet

    Hensel: String quartet E flat majot
    Kurtág: “Officium Breve”
    Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: String quintet

  • Wednesday

    11 Jan

    2023

    68th Chamber Music Week

    Violin Maker Presentation
    Patrick Robin violin maker

    from the wood to the instrument

  • Wednesday

    11 Jan

    2023

    Photo: Marco Borggreve, Igor Studio, Simona Bednarek
    ©
    68th Chamber Music Week

    Tabea Zimmermann viola
    Javier Perianes piano
    Aris Quartett string quartet
    “Cantilena”

    De Falla: “Siete Canciones”
    Casals: Lieder
    Turina: Scène andalouse for viola, paino & string quartet
    et al.

  • Thursday

    12 Jan

    2023

    Photo: Ealovega, Reichardt, Matsas
    ©
    68th Chamber Music Week

    Stephen Waarts violin
    Sào Soulez Larivière viola
    Bruno Philippe cello

    von Dohnanyi: Serenade Op 10 for string trio
    Kodály: Duo for violin & cello
    et al.

  • Thursday

    12 Jan

    2023

    Photo: Holka, Borggreve, Severens, Frank
    ©
    68th Chamber Music Week

    Adam Walker flute
    Tabea Zimmermann viola
    Agnès Clément harp
    Gerhild Romberger alto

    Debussy: Syrinx for flute solo
    Bax: Elegiac Trio for flute, viola & harp
    Britten: 8 Folksong arrangements
    Strauss: “Die Nacht and other Lieder
    Gubaidulina: “Garten von Freuden und Traurigkeiten” for flute, viola and harp
    et al.

  • Friday

    13 Jan

    2023

    Photo: Boede, PR, Frank Jehrke, Simona Bednarek
    ©
    68th Chamber Music Week

    Shirley Brill clarinet
    Pauline Sachse viola
    Thomas Hoppe piano
    Aris Quartett string quartet

    Mozart: Klarinettenquintett
    Bowen: Melody for the G string
    Bruch: Stücke für Klarinette, Viola & Klavier

  • Friday

    13 Jan

    2023

    Photo: PR, PR, Neda Navaee, Rosa Frank
    ©
    68th Chamber Music Week

    Tabea Zimmermann viola
    Pauline Sachse viola
    Sào Soulez-Larivière viola
    Caspar Vinzens viola
    Gerhild Julia Hagen cello
    Bruno Philippe cello
    Romberger alto
    “Lamet”

    Tabea Zimmermann, Pauline Sachse, Sào Soulez-Larivière, Caspar Vinzens, viola
    Julia Hagen, Bruno Philippe, cello
    Gerhild Romberger, alto

    Marais-Knox: La Folia – Variations for 4 violas
    Bridge: Lament for 2 violas
    Hindemith: “Des Todes Tod” for female voice, 2 violas & 2 cellos
    Bowen: Fantasy Quartett for 4 violas

  • Saturday

    14 Jan

    2023

    Photo: Joerg Reichardt, Frank Jehrke, PR
    ©
    68th Chamber Music Week

    Sào Soulez-Larivière viola
    Thomas Hoppe paino
    Katja Maderer mezzo soprano

    Takemitsu: “A Bird Came Down The Walk” for viola & paino
    Loeffler: 4 Poèmes Op 5
    et al.

  • Saturday

    14 Jan

    2023

    Photo: Christa Holka, Marco Borggreve, Tysje Severens
    ©
    68th Chamber Music Week

    Adam Walker flute
    Tabea Zimmermann viola
    Agnès Clément harp
    et al.
    “Pastorale”

    Adam Walker, flute
    Stephan Waarts, violin
    Tabea Zimmermann, Pauline Sachse, viola
    Julia Hagen, Bruno Philippe, cello
    Agnès Clément, harp

    Debussy: Sonata for flute, viola & harp
    Beethoven: 6th Symphony “Pastorale” as string sextet