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.

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    Dinner + Concert

    Dinner & Concert

    3 course meal at Schloss Elmau Retreat followed by concert in the Concert Hall
    Eldbjørg Hemsing, violin & Julien Quentin, piano

  • Photo: Nikolaj Lund, Julien Mignot
    Classical

    Eldbjørg Hemsing violin
    Julien Quentin piano

    Grieg: violin sonata No 1 et al.

    The Norwegian made her first stage appearance at the age of six and made her debut as a soloist with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra at the age of 11. After studying with Boris Kuschnir in Vienna and winning numerous awards, she worked closely with the Chinese composer Tan Dun and recorded two solo CDs in 2018. After her Schloss Elmau debut at the 2018 Music of the Romantic Era Festival, she now dedicates herself to the romantic violin repertoire in two concerts with different programmes.
  • Photo: PR, Julien Mignot
    Classical

    Eldbjørg Hemsing violin
    Julien Quentin piano

    Brahms: violin sonata No 2 A major, Grieg: violin sonata No 2 G major et al.

    The Norwegian made her first stage appearance at the age of six and made her debut as a soloist with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra at the age of 11. After studying with Boris Kuschnir in Vienna and winning numerous awards, she worked closely with the Chinese composer Tan Dun and recorded two solo CDs in 2018. After her Schloss Elmau debut at the 2018 Music of the Romantic Era Festival, she now dedicates herself to the romantic violin repertoire in two concerts with different programmes.
  • Photo: Oliver Urbanski
    Jazz

    Benny Lackner Trio

    Benny Lackner, piano, electronics | Paul Kleber, bass | Matthieu Chazarenc, drums

    For many years Benny Lackner commuted between the USA and Germany and felt “at home and uprooted in both places”. Today he wouldn't want to swap Berlin for any place in the world. The current album “Drake” marks this turning point – and stands for a new calmness.
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    Jazz

    Mare Nostrum

    Paolo Fresu, trumpet, fluegelhorn | Richard Galliano, accordion, accordina | Jan Lundgren, piano

    Paris meets fjords, Mediterranean shores and Basin Street meets New Orleans. With "Mare Nostrum III", the "Troika of European Jazz" presents its third programme - a sound painting, bittersweet and simply enchanting. The Sardinian trumpeter Paolo Fresu, the French accordionist Richard Galliano and the Swedish pianist Jan Lundgren are poets of sound, who let the "sound of Europe" resound with their cross-border musical language.
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    Classical

    Fatma Said soprano
    Joseph Middleton piano

    Schumann, Poulenc, Arabian songs

    "The flawlessly radiant Fatma Said is a discovery," wrote the FAZ about the Egyptian soprano who is one of the most interesting young singers of the present day. For her debut at Schloss Elmau, she brings the colourful sounds of the Orient alongside songs by Schumann and Poulenc.
  • Photo: Stephan Pick, Boris Breuer
    Reading

    Cordula Stratmann &
    Annette Frier

    „Heute hier – morgen auch.
    Über den Reisewahn“

    “All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone” Blaise Pascal knew it 350 years ago. Cordula Stratmann and Annette Frier make themselves comfortable on the sofa to discuss texts by travel opponents and travel doubters from Thomas Mann, Kurt Tucholsky, Susan Sontag to David Foster Wallace, and celebrate an activity that has become infamous in the age of the need for mobility: staying in…but please come anyway!
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    Jazz

    Leo Betzl Trio

    Leo Betzl, piano | Maximilian Hirning, bass | Sebastian Wolfgruber, drums

    BMW Welt Jazz Award Winner 2018

    Their sound is multi-faceted, always driven by a pulsating kickdrum. Their music is a journey to the inside, inviting the audience to dream as well as to dance ecstatically. Grown up with modern jazz, the Leo Betzl Trio takes their love of improvisation seriously. Sometimes the piano is delicately phrased or its strings plucked with a plectrum, the bass is gently bowed or almost cut into pieces and the drums are fully exhausted from a fine rustling to a mighty groove.
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    reading for kids and adults

    Torben Kuhlmann

    „Edison – Die Rätsel des verschollenen Mäuseschatzes“

    In “Edison” two mice dare an adventurous journey to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean in search of a long lost treasure. Torben Kuhlmann is one of the most popular authors of children's books. His adventure stories “Lindbergh” and “Armstrong” and now also “Edison” inspire young and old readers alike.

    Torben Kuhlmann will read and show & draw pictures at Schloss Elmau.
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    Author's reading & discussion

    Axel Milberg
    “Düsternbrook”

    Autobiographischer Roman

    Moderation: Felicitas von Lovenberg

    Düsternbrook: Axel grows up sheltered in the Villen district of Kiel and yet often feels strange. In his first novel, Axel Milberg tells with empathy, humour and a dreamy tone how he tries to find his way around and fulfil the expectations placed in him. When the popular theory of extraterrestrial activity reaches the city, it seems to explain many oddities to Axel. With the mysterious disappearance of some boys, the homeland becomes completely uncanny and the desire to break out overpowering. An exciting family, adolescent and homeland novel that portrays the bourgeois world as protective and threatened, loving and gloomy.
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    Classical

    Aaron Pilsan piano

    Beethoven, Liszt, Szymanowski

    Celebrated as a young musician and a multiple award-winner, Aaron Pilsan is one of today's most promising pianists. He tours the concert halls of Europe with classical and romantic repertoire, but also with a large contemporary repertoire. For this year's recital in Schloss Elmau, he takes his audience on a journey from classical to modern music, from Vienna to Italy and Greece.
  • Photo: Nikolaj Lund, Marie Staggat
    Classical

    Kian Soltani cello
    Aaron Pilsan piano

    Beethoven: cello sonata No 3 A major, Chopin et al.

    Coming from a Persian family of musicians, Kian Soltani's musical career began early and has been traveling steeply uphill ever since. In addition to his engagement in Barenboim's West-Eastern Divan Orchestra and numerous festivals and chamber music evenings, he has been performing together with Aaron Pilsan for many years and released the CD “HOME” in 2018. On Easter Sunday the young chamber music duo returns to Schloss Elmau with popular cello classics.
  • Photo: Marco Borggreve
    Classical

    Patricia Kopatchinskaja violin
    Reto Bieri clarinet
    Polina Leschenko piano

    Bartók, Poulenc, et. al.

    As one of the leading violinists of our time, Patricia Kopatchinskaja has repeatedly appeared at concert series and festivals, and as a soloist she interprets classical and contemporary works worldwide. She travels to Schloss Elmau with her long-time piano partner Polina Leschenko and clarinettist Reto Bieri with a programme of modern works.
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    Author's reading

    Jan Assmann
    “Achsenzeit – Eine Archäologie der Moderne”

    Friedenspreis des Deutschen Buchhandels 2018

    Around the 6th century B.C. philosophers and prophets appeared independently of one another in various cultural areas of the world, overcoming the mythical thinking of the past: among others Confucius, Buddha, Zarathustra and the pre-Socratic philosophers in Greece. Karl Jasper called this time the “Axis Age”. Jan Assmann describes how historians and philosophers since the Enlightenment have explained the amazing simultaneity of the Axis Age cultures and sought the spiritual foundations of modernity in the Axis Age.
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    Author's reading

    Aleida Assmann
    “Der europäische Traum – Vier Lehren aus der Geschichte” and
    “Menschenrechte und Menschenpflichten – Schlüsselbegriffe für eine humane Gesellschaft”

    Peace Prize of the German Book Trade 2018

    The symbol of the EU is the circle of stars. For a long time we have seen this motif as a symbol of “unity in diversity”. Today, however, we have to ask ourselves with greater seriousness: what keeps the stars together and from falling apart? In analogy to the “American dream”, Aleida Assmann unfolds the “European dream” in this book, presenting four lessons that Europeans have learned from history. Whether they have a future or not therefore depends not least on whether these lessons continue to be recognized and implemented as a common basic orientation.
  • Photo: Sylvain Gripoix, Reto Andreoli
    Jazz

    Andreas Schaerer vocals
    Émile Parisien soprano sax
    Vincent Peirani accordion

    “Émile Parisien's musical coordinates are far-reaching: from the folkloric tradition of his homeland, they lead via the compositional strategies of new music to the melodic and harmonic abstraction of free jazz. A jazz visionary who stands with one leg in the past and looks far ahead,” says his label ACT. In Elmau he does this together with his duo partner Vincent Peirani on accordion and jazz singer Andreas Schaerer.
  • Photo: Marco Borggreve
    Classical

    Francesco Piemontesi piano

    Rachmaninow: Sonata No 2 B flat minor, Bach et al.

    He is a pupil of Alfred Brendel and comes from Ticino, Switzerland. The pianist Franceso Piemontesi has had an impressive career since he was selected for the BBC's talent programme “New Generation Artist”. In Schloss Elmau he plays a wide-ranging programme from Bach to Rachmaninoff and Debussy.
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    Classical

    Dinner & Concert

    3 course meal at Schloss Elmau Retreat followed by concert in the Concert Hall
    Ray Chen, violin & Alice Sara Ott, piano

  • Photo: John Mac, Esther Haase
    Classical

    Ray Chen violin
    Alice Sara Ott piano

    Grieg: violin sonata No 2, Strawinsky et al.

    The sought-after young pianist Alice Sara Ott can be experienced at Schloss Elmau in April and May performing three chamber music programmes. On the programme of her first concert evening “into May” together with the violinist and ECHO Classic Prize winner Ray Chen are works by Grieg and Stravinsky.
  • Photo: John Mac, Igor Studio, Jonas Becker
    Classical

    Ray Chen violin
    Pablo Ferrández cello
    Alice Sara Ott piano

    Beethoven: „Geistertrio“, Schostakowitsch et al.

    A top-class chamber music trio will be guests at Schloss Elmau on this evening: star pianist Alice Sara Ott, ECHO Classic Prize winner Ray Chen and the up-and-coming young cellist Pablo Ferrández will play together for the first time in this formation in Schloss Elmau. The main work of the evening is Beethoven's “Ghost Trio”, which owes its nickname to the “uncanny” sounding second movement and is regarded as a style-shaping work for this genre.
  • Photo: INTERTOPICS_Elias Hassos, Julia Stix
    Musikalische Lesung

    Hans Magnus Enzensberger
    Franui Musicbanda
    „Lieder mit Worten –
    Eine literarisch-musikalische Unterhaltung“

  • Photo: Roman Novitzky
    Modern Classical

    STEGREIF.orchester

    The Improvising Symphony Orchestra
    #freebrahms


    The STEGREIF.orchestra opens up completely new approaches to classical music for the audience. First the orchestra "liberated" Beethoven, then Schubert, now it's the turn of Johannes Brahms' 3rd Symphony. His version is spiced with jazz, world music and techno. The ensemble plays neither with music nor with a conductor. This creates freedom: the musicians move through the room without being afraid to get too close to anyone with their music. "It would be absurd to want to deprive these virtuosos of their musical and interpretational sense of style. On the contrary: they redefine it", says ZEIT.
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    Pop

    Tim Bendzko vocals
    & Friends

    Mit dem Song „Nur noch kurz die Welt retten“ startete Tim Bendzko 2011 als einer der erfolgreichsten deutschen Newcomer seine Musikkarriere. Noch im gleichen Jahr wurde er für sein Debütalbum „Wenn Worte meine Sprache wären“ allein in Deutschland mit 5-fach Gold für mehr als 500.000 verkaufte Exemplare ausgezeichnet. Nach Tourneen durch ausverkaufte Hallen und zahlreichen Auftritten auf Festivalbühnen beschreitet Tim Bendzko seit Oktober 2014 mit seinen „Wohnzimmerkonzerten“ neue Wege und spielt Konzerte in ausgewählten Konzertsälen in ganz Deutschland und - im schönsten Wohnzimmer der Welt: im Konzertsaal von Schloss Elmau.
  • Photo: Die Welt, C.H.Beck, Die Welt
    Author's reading & discussion

    Thomas Kielinger
    “Die Königin –
    Elisabeth I und der Kampf um England”

    “Die Königin –
    Elisabeth I und der Kampf um England”
    biography

    moderation: Michael Stürmer

    moderation: Judith Heitkamp, Bayerischer Rundfunk
  • Photo: The Band Post, PR, Staggat, Haase_DG
    Classical

    Dimitri Ashkenazy clarinet
    Mari Samuelsen violin
    Alexey Stadler cello
    Alice Sara Ott piano

    Messiaen: Quatuor pour la fin du temps

    For the third concert of her residence at Schloss Elmau, Alice Sara Ott chose Messiaen's “Quartet for the End of Time”. The work, which the composer composed for himself and his fellow prisoners of war in 1940, is one of the most penetrating and shocking works of the 20th century.
  • Photo: Thomas Dashuber
    Classical

    Jewish Chamber Orchestra Munich
    Daniel Grossmann conductor
    Ein Fest für Mieczyslaw Weinberg

    Weinberg: flute concerto, Symphony No 2 et al.

    The Jewish Chamber Orchestra Munich was founded in 2005 as the Jakobsplatz München Orchestra by conductor Daniel Grossmann. Since then, under his artistic direction, it has developed a unique international profile and brought contemporary Jewish culture to life. In Schloss Elmau, the orchestra is dedicated to the composer Mieczyslaw Weinberg, who has appeared regularly in concert programmes in recent years, thanks to numerous advocates such as Gidon Kremer.
  • Photo: Robbie Lawrence
    Classical

    Igor Levit piano

    Liszt: Études d'exécution transcendante (part 1) et al.

    Star pianist Igor Levit, winner of the “2018 Gilmore Artist Award” and “Instrumentalist of the Year 2018” of the Royal Philharmonic Society, is particularly known for his interpretations of Bach and Beethoven. In Schloss Elmau he now devotes two evenings to Liszt's highly virtuosic and extremely demanding “Études d'exécution transcendante”.
  • Photo: Mathias Bothor, secession, Lisa Hinder
    Author's reading & discussion

    Géraldine Schwarz
    “Die Gedächtnislosen”
    Erinnerungen einer Europäerin

    Ausgezeichnet mit dem Europäischen Buchpreis
    moderation: Judith Heitkamp, Bayerischer Rundfunk
    reading: Christian Ruzicska

    Die Gedächtnislosen ist ein sehr persönliches Werk der Erinnerungskultur. Mit beispielhafter Sorgfalt plädiert dieses Buch für eine Fortführung der Gedächtnisarbeit, um den völkischen und nationalistischen Tendenzen entgegenzuwirken. Eines der besten und gleichzeitig provozierendsten Beispiele dieser Arbeit liefert es selbst.
  • Photo: Robbie Lawrence
    Classical

    Igor Levit piano

    Liszt: Études d'exécution transcendante (part 2) et al.

    Star pianist Igor Levit, winner of the “2018 Gilmore Artist Award” and “Instrumentalist of the Year 2018” of the Royal Philharmonic Society, is particularly known for his interpretations of Bach and Beethoven. In Schloss Elmau he now devotes two evenings to Liszt's highly virtuosic and extremely demanding “Études d'exécution transcendante”.
  • Photo: Gela Megrelidze
    Classical

    Evgeni Koroliov piano
    Ljupka Hadzigeorgieva piano

    Beethoven: “Mondscheinsonate”, Schubert et al.

  • Photo: Harald Hoffmann DG, Marco Borggreve
    Klassik

    Anna Prohaska soprano
    Julius Drake piano

    “Garden of Eve!”
    Fauré: Chanson d'Ève, Schumann et al.

  • Photo: Harald Hoffmann DG, PR
    World

    Avi Avital mandolin
    Viktoria Mullova violin
    Matthew Barley cello
    Soumik Datta sarod
    Sukhvinder Singh tabla

    Bach, Indian music et al.

  • Photo: Harald Hoffmann DG
    World

    Avi Avital mandolin
    Viktoria Mullova violin
    Matthew Barley cello
    Soumik Datta sarod
    Sukwinder Singh tabla

    Bach, Indian music et al.

  • Photo: Paulus Ponizak, Suhrkamp, PR
    Presentation

    Frank Heibert &
    Hinrich Schmidt-Henkel present
    “Zazie in the Metro”
    by Raymond Queneau

    “Zazie in the Metro” is a thrillingly wild, playful and solidly narrated story about Paris, about the languages of everyday life and about the ravishing, adventurous, nine-times smart Zazie, who turns pretty much EVERYTHING upside down.
  • Photo: Marie Staggat, Irene Kim
    Classical

    Alexey Stadler cello
    Lukas Vondracek piano

    Brahms: cello sonata F major, Prokofjew: cello sonata, et al.

  • Photo: Peter-Andreas Hassiepen, dtv Verlag, Udo Leitner
    Book presentation

    Michael Köhlmeier & Raoul Schrott present
    “An den Mauern des Paradieses” by Martin Schneitewind

    A compelling novel, a story of biblical paradise, a bold parable that opens a wide horizon, from the ancient myths of humanity to the great questions of the present.
  • Photo: Dirk Messner
    Pop

    Max Mutzke vocals
    Menzel Mutzke trumpet
    Marialy Pacheco piano
    “a trio experience”

    When the Cuban pianist and composer Marialy Pacheco, the German singer and songwriter Max Mutzke and his brother, the trumpeter Menzel Mutzke meet, competence and musicality come together for an extraordinary pop concert. The title of the program sums up the concept: “a trio experience”. As simple as it sounds, as concrete and comprehensible is what happens on stage: A public entertainment of three people in different constellations.
  • 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 musical personalities such as Elisabeth Leonskaja and exquisite ensembles such as the Schumann Quartet or german hornsound bring the central themes of Romanticism – nature, the forest and the sound of horns, wanderings and poetry – to life in works by Schubert to Richard Strauss.

  • Photo: Marco Borggreve
    Music of the Romantic era

    Belcea Quartet string quartet
    Elisabeth Leonskaja piano

    Beethoven: string qaurtet No 16 Fmajor, | Brahms: piano quintet F minor

  • Photo: Irène Zandel
    Music of the Romantic era

    Franziska Hölscher violin
    Severin von Eckardstein piano

    Schumann et al.

  • Photo: Sammy Hart
    Music of the Romantic era

    Rising Stars
    from International Richard-Strauss-Academy
    Ewa Tracz soprano
    Anna Sysová clarinet
    Jan Mrácek violin
    Tobias Reifland viola
    Marcin Zdunik cello
    Amadeus Wiesensee piano

    Schumann: Fantasiestücke, Mendelssohn: Lieder ohne Worte & works by Strauss

    In cooperation with the Richard-Strauss-Festival
  • Photo: Lebrecht Library, Sammy Hart
    Music of the Romantic era

    Helmut Lachenmann in conversation with Alexander Liebreich “Music & Poetry”

    fireside chat

    In cooperation with the Richard-Strauss-Festival
  • Photo: Sammy Hart
    Music of the Romantic era

    Arabella Steinbacher violin
    Robert Kulek piano

    Strauss: violin sonata E flat major, Bach & Pärt

    Zu einer spannungsvollen Zusammenstellung ihres Programms haben sich die junge Geigerin Arabella Steinbacher und ihr Klavierpartner Robert Kulek inspirieren lassen. Die beiden Bach-Sonaten BWV 1019 und BWV 1020 (heute meist seinem Sohn Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach zugeschrieben) verströmen spätbarocke Eleganz und empfindsame Melodik. Sie kontrastieren wirkungsvoll mit der einzigen Violinsonate Es-Dur (1887/88) des 23jährigen Richard Strauss – eine stürmische Talentprobe, die auf spätere Sinfonische Dichtungen und sogar den Rosenkavalier vorausweist. Arvo Pärt ist der bekannteste estländische Komponist. Seine Werke entstehen für renommierte Orchester und Musiker. Fratres ist das Ergebnis Pärts Beschäftigung mit der Musik des Mittelalters: Archaischem Klang beginnend findet die Komposition schließlich zu friedvoller und spiritueller Ruhe.

    TICKETS nur über das Richard-Strauss-Festival >HIER<
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    Music of the Romantic era

    The Erlkings
    Bryan Benner vocals, guitar
    Ivan Turkalj cello
    Simon Teurezbacher tuba
    Thomas Toppler percussion

    Schumann's Dichterliebe and Lieder by Schubert between Klassik and Folk

  • Photo: Gregor Röhrig
    Music of the Romantic era

    Golda Schultz soprano
    Jonathan Ware piano

    Schubert: Suleika et al., Strauss: Brentano-Lieder et al


    Die junge südafrikanische Sopranistin Golda Schultz begann ihre Karriere im Opernstudio der Bayerischen Staatsoper, wo sie schnell zu einer gefeierten Sängerin avancierte. Nun gastiert sie regelmäißg bei den Salzburger Festspielen und an der Metropolitan Opera in New York.

    TICKETS nur über das Richard-Strauss-Festival >HIER<
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    Music of the Romantic era

    Rüdiger Safranski
    “Romantik – Eine deutsche Affäre”

  • Photo: PR, Bodensee Fotografen
    Music of the Romantic era

    Amarcord vocal ensemble
    German Hornsound horn quartet
    “Nachtgesang im Walde”

    works for male voices and horns by Schubert, Schumann et al.

    Forest, hunting, male singing and the sound of the horn are not to be excluded from German Romanticism. The award-winning gentlemen from “German hornsound” and “amarcord” present works for male voices and horn quartet, including Schubert's famous song “Nachtgesang im Walde” from the heart chamber of German Romanticism, always with a pinch of irony.
  • Photo: Kaupo Kikkas, PR
    Music of the Romantic era

    Schumann Quartett string quartet
    Pablo Barragán clarinet

    Brahms: clarinet quintet et al.

  • Photo: PR, Fabian Stuertz
    Music of the Romantic era

    Samuel Hasselhorn baritone
    Boris Kusnezow piano
    “Dichterliebe”

    Schumann: Dichterliebe & settings of Heine poems by Loewe , Liszt, Wolf et al.

  • Photo: Karel Kühne
    Music of the Romantic era

    Martina Gedeck recitation
    Stefan Kurt recitation
    Ulf Schneider violin
    Stephan Imorde piano
    “Hommage to Robert Schumann”

  • Gautier Capuçon Cello Masterclass & Concerts

    Gautier Capuçon Cello Masterclass & Concerts

    Public masterclasses and concerts with Gautier Capuçon
    in cooperation with Louis Vuitton Foundation

    Drei Tage lang wird Cello-Großmeister Gautier Capuçon öffentliche Meisterkurse und Konzerte in Schloss Elmau abhalten, die für alle Gäste zugänglich sind. Mit Unterstützung der französischen Fondation Louis Vuitton wird heranwachsenden Profi-Cellisten das Musizieren mit ihren arrivierten Vorbildern nahegebracht, zur Einstimmung ein Konzert unter Mitwirkung von Capuçon, der seinen zahlreichen Schülern wie seinem internationalen Publikum als das Maß der Dinge gilt.
  • Photo: Felix Broede
    Gautier Capuçon Cello Masterclass & Concerts

    opening concert
    Gautier Capuçon cello
    Samuel Parent piano

  • Photo: Frank Grimm
    Gautier Capuçon Cello Masterclass & Concerts

    Masterclass
    Gautier Capuçon teaches students of the Masterclass of the Fondation Louis Vuitton
    Samuel Parent piano

    public masterclass

  • Photo: Fondation Louis Vuitton Martin Raphael Martiq
    Gautier Capucon Cello Masterclass & Concerts

    Concert
    Students from the Fondation Louis Vuitton Masterclass
    Samuel Parent piano

  • Photo: PR
    Gautier Capuçon Cello Masterclass & Concerts

    Masterclass
    Gautier Capuçon teaches students of the Masterclass of the Fondation Louis Vuitton
    Samuel Parent piano

    public masterclass

  • Photo: Fondation Louis Vuitton Martin Raphael Martiq
    Gautier Capuçon Cello Masterclass & Concerts

    Masterclass
    Gautier Capuçon teaches students of the Masterclass of the Fondation Louis Vuitton
    Samuel Parent piano

    public masterclass

  • Photo: Felix Broede, Mélanie Foucault
    Gautier Capuçon Cello Masterclass & Concerts

    final concert
    Gautier Capuçon cello
    students of the Masterclass
    Samuel Parent piano

  • Photo: Aida Muluneh
    World

    Fatoumata Diawara vocals
    Yacouba Kone guitar
    Sekou Bah bass
    Jean-Baptiste Gbadoe drums
    Arecio Smith keyboard

  • Photo: PR, Marco Borggreve, Irène Zandel
    Classical

    Veronika Eberle violin
    Julian Steckel cello
    William Youn piano

    Tschaikowsky: Klaviertrio a-Moll et al.

    Als einen "echten Poeten mit bravouröser Anschlagtechnik" lobt die Presse den Pianisten William Youn. Veronika Eberle gehört zu den international interessantesten Geigerinnen und genießt für ihr außergewöhnliches Talent und ihre musikalische Reife höchstes Ansehen. Das Spiel von Ausnahmecellist Julian Steckel beschreibt die Presse als "von einer Mühelosigkeit, die keine technischen Grenzen zu kennen scheint". Diese drei herausragenden Musiker haben sich nun zu einem Trio zusammengefunden.
  • Photo: PR
    Classical

    Moka Efti Orchestra
    The original orchestra from
    “Babylon Berlin”
    with the songs from the series

    Das Original-Orchester aus
    „Babylon Berlin“
    mit den Songs der Serie

    Das 14-köpfige Orchester aus der erfolgreichen ARD-Serie „Babylon Berlin“ tourt nun durchs Land. Im Gepäck haben die Musiker u.a. den Hit der Serie „Zu Asche zu Staub“, mit dem sie die Musik und das Lebensgefühl der 20er Jahre zurückbringen und den Konzertbesucher buchstäblich ins “Moka Efti” einladen, einen der Unterhaltungspaläste des Berlins der 20er Jahre und prominenter Handlungs-Schauplatz aus der Serie “Babylon Berlin”!
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    Vortrag

    Katya Adler BBC Europe Editor, Brussels
    Brexit

    Katya Adler, BBC Europe Editor, is one of the BBC'S most senior figures and the BBC's foremost authority on Brexit and all issues related to the EU.
  • Photo: Marco Borggreve, Monika Lawrenz
    Classical

    Noa Wildschut violin
    Elisabeth Brauß piano

    „Ein musikalisches Wunder, originell, spontan und immer frei", schwärmte die Süddeutsche Zeitung über die niederländische Geigerin Noa Wildschut. Trotz ihrer jungen 17 Jahre hat sie bereits ihren Platz in der internationalen klassischen Musikszene eingenommen. Anne-Sophie Mutter beschrieb sie als „eine der musikalischen Hoffnungen ihrer Generation“. Ihre Klavierpartnerin ist Elisabeth Brauß, die ebenalls als eine der herausragenden Pianistinnen ihrer Generation gilt und international u.a. in der Elbphilharmonie Hamburg und am Mariinksy Theater gastiert.
  • Photo: Christian Felber
    Classical

    Mauro Peter tenor
    Helmut Deutsch piano

    Schubert: “Erlkönig” et al. & Lieder by Strauss

  • Photo: Jürgen Bauer, Suhrkamp, SWR
    Author's reading & discussion

    Judith Schalansky
    “Verzeichnis einiger Verluste”

    moderation: Denis Scheck

  • Photo: PR
    World

    New York Gypsy All Stars

    So klingt die Welt: Bei den Musikern der New York Gypsy All Stars treffen Balkan-Rhythmen und Gypsy-Traditionen auf Einflüsse aus der indischen und der lateinamerikanischen Musik und des Jazz und vermischen sich zu einem vielschichtigen, mitreissenden Stil. Die Herkunft der Bandmitglieder aus aller Welt spiegelt sich darin ebenso wie die kulturelle Vielfältigkeit ihrer gemeinsamen Wahlheimat New York.
  • Photo: Dirk Leunis
    World

    Habib Koité vocals, guitar

    „Seine Reputation als Gitarrist ist schon beinahe mystisch“, so die New York Times über Habib Koité, „er kombiniert Rock - und Klassik Techniken mit Stimmungen aus Mali, die die Gitarre wie eine Kora oder N'Goni klingen lassen.“ Vor allem wegen seiner mitreißenden Live-Auftritte wurde Habib Koité zu einem der großen Stars der Weltmusik: ein Musiker und Geschichtenerzähler, der mit Charisma und Können seine musikalischen Wurzeln einem breiten Publikum zugänglich macht.
  • Photo: Kamil Strudzinski
    Classical

    Bartek Niziol violin
    Maciej Frackiewicz accordion
    Lukasz Kuropacewski guitar
    David Adorjan cello

  • Photo: PR
    Classical

    Alexander Sitkovetsky Violine
    Antonio Lysy Violoncello
    Alessio Bax Klavier
    Lucille Chung Klavier

    Dvorák: „Dumky“-Trio et al.
    Festival "Incontri In Terra Di Siena" zu Gast @ Schloss Elmau

    Alljährlich begibt sich der italienische Pianist Alessio Bax mit hervorragenden Kammermusikern auf Reise durch Europa. Was als Festival in der Nähe von Siena beginnt, setzt sich in diesem Jahr in einer Begegnung mit Dvorák und Debussy in Schloss Elmau fort.
  • Photo: Magnus Contzen
    Classical

    Herbert Schuch piano
    Gülru Ensari piano

    Mozart: Sonata C major for piano for four hands, Debussy et al.

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    Classical

    Fanny Mendelssohn Förderpreis
    Priya Mitchell violin
    Sheku Kanneh-Mason cello

    Gewinner des Fanny Mendelssohn Förderpreises

  • Photo: Helén Karlsson
    Kinderlesung

    Rose Lagercrantz
    “Glücklich ist, wer Dunne kriegt”

    Illustrationen: Eva Erikson

    Glücklich sind die Kinder, die Dunne-Bücher lesen (5-10 Jahre), sei es nun der 1. Band „Mein glückliches Leben“ oder der vorerst letzte 6. Band der Dunne-Reihe „Glücklich ist, wer Dunne kriegt“. Die sehr beliebte schwedische Kinderbuchautorin Rose Lagercrantz, die sagt: „Das Wichtigste, was man Kindern mitgeben kann, ist die Sprache“, wird zu unserer großen Freude in Elmau aus ihren Büchern lesen und erzählen.
  • Photo: Kaupo Kikkas
    Classical

    David Orlowsky Trio
    Die große Abschiedstournee

    Traditionals & Klezmer

    Das David Orlowsky Trio verabschiedet sich nach 20 gemeinsamen Jahren von seinem treuen Publikum und macht auf seiner sommerlichen Abschiedstournee auch Halt in Schloss Elmau. Auf dem Programm stehen die schönsten Stücke aus zwei Jahrzehnten stets erfolgreicher Mischung mitreißender jüdischer Melodien, kultiviertem Jazz und klassischer hochvirtuoser Spielkunst.
  • Photo: Annalena McAfee, Diogenes V., Die Welt
    Author's reading & discussion

    Ian McEwan
    “Maschinen wie ich”

    Moderation: Daniel Kehlmann

  • Photo: A.T. Birkenholz, Jean-Baptiste Millot
    Classical

    Antoine Tamestit viola
    Cédric Tiberghien piano

    Brahms: Sonaten für Viola und Klavier

  • Lied Festival Christian Gerhaher

    Lied Festival Christian Gerhaher

    A week completely dedicated to song: Christian Gerhaher, probably the most important Lied singer of our time, curates his first song week ever and has chosen Schloss Elmau for it. In song recitals and introductions, conversations and an open master class, he and his guests illuminate the fascinating cosmos of Lied.

  • Photo: Benjamin Ealovega, Marion Köll
    Lied Festival Christian Gerhaher

    Robert Holl bass-baritone
    Gerold Huber piano

    Schubert: Lieder nach Gedichten von Mayrhofer

  • Photo: Felix Broede
    Lied Festival Christian Gerhaher

    Christian Gerhaher baritone
    Gerold Huber piano

    Dvorák: Biblische Lieder op. 99 & Brahms

  • Photo: Emanuel Altenburger, Marion Köll
    Lied Festival Christian Gerhaher

    Martin Mitterrutzner tenor
    Gerold Huber piano

    Schubert: Die schöne Müllerin op. 25 D 795

  • Photo: Gregor Hohenberg, Stephan Boehme
    Lied Festival Christian Gerhaher

    Christian Gerhaher baritone
    Sibylla Rubens soprano
    Martin Mitterrutzner tenor
    Wiebke LehmkSibylla Rubens soprano
    Wiebke Lehmkuhl alto
    Martin Mitterrutzner tenor
    Christian Gerhaher baritone
    Gerold Huber piano

    Schumann: Minnespiel op. 101, Spanische Liebeslieder op. 138 & weitere Werke für mehrere Singstimmen und Klavier

  • Photo: Jiyang Chen, Marco Borggreve
    Lied Festival Christian Gerhaher

    Alice Coote mezzo-soprano
    Julius Drake piano

  • Photo: Harald Hoffmann, Gregor Hohenberg
    Lied Festival Christian Gerhaher

    The Erlkings
    Bryan Benner vocals, guitar
    Ivan Turkalj cello
    Simon Teurezbacher tuba
    Thomas Toppler percussion

    Mahler: „Das Lied von der Erde“