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.

  • 1 - 31

    Aug 22

    Dear concert guests!
    for hotel guests of Schloss Elmau admission to all cultural events is included in the Resort Fee. Seats can only be guaranteed with seat booking: please book online via “book seats” here in the Cultural Calendar, by calling +49 8823 18260 or texting +4917 33 11 22 77.
    We are looking forward to your visit!
    Your Schloss Elmau Team

  • Thursday

    11 Aug

    2022

    Photo: Lars Borges
    ©
    Classical

    MILOŠ guitar
    “Homage to Segovia”

    Bach: Chaconne
    Sor: Variations on a theme by Mozart
    Villa-Lobos: Five Preludes et al.

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    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.

  • Saturday

    13 Aug

    2022

    Photo: Eva Vermandel
    ©
    Classical

    Pavel Kolesnikov piano

    Schubert: Four Impromptus D 899
    Schumann: “Kreisleriana”

    Acclaimed for his technical mastery and musical intelligence, Siberian-born pianist Pavel Kolesnikov is also celebrated for his thought-provoking programming and fresh perspective on familiar works. He continues to fulfill the promise of his early entry onto the world stage, as grand prize winner of the Honens competition in 2012. Kolesnikov was honoured in 2019 with the Critics' Circle Young Talent Award for piano, praised for his “intensely personal interpretations” and “crusading vision”.

  • Tuesday

    16 Aug

    2022

    Photo: PR
    ©
    Jazz

    Viktoria Tolstoy & Claes Crona Trio

    Viktoria Tolstoy, vocals
    Claes Crona, piano
    Rasmus Kihlberg, drums
    Mattias Svensson, bass

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    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.

  • Wednesday

    17 Aug

    2022

    Photo: MSC Kuhlmann
    ©
    Book presentation

    Ambassador ret. Prof. Dr. hc. Wolfgang Ischinger
    Former Chairman of the Munich Security Conference
    Dr. Benedikt Franke
    Vice-Chairman and CEO of the Munich Security Conference
    “The Art of Diplomacy”

    Wolfgang Ischinger, President of the Foundation Council and former Chairman of the Munich Security Conference
    Moderation: Dr. Benedikt Franke, Vice-Chairman and CEO of the Munich Security Conference and Executive Director of the MSC Foundation

  • Thursday

    18 Aug

    2022

    Photo: Wojek Bialy, Secession Verlag, Monique Wüstenhagen
    ©
    Author's reading & talk

    Jakub Malecki
    “Saturnin“

    Christian Ruzicska, Lesung & Gespräch (Verleger Secession Verlag)

    „Einer der interessantesten Schriftsteller seiner Generation.” Gazeta Wyborcza

    Warschau 2014: Saturnin, ein alleinstehender Handelsvertreter und ehemaliger Leistungssportler, erhält eines Abends einen Anruf von seiner Mutter: Sein 96jähriger Großvater Tadeusz ist verschwunden. Entschlossen fährt er in sein Heimatdorf, um den Vermissten zu suchen.Wie in einer Familienchronik entfaltet sich die Geschichte dreier Generationen. Sie ist stark von den Erlebnissen eines Mannes geprägt, der vor allem eines war: ein zärtlich liebender Musiker, der nie Soldat sein wollte und wider Willen zum rächenden Partisanen wurde. Später wird er sich in tiefes Schweigen vergraben.

  • Saturday

    20 Aug

    2022

    Photo: Ann Street Studio, Felix Broede
    ©
    Classical

    Gautier Capuçon cello
    Gülru Ensari piano

    Debussy: Cello sonata
    Beethoven: Cello sonata No 4 C major
    Brahms: Cello sonata No 1 E minor

    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: Julia Wesely, Dario Acosta
    ©
    Lied/Aria Recital

    Magdalena Kožená mezzo-soprano
    Yefim Bronfman piano

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

  • Thursday

    25 Aug

    2022

    Photo: Insel Verlag
    ©
    Book presentation & talk

    Jürgen Ritte Vice-President of the German Marcel Proust Society
    Andreas Isenschmid Literary critic
    “Marcel Proust am Genfer See” by Jürgen Ritte

    “... Évian was the place where I felt most at home ...”

    In 1899, Marcel Proust spends six weeks in Évian on Lake Geneva and leads an intense social life there: Visits to the magnificent villas of the international aristocracy, numerous excursions, amusements and long debates. Évian, Thonon, Maugny, Coppet, Geneva and Mont Blanc: Jürgen Ritte visited Proust's places and embarks on a literary and cultural-historical voyage of discovery at the exclusive holiday destinations of French-speaking Switzerland. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

  • Thursday

    25 Aug

    2022

    Photo: Paula Winkler, Hanser
    ©
    Book presentation & talk

    Andreas Isenschmid Literary critic
    Jürgen Ritte Vice-President of the German Marcel Proust Society
    “Der Elefant im Raum – Proust und das Jüdische” by Andreas Isenschmid

    “The most important Proust book of recent decades.” (Michael Maar)

    As important as Jewishness always was for Proust, for a long time he hardly wrote about it. That changed with the research - it is Jewish from the first line of the drafts to the last note from the night of death. Marcel Proust had a Jewish mother, a Catholic father, was baptised Catholic but not a believer. It was only when the Dreyfus affair kept France in suspense for years that he became aware of the true extent of anti-semitism in the country.

  • Saturday

    27 Aug

    2022

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

    Marialy Pacheco piano
    Omar Sosa piano
    “Manos”

    A musical homage to Cuba

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    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.

  • Wednesday

    31 Aug

    2022

    Photo: Schloss Elmau_Thomas Straub
    ©
    Kräuterwanderung

    Elmau Sense
    “Hunters & Gatherers”

    The slightly different herbal and seasoning hike to the Elmauer Almregister here!

    for hotel guests only
    fee: 59 € per person | registration necessary | meeting point: 10:00 Lobby Schloss Elmau Hideaway | fnish: approx. 15:00 Schloss Elmau

    With unmistakable charm, Niels Böse, Bitters Sommelier and spirits expert at Jägermeister, takes you on a hike for hunters and gatherers. Along the goat path up to Elmauer Alm, he will tell you all about herbs and spices that are potential all-rounders. From use as healing herbal tinctures, in cooking, as a clear ingredient in gin, or as superfoods, herbs and spices have almost endless possibilities. Once you arrive at the alpine pasture, things continue in a creative and culinary vein. With the support of Executive Chef Sebastian Jakob, we will make our own alpine sausage (including vegan options). The shared day ends with a BBQ on the alpine pasture.

  • Wednesday

    31 Aug

    2022

    Photo: FlareFilm
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    Film screening & talk

    “Walchensee Forever”

    After the film there will be a discussion with the director Janna Ji Wonders.

    in German

    WATCH THE TRAILER HERE!

    With “Walchensee Forever”, Janna Ji Wonders impressively tells the story of her family, which spans an entire century. To uncover the secrets of her family and its role in the chain of generations, Wonders takes us from the family café on the Bavarian Walchensee to Mexico to San Francisco to the “Summer of Love”, to Indian ashrams, a harem, and always back to Walchensee.

  • 1 - 30

    Sep 22

    Dear concert guests!
    for hotel guests of Schloss Elmau admission to all cultural events is included in the Resort Fee. Seats can only be guaranteed with seat booking: please book online via “book seats” here in the Cultural Calendar, by calling +49 8823 18260 or texting +4917 33 11 22 77.
    We are looking forward to your visit!
    Your Schloss Elmau Team

  • Saturday

    3 Sep

    2022

    Photo: Julia Wesely
    ©
    Music & Comedy

    Igudesman & Joo
    “And Now Rachmaninov”
    with Special Guest:
    Yuja Wang

    Aleksey Igudesman, violin & vocals
    Hyung-ki Joo, piano & vocals
    Yuja Wang, piano

    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 –together with star pianist Yuja Wang as special guest – their new programme “And Now Rachmaninov” at Schloss Elmau.

    The new show, not only promises the return of the “Big Hands” and other classics of the duo's penmanship that involve the Russian giant, such as “Rachmaninov by Himself”, but also new mash-ups and songs that will include “They Call Me Sergei” – a humorous autobiographical song about the composer's hardships, and more recent numbers such as “Staying at Home”, blending the music of the Bee Gees with Rachmaninov.

  • 5 - 11

    Sep 22

    Photo: Antje Wiech
    ©
    Wolfgang Haffner Festival

    Wolfgang Haffner Festival

    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.

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    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/modern Folk Music

    Franui Musicbanda
    Die Strottern Wienerlied-Duo

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

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    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.

    Violinist Emmanuel Tjeknavorian is already one of the great artistic personalities of his generation. Daniel Müller-Schott is one of the world's most sought-after cellists. Anna Vinnitskaya's piano playing is characterised by the highest virtuosity and poetic depth. These three exceptional musicians have come together to form a top-class trio and, after starting their collaboration for concerts at the major classical music festivals this summer, can now also be heard at Schloss Elmau.

  • 1 - 31

    Oct 22

    Dear concert guests!
    for hotel guests of Schloss Elmau admission to all cultural events is included in the Resort Fee. Seats can only be guaranteed with seat booking: please book online via “book seats” here in the Cultural Calendar, by calling +49 8823 18260 or texting +4917 33 11 22 77.
    We are looking forward to your visit!
    Your Schloss Elmau Team

  • Saturday

    1 Oct

    2022

    Photo: Till Brönner
    ©
    Jazz

    Dieter Ilg Trio
    “Ravel”

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

    Dieter Ilg has been one of the influential voices of European jazz for years. Since 2010, he has formed a permanent, award-winning trio with pianist Rainer Böhm and drummer Patrice Héral, whose recordings have been awarded the ECHO JAZZ prize twice, among others. In the last ten years, Ilg has devoted himself to the further narration of the music of classical composers with the means of jazz like hardly any other double bass player and only a few jazz musicians at all. In his new programme, he dedicates himself to the great impressionist Maurice Ravel, with his unmistakable singing tone, precise and airy groove and great imagination.

  • Tuesday

    4 Oct

    2022

    Photo: Breno Rotatori
    ©
    Jazz/Modern Classical

    Francesco Tristano piano, electronics
    “On Early Music”

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    Pianist, producer and composer Francesco Tristano walks effortlessly between the world of classical music and the universe of new sound formats. This evening he presents his new album “On Early Music”.

  • Saturday

    8 Oct

    2022

    Photo: Marco Borggreve
    ©
    Classical

    Anna Vinnitskaya piano

    works by Franck, Skrjabin and Chopin

    Highest virtuosity and poetic depth: Anna Vinnitskaya can not only ignite spectacular fireworks, but also paint great paintings. Her technical brilliance is never a virtuoso end in itself, but always a means of expression. Since winning 1st prize at the Concours Reine Elisabeth in Brussels in 2007, Anna Vinnitskaya has made a major international chart and plays with the most important orchestras, including the Berlin Philharmonic under Kirill Petrenko.

  • Thursday

    13 Oct

    2022

    Photo: Kaupo Kikkas
    ©
    Classical

    O/Modernt
    Hugo Ticciati violin
    & Friends

    Hugo Ticciati, violin
    Julian Arp, cello
    Reto Bieri, clarinet

    Beethoven, Saint-Säens, Pärt & Gershwin

    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

    Hugo Ticciati, violin
    Julian Arp, cello
    Jordi Carrasco Hjelm, bass
    Ema Nikolovska, mezzo soprano
    Alexander Lonquich, piano

    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”!

  • Thursday

    20 Oct

    2022

    Photo: Andrej Grilc
    ©
    Classical

    Mischa Maisky cello
    Maximilian Maisky piano

    Bach: Cello Suite No1 G major BWV 1007, Cello Suite No 6 D major BWV 1012 & Sonata G minor BWV 1029

  • Saturday

    22 Oct

    2022

    Photo: Dirk Messner
    ©
    Pop/Jazz

    Max Mutzke & Friends

    Max Mutzke is probably one of the most versatile artists our country has to offer. His talent, his creative versatility and his down-to-earthness are the pillars on which the singer-songwriter's incredible success is based.

  • 23 - 28

    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.

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    Kick-off with the Quartet of Critics on Sunday, Oct. 23. Four book launches with guest authors on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings.

  • 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.

    in German

    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.

  • 1 - 30

    Nov 22

    Dear concert guests!
    for hotel guests of Schloss Elmau admission to all cultural events is included in the Resort Fee. Seats can only be guaranteed with seat booking: please book online via “book seats” here in the Cultural Calendar, by calling +49 8823 18260 or texting +4917 33 11 22 77.
    We are looking forward to your visit!
    Your Schloss Elmau Team

  • Tuesday

    1 Nov

    2022

    Photo: Carlos Fraenkel
    ©
    Book presentation

    Carlos Fraenkel
    “Gadflies, Stargazers, Sages in Barrels: Can Ancient Philosophers Help us Navigate Confusing Times?”

    Carlos Fraenkel is James McGill Professor of Philosophy and Religion at McGill University in Montreal.

    At the heart of ancient philosophy is the question of how we should live. It's the only in-depth discussion of the good life (eudaimonia) and its conditions in the Western tradition. It also remains our best framework to think through fundamental moral, existential, and social questions, a framework especially important today as extreme weather, toppled statues, #MeToo rage, populist upheaval, pandemic disruption, economic inequality, among others, have thrown us into deep confusion.

  • 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

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    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
    ©
    Lied/Aria Recital

    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.

  • Wednesday

    9 Nov

    2022

    Photo: PR
    ©
    Book presentation

    Michael Wolffsohn
    “Eine andere jüdische Weltgeschichte”

    The master of German-Jewish historiography, tells the history of the Jews from the beginning until today.

    A universal history of Judaism from the pen of a great connoisseur and narrator, which debunks school wisdom and debunks anti-Semitic ideologies with facts.
    Michael Wolffsohn's goal is to convey new insights and connections in an entertaining and well-founded manner, to convey information instead of moral sermons, and to refute old prejudices in an unagitated manner. A generally understandable introduction that makes you want to know more about Judaism.

  • Saturday

    12 Nov

    2022

    Photo: Liz Linder, Helene Pambrun
    ©
    Lied/Aria Recital/Jazz

    Reginald Mobley countertenor
    Baptiste Trotignon piano
    “Spirituals”

    Particularly noted for his “shimmering voice” (BachTrack), Grammy nominated countertenor Reginald Mobley enjoys a prolific career in the States and has become a highly sought-after soloist in Europe. His repertoire goes far beyond the conventional countertenor repertoire. Together with Baptiste Trotignon who is considered one of the best jazz pianists of his generation, he will perform songs from his first solo recording “Spirituals”, which is being released this year.

  • 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!

    8 concerts & 1 audio-visual concert, opening concert Tues, 15 Nov, final concert Sat 19 Nov, day of departure Sun 20 Nov

  • Tuesday

    15 Nov

    2022

    Photo: Samuel Kirszenbaum, ACT
    ©
    23rd European Jazztival

    Emile Parisien Sextet
    “Louise”

    Theo Croker, trumpet
    Joe Martin, bass
    Roberto Negro, piano
    Manu Codija, guitar
    Emile Parisien, soprano saxophone
    Nasheet Waits, drums

    “A jazz visionary with one foot in the past and one eye far ahead,” is how the CD label ACT describes French soprano saxophonist Emile Parisien, whose awards include the ECHO Jazz in 2015 and the annual prize of the German Record Critics in 2019.

  • Wednesday

    16 Nov

    2022

    Photo: Nancy Ebert
    ©
    23rd European Jazztival

    Pablo Held Trio

    Pablo Held, piano
    Robert Landfermann, bass
    Jonas Burgwinkel, drums

    The trio around jazz pianist Pablo Held is currently one of the liveliest and most important formations in European jazz. Crossing the boundaries between composition and improvisation and the risk of radical spontaneity are as much a part of the ensemble's aesthetic as the close friendship between the musicians.

  • Wednesday

    16 Nov

    2022

    Photo: Katarina Grip Höök ACT
    ©
    23rd European Jazztival

    Listening Session:
    “HOME.S.”
    by Esbjörn Svensson piano

    Exclusive presentation of the solo album before realease at ACT on 18 November
    with Eva Svensson, wife of Esbjörn Svensson († 2008) & Siggi Loch, Founder & Managing Partner of ACT.

    In all music, there are figures whose works influence a genre as a whole. In jazz, this undoubtedly applies to the Swede Esbjörn Svensson. With e.s.t. Esbjörn Svensson Trio, the pianist and composer left a lasting mark on a new understanding of the piano trio and inspired a worldwide audience beyond age and genre boundaries. His influence still reverberates today, already in the second and third generation of musicians. And Svensson is also unforgotten by the public. On 18 November 2022, HOME.S., Esbjörn Svensson's first, previously unreleased solo album, will be released on the ACT label. On 16 November, visitors to the European Jazz Festival at Schloss Elmau will be able to hear this music together for the first time. On a surround sound system designed by e.s.t. sound engineer Åke Linton. And together with Esbjörn Svensson's wife Eva Svensson.

  • Thursday

    17 Nov

    2022

    Photo: Roberto Cifarelli
    ©
    23rd European Jazztival

    Paolo Fresu Trio

    Paolo Fresu, trumpet, flugelhorn
    Dino Rubino, piano, flugelhorn
    Marco Bardoscia, bass

    Italian trumpeter and flugelhorn player Paolo Fresu has been performing worldwide for 30 years with the most important names of the international jazz scene. With his new trio he creates a refined three-part dialogue between the different styles of each musician with great emotional and intellectual impact.

  • Thursday

    17 Nov

    2022

    Photo: PR
    ©
    23rd European Jazztival

    Florian Favre piano
    “Idantitâ”

    “This is so tasteful and has so much style that it encourages you to start right over again” (Roland Spiegel, BR-Klassik).

    There are stories of elves, mountains, forced exile and naïve beauty – the heritage of a complex and captivating land. With “Idantitâ”, Florian Favre reworks and retouches the traditions of his region, bringing them back into the flow of human interaction and the wonderful potential of connection between each of us. “Idantitâ” was Album of the Month on several German radio stations (SRW2, BR-Klassik), on the cover of Open Jazz on France Musique, some claim that this music has “enchanting” powers (T. Raboud, la liberté).

  • Friday

    18 Nov

    2022

    Photo: Zosia Zija, Jacek Pióro, M.S. Jakubowska
    ©
    23rd European Jazztival

    Vladyslav Sendecki piano
    & Atom String Quartet
    “Le Jardin Oublié”

    Ola Sendecki & Mateusz Smoczynski, violin
    Michal Zaborski, viola
    Krzysztof Lenczowski, cello

    The Atom String Quartet is one of the most fascinating string quartets in the world and also one of the best Polish jazz bands. For their program “Le Jardin oublié” the ensemble has teamed up with their compatriot Vladyslav Sendecki, one of the most important pianists on the European jazz scene.

  • Friday

    18 Nov

    2022

    Photo: Severin Koller
    ©
    23rd European Jazztival

    Shake Stew

    Lukas Kranzelbinder, double bass, e-bass, guembri, bandleader
    Astrid Wiesinger, alto sax
    Johannes Schleiermacher, tenor sax, flute
    Mario Rom, trumpet
    Oliver Potratz, bass
    Niki Dolp, drums, percussion
    Herbert Pirker, drums, percussion

    The Austrian band Shake Stew has become something of a phenomenon. After their premiere at the Saalfelden Jazz Festival in 2016, they exploded onto the scene seemingly out of nowhere and have since been successful throughout Europe with their energetic beats. In 2021, the band has been honored with the German Jazz Award.

  • Saturday

    19 Nov

    2022

    Photo: Gregor Hohenberg_ACT
    ©
    23rd European Jazztival

    Michael Wollny Trio
    “Ghosts”

    Michael Wollny, piano
    Eric Schaefer, drums
    Christian Weber, bass

    “As an improviser, you often don't play the compositions, but much more your own memories of them, which come back to you the moment you play, continuing their existence in the here and now,“ says pianist and composer Michael Wollny about his new album “Ghosts”, which will be released on ACT in September 2022. The album, which he recorded with his successful trio, is a collection of some of these memories – or “ghosts” - that regularly haunt Wollny, ranging from classics like Franz Schubert's “Erlkönig” to jazz standards and darkly iridescent original compositions.

  • 20 - 25

    Nov 22

    Photo: PR
    ©
    Literaturtage

    Russian Literature Days



    Book your rooms now!

    Opening event on Sunday evening, 20 Nov, closing event on Thursday evening, 24 Nov

  • 26 - 4

    Nov - Dec 22

    Photo: Sammy Hart
    ©
    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.

    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

  • Saturday

    26 Nov

    2022

    Photo: Gela Megrelidze, Julia Altukhova, Marco Borggreve
    ©
    Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    Vadim Repin violin
    Anastasia Kobekina cello
    Nikolai Lugansky piano
    et al.

    Vadim Repin & Josef Špacek, violin
    Blythe Engstroem, viola
    Anastasia Kobekina, cello
    Nikolai Lugansky, piano

    Brahms: Violin sonata No 3 D minor
    Franck: Piano quintet

  • Sunday

    27 Nov

    2022

    Photo: Radovan Subin, Julien Mignot
    ©
    Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    Josef Špacek violin
    Julien Quentin piano

  • Sunday

    27 Nov

    2022

    Photo: Mats Bäcker, Thomas Straub
    ©
    Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    Martin Fröst clarinet
    Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra
    Gábor Takács-Nagy conductor

    Weber: Clarinet concerto No 1 F minor
    Mozart: “Prague” Symphony

  • Monday

    28 Nov

    2022

    Photo: Yanzhang
    ©
    Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    Bruce Liu piano

    Chopin: Andante Spianato et Grande Polonaise
    Ravel: Miroirs
    Alkan: Le Festin d'Ésope

  • Monday

    28 Nov

    2022

    Photo: Lund, Megrelidze, Altukhova, Borggreve
    ©
    Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    Martin Fröst clarinet
    Vadim Repin violin
    Anastasia Kobekina cello
    Denis Kozhukhin piano

    Brahms: Clarinet trio A minor
    Shostakovitch: Paino trio No 2 E minor

  • Tuesday

    29 Nov

    2022

    Photo: Julia Altukhova, Julien Mignot
    ©
    Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    Anastasia Kobekina cello
    Julien Quentin piano

  • Tuesday

    29 Nov

    2022

    Photo: Vincy Ng, Satoshi Aoyagi, Nicolas Brodard
    ©
    Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    Alexander Sitkovetsky violin
    Steven Isserlis cello
    Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra
    Gábor Takács-Nagy conductor

    Bruch: Violin concerto No 1 G minor
    Saint-Saëns: Cello concerto No 1

  • Wednesday

    30 Nov

    2022

    Photo: Marco Borggreve
    ©
    Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    Denis Kozhukhin piano

    Beethoven: 32 variations C minor WoO 80
    Schubert: Sonata B flat major D 960

  • Wednesday

    30 Nov

    2022

    Photo: Tamás Dobas, PR, Francesco Fratto
    ©
    Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    Barnabás Kelemen violin
    Nicolas Altstaedt cello
    Alexander Lonquich piano

    Kodáy: Duo for violin and cello
    Dvorák: “Dumky” trio

  • 1 - 31

    Dec 22

    Dear concert guests!
    for hotel guests of Schloss Elmau admission to all cultural events is included in the Resort Fee. Seats can only be guaranteed with seat booking: please book online via “book seats” here in the Cultural Calendar, by calling +49 8823 18260 or texting +4917 33 11 22 77.
    We are looking forward to your visit!
    Your Schloss Elmau Team

  • Thursday

    1 Dec

    2022

    Photo: Vincy Ng, Marco Borggreve, Darek Golik
    ©
    Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    Alexander Sitkovetsky violine
    Nicolas Altstaedt cello
    Bruce Liu piano
    et al.

    Alexander Sitkovetsky, violin
    Blythe Engstroem, viola
    Nicolas Altstaedt & István Várdai, cello
    Alexander Lonquich & Bruce Liu, piano

    Barber: Cello Sonata
    Boulanger: 3 pieces for cello and piano
    Fauré: Piano quartet No 1 C minor

  • Thursday

    1 Dec

    2022

    Photo: Jean-Baptiste Millot, Nicolas Brodard, Aline Paley
    ©
    Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    Alexandre Kantorow piano
    Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra
    Gábor Takács-Nagy conductor

    Saint-Saëns: Piano concerto No 2 G minor
    Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suite

  • Friday

    2 Dec

    2022

    Photo: Oscar Tursunov
    ©
    Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    Alexandra Dovgan piano

  • Friday

    2 Dec

    2022

    Photo: Radovan Subin, Marco Borggreve, Jean Baptiste Millot
    ©
    Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    Josef Špacek violin
    István Várdai cello
    Alexandre Kantorow piano

    Tchaikovsky: Piano trio A minor

  • Saturday

    3 Dec

    2022

    Photo: Eiichi Ikeda
    ©
    Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    Mao Fujita piano

    Mozart: Sonata No 16 C major K.545, Sonata No 10 C major K.330, Sonata No 14 C minor K.457

  • Saturday

    3 Dec

    2022

    Photo: Julien Mignot, Ulrike Myrzik
    ©
    Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    Antoine Tamestit viola
    Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra
    Gábor Takács-Nagy conductor

    Britten: Lachrymae
    Dowland: “If My Complaints Could Passions Move” & “Flow my Tears”
    Beethoven: Symphony No 4 B flat major

  • Saturday

    10 Dec

    2022

    Photo: Dominik Stixenberger, Marco Borggreve
    ©
    Lied/Aria Recital

    Günther Groissböck bass
    Julius Drake piano
    “FREIHEIT! FREIHEIT?”

    Schubert: “Prometheus“, “Ganymed” et al.
    Loewe: “Der gefangene Admiral” et al.
    Strauss: “Allerseelen”, “Cäcilie” et al.
    Mahler: Lieder from “Des Knaben Wunderhorn” et al.

  • Saturday

    17 Dec

    2022

    Photo: Mischa Nawrata
    ©
    Jazz

    Wolfgang Muthspiel Chamber Trio

    Wolfgang Muthspiel, guitar
    Mario Rom, trumpet
    Colin Vallon, piano

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    The Austrian guitarist and improvisation artist Wolfgang Muthspiel, who was active in the New York jazz scene for a long time, was awarded the German Jazz Prize in 2021. Together with trumpeter Mario Rom and pianist Colin Vallon, he returns to Schloss Elmau as a chamber trio that balances virtuously on the ridge between structure and spontaneity.

  • Thursday

    22 Dec

    2022

    Photo: PR, Juventino Mateo, Marco Borggreve
    ©
    Classical

    Alexandra Conunova violin
    Kian Soltani violoncello
    Denis Kozhukhin piano

    Schubert: Piano trio
    et al.

  • Thursday

    29 Dec

    2022

    Photo: Anoush Abrar, Jean Baptiste Millot
    ©
    Classical

    Gautier Capuçon cello
    Alexandre Kantorow piano

    Schumann: Phantasy pieces
    Grieg: Cello Sonata
    et al.

  • Saturday

    31 Dec

    2022

    Photo: Marc Wilhelm
    ©
    Jazz/Techno

    Jazzrausch Bigband
    Roman Sladek trombone, bandleader

    “A meltdown of big band sound with house and techno music.”
    (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

    Noah Bendix-Balgley violin
    Tabea Zimmermann viola
    Jean-Guihen Queyras cello
    Dénes Várjon piano

    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

    Noah Bendix-Balgley violin
    Tabea Zimmermann viola
    Dénes Várjon piano

    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

    Photo: PR
    ©
    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: String quintet

  • Wednesday

    11 Jan

    2023

    Photo: PR
    ©
    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”
    Villa-Lobos: Cantilena
    Piazzolla: Gran Tango
    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
    Julia Hagen cello
    Gerhild Romberger alto
    et al.
    “Lament”

    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: Fantasie Quartet 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

  • Saturday

    21 Jan

    2023

    Photo: African Guild
    ©
    World

    Sona Jobarteh vocals, kora
    & Band

    The Kora is a West African harp instrument with 21 strings, traditionally played by men. Sona Jobarteh has broken this old rule! She plays the kora standing up and demonstrates her complex musical skills on stage as the front woman of her own band. In her compositions she uniquely combines the influences of modern music with traditional African music and thus remains connected to the roots of her homeland.

  • 26 - 29

    Jan 23

    Photo: Julien Mignot
    ©
    Long Classical Weekend

    Ein Wochenende with the Quatuor Ébène
    and the Hochschule für Musik & Theater München

    Concerts, workshops and talks.
    In cooperation with the G. Henle Verlag.

    For an entire weekend, Quatuor Ébène, in their new position as teachers at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München, will illuminate the fascinating world of chamber music together with their professorial colleagues and young ensembles. At the centre of their programmes are editions of works published by the G. Henle Verlag. Introductions and talks with Dr. Wolf-Dieter Seiffert, Managing Director of the G. Henle Verlag, and public lessons by the professors complement the four concerts of this weekend.
    With the Quatuor Ébène (string quartet), Dirk Mommertz (piano), Priya Mitchell (violin), et al.

    Book your rooms now!

  • Tuesday

    14 Feb

    2023

    Photo: Wikipedia, Karin Castegren, Thomas Dashuber
    ©
    Reading, discussion & film screening

    „Ich schreibe Filme.
    Ingmar Bergmans Arbeitstagebücher 1955-2001“

    Renate Bleibtreu, Übersetzerin & Herausgeberin
    Jens Harzer, Lesung & Gespräch

    Im Anschluss an die Lesung wird Ingmar Bergmans Film „Wilde Erdbeeren“ gezeigt.

    Sein langes kreatives Leben über führte Ingmar Bergman Arbeitstagebücher: kleine Spiralhefte, in denen er erste Entwürfe seiner Geschichten niederschrieb und auch während der Arbeit an einem Film oder Buch weiter Notizen machte. Diese Auswahl aus den Heften bietet nun einen einzigartigen Einblick in seinen kreativen Arbeitsprozess, zeigt aber auch den Menschen und Künstler Bergman noch einmal ganz neu. Es ist nicht zuletzt ein Bericht darüber, wie ein großer Künstler seine unvergesslichen Geschichten und Bilder zum Leben erweckt.

  • Wednesday

    15 Feb

    2023

    Photo: Adrienne Meister, PR
    ©
    Residenztheater München

    „Persona“
    von Ingmar Bergman

    Juliane Köhler und Evgenia Dodina in einer Inszenierung von Amélie Niermeyer

    Gastauftritt. Mit freundlicher Genehmigung des Residenztheaters.

    Die Schauspielerin Elisabet Vogler ist während einer „Elektra“-Vorstellung plötzlich verstummt. Sie hat seit drei Monaten nicht gesprochen und wird der Pflege einer Krankenschwester anvertraut.
    Zwischen den beiden Frauen, der schweigenden und der sprechenden, entwickelt sich eine intensive Beziehung bis an die Grenzen der absoluten Identifikation, der Identitätsauflösung. Da Elisabet als körperlich und geistig gesund gilt, muss ihr Verstummen als ein willentlicher Akt, als Widerstandshandlung verstanden werden. Das Problem von Sprache als Mittel der Verständigung steht im Zentrum des Films „Persona“ von Ingmar Bergman aus dem Jahr 1966.

  • Saturday

    18 Feb

    2023

    Photo: Felix Broede
    ©
    Classical

    Igor Levit piano

    Schubert: Three pieces for piano D 946
    Prokofiev: Sonata No. 7

    Star pianist Igor Levit, Gramophone Classical Music Awards' "Artist of the Year 2020," Musical America's "Recording Artist of the Year 2020," and recipient of the "2018 Gilmore Artist Award," has been described by The New York Times as one of the "most important artists of his generation."

  • Saturday

    25 Feb

    2023

    Photo: PR, Sander Stuart
    ©
    Classical

    Mahan Mirarab guitar
    vision string quartet string quartet

    Shostakovitch: String quartet No 8
    Original compositions for string quartet and guitar

    The Vision String Quartet, founded in 2012, is currently turning the classical concert world upside down with their unique ability to “walk” between the classical string quartet repertoire and their own compositions from genres such as folk or pop. Now the four young musicians from Berlin have teamed up with the Iranian-Australian guitarist and composer Mahan Mirarab, who for many years has been working just as intensively with indigenous music from Arab countries as with compositions from classical music, jazz and pop. The artists will present some of the new compositions that have emerged from this exciting collaboration following Shostakovich's 8th String Quartet.