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.

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

    Judith Schalansky
    “Verzeichnis einiger Verluste”

    Moderation: Denis Scheck

    Die Weltgeschichte ist voller Dinge, die verloren sind - mutwillig zerstört oder im Lauf der Zeit abhandengekommen. In ihrem neuen Buch widmet sich Judith Schalansky dem, was das Verlorene hinterlässt: verhallte Echos und verwischte Spuren, Gerüchte und Legenden, Auslassungszeichen und Phantomschmerzen. Ausgehend von verlorengegangenen Natur- und Kunstgegenständen wie den Liedern der Sappho, dem abgerissenen Palast der Republik, einer ausgestorbenen Tigerart oder einer im Pazifik versunkenen Insel, entwirft sie ein naturgemäß unvollständiges Verzeichnis des Verschollenen und Verschwundenen, das seine erzählerische Kraft dort entfaltet, wo die herkömmliche Überlieferung versagt.
  • 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: Güther Schwiering, PR
    Lecture

    Denis Scheck
    “Ein Abend über Philip Roth
    – Ein Leben aus der Literatur”

    Er ist einer der wichtigsten US-amerikanischen Autoren des 20. Jahrhunderts: Philip Roths kraftvolle, brillante, sarkastische Prosa kreist um nichts anderes als um den Menschen in all seiner Rätselhaftigkeit. In Romanen und Essays hat er sich immer wieder mit Sexualität und Macht, mit jüdischer Identität oder mit der politischen Lage der Nation auseinandergesetzt. Nach seinem Tod im Mai 2018 hat der Hanser Verlag die wichtigsten Romane von Philip Roth in einer Sonderedition neu herausgebracht. Der renommierte Literaturkritiker Denis Scheck erinnert an einen großen Schriftsteller und sein Leben aus der Literatur.
  • Photo: Dirk Leunis
    World

    Habib Koité vocals, guitar
    Abdoul Wahab Berhé sass, kamalé ngoni
    Issa Koné guitar, banjo, backing vocals
    Mama Koné percussions, backing vocals
    Mahamadou Koné tamani, barra

    „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: PR
    scenic reading, puppet show & whistle concert

    Nikolaus Habjan puppeteer, artistic whistler
    Ines Schüttengruber piano, harpsichord

    Scenic reading and puppet show with sound recordings from Oskar Werner
    & whistle concert “Ich pfeife auf die Oper”

    „Als ich 1991 zum ersten Mal eine Oper gesehen hatte, war mir klar, welchen Weg ich einschlagen muss!“ Nikolaus Habjan begeistert seit vielen Jahren als Opernregisseur, Kunstpfeifer und als Puppenspieler regelmäßig auf den Bühnen in ganz Europa. Als Puppenspieler und Kunstpfeifer ist er nun auch in Schloss Elmau zu erleben: Nikolaus Habjan baut seine Puppen selbst und hat ein untrügliches Gespür dafür, seinen Schöpfungen charakteristische Wesenszüge zu verleihen wie etwa die Puppe von Oskar Werner, dessen legendäre Aufnahme von Rilkes Erzählung von der Sehnsucht, der Liebe und dem Tod des Cornets von Tonband zu hören ist. Der gebürtige Grazer Habjan lebt auch seine weitere künstlerische Identität als Kunstpfeifer in vollen Zügen aus: „Ich pfeife auf die Oper“ lautet das Programm und umfasst die tollkühnsten Arien der Operngeschichte.
  • Photo: Kamil Strudzinski
    Classical

    Maria Nowak violin
    Maciej Frackiewicz accordion
    Lukasz Kuropacewski guitar
    David Adorjan cello

    Gitarrist Lukasz Kuropaczewski ist auf dem besten Weg, eine der wichtigsten Persönlichkeiten der weltweiten klassischen Musikszene zu werden. Nach seiner Ausbildung in Polen studierte und lehrte es in den USA, leitet heute ein Gitarrenfestival in Polen und promoviert an der Musikakademie Poznan. Seit vielen Jahren tritt er gemeinsam mit dem Cellisten David Adorjan auf. Außergewöhnliche Ensemblezusammensetzungen sind seine Leidenschaft, so trat er zuletzt in Schloss Elmau mit Mandolinist Avi Avital und Sopranistin Chen Reiss auf. Diesmal reist er mit dem ebenso vielseitig begabten wie preisgekrönten Akkordeonisten Maciej Frackiewicz und der polnischen Violinistin Maria Nowak ins Elmauer Tal.
  • Photo: Barbara Dietl, Rowohlt
    Author's reading

    Harald Jähner
    “Wolfszeit –
    Deutschland und die Deutschen 1945-1955”

    Leipzig Book Fair Prize 2019

    Harald Jähners große Mentalitätsgeschichte der Nachkriegszeit zeigt die Deutschen in ihrer ganzen Vielfalt: etwa den „Umerzieher“ Alfred Döblin, der das Vertrauen seiner Landsleute zu gewinnen suchte, oder Beate Uhse, die mit ihrem „Versandgeschäft für Ehehygiene“ alle Vorstellungen von Sittlichkeit infrage stellte; aber auch die namenlosen Schwarzmarkthändler, in den Taschen die mythisch aufgeladenen Lucky Strikes, oder die stilsicheren Hausfrauen am nicht weniger symbolhaften Nierentisch der anbrechenden Fünfziger. Das gesellschaftliche Panorama eines Jahrzehnts, das entscheidend war für die Deutschen und in vielem ganz anders, als wir oft glauben.
  • Photo: PR
    Classical

    Alexander Sitkovetsky violin
    Antonio Lysy cello
    Alessio Bax piano
    Lucille Chung piano

    Festival “Incontri In Terra Di Siena” @ Schloss Elmau
    Dvorák: “Dumky”-Trio et al.

    Every year the pianist Alessio Bax – born in Bari, Italy and now based in the USA, travels through Europe with outstanding chamber musicians. What begins as the festival “Incontri In Terra Di Siena” in Tuscany will continue this year with an encounter of great chamber music works by Dvorák and Debussy in Schloss Elmau.
  • Photo: Katja Sämann, Luchterhand
    author's reading

    Saša Stanišic
    “Herkunft”

    “Herkunft” is a book about the first coincidence of our biography: being born somewhere. And what comes afterwards.
  • Photo: Magnus Contzen
    Classical

    Herbert Schuch piano
    Gülru Ensari piano

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

    Whether performing four-handed on one or on two grand pianos, the German-Turkish piano duo Herbert Schuch & Gülru Ensari has already delivered convincing performances at many international venues with a programme ranging from Anatolian folksongs to Stravinsky's “Sacre du Printemps”. Ensari was born in Istanbul, she studied in her hometown and in Cologne – where she now lives together with Schuch – and gives concerts worldwide. Schuch, born in Timisoara, Romania, comes from the piano forge of Karl-Heinz Kämmerling. He performs with many important orchestras, from the London Philharmonic Orchestra to the Munich Philharmonic.
  • Photo: Renate Neder, Manesse, Rolf Walter
    reading

    Thomas Loibl
    reads from
    “Mardi und eine Reise dorthin” by Herman Melville

    Moderation: Lothar Müller
    for the 200th. birthday of Herman Melville

  • Photo: Benjamin Ealovega, Alessandra Tinozzi
    Classical

    Stephen Waarts violin
    Gabriele Carcano piano

    The Danish-American violinist Stephen Waarts, born in 1996, has made a name for himself in recent years as a special talent among young violinists. He can look back on numerous competition successes, including 5th place and the Audience Award at the renowned Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels in 2015, with which he attracted international attention. He has been studying at the Kronberg Academy since 2016. His piano partner is Gabriele Carcano, described by the Süddeutsche Zeitung as a “sculptor of sound” and “aesthete”.
  • Photo: PR
    Classical

    Tamás Palfalvi trumpet
    Vera Karner clarinet
    Matthias Well violin
    Michael Buchanan trombone
    Christoph Heesch cello
    Dominik Wagner double bass
    Marcell Szabo piano

    Festival of the winners
    of the Fanny Mendelssohn Förderpreis
    Bach, Gershwin, Pärt et al.

    Summit meeting of top-class up-and-coming international musicians in Schloss Elmau – all winners of the Fanny Mendelssohn Förderpreis. The award is presented annually to musicians for the most interesting programme concept coupled with the highest artistic ability. Among the musicians, who all have promising careers ahead of them are the Hungarian trumpeter Tamás Palfalvi, who has already played solo concerts at the famous Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, and the violinist Matthias Well from the famous Bavarian family of musicians of the same name.
  • Photo: PR
    Classical

    Tamás Palfalvi trumpet
    Matthias Well violin
    Michael Buchanan trombone
    Christoph Heesch cello
    Marcell Szabo piano

    Festival of the winners
    of the Fanny Mendelssohn Förderpreis
    Bach, Gershwin, Pärt et al.

    Summit meeting of top-class up-and-coming international musicians in Schloss Elmau – all winners of the Fanny Mendelssohn Förderpreis. The award is presented annually to musicians for the most interesting programme concept coupled with the highest artistic ability. Among the musicians, who all have promising careers ahead of them are the Hungarian trumpeter Tamás Palfalvi, who has already played solo concerts at the famous Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, and the violinist Matthias Well from the famous Bavarian family of musicians of the same name.
  • Photo: Andy Earl, Mercury Classics, Robin Clewley
    Classical

    Jess Gillam saxophone
    Miloš Karadaglic guitar

    His first record success with Deutsche Grammophon made the young guitarist Miloš known worldwide within a very short time and he became “classical music's guitar hero” (BBC Music Magazine). At his side in this concert is the young saxophonist Jess Gillam, who has already performed three times in the famous “Last Night of the Proms” at the Royal Albert Hall and was the first saxophonist ever to win an exclusive record contract with the major CD label Decca Classics.
  • Photo: Marco Borggreve
    Classical

    Antje Weithaas violin

    Bach & Ysaÿe

    “...Antje Weithaas has only recently taken the place she deserves as one of the greatest living violinists,” wrote the Berliner Zeitung about Antje Weithaas. Energetic, with her compelling musical intelligence and her unprecedented technical sovereignty, Weithaas penetrates every detail of the musical text. Her charisma and stage presence captivate without ever crowding into the work.
  • Photo: Schloss Elmau
    Promenade Concert

    Promenade concert

    Hiking, biking & music
    at the foot of the Wetterstein
    –for the whole family
    1 day, 10 locations, 16 concerts.
    3 routes for nature-lovingy
    families and sporty cyclists.

    Discover nature & hike between mountain panoramas and birdsong, roaring streams and sonorous alphorn, alpine singing and brass band.
    More information about times, artists and concerts coming soon!
  • Photo: Helén Karlsson
    Author's reading for kids from age 4

    Rose Lagercrantz
    “Glücklich ist, wer Dunne kriegt”

    Illustrations: Eva Erikson

    Happy are the children who read the Dunne books (5-10 years), be it the 1st volume “Mein glückliches Leben” or the latest 6th volume of the Dunne series “Glücklich ist, wer Dunne kriegt”. The very popular Swedish children's author Rose Lagercrantz, who says: “The most important thing you can give children is language”, will to our great joy read and narrate from her books in Elmau.
  • Photo: Justyna Karpinska
    Classical

    Pascal Schumacher vibraphone, glockenspiel, organelle

    Schumacher, Sakamoto et al.

    The renowned, award-winning Luxembourgian Pascal Schumacher, jazz vibraphonist and composer, is always on the lookout for something new, unexpected and unknown. His influences range from Bach to Minimal Music and from Jazz to Pop, his musical horizon ranges from compositions in chamber and stage music for dance and theatre to developments in multimedia projects. At the same time, as a musician in various formations from solo evenings to large ensembles, he shows the music world new creative ways.
  • Photo: Kaupo Kikkas
    Classical

    David Orlowsky Trio
    The big Farewell Tour

    Traditionals & Klezmer

    After 20 years together, the David Orlowsky Trio bid farewell to their loyal audience and make a stop at Schloss Elmau on their summer farewell tour. The programme features the most beautiful pieces from two decades of an always successful mixture of rousing Jewish melodies, cultivated jazz and classical, highly virtuosic artistry.
  • Photo: Annalena McAfee, Diogenes V., Die Welt
    Author's reading & discussion

    Ian McEwan
    “Maschinen wie ich”

    Moderation: Daniel Kehlmann
    in English and German

  • Photo: PR
    Classical

    Federico Colli piano

    Since winning the prestigious Leeds Piano Competition in 2012, the rise of the young Italian pianist Federico Colli has been unstoppable. One year after his chamber music evening in Schloss Elmau, we can now enjoy his irrepressible pleasure for playing in a solo evening.
  • Photo: A.T. Birkenholz, Jean-Baptiste Millot
    Classical

    Antoine Tamestit viola
    Cédric Tiberghien piano

    Brahms: sonatas for viola and piano

    Antoine Tamestit is one of the best violists in the world and a regular guest at Schloss Elmau. His longtime piano partner is the ideally-matched Cédric Tiberghien. The two musicians will perform sonatas by Johannes Brahms, who set this music for clarinet and piano as well as for viola and piano – melancholic tones of a late work.
  • Photo: PR, Hanser Verlag, PR
    book presentation

    Susanne Klingenstein translater and publisher
    & Wolfgang Matz lector of the Hanser Verlags

    present
    the Yiddish classicr
    “Die Reisen Benjamins des Dritten”
    by Scholem J. Abramowitsch

  • Photo: John Erik Riley, Rowohlt, PR
    Author's reading & discussion

    Johan Harstad
    “Max, Mischa & Die Tet-Offensive”

    moderation: Bernhard Robben
    in Norwegian and German

  • Photo: Caterina di Perri, ECM Records
    Jazz

    Yonathan Avishai piano
    Yoni Zelnik bass
    Donald Kontomanou drums

  • 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: Gregor Hohenberg
    Lied Festival Christian Gerhaher

    Welcome & Introduction
    Christian Gerhaher

    on Schubert's Mayrhofer Lieder

  • Photo: Benjamin Ealovega, Gunar Streu
    Lied Festival Christian Gerhaher

    Robert Holl bass-baritone
    Gerold Huber piano

    Schubert: Lieder on poems by Mayrhofer

  • Photo: PR
    Lied Festival Christian Gerhaher

    Introduction
    Laurenz Lütteken &
    Holger Noltze

    on Lieder of Dvorák & Brahms

  • Photo: Gregor Hohenberg, Albert Lindmeier
    Lied Festival Christian Gerhaher

    Christian Gerhaher baritone
    Gerold Huber piano

    Dvorák: Biblische Lieder op. 99 & Brahms

  • Photo: Felix Broede
    Lied Festival Christian Gerhaher

    Introduction
    Christian Gerhaher

    on Schubert's “Die schöne Müllerin”

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

    Martin Mitterrutzner tenor
    Christian Gerhaher recitation
    Gerold Huber piano

    Schubert: Die schöne Müllerin op. 25 D 795

  • Photo: Jan Voth
    Lied Festival Christian Gerhaher

    Lecture & discussion
    Jürgen Kesting
    “Große Schumann-Interpreten”

    Followed by
    Jürgen Kesting in conversation with Christian Gerhaher

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

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

    Schumann: Minnespiel Op 101, Spanish Love Songs Op 138 & other works for several voices and piano

  • Photo: B. Ealovega, T. Egli, E. Altenburger
    Lied Festival Christian Gerhaher

    Public Masterclass
    Robert Holl

    teaches
    vocalists from the Lied Festival

  • Photo: Isolde Ohlbaum, PR
    Lied Festival Christian Gerhaher

    Introduction
    Jens Malte Fischer

    “Vom Jammer und von der Schönheit der Erde –
    über Gustav Mahler's
    ‘Das Lied von der Erde’‘”

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

    Klaus Florian Vogt tenor
    Christian Gerhaher baritone
    Gerold Huber piano

    Mahler: “Das Lied von der Erde”

  • Photo: Foto: Sandra Ludewig
    Classical

    Simone Kermes soprano
    Amici Veneziani baroque ensemble
    “Canzonetta d`amore”

    Arias by Purcell, Vivaldi, Bizet et al.

  • Photo: Slawek Przerwa
    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.
  • Photo: Marek Vogel, Marco Borggreve
    Classical

    Sebastian Manz clarinet
    Münchener Kammerorchester

    Mozart: clarinet concert, Barber: adagio for strings et al.

    The Süddeutsche Zeitung described the Munich Chamber Orchestra as a “small group of noble musicians” with a “ravishing mix of historical and modern music-making practice”. The ensemble's profile is characterised by sophisticated programmes that confront works from earlier centuries with contemporary music in an exciting way. The ensemble will perform in Schloss Elmau together with clarinettist Sebastian Manz, whose “beguilingly beautiful tone and technical sovereignty are unparalleled,” as Holger Arnold wrote in the Fono Forum.
  • Photo: Leonhard Hilzensauer_Paul Zsolnay Verlag

    Mircea Cartarescu
    “Solenoid”

    in Romanian and German
    Moderation: Ernest Wichner, Übersetzer

    A young man reaps scorn and ridicule in his literary circle when he performs his text “Der Niedergang”. He does not become a celebrated writer as hoped, but a teacher in the suburbs of Bucharest. But when this nameless narrator buys a house in the shape of a ship, he falls under the spell of Solenoid, a kind of giant magnetic coil that is located below the cellar. Its gravitational force, however, does not pull downwards, but consistently lifts up everything that comes into its environment – people, things, even reality itself. Ingenious, crazy, great: with his monumental novel, Mircea Cartarescu has once again created world literature.
  • Photo: PR
    Jazz

    Jazzrausch Bigband
    “Dancing Wittgenstein”

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

    Artur and Lucas Jussen piano

    Schubert: Allegro A minor “Lebensstürme” et al.

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

    Fauré Quartett piano quartet

    Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition

    The four award-winning musicians of the Fauré Quartet have been a team for over 25 years and can undoubtedly be described as the most influential piano quartet in the world. They are eager to experiment and known for breaking new ground, but they are not afraid to leave the beaten track. Voilà – now you can let the “Pictures of an Exhibition” have a completely new effect on you: The quartet has rearranged the piece for piano quartet and presents the work in a new guise – in the epicenter between solo piano and large orchestra, the Fauré Quartet unites the best of both worlds.
  • Photo: Julia Wesely
    Classical

    Igudesman & Joo
    Aleksey Igudesman violin, vocals
    Hyung-ki Joo piano, vocals
    “Die Rettung der Welt”

    The world is sinking ... not in colourful chaos, no, in grey rooms, grey boredom and grey monotony. But rescue is approaching: Igudesman & Joo show us how they managed to give their lives the necessary portion of chaos and humour and thus keep them fresh and colourful. “Their mix of classical music and comedy, combined with references to pop culture and a completely new interpretation of the word slapstick, is fuelled by genuine, stunning virtuosity.” (The New York Times) Follow them on their way and let yourself be infected by the creativity of Igudesman & Joo, but also by Mozart, Bach and other colleagues.
  • Photo: Thomas Rabsch, Irène Zandel
    Classical

    Sabine Meyer clarinet
    Nils Mönkemeyer viola
    William Youn piano

    As “Queen of the Clarinet” is Sabine Meyer known – after all, she has been one of the greatest clarinettists for years. Together with Nils Mönkemeyer and William Youn, she has formed a top-class trio with whom she can be heard at all major festivals and in the most important chamber music series. Nils Mönkemeyer, as one of the most successful viola players in the world, has earned his instrument an enormous amount of attention. Pianist William Youn was awarded the Gramophone Magazine's Editor's Choice Award for his complete recording of the Mozart sonatas on the OehmsClassics Label.
  • Photo: Schloss Elmau
    Book Fair Week

    Book Fair Week

    Presentation of the autumn releases with critics Ijoma Mangold, Denis Scheck & Insa Wilke.

    Directly following the Frankfurt Book Fair, three distinguished literary critics travel to Schloss Elmau to present the most important literary releases of the autumn and to discuss their significance and quality. This time they appear as a trio with two intensive days of discussions.

  • Photo: Marco Borggreve
    Classical

    Kirill Troussov violin
    Alexandra Troussova piano

    Brahms: violin sonata No 3 C minor, Tschaikowsky et al.

    They have been playing together since they can walk and longer than they can remember: Kirill Troussov and his sister Alexandra Troussova. They are now one of the very few world-class sibling duos. Their devotion to the search for perfection and their high level of emotion not only connects the two of them, but also intensively transmits itself to their audience.
  • Photo: ACT, Sylvaim Gripoix
    Jazz

    Emile Parisien Quartet

    Vital, curious and progressive, the French scene has set important milestones for the development of contemporary European jazz and yet has never lost its grounding. Progress on the feet of his own tradition also characterizes the saxophonist Emile Parisien: a jazz visionary who stands with one leg in the past and looks far ahead. This makes him the “best news for European jazz for a long time” (Le Monde), to which “undivided attention” (NDR) should be paid.
  • Photo: Tibor Bozi, Mathias Bothor
    Classical

    Daniel Hope violin
    Sebastian Koch recitation
    “Paradies”

    Daniel Hope, one of the most sought-after violinists of our time, and Sebastian Koch, German cinema star, who has also played alongside Tom Hanks, meet and embark on a quest for paradise. Daniel Hope plays works for violin solo by Bach, Ravel and Schumann, while Sebastian Koch reads texts by Dostojewski, Brecht, Jelinek, Nietzsche and Eco.
  • Photo: Nikolaj Lund
    Classical

    Ana de la Vega flute
    Daniel Röhn violin, viola
    Paul Rivinius piano

    Bach: trio from the “Musikalischen Opfer”,
    Debussy: Prélude à l’àpres-midi d’un faune
    et al.

    Ana de la Vega almost hung up her flute: she was actually on the way to pursue a completely new career path as an artist manager. But her freshly recorded recording of Mozart's flute concertos became such an international success that she finally returned to music – and today is regarded as one of the most extraordinary flutists. Together with Daniel Röhn, “one of the most remarkable violinists of our time” (Harald Eggebrecht, SZ) and the renowned pianist Paul Rivinius, she can now be heard for the first time at Schloss Elmau.
  • Photo: Sonja Mueller
    Oxford Chamber Music Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    Priya Mitchell violin
    Hugo Ticciati violin
    Natacha Kudritskaja piano
    Dirk Mommertz piano

    Pärt, Debussy, Schumann

  • Photo: Sonja Mueller, PR
    Oxford Chamber Music Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    Priya Mitchell violin
    Hugo Ticciati violin
    Fredrik Paulsson violin
    Gareth Lubbe viola
    Julian Arp cello
    Claude Frochaux cello
    Natacha Kudritskaja piano

  • 21st European Jazztival

    21st 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. Jazz greats like Michael Wollny, Thomas Quasthoff and Nils Landgren and other top acts have been announced for this year's festival.

    artists include: Brad Mehldau, Michael Wollny, Thomas Quasthoff, Nils Landgren, Iiro Rantala, Wolfgang Haffner, Shalosh, Daniel Garcia Diego, Florian Weber et al.

  • Photo: Gregor Hohenberg
    21st European Jazztival

    Thomas Quasthoff zum 60. Geburtstag!

    Thomas Quasthoff vocals
    Pe Werner vocals
    Frank Chastenier piano
    Bruno Müller guitar
    Nils Landgren trombone
    Dieter Ilg bass
    Wolfgang Haffner drums

    Zum Auftakt des 21. European Jazztival feiert Thomas Quasthoff seinen 60. Geburrtstag: der Bassbariton hat sich nach einer großen klassischen Opern- und Liedkarriere nocheinmal neu erfunden und ist nun weit über die Klassik-Grenzen als Jazzsänger und Rezitator bekannt. „Meine Wiedererkennbarkeit liegt ja auch bei rund 100 Prozent“, sagt er über sich selbst. Seine Geburtstagsfeier mit langjährigen musikalischen Freunden ist prominent besetzt und verspricht einen großartigen Start des diesjährigen Jazz-Festivals.
  • Photo: Foto: Antje Wiech _ ACT, PR
    21st European Jazztival

    Wolfgang Haffner Trio feat. Alma Naidu
    “Haffner plays Haffner”

    Alma Naidu, vocals | Simon Oslender, hammond orgel | Christopher Dell, vibraphone | Wolfgang Haffner, drums

  • Photo: PR
    21st European Jazztival

    Shalosh
    “Onwards and Upwards”

    Gadi Stern, piano, keys | David Michaeli, double bass | Matan Assayag, drums

  • Photo: Joerg Steinmetz _ ACT
    21st European Jazztival

    Michael Wollny Trio

    Michael Wollny, piano | Christian Weber, bass | Eric Schäfer, drums

  • Photo: PR
    21st European Jazztival

    Daniel Garcia Trio

    Daniel Garcia, piano | Reinier Elizarde, bass | Michael Olivera, drums

  • Photo: PR
    21st European Jazztival

    Florian Weber Quartet

    Ralph Alessi, trumpet | Florian Weber, piano | Michèl Benita, bass | Ziv Ravitz, drums

    Für die Website Something Else! ist der Deutsche Florian Weber "ein wahrhaft wegweisender Pianist", die New York Times streicht dessen "Ästhetik des aerodynamischen Fließens" heraus, All About Jazz bescheinigt dem nach Neuerungen hungernden Deutschen einen "allesverzehrenden Musikappetit", und die Süddeutsche Zeitung erblickt in ihm einen Ausnahmepianisten "mit frischem, unverbrauchtem Ton", der "Interessantes und Mitreißendes zu erzählen" hat. Das Lob der Kritiker ist Ausdruck einer Erfolgskarriere, in deren Verlauf sich Weber als feste Größe in der globalen Szene etablierte.
  • Photo: imago/Horst Rudel
    Literature Week

    Friedrich Hölderlin
    Eine hymnische Ouvertüre zum 250. Geburtstag

    „Was ist alles, was in Jahrtausenden die Menschen taten und dachten, gegen einen Augenblick der Liebe?"
    Programm: Rüdiger Safranski präsentiert seine neue Biographie über Friedrich Hölderlin (Erscheinungstermin Herbst 2019)
    Lesung: Jens Harzer liest aus „Hyperion“ von Friedrich Hölderlin
    et al.

    Author's reading: Rüdiger Safranski presents his new biography about Friedrich Hölderlin (publication date: autumn 2019)
    Reading: Jens Harzer presents "Hyperion" by Friedrich Hölderlin et al.
  • Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    11th Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

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

  • Photo: Igor Studio, Julien Mignot
    Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    Pablo Ferrández cello
    Julien Quentin piano

  • Photo: Nikolaj Lund, Nicolas Brodard
    Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    The Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra
    Marc Bouchkov violin
    Gábor Takács-Nagy conductor

    Mendelssohn Bartholdy: violin concerto E minor, Mozart & Haydn

  • Photo: PR, Mikhail Krutman
    Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    Benny Tseng violin
    Lukas Genuisas piano

    Franck: violin sonata, Ysaÿe et al.

  • Photo: Igor Studio, Klaus Rudolph
    Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    The Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra
    Pablo Ferrández cello
    Gábor Takács-Nagy conductor

    Haydn: cello concerto No 1 C major, Bach & Mozart

  • Photo: PR, Igor Studio, Simon Fowler
    Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    Benny Tseng violin
    Pablo Ferrández cello
    George Li piano

    Schostakowitsch: piano trio No 2 E minor
    Mendelssohn Bartholdy: piano trio No 1 D minor

  • Photo: Simon Fowler, Jean-Baptiste Milot
    Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    Marc Bouchkov violin
    Maria Dueñas violin
    Máté Szücs viola
    Anastasia Kobekina cello
    Lukas Geniušas piano
    George Li piano

    Rachmaninow: Suite No 1 for two pianos
    Schostakowitsch: piano quintet G minor

  • Photo: Lars Borges_Sony Classical
    Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    Benjamin Appl baritone
    Itamar Golan piano
    et al.

    Barber: “Dover Beach”, Poulenc: Rapsodie nègre & Schubert

  • Photo: Gregory Favre_Decca, Ulrike Myrzik
    Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    The Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra
    Nelson Freire piano
    Gábor Takács-Nagy conductor

    Chopin: piano concerto No 2 F minor
    Mozart: “Jupiter-Symphony”

  • Photo: Lars Borges, Thomas Straub
    Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    The Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra
    Benjamin Appl baritone
    Gábor Takács-Nagy conductor

    Mozart: arias from “The Magic Flute” &
    “Don Giovanni”
    Beethoven: “Eroica”

  • Photo: Nikolas Müller

    Julian & Roman Wasserfuhr Trio
    “Relaxin in Ireland”

    Julian Wasserfuhr, trumpet
    Jörg Brinkmann, cello
    Roman Wasserfuhr, piano

    Schon als Teenager galt Julian Wasserfuhr als größtes deutsches Ausnahmetalent an der Trompete seit Till Brönner. Zusammen mit seinem Bruder Roman am Klavier bildet er ein unzertrennliches Paar. Ihre (Seelen-)Verwandtschaft und Vertrautheit kommt dem gemeinsamen Spiel zugute. Ob mit Trompete oder Flügelhorn, Julian schafft mit seinem warmen Ton atmosphärische Klangräume. Sein Bruder Roman ist mit seinem akzentuiert-strahlenden Klavierspiel an dem frischen, aber dennoch ausgereiften und luftigen Sound der Band nicht minder beteiligt. Die ZEIT fand die Musik der Brüder „verblüffend ungewöhnlich“, die Süddeutsche Zeitung bescheinigte Julian Wasserfuhr einen „magischen Ton“.
  • Photo: Jim Rakete, Irène Zandel
    Literatur & Klassik

    Axel Milberg reading
    Klenke Quartett string quartet
    “Alles geschenkt?”

    A remarkable Christmas program – texts by Kleist, Keyserling, Hacke, Waggerl and O'Henry read by Axel Milberg in combination with works for string quartet by Beethoven and Mendelssohn performed by the Klenke Quartet.

  • Photo: PR, Irène Zandel, Benjamin Kirsch
    Klassik

    Nina Reddig violin
    Nils Mönkemeyer viola
    Julian Arp cello

    Bach: Goldberg variations BWV 988 for string trio

  • Photo: wildundleise, Andrej Grilc
    Modern Classical

    Alexej Gerassimez percussion
    SIGNUM saxophon quartet saxophone quartet
    “Starry Night”

    Genesis of Percussion

    Works by Alexej Gerassimez, Minoru Miki, John Psathas et al.

    Alexej Gerassimez and his percussionist colleagues unfold a virtuoso percussion firework on this evening: their panorama ranges from groovy rhythms and electronics to experiments with materials such as water and metal and the sound of everyday objects such as cooking pots and newspaper. Small and large drums, Asian and Latin American instruments, vibraphone, marimba and xylophone are all brought into play.
  • Photo: PR, Marco Borggreve, Francois Sechet
    Classical

    Daniel Sepec violine
    Tabea Zimmermann viola
    Jean-Guihen Queyras cello

  • Photo: Uwe Arens
    Chamber Music Week

    66th Chamber Music Week

    The 66th Chamber Music Week is dedicated to the cello. Star cellists, outstanding young cellists and excellent chamber music ensembles will illuminate the entire panorama of their instrument in numerous concerts and discussions.

    artists include: Gautier Capuçon & Yuja Wang, Mischa Maisky, Daniel Müller-Schott, Kian Soltani, Tanja Tetzlaff, students from Kronberg Academy, Aris Quartett, SIGNUM saxophone quartet et al.

  • Chamber Music Week

    Veriko Tchumburidze violin
    et al.

    Enescu: string octet,
    Strauss: Capriccio for string sextet

    in cooperation with Hochschule für Musik und Theater München