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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    Classical

    Dinner & Concert

    3 course meal at Schloss Elmau Retreat followed by concert in the Concert Hall
    Igor Levit, piano

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    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

    Awarded with the Europäischer Buchpreis
    Moderation: Judith Heitkamp, Bayerischer Rundfunk
    Reading: Christian Ruzicska

    “Die Gedächtnislosen” is a very personal work of memory culture. With exemplary care, this book pleads for a continuation of memory work in order to counteract nationalistic tendencies. It provides one of the best and at the same time most provocative examples of this work.
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    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”.
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    Classical

    Andreas Martin Hofmeir tuba
    Andreas Mildner harp
    “Besser ohne Worte”

    Andreas Martin Hofmeir earned international acclaim as a tubist and founding member of La Brass Banda. Today he is extremely successful as a solo tubist and cabaret artist. He was awarded the ECHO Klassik 2013 “Instrumentalist of the Year” in 2013 and is also professor for tuba at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. In the “Duo Tuba & Harp”, formed with harpist Andreas Mildner 14 years ago, the musicians lead the audience through the history and stupendous possibilities of their instruments with great virtuosity and a great wink of the eye.
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    Classical

    Evgeni Koroliov piano
    Ljupka Hadzigeorgieva piano

    Beethoven: “Mondscheinsonate”, Schubert et al.

    Pianist Evgeni Koroliov is world famous for his interpretations of Bach and has received many awards, including the “Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik”. With Beethoven's 250th birthday in sight, the master pianist is now working on all the Beethoven sonatas. The famous “Moonlight Sonata” is on the program at Schloss Elmau. In addition to his solo career and his professorship in Hamburg, Koroliov has also performed with Ljupka Hadzigeorgiev as a piano duo for many years. For Schloss Elmau the musicians have chosen Schubert's F minor Fantasy for piano for four hands.
  • Photo: Harald Hoffmann DG, Marco Borggreve
    Klassik

    Anna Prohaska soprano
    Julius Drake piano

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

    Anna Prohaska is in great demand as a soprano and appears on all major concert and opera stages and at major festivals such as the Salzburg Festival. She is also highly praised by audiences and critics for her thematic lieder recitals and CD productions. Together with the renowned lied pianist Julius Drake, she is now presenting her new programme “Garden of Eve” in Schloss Elmau, which focuses on Fauré's song cycle “Chanson d'Eve”.
  • 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.

    Avi Avital's latest coup: the Israeli-born mandolinist has brought the Russian-born violinist Viktoria Mullova, the British cellist Matthew Barley and the Indian musicians Soumik Datta and Sukhvinder “Pinky” Singh to his side in order to combine works by Johann Sebastian Bach with traditional Indian music in one programme.
  • 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.

    Avi Avital's latest coup: the Israeli-born mandolinist has brought the Russian-born violinist Viktoria Mullova, the British cellist Matthew Barley and the Indian musicians Soumik Datta and Sukhvinder “Pinky” Singh to his side in order to combine works by Johann Sebastian Bach with traditional Indian music in one programme.
  • 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: Marco Borggreve
    Klassik

    Sergei Babayan piano

    Chopin: Mazurkas, Polonaises et al.

    After his Elmauer duo evening in March together with Martha Argerich, Sergei Babayan dedicates his piano recital entirely to the Polish composer Frédéric Chopin, for whose interpretation he is highly praised by the press. Babayan is also one of the most important piano teachers: At the Juillard School in New York and the Sergei Babayan International Piano Academy in Cleveland, he influences generations of younger pianists, including the young piano star Daniil Trifonov.
  • Photo: Marie Staggat, Irene Kim
    Classical

    Alexey Stadler cello
    Lukas Vondracek piano

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

    Two challenging works of cello literature are on the programme of the up-and-coming cellist Alexey Stadler for his premiere at Schloss Elmau: Brahms's late second sonata and Prokofiev's cello sonata. At his side is an equally young and award-winning pianist: Lukáš Vondrácek.
  • 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.
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    Pop

    Loli Molina vocals, guitar
    Jo Aldinger piano
    Hernan Hecht drums

    Pop, singer-songwriter, jazz, rock – Loli Molina's music oscillates between the worlds. With virtuoso guitar playing and her voice from another world, Loli Molina takes us on a musical journey. Music full of emotions that fascinates from the first note and never lets go. At the side of the award-winning artist Grammy winner Hernán Hecht on drums and Jo Aldinger on piano.
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    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 Quartet No 16 Fmajor, Brahms: Piano Quintet F minor

    The opening of the “Week of the Romantic” will be marked by a first-class formation with a late work by Beethoven at the end of the Viennese Classical period and at the beginning of the musical Romantic period: the Belcea Quartet belongs to the absolute top class of the international string quartet scene. Founded at the Royal College of Music in London, the Belcea Quartet brings together musicians from Romania, Poland and France.Tthe great Russian pianist Elisabeth Leonskaja will join them for Brahms' piano quintet in the second part of the concert.
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    Music of the Romantic era

    Franziska Hölscher violin
    Severin von Eckardstein piano

    C. Schumann: Three Romances
    Fauré: Violin Sonata No 1 A major et al.

    The passionate chamber musician, soloist and festival director Franziska Hölscher and her long-time piano partner, the pianist Severin von Eckardstein, celebrate the romantic composer Clara Schumann's 200th birthday in the “Week of the Romantic”. With works by Janácek and Fauré, the musicians also take a look across the border to the Czech Republic and France, where Gabriel Fauré is paving the way towards a post-romantic, colourful French style.
  • Photo: Marco Borggreve
    Music of the Romantic era

    Elisabeth Leonskaja piano

    Schumann: Symphonic Etudes, Chopin et al.

    She is one of the great pianists of our time and her modesty is almost legendary: As soon as Elisabeth Leonskaja enters a stage – and she has already appeared on all important stages during her career – her great power and passion for music becomes tangible. She can be heard in Schloss Elmau with Chopin and the Symphonic Etudes by Robert Schumann – the epitome of the Romantic composer par excellence.
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    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 his Fantasiestücke Op 12 Robert Schumann follows the literary form coined by E.T.A. Hoffmann and, in various individual scenes, creates imaginative impressions between nocturnal dreams and cheerfully exhilarated mood pictures. Mendelssohn's Songs Without Words continue the poetic narrative tone in the lyrical melody of the piano voice. In addition to these masterpieces of Romantic piano literature, there are variations on a Bavarian folk song for string trio (1882), an early work by Richard Strauss, as well as selected songs based on poems by modern contemporaries, whose intimacy and soulfulness have a special effect.

    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 talk

    Helmut Lachenmann (*1935 in Stuttgart) is one of the most outstanding composers of New Music. Against the backdrop of his engagement with tradition, Lachenmann is looking for an expansion of the concept of music. For the former pupil of Luigi Nono, research into new tonal possibilities and playing techniques is present in all of his compositions. In his opinion, it is a matter of turning every acoustic event into a musical sound and thereby leading the listener to a new listening understanding. His enormously large and versatile oeuvre ranges from music theatre, orchestral and chamber music to vocal music. Works by Helmut Lachenmann belong to the repertoire of renowned opera houses, festivals, orchestras and ensembles.

    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

    The young violinist Arabella Steinbacher and her piano partner Robert Kulek were inspired to put together an exciting programme. The two Bach sonatas BWV 1019 and BWV 1020 (today mostly attributed to his son Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach) exude late Baroque elegance and sensitive melody. They contrast effectively with the only violin sonata in E-flat major (1887/88) by the 23-year-old Richard Strauss – a stormy test of talent that points to later symphonic poems and even the Rosenkavalier. Arvo Pärt is the most famous Estonian composer. His works are written for renowned orchestras and musicians. Fratres is the result of Pärt's preoccupation with medieval music: beginning with an archaic sound, the composition finally finds peaceful and spiritual peace.
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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 classical and folk

    Nobody can escape the pull of this music: A young and energetic quartet has the courage to translate texts by Goethe or Heine into the best English and finally to arrange Schubert's and Schumann's piano part for tuba, cello and guitar. The result is surprising: Schubert and Schumann in a new guise present themselves poetically and melancholically, brilliantly and wittily. Whether in Vienna or London, young or old, classical fan or pop groupie: the 200-year-old songs touch the mind. Schubert and Schumann themselves would have enjoyed it.
  • Photo: Gregor Röhrig
    Music of the Romantic era

    Golda Schultz soprano
    Jonathan Ware piano

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

    The young South African soprano Golda Schultz began her career in the opera studio of the Bavarian State Opera, where she quickly became a celebrated singer. Now she is a regular guest at the Salzburg Festival and the Metropolitan Opera in New York.
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    Music of the Romantic era

    Rüdiger Safranski
    “Romantik – Eine deutsche Affäre”

    Die Romantik ist eine der zentralen Bewegungen der Geistesgeschichte, besonders der deutschen. Rüdiger Safranski zeichnet ihre Geschichte in seinem hochgelobten Buch nach, analysiert ihre Bedeutung, erzählt die Geschichte des Romantischen, die bis heute fortlebt und zeigt, wie die Romantik auch heute nichts von ihrer Faszination verloren hat.
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    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.
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    Music of the Romantic era

    Schumann Quartett string quartet
    Pablo Barragán clarinet

    Brahms: Clarinet Quintet et al.

    Clarinettist Pablo Barragán and the Schumann Quartet have taken on a work with the “sadly beautiful sound of the Fin de siècle” for their concert during the “Week of the Romantic”. On the penultimate evening of the festival, the five musicians will illuminate a work of the late 19th century from Brahms' final creative phase.
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    Music of the Romantic era

    Samuel Hasselhorn baritone
    Boris Kusnezow piano
    “Dichterliebe”

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

    In this programme, baritone Samuel Hasselhorn, winner of the song competition initiated by Thomas Quasthoff in Heidelberg, and his piano partner Boris Kusnezow present the cycle “Dichterliebe” (Poetry Love) based on texts by Heinrich Heine twice: first the usual cycle by Robert Schumann, and then a second cycle composed by ten different composers with settings by Loewe via Mendelssohn, Liszt, Grieg, Ives, Wolf and Mussorgsky.
  • Photo: Karel Kühne
    Music of the Romantic era

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

    In the movie “Geliebte Clara” Martina Gedeck plays the wife of Robert Schumann. Together with Stefan Kurz and the duo Schneider-Imorde, she now presents a “Homage to Robert Schumann” to bring the “Week of the Romantic” to a close. In a knowledgeable collage of letters and musical pieces by and about the composer, they create a tragic and moving insight into the inner world of the most important romantic composer and his epoch.
  • 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.
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    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

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    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: 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

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    Jazz

    Sarah McKenzie vocals
    Hugo Lippi guitar
    Pierre Boussaguet bass
    Sebastiaan de Krom drums

  • 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: Piano Trio A Minor 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: Peter-Andreas Hassiepen, Hanser Literaturverlage
    Author's reading

    Kenah Cusanit
    “Babel”

    Moderation: Ijoma Mangold

    1913, unweit von Bagdad. Robert Koldewey leitet im Auftrag der Deutschen Orient-Gesellschaft die Ausgrabung Babylons – und legt dabei das Fundament des Abendlandes frei. Kenah Cusanits Debüt ist Ideen-, Abenteuer- und Zeitgeschichte. Babel ist ein Roman, der den Blick auf die Gegenwart verändert.
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    Classical

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

    The original orchestra from
    „Babylon Berlin“
    with the songs from the series

    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

    Schubert: Violin Sonata A major, Saint-Saëns: Introduction et rondo capriccioso et al.

    „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

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    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
    Presentation

    An evening with
    Denis Scheck

    Philipp Roth
    Ein Leben aus der Literatur

  • 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.
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    scenic reading, puppet show & whistle concert

    Nikolaus Habjan puppeteer, reciter, artistic whistler
    Ines Schüttengruber piano, harpsichord

    “Oskar Werner”
    &
    “Ich pfeife auf die Oper”

  • Photo: Kamil Strudzinski
    Classical

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

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    Classical

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

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

  • Photo: Renate Neder, Manesse, Rolf Walter
    Author's reading and talk

    for the 200th birthday of Herman Melville

    Herman Melville
    “Mardi und eine Reise dorthin”

    moderation: Lothar Müller
    reading: Thomas Loibl

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    Classical

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

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

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    Classical

    Festival of the price winners
    Tamás Palfalvi trumpet
    Matthias Well violin
    Michael Buchanan trombone
    Christoph Heesch cello
    Marcell Szabo piano

    winners of the Fanny Mendelssohn Förderpreises

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    Wanderkonzert

    Wandern, Radeln & Musik
    am Fuß des Wetterstein –
    für die ganze Familie

    1 Tag, 10 Orte, 16 Konzerte.
    3 Routen für naturbegeisterte
    Familien und sportliche Radler.

    Kartenvorverkauf und weitere Informationen
    ab 1. Juni 2019

    Natur erfahren und erwandern zwischen Bergpanorama und Vogelgezwitscher, rauschendem Ferchenbach und klingendem Alphorn, Dreigesang und Brassband.
  • 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

  • Photo: PR, Hanser Verlag, PR
    book presentation

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

    present
    the Yiddish classic
    “Scholem J.Abramowitsch –
    Die Reisen Benjamins des Dritten”

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    Author's reading & discussion

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

    moderation: Bernhard Robben

  • 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 nach Gedichten von Mayrhofer

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    Lied Festival Christian Gerhaher

    Introduction
    Laurenz Lütteken &
    Holger Noltze

    on Lieder by 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
    Gerold Huber piano

    Schubert: Die schöne Müllerin op. 25 D 795

  • Photo: Jan Voth
    Lied Festival Christian Gerhaher

    Presentation & talk
    Jürgen Kesting


    “Great Schumann interpreters”
    followed by discussion 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
    Christian Gerhaher & Martin Mitterrutzner

  • Photo: Isolde Ohlbaum
    Lied Festival Christian Gerhaher

    Introduction
    Jens Malte Fischer

    on 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”

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    Classical

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

    Arien von Purcell, Vivaldi, Bizet et al.

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    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.

  • 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

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    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

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    21st European Jazztival

    Daniel Garcia Trio

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

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    21st European Jazztival

    Florian Weber Quartet

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

  • Photo: Foto: imago/Horst Rudel
    Literature Week

    Friedrich Hölderlin
    Eine hymnische Ouvertüre zu seinem 250. Geburtstag am 20. März 2020

    „Was ist alles, was in Jahrtausenden die Menschen taten und dachten, gegen einen Augenblick der Liebe?“

  • 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

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    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

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    Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    Benny Tseng violin
    Pablo Ferrandéz 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”