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.

General information

Dear concert guests,
For hotel guests of Schloss Elmau, admission to all cultural events is included in the resort fee. You can register for the events online via “Book seats” here in the cultural calendar, by phone on +49 8823 18 260 or by text message to +49 1733 1122 77.
Your culture office team

  • 11 - 17

    Nov 24

    Photo: Egbert Krupp
    ©
    25th European Jazztival

    25. European Jazztival
    Jubiläumssaison

    The “European Jazz Festival“ is the annual highlight of the Elmau jazz programme. For the 25th anniversary season, important companions of the past 25 years – big stars and first-class formations – gather in the atmospherically illuminated concert hall over six festival days.
    with Jan Garbarek Group feat. Trilok Gurtu, Nils Landgren Funk Unit et al.

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    when booking 5 nights and more, arrival Sun, 10 November
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    FESTIVAL SHORTSTAY
    bookable from 2 nights
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    Opening concert Mon, 11 November, 12-16 November two concerts per evening at 5 pm and 9:30 pm, Closing concert Sat, 16 November, departure day Sun, 17 November

  • Monday

    11 Nov

    2024

    Photo: Guri Dahl
    ©
    25. European Jazztival

    Opening concert
    Jan Garbarek Group
    Why you must attend this concert:
    Jan Garbarek, world star from Norway and grand master on the saxophone, opens the anniversary season

    Jan Garbarek, sax
    Rainer Brüninghaus, keys
    Yuri Daniel, guitar
    Trilok Gurtu, percussion

    Concert duration: approx. 90 minutes without interval

  • Tuesday

    12 Nov

    2024

    Photo: Elizabeth Leitzell
    ©
    25. European Jazztival

    Lakecia Benjamin alto saxophone
    & Band
    “Phoenix”
    Why you must attend this concert:
    The American saxophonist with three Grammy nominations at Schloss Elmau for the first time

    Lakecia Benjamin, alto saxophone
    Oscar Perez, piano
    Elias Bailey, bass
    EJ Strickland, drums

  • Wednesday

    13 Nov

    2024

    Photo: Christoph Heidrich, Hans Christian Tho
    ©
    25. European Jazztival

    Benjamin Lackner piano
    Mathias Eick trumpet
    Jérôme Regard double bass
    Matthieu Chazarenc drums

    Verkauf von Tickets für Bewohner der Region ab 1. Juni. Vormerkung unter kultur@schloss-elmau.de

  • Thursday

    14 Nov

    2024

    Photo: Nikola Stankovic
    ©
    25. European Jazztival

    Nils Landgren Funk Unit
    Why you must attend this concert:
    Thrillingly groovy and a must at this festival – the Nils Landgren Funk Unit, which itself is celebrating 30 years of band history this year

    Nils Landgren, trombone & vocals
    Jonas Wall, tenor saxophone & vocals
    Andy Pfeiler, guitar & vocals
    Petter Bergander, keys & vocals
    Magnum Coltrane Price, bass, keys & vocals
    Robert Ikiz, drums

    Verkauf von Tickets für Bewohner der Region ab 1. Juni. Vormerkung unter kultur@schloss-elmau.de

  • Friday

    15 Nov

    2024

    Photo: Deutscher Radiopreis
    ©
    25. European Jazztival

    Jazz & Talk
    “Hören wir Gutes und reden darüber” live @ Schloss Elmau
    Deutscher Radiopreis 2022

    in German

    Jazzalben vorgestellt im Gespräch: Beate Sampson, Roland Spiegel und Ulrich Habersetzer aus der Jazzredaktion von BR-KLASSIK lassen ihrer Begeisterung freien Lauf, wenn sie das Elmauer Publikum und ihre Kollegen gegenseitig mit ihren Favoriten neuer Jazz-Einspielungen überraschen, ohne zu verraten, wer spielt.

  • Saturday

    16 Nov

    2024

    Photo: PR
    ©
    25. European Jazztival

    Elina Duni vocals
    Rob Luft guitar
    Why you must attend this concert:
    Moving duo: the Albanian-Swiss singer Elina Duni with the young British guitar star Rob Luft

  • Saturday

    16 Nov

    2024

    Photo: Jörg Steinmetz
    ©
    25. European Jazztival

    Closing concert
    Joachim Kühn piano
    Michael Wollny piano

    Zum 80. Geburtstag von Joachim Kühn

  • 17 - 22

    Nov 24

    Photo: Paul Klee
    ©
    Literature Festival

    Literature Festival: Future scenarios
    “The future isn't what it used to be“

    in German

  • Sunday

    17 Nov

    2024

    Photo: Debora Mittelstaedt, dtv
    ©
    Literature Days

    Florence Gaub
    “Zukunft: Eine Bedienungsanleitung”

    Opening reading
    in German

    „Der Mensch ist das Wesen, das die Fähigkeit hat, sich die Zukunft so detailliert vorzustellen, dass er sie erschaffen kann.“ (Florence Gaub)
    Florence Gaub ist Politikwissenschaftlerin, Militärstrategin und Zukunftsforscherin, sie leitet als Direktorin den Forschungsbereich am NATO Defense College in Rom und berät Regierungen und internationale Organisationen anhand von Zukunftsszenarien und Trendanalysen.

  • Monday

    18 Nov

    2024

    Photo: Gesine Born_Stifterverband, Suhrkamp
    ©
    Literature Days

    Steffen Mau
    “Worüber streiten wir? – Konsens und Konflikt in der Gegenwartsgesellschaft”

    Lecture
    in German

    „Soziale Konflikte sind nie einfach nur da, sie werden auch gesellschaftlich hergestellt: entfacht, angeheizt, getriggert.“
    Steffen Mau, Professor für Makrosoziologie an der Humboldt-Universität in Berlin erregte mit seinem Buch Triggerpunkte große Aufmerksamkeit: Von einer „Spaltung der Gesellschaft“ ist immer häufiger die Rede. Bei vielen großen Fragen, so der überraschende Befund der Analyse, herrscht einigermaßen Konsens. Werden jedoch bestimmte Triggerpunkte berührt, verschärft sich schlagartig die Debatte. „Kein Buch konnte in diesem Jahr so überzeugen.“ (SZ)

  • 23 - 1

    Nov - Dec 24

    Photo: Leopold Fiala
    ©
    Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    15th 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 big career and great established musicians in 15 solo, chamber music and orchestral concerts together with the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra conducted by Gábor Takács-Nagy.

    with Elisabeth Leonskaja, Alexander Malofeev, Tsotne Zedginidze (piano), Martin Fröst (clarinet), Boris Brovtsyn, Yamen Saadi & Marc Bouchkov (violin), Timothy Ridout (viola) et al.

    BOOKING OPTIONS:

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    when booking 5 nights and more, arrival Sun, 24 November
    incl. concert tickets, breakfast, spa, yoga and more
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    FESTIVAL SHORTSTAY
    bookable from 2 nights
    incl. concert tickets, breakfast, spa, yoga and more
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    Two concerts daily, opening concert Sat, 23 November in the evening, final concert Sat, 30 November in the evening, day of departure Sun, 1 December

  • Saturday

    23 Nov

    2024

    Photo: Andrej Grilc
    ©
    Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    Opening concert
    Mischa Maisky cello
    Maximilian Maisky piano

    Works for cello solo
    Works for cello & piano

  • Sunday

    24 Nov

    2024

    Photo: Clara Evens, Julien Mignot
    ©
    Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    Yamen Saadi violin
    Julien Quentin piano

  • Sunday

    24 Nov

    2024

    Photo: PR, Jiyang Chen
    ©
    Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    Boris Brovtsyn violin
    Timothy Ridout viola
    Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra
    Gábor Takács-Nagy conductor

    Haydn: Symphony No 1
    Veress: Four Transylvanian Dances
    Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante K.364

  • Monday

    25 Nov

    2024

    Photo: PR
    ©
    Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    Tsotne Zedginidze piano

    Schumann & Chopin

  • Monday

    25 Nov

    2024

    Photo: Clara Evens, Bernhard Rosenberg, Liudmila Malofeeva
    ©
    Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    Boris Brovtsyn & Yamen Saadi Violine
    Timothy Ridout & Blythe Teh Engstroem Viola
    Mischa Maisky Violoncello
    Alexander Malofeev Klavier

    works by Mendelssohn et al.

  • Tuesday

    26 Nov

    2024

    Photo: Jiyang Chen, Julien Mignot
    ©
    Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    Timothy Ridout viola
    Julien Quentin piano

    Schumann, Brahms, Franck et al.

  • Tuesday

    26 Nov

    2024

    Photo: Andrej Grilc, Ulrike Myrzik
    ©
    Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    Mischa Maisky cello
    Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra
    Gábor Takács-Nagy conductor

    Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto No 1 A minor
    Beethoven: Symphony No 2 D Major

  • Wednesday

    27 Nov

    2024

    Photo: Sammy Hart
    ©
    Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    Matinee

    chamber music for strings

  • Wednesday

    27 Nov

    2024

    Photo: Marco Borggreve
    ©
    Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    Elisabeth Leonskaja piano

    Webern: Variations for piano Op 27

    Schubert: Piano sonata D major D.850

  • Thursday

    28 Nov

    2024

    Photo: Sammy Hart
    ©
    Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    Matinee

  • Thursday

    28 Nov

    2024

    Photo: Liudmilla Malofeeva, Ulrike Myrzik
    ©
    Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    Alexander Malofeev piano
    Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra
    Gábor Takács-Nagy conductor

    Saint-Saëns: Piano concerto No 2 G minor Op 22
    Mozart: Symphony No 39 E flat major K.543

  • Friday

    29 Nov

    2024

    Photo: Nikolaj Lund, Julien Mignot
    ©
    Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    Marc Bouchkov violon
    Julien Quentin piano

  • Friday

    29 Nov

    2024

    Photo: Marco Borggreve, Nikolaj Lund
    ©
    Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    Elisabeth Leonskaja piano
    Boris Brovtsyn & Marc Bouchkov violin
    Blythe Teh Engstroem viola
    István Várdai cello

    Kodály: Serenade for two violins and viola Op 12
    Dvorák: Piano quintet A major Op 81

  • Saturday

    30 Nov

    2024

    Photo: Marco Borggreve, Julien Mignot
    ©
    Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    István Várdai cello
    Julien Quentin piano

  • Saturday

    30 Nov

    2024

    Photo: Nicolas Brodard_Aline Paley, Mats Bäcker
    ©
    Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

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

    Dance Mosaic for clarinet & orchestra (Brahms, Bartók, Klezmer)
    Beethoven: Symphony No 1 C major

  • 5 - 8

    Dec 24

    Symposion

    Democracy in times of crisis
    A Schloss Elmau Symposium

    Scientific Director: Prof. Peter Michael Huber, Munich

    With: Anne Applebaum, Warszawa
    Dan Diner, Hebrew University, Jerusalem
    Clemens Fuest, ifo Institute, Munich
    Christoph Grabenwarter, President of the Austrian Constitutional Court
    Stephan Harbarth, President of the Federal Constitutional Court
    Peter Michael Huber, Munich, Judge of the Federal Constitutional Court a. D., minister a.D.
    Jörn Leonhard, Freiburg
    Christoph Markschies, Berlin
    Christoph Möllers, Berlin
    Herfried Münkler, Berlin
    Andreas Roedder, Mainz
    Philippa Sigl-Glöckner, Dezernat Zukunft, Berlin
    Wolfgang Schmidt, Head of the Federal Chancellery, Berlin
    Monika Schnitzer, Munich, Chair of the German Council
    Andreas Voßkuhle, Former President of the Federal Constitutional Court a.D.
    Daniel Ziblatt, Harvard, Boston

    Schedule:
    Opening lecture on Thursday, 5 December 2024 at 5 pm
    Friday and Saturday: Half-hour lectures & discussions from 10 am to 1 pm and 3 pm to 6 pm
    Saturday evening concert at 9 pm
    Sunday: Closing discussion from 11 am to 1 pm

    Topics:
    I. Political system – dysfunctionalities
    II. Institutional weaknesses
    III. External policy risks
    IV. Economic and social challenges
    V. Media and other power factors

  • 13 - 15

    Dec 24

    Photo: Till Brönner
    ©
    Jazz

    Till Brönner – Silent Night
    A weekend with Till Brönner

    Till Brönner is not only Germany's most successful jazz trumpet player, but also a composer, arranger, professor, radio host and photographer. With six ECHOS and a GRAMMY nomination, he is without doubt one of the most influential musicians in his genre. In December 2024, Till Brönner will bring his new Christmas program “Silent Night” to Schloss Elmau together with a first-class band and create a festive Christmas spirit in two concerts.

    BOOKING OPTIONS:

    LONG WEEKEND
    3 nights, arrival, Thu 12 December
    incl. concert tickets, breakfast, spa, yoga and more
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  • Friday

    13 Dec

    2024

    Photo: Till Brönner
    ©
    Jazz

    TILL BRÖNNER
    „Silent Night – Das Weihnachtskonzert“
    Teil 1

    Till Brönner, trumpet
    & Band

    Unterschiedliche Programme an den beiden Abenden

    Till Brönner is not only Germany's most successful jazz trumpeter, but also a composer, arranger, professor, radio presenter and photographer. With six ECHOS and a GRAMMY nomination, he is without doubt one of the most influential musicians in his genre. Together with a first-class band, Till Brönner goes on tour with "Silent Night" and creates a unique Christmas atmosphere.

  • Saturday

    14 Dec

    2024

    Photo: Till Brönner
    ©
    Jazz

    TILL BRÖNNER
    „Silent Night – Das Weihnachtskonzert“
    Teil 2

    Till Brönner, trumpet
    & Band

    Unterschiedliche Programme an den beiden Abenden

    Till Brönner is not only Germany's most successful jazz trumpeter, but also a composer, arranger, professor, radio presenter and photographer. With six ECHOS and a GRAMMY nomination, he is without doubt one of the most influential musicians in his genre. Together with a first-class band, Till Brönner goes on tour with "Silent Night" and creates a unique Christmas atmosphere.

  • 6 - 12

    Jan 25

    Photo: scholzshootspeopla
    ©
    70th Chamber Music Week

    70th Chamber Music Week

    Sabine Meyer is one of the most renowned interpreters of our time and has played a key role in shaping concert life over the last few decades. She has now curated the programme for the 70th Chamber Music Week and has invited musician friends and companions to Schloss Elmau shortly before her official retirement from the stage.
    with Sabine Meyer, Fatma Said, Nils Mönkemeyer, William Youn, Antje Weithaas
    et al.

    BOOKING OPTIONS:

    COMPLIMENTARY NIGHT
    when booking 5 nights and more, arrival Sun, 5 January)
    incl. concert tickets, breakfast, Spa, Yoga and more
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    FESTIVAL SHORTSTAY
    bookable from 2 nights
    incl. concert tickets, breakfast, Spa, Yoga and more
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    Opens Mon, 6 Jan 5:00 pm | Tue, 7 – Sat, 11 Jan two concerts daily | Ends Sun, 12 Jan

  • Monday

    6 Jan

    2025

    Photo: PR, Broede
    ©
    70th Chamber Music Week

    Opening concert
    Sabine Meyer clarinet
    Armida Quartett string quartet

    Brahms: Clarinet quintet
    et al.

  • Tuesday

    7 Jan

    2025

    Photo: James Bort, Christian Ruvolo, Alessandro Moggi
    ©
    70th Chamber Music Week

    Fatma Said soprano
    Sabine Meyer clarinet
    Malcolm Martineau piano

    Schubert: „Hirt auf dem Felsen“ for voice, clarinet and piano D.965
    et al.

  • Tuesday

    7 Jan

    2025

    Photo: Hendrik Steffens, PR, Dag Jensen
    ©
    70th Chamber Music Week

    Sabine Meyer clarinet
    Dag Jensen bassoon
    Christoph Eß French horn
    Armida Quartett string quartet
    et al.

    Schubert: Octett F major D.803

  • Wednesday

    8 Jan

    2025

    Photo: Christian Ruvolo
    ©
    70th Chamber Music Week

    Sabine Meyer in conversation

    Sabine Meyer & Reiner Wehle in conversation about their career with Sarah Kesting

  • Wednesday

    8 Jan

    2025

    Photo: Marco Borggreve, PR, PR
    ©
    70th Chamber Music Week

    Sabine Meyer clarinet
    Antje Weithaas violin
    Veronika Hagen viola
    Mischa Meyer violoncello
    Michail Lifits piano

    Beethoven: “Gassenhauer Trio“
    Brahms: Piano quartet

  • Thursday

    9 Jan

    2025

    Photo: PR, PR, Felix Broede
    ©
    70th Chamber Music Week

    Antje Weithaas & Byol Kang violin
    Veronika Hagen viola
    Mischa Meyer violoncello
    Michail Lifits piano

    Schubert: Trio movement D.897 „Notturno“ & Impromptus
    Schumann: Piano quintet

  • Thursday

    9 Jan

    2025

    Photo: PR,scholzshootspeople, PR
    ©
    70th Chamber Music Week

    Sabine Meyer clarinet
    Reiner Wehle bassett horn
    Antje Weithaas & Byol Kang violin
    Veronika Hagen viola
    Mischa Meyer violoncello

    Mozart: Quintet movement F major for clarinet, bassett horn and string trio
    Mozart: Clarinet quintet
    et al.

  • Friday

    10 Jan

    2025

    Photo: PR,scholzshootspeople, Irène Zandel
    ©
    70th Chamber Music Week

    Sabine Meyer clarinette
    Nils Mönkemeyer viola
    William Youn piano

    Mozart: “Kegelstatt Trio“
    Bartók: Romanian folk dances
    Bruch: From Eight pieces for clarinet, viola and piano Op 83: No 2, 6, 7
    et al.

  • Friday

    10 Jan

    2025

    Photo: Wildundleise
    ©
    70th Chamber Music Week

    Les Vents Français

    Emmanuel Pahud, flute
    Francois Leleux, oboe
    Paul Meyer, clarinet
    Gilbert Audin, bassoon
    Radovan Vlatkovic, French horn
    Eric Le Sage, piano

    Beethoven: Quintet E flat major for piano, oboe, clarinet, French horn and bassoon Op 16
    Verdi: Quintet E minor
    et al.

    The cast list of the ensemble Les Vents Français reads like a “who's who“ of the international wind music scene. With Emmanuel Pahud, Francois Leleux, Paul Meyer, François Leleux, Gilbert Audin and Radovan Vlatkovic, five absolute luminaries of their respective instruments have come together with pianist Eric Le Sage to form a top-class ensemble of soloists.

  • Saturday

    11 Jan

    2025

    Photo: Steven Haberland, unbekannt
    ©
    70th Chamber Music Week

    Sabine Meyer & Reiner Wehle
    in conversation

    Sabine Meyer & Reiner Wehle in conversation about the clarinet

    With music examples

  • Saturday

    11 Jan

    2025

    Photo: Ira Weinrauch
    ©
    70th Chamber Music Week

    Closing concert
    Sabine Meyer clarinet
    Alliage Quintett
    “Invitation to dance“

    Daniel Gauthier, soprano saxophon
    Miguel Valles, alto saxophon
    Simon Hanrath, tenor saxophon
    Sebastian Pottmeier, bariton saxophon
    Jang Eun Bae, pianor

    works by Weber, Tchaikovsky, Gershwin, Saint-Saëns et al.

  • Saturday

    25 Jan

    2025

    Photo: Marco Borggreve
    ©
    Classical

    Kian Soltani violoncello
    & Friends

  • 20 - 27

    Apr 25

    Photo: Nicolas Zonvi
    ©
    4th Daniel Hope Week

    4th Daniel Hope Week

    In April, star violinist Daniel Hope will be holding his fourth music week at Schloss Elmau. For this, the internationally acclaimed musician, program maker and presenter has invited numerous friends to Schloss Elmau and will be performing in chamber music concerts and jazz in the bar.
    with Daniel Hope & Friends

    BOOKING OPTIONS

    COMPLIMENTARY NIGHT
    when booking 6 nights and more, arrival Mon, 1 April
    incl. concert tickets, breakfast, spa, yoga and more
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