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 - 30

    Jun 23

    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

  • 18 - 25

    Jun 23

    Photo: Arnold Böcklin
    ©
    Week of the Romantic Era

    Week of the Romantic Era
    “Longing for Home”

    2023 marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Russian composer, Sergei Rachmaninoff. He, like many other artists, had to leave his country and take exile in another. Displaced artists and longing for their home are the focus of the week, with the music of Rachmaninoff, Chopin, Dvorák, Heifetz, Kreisler, and Syrian composer Kinan Azmeh. Eight concerts and a lecture bring to life this subject, with the voices of these artists as well as the music that they longed for and which shaped them.

    with Fazil Say, Mischa Maisky, Mikhail Petrenko, Boris Giltburg, Kinan Azmeh et al.

    COMPLIMENTARY NIGHT
    when booking 7 nights
    Arrival Sunday, 18th Jun. / Departure Sunday, 25th Jun.
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    One concert per day in the evening and 3-4 matinee events, opening concert Sun 18 June in the evening, final concerrt Sat 24 June in the evening, day of departure Sun, 25 June.

  • Sunday

    18 Jun

    2023

    Photo: D. Kanev_De-Da Productions, Sasha Gusow
    ©
    Week of the Romantic Era

    Change of cast
    Anna El-Khashem soprano
    Boris Giltburg piano
    Why you must attend this concert:
    This concert leads directly into Rachmaninoff's emotional world with one of the leading Rachmaninoff interpreters Boris Gilburg and the soprano Anna El-Khashem - “the coming superstar” (DIE WELT).

    Rachmaninoff: Piano sonata No 2 B flat minor, Préludes Op 32 (selection)
    & Romances for voice and piano

    We thank Anna El-Khashem for taking over this concert in place of singer Mikhail Petrenko.

    We dive right into the language and emotions of Rachmaninoff, with a collection of Romances which tell of loss and longing for home, presented by the young brilliant and award-winning soprano Anna El-Khashem and a pianist who is recognized as a leading interpreter of Rachmaninoff. Here he presents the great second sonata and a selection of preludes.

  • Monday

    19 Jun

    2023

    Photo: Marco Borggreve
    ©
    Week of the Romantic Era

    Fazil Say piano
    Why you must attend this concert:
    The creative force which is Fazil Say returns to Elmau with the late and great Schubert sonata and three of his own works

    Schubert: Sonata C minor D. 958
    original compositions by Fazil Say

    Fazil Say is an artist hors pair - a fantastically gifted pianist, a prolific composer, an artist whose creativity freely combines and flows between folk, jazz and classical genres. The late Schubert sonata is said to have been inspired by the composer’s battle with illness and depression. Fazil Say’s own compositions also delve into powerful emotional themes, of loss, hope and renewal.

  • Tuesday

    20 Jun

    2023

    Photo: Bild Evidenz, PR
    ©
    Week of the Romantic Era

    Laurenz Lütteken Professor of musicology
    “Identität und Exil: Sergei Rachmaninow im Spiegel der musikalischen Tradition”

    lecture

    in German

  • Tuesday

    20 Jun

    2023

    Photo: Connie Tsang
    ©
    Week of the Romantic Era

    Kinan Azmeh clarinet
    & Friends
    “Boundless”
    Why you must attend this concert:
    Masterful fusion of jazz, classical and Middle Eastern traditions

    original compositions by Kinan Azmeh

    Kinan Azmeh, clarinet
    Kyle Sanna, guitar
    Petros Klampanis, bass
    John Hadfield, drums
    featuring guest violinist: Layale Chaker

    Discover the captivating music of Kinan Azmeh and his quartet, as they blend the sounds of his former home in Syria with his new home in New York. Azmeh’s compositions reflect on the challenges of leaving one’s homeland and finding a new sense of belonging in a different culture. With a mix of traditional and modern elements, his music is a vibrant and emotional celebration of the human experience.

  • Wednesday

    21 Jun

    2023

    Photo: L.Savenko, Alexandra Bodrova
    ©
    Week of the Romantic Era

    Change of cast
    Anna El-Khashem soprano
    Lukas Geniušas piano
    Why you must attend this concert:
    Romances and piano music by Rachmaninoff, interpreted by two world-renowned musicians

    Rachmaninoff: Romances for voice and piano
    & piano sonata No 1

    We thank Anna El-Khashem for taking over this concert in place of singer Mikhail Petrenko.

    Experience the yearning and passion of the legendary composer’s works with Mikhail Petrenko and Lukas Geniusas as they bring to life some of his most beloved Romances and the first piano sonata. The songs tell of hope, sorrow, resignation, and peace only found in nature, and the first sonata, written while the composer sought out quiet concentration in Dresden, is a favorite of pianists, showcasing the composer’s technical skill and creativity, full with his signature elements of lush harmonies and sweeping melodies.

  • Thursday

    22 Jun

    2023

    Photo: Mikhail Krutman, Ira Polyarnaya
    ©
    Week of the Romantic Era

    Lukas Geniušas piano
    Anna Geniushene piano
    Why you must attend this concert:
    Works by two musicians in exile – Chopin and Rachmaninoff, interpreted by a brilliant pair of pianists

    Chopin: “Marche Funèbre” from sonata No 2 b flat minor
    Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances, arr. for two pianos

    Chopin left his home in Poland as a young man and never would return. The great second sonata is said to have been inspired by his despair in this separation and his deep love for his country and loved ones. Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances was written while he was in exile in the USA, and reflect a deep sense of nostalgia for his beloved Russia. Join us for a night of powerful emotions with this brilliant couple of pianists.

  • Friday

    23 Jun

    2023

    Photo: Andrej Grilc, Benjamin Brolet
    ©
    Week of the Romantic Era

    Mischa Maisky cello
    Lily Maisky piano
    Why you must attend this concert:
    Great cello works by Rachmaninoff, played by one of the world's most famous cellists and his daughter at the piano

    Rachmaninow: Mélodie Op 3 No 3, Twilight Op 21 No 3, Vocalise Op 34 No 13, Élégie Op 3 No 1 (arranged for cello and piano)
    Rachmaninoff: Cello sonata

    The Russian word “toska” embodies a sense of spiritual longing, yearning and sadness for something or someone that is unattainable. It is a quality that is marked throughout the body of Rachmaninoff’s work. His cello sonata was, along with the famous second piano concerto, one of the first works he wrote after emerging from a particularly acute crisis of confidence. Truly exploiting the tenderness and intense expressive qualities of the cello, with its equally virtuosic and difficult piano part, the sonata is a masterpiece of Romanticism.

  • Friday

    23 Jun

    2023

    Photo: akg-images
    ©
    Dance

    “Let's swing & dance!”
    Dance with live music

    Dancing makes you happy and keeps you young! Dancing had a long tradition in Schloss Elmau and now, after a longer break, we present to you a new format: you can regularly dance to live music in the bar, according to the motto: “Let's swing and dance!”

    from 12 years
    for hotel guests no registration necessary | limited seating in the bar in favour of a bigger dance area


    Live-Musik: Natalie Elwood, vocals | Josef Reßle, piano | Heiko Jung, bass | Andreas Kutschera, percussion

  • Saturday

    24 Jun

    2023

    Photo: Nikolaj Lund, Julien Mignot
    ©
    Week of the Romantic Era

    Marc Bouchkov violin
    Julien Qunetin piano
    “Violinists in Exile“
    Why you must attend this concert:
    Short violin works by composers who worked far from their homeland

    Dvorak: Sonatina
    Tchaikovsky: Souvenir d'un lieu cher
    and works by Mendelssohn, Kreisler, Heifetz & Korngold

    Experience the captivating artistry of Marc Bouchkov and Julien Quentin as they perform a program of Romantic works from composers who lived away from and longed for their homeland. By demanding maximum expression within a limited timeframe, short pieces present a particular challenge for artists. They must convincingly convey these short stories, requiring a wide palette of colors, sincerity and imagination.

  • Saturday

    24 Jun

    2023

    Photo: Nikolaj Lund, Hideki Shiozawa, Mikhail Krutman
    ©
    Week of the Romantic Era

    Marc Bouchkov violin
    Mischa Maisky cello
    Lukas Geniušas piano
    Why you must attend this concert:
    Fulminant conclusion of the festival week with Tchaikovsky's colossal piano trio

    Tchaikovsky: Piano trio

    The colossal trio of Tchaikovsky was dedicated to the memory of his mentor and friend, Nikolai Rubinstein, the founder of the Moscow Conservatory, after his death in 1881. The elegiac character permeates the entire work, taking us from sorrow, along through bittersweet nostalgia of bright memories, and back to an acute and devastating grief. This trio began what would become a tradition of Russian “memorial trios”, notably by Rachmaninoff (who dedicated his to Tchaikovsky), Arensky and Shostakovich.

  • 29 - 2

    Jun - Jul 23

    Photo: Peter Fischli_Lucerne Festival
    ©
    Haydn Summit

    Haydn Summit

    Concerts with piano grandmaster Sir András Schiff and other renowned pianists, as well as lectures, readings and conversations, with guests including Alfred Brendel, provide a comprehensive insight into the cosmos of Haydn’s piano sonatas, which together form a large whole and yet each sonata contains a world of its own.

    Presented by Schloss Elmau and the G. Henle Verlag

    FESTIVAL-PACKAGE
    Arrival Thursday, 29th June 2023 / Departure Sunday, 2nd July 2023
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  • Thursday

    29 Jun

    2023

    Photo: Nadja Sjöström
    ©
    Haydn Summit

    Sir András Schiff piano & fortepiano
    Why you must attend this concert:
    Opening of the Haydn Weekend with piano grandmaster Sir András Schiff

    Piano sonatas by Haydn

    Concert-experienced children aged 10 and above, who can sit still during the concert, are welcome to attend.

    “Of all the great composers, Haydn is the most underrated”, says piano grandmaster András Schiff, who opens the long Haydn weekend with his piano recital. The programme includes selected piano sonatas, which Schiff will play on the Steinway and on the fortepiano. Which sonatas he has chosen for the concert is not known in advance: for some time now, Schiff has not announced his exact programmes, but only reveals them in the concert. He also explains the works played in the concert and wittily draws attention to the refined details in Haydn's music this evening.

  • Friday

    30 Jun

    2023

    Photo: Irene Zandel
    ©
    Haydn Summit

    William Youn piano
    Why you must attend this concert:
    The music magazine Fono Forum attested the pianist William Youn “fllawless, perfectly realised naturalness”.

    Haydn: piano sonatas C major Hob. XVI: 35, E flat major Hob. XVI: 49, C major Hob. XVI: 50

    The playing of the Korean-German pianist William Youn captivates with subtlety, emotional depth and sensitive analysis. In 2022 Youn completed his complete recording of all Schubert piano sonatas for Sony Classical, which was praised in the international press for its “flawless, perfectly realised naturalness” (Fono Forum). He regularly performs piano recitals and chamber music at Schloss Elmau and is also an ambassador for the G. Henle Verlag.

  • Friday

    30 Jun

    2023

    Photo: Günter Scholz, PR
    ©
    Haydn Summit

    Prof. Dr. Arnold Jacobshagen
    “Haydn's Piano Sonatas”
    Why you must attend this event:
    Professor Arnold Jacobshagen talks about Haydn's piano sonatas as project leader of the recently completed “Haydn Complete Edition”

    Lecture in German

    Professor Arnold Jacobshagen recently completed the “Haydn Complete Edition”, a project that has been in the works for decades. It was a great editorial challenge, he says in an interview, simply because of the sheer volume of Haydn's cosmos of works, including hundreds of chamber music works, more than a hundred symphonies and 55 piano sonatas, which are now the focus of his lecture.

  • Friday

    30 Jun

    2023

    Photo: Gregor Hohenberg
    ©
    Haydn Summit

    Claire Huangci piano
    Why you must attend this concert:
    “If looking for characteristics of Huangci’s piano playing, one finds them in her superior focus, imaginative abilities and the resulting poetry of her interpretation” (NZZ)

    Haydn: piano sonatas C major Hob. XVI: 1, D major Hob. XVI: 37, G major Hob. XVI: 39
    E flat major Hob. XVI: 45

    The American pianist Claire Huangci is the winner of the first prize and the Mozart Prize at the important Concours Géza Anda 2018. She gives guest performances worldwide with important orchestras and plays piano recitals in the major concert halls. The Salzburger Nachrichten attested to her “glittering virtuosity, creative sovereignty, wide-awake interaction and subtle sound dramaturgy”. Inspired by an irrepressible spirit of exploration, she demonstrates her versatility with an unusually broad repertoire. She is also an ambassador for G. Henle Verlag.

  • 1 - 31

    Jul 23

    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

  • Saturday

    1 Jul

    2023

    Photo: Jean-Baptiste Maillot
    ©
    Haydn-Summit

    Alfred Brendel
    “Goethe und Haydn, Musik und Ironie”
    Why you must attend this event:
    Alfred Brendel is considered one of the great pianists and musical intellectuals of the 20th century

    Lecture in German

    Alfred Brendel is considered one of the great pianists and musical intellectuals of the 20th century. Since giving his last concert in 2008, he has devoted himself to teaching, writing and lecturing.

  • Saturday

    1 Jul

    2023

    Photo: G. Henle Publishers
    ©
    Haydn Summit

    Panel discussion with
    Dr. Wolf-Dieter Seiffert moderation,
    Alfred Brendel & other artists present

    Panel discussion in German

  • Saturday

    1 Jul

    2023

    Photo: Michael Leis
    ©
    Haydn Summit

    Yaara Tal piano
    Andreas Groethuysen piano
    Why you must attend this concert:
    One of the most programmatically exciting and tonally and aesthetically perfect piano duos ever

    Haydn: piano sonatas A flat major Hob. XVI: 46, B minor Hob. XVI: 32, G minor Hob. XVI: 44, D major Hob. XVI: 19
    “Il maestro e lo scolare” (for four hands)

    The Duo Tal & Groethuysen is one of the most programmatically exciting and tonally and aesthetically perfect piano duos ever. Their recordings have been showered with prizes - including the “ECHO Klassik” five times and the renowned “Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik” eleven times. On this evening, the two pianists will each perform their own Haydn sonatas until they sit down together at the grand piano for the last piece, the witty “Il maestro e lo scolare”.

  • Wednesday

    5 Jul

    2023

    Photo: Sheila Rock, Jiyang Chen
    ©
    Scenic reading

    Evgeny Kissin & Thomas Hampson
    in the scenic reading of
    “Address unknown”
    by Katherine Kressmann Taylor
    Why you must attend this event:
    Two artists of world fame, Evgeny Kissin & Thomas Hampson, as narrators in an impressive staged reading.

    Evgeny Kissin, Max
    Thomas Hampson, Martin
    Marianna Arzumanova, direction & concept
    in English, ca. 1 hour

    Evgeny Kissin & Thomas Hampson, two artists of world renown, are featured this evening as narrators in an impressive staged reading of Katherine Kressmann Taylor's "Adressat unbekannt/Address Unknown." The novel in epistolary form from 1938 describes the course and end of a friendship between two German-American businessmen at the beginning of Nazi rule in Germany: a Jewish art dealer living in San Francisco and his business partner who had returned to Germany in 1932.

  • 6 - 9

    Jul 23

    Photo: ÜVA Kanneh-Mason_PR
    ©
    Classical Weekend

    A Weekend with the Kanneh-Mason Family

    An ensemble of friends and family – the Kanneh-Mason Trio from a nine-member musical extended family and guitarist Plínio Fernandes, their former flatmate, play romantic and South American chamber music from Mendelssohn to Piazzolla.

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  • Thursday

    6 Jul

    2023

    Photo: Jake Turney
    ©
    Classical Weekend

    The Kanneh-Mason Piano Trio
    Isata Kanneh-Mason piano
    Braimah Kanneh-Mason violin
    Sheku Kanneh-Mason cello
    Why you must attend this concert:
    The three Kanneh Mason young stars, successful in international concert life, play Mendelssohn and Brahms

    Mendelssohn: “Lieder ohne Worte” et al.
    Brahms: Piano trio No 2 C major

    In the same vein as Sheku's latest album, Song, the first half of tonight's concert presents beautiful melodies of Mendelssohn by the Kanneh-Mason siblings. The Brahms trio is a masterpiece, even recognized as one by the very self-critical composer himself, and filled with sweeping melodies, playful, folk-inspired, tragic and noble.

  • Saturday

    8 Jul

    2023

    Photo: Jake Turney, Rebecca Naen
    ©
    Classical Weekend

    Sheku Kanneh-Mason cello
    Plinio Fernandes guitar
    Why you must attend this concert:
    Piazzolla and other South American composers played by two young stars in a charming duo of cello and guitar

    Villa-Lobos: “Aria” from “Bachianas Brasilieras No 5”
    Piazzola
    “Cafe” and “Nightclub” from “Histoire du Tango”
    et al.

    An evening of music from South America for cello and guitar, presented in solo and duo formation, by the two friends, Sheku and Plinio. The mellow and soulful sound of this combination of instruments will enchant our listeners.

  • Wednesday

    12 Jul

    2023

    Photo: mare Verlag, Jim Rakete
    ©
    Reading

    Herbert Clyde Lewis
    “Gentleman über Bord”
    Why you must attend this event:
    The rediscovery of a great novel from 1937 and the first ever translation into German

    Reading: Axel Milberg
    Introduction: Klaus Bonn

    in German

    “The sea was as still as a lagoon, the weather so mild and the breeze so gentle that one could not help but feel wonderfully sad.”
    The title tells almost the whole plot: a man falls into the sea and reflects on his life. “Gentleman über Bord” is a profound, ingeniously composed masterpiece that went largely unnoticed for almost a century and is now finally available in German in Klaus Bonn's exquisite translation.

  • Thursday

    13 Jul

    2023

    Photo: Weiermann & Kriner, Matthias Fend
    ©
    Multimedial book presentation & concert

    Moments –
    Natural spaces between Karwendel and Zugspitze
    around Schloss Elmau
    Kriner-Weiermann meets
    Loisach Marci
    Why you must attend this event:
    Photographers Martin Kriner and Christian Weiermann show their spectacular mountain shots from the region

    Multivision show: Martin Kriner & Christian Weiermann
    Moderation: Annette Kugler
    Live music: Marcel Engler (Loisach Marci)

    In the mountains, nature reveals itself in an eternity and perfection that words can hardly capture. The mountain photographers Martin Kriner and Christian Weiermann make it visible. In fascinating and extraordinary photographs, they show the mountain world between Karwendel and Zugspitze.
    “To make something cool out of musical tradition, but not to spoil it” – this is how the Partenkirchen musician Loisach Marci describes his ambitions between alphorn, electric sound and 14 self-played instruments.

  • Saturday

    15 Jul

    2023

    Photo: Julien Mignot
    ©
    Classical

    Alexander Melnikov piano
    Why you must attend this concert:
    “Listening to Melnikov is always worthwhile – and sometimes I wish his playing would never stop.” (Albrecht Selge, SWR)

    Rachmaninoff: Nine Études-tableaux Op 39, 13 Préludes Op 32 No 5, 10 & 12

    This endlessly curious and searching pianist has been highly-acclaimed and awarded for his playing of Beethoven and Shostakovich. He is equally at home with Mozart as with Ligeti, and on the harpsichord as well as the fortepiano as well as a modern grand. In this concert, Russian pianist Alexander Melnikov presents a selection of works by Rachmaninoff in the composer’s anniversary year.

  • Wednesday

    19 Jul

    2023

    Photo: Mats Bäcker
    ©
    Classical

    Johan Dalene violin
    Nicola Eimer piano
    Why you must attend this concert:
    22-year-old violinist Johan Dalene can “make his Stradivarius sing like a master” (Le Monde)

    Beethoven: Violin sonata No 1 D major
    Franck: Violin sonata A major

    22-year-old Swedish-Norwegian violinist Johan Dalene is already making an impact on the international scene. His ability to "make his Stradivarius sing like a master" (Le Monde), coupled with his refreshingly honest musicality and engagement with musicians and audiences alike, has already earned him countless admirers and awards.

  • Saturday

    22 Jul

    2023

    Photo: Sandra Then
    ©
    Residenztheater as guest

    Residenztheater Munich as guest
    “Die Unerhörten” – technoid love letters for ancient heroines
    with actresses of the Residenztheater & live music by techno band SLATEC
    Why you must attend this event:
    Song with ancient lyrics on energetic techno beats

    texts (in German) by Aischylos, Euripides, Ovid, Sappho, Ingeborg Bachmann, Christa Wolf et al.

    On this evening, the Munich Residenztheater presents the concert version of the theatre evening “Die Unerhörten” (The Unheard): texts and poems by women from ancient mythology are performed in the form of six musical monologues, spoken and sung by actresses of the Residenztheater. They are combined with love songs by Sappho, probably the most important lyricist of antiquity. Together with the live techno band SLATEC, the actresses reflect on the lot of the “unheard” and relate to the political reality of the present.

  • Tuesday

    25 Jul

    2023

    Photo:  Tatyana Vlasova, Carsten Sander
    ©
    Lieder / Aria Evening

    Gabriela Scherer soprano
    Michael Volle baritone
    Why you must attend this concert:
    Great opera arias and duets sung by one of the world's leading singers - baritone Michael Volle - and the sought-after soprano Gabriela Scherer

    Arias and duets by Wagner (Der fliegende Holländer), Verdi (Don Carlo, Falstaff), Léhar (Lustige Witwe) et al.

    Baritone Michael Volle, one of the world's leading singers on the world's most important opera stages - from the Bayreuth Festival to Milan's La Scala and New York's MET, joins the sought-after soprano Gabriela Scherer for an evening of great arias and duets from opera history.

  • Thursday

    27 Jul

    2023

    Photo: Marco Borggreve
    ©
    Classical

    Francesco Piemontesi piano
    Why you must attend this concert:
    „Piemontesi combines stunning technique with an intellectual capacity few can match“ (The Spectator)

    Chopin: Barcarolle Op 60
    Schubert: Sonate G major D.894

    He is a student of Alfred Brendel and comes from the Swiss Ticino: Francesco Piemontesi is considered one of the most outstanding pianists of our time. Characteristic of his playing are technical perfection, a wide and rich palette of colors, as well as the sophistication of expression.

  • Saturday

    29 Jul

    2023

    Photo: Wild Bunch Germany
    ©
    Film screening & discussion

    Volker Schlöndorff
    “Der Waldmacher”
    Why you must attend this event:
    One of the most important representatives of New German Cinema presents his first feature-length documentary film

    in German

    TRAILER!

    Oscar® winner Volker Schlöndorff dedicates his first documentary to the life's work of Australian Tony Rinaudo, who has been practising and spreading a simple editing technique together with African farmers for decades and was awarded the Alternative Nobel Prize for it. In impressive images, Schlöndorff lets the audience participate in how an entire region is blossoming again thanks to the passion of one man.

  • 1 - 31

    Aug 23

    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

  • Wednesday

    2 Aug

    2023

    Photo: Ari Magg
    ©
    Classical

    Víkingur Ólafsson piano
    Why you must attend this concert:
    The newest superstar on the piano horizon – fresh, hypnotic, fearless

    Bach: Goldberg Variations

    This Icelandic pianist is creating waves by very personally doing what he does best. He is an artist who fascinates listeners and critics alike and has been called “the new superstar of classical piano” (the Daily Telegraph) and “Iceland's Glenn Gould” by the New York Times. He begins a year-long exploration of Bach's Goldberg Variations on the Elmau stage.

  • Saturday

    5 Aug

    2023

    Photo: Stephan Doleschal
    ©
    Modern Classical

    BartolomeyBittman
    Matthias Bartolomey cello
    Klemens Bittmann violin & mandola
    Why you must attend this concert:
    “This duo has the blues, plus a remarkable virtuosity: Hip-hop from the late renaissance, a passacaglia that rocks out, an acrobatic border crossing on tightrope walker level.” (German Record Critics' Prize)

    Matthias Bartolomey, cello
    Klemens Bittmann, violin & mandola

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    For the past ten years, the duo BartolomeyBittmann has been delving into the development of a unique progressive repertoire for instruments deeply rooted in the classical music tradition. Their extensive musical scope ranges from powerful rock riffs and frantically virtuosic unison passages to visceral grooves and tender cantilenas.
    Their new program “z e h n” is a celebration of their ten-year anniversary as an ensemble. It consists of new pieces, most of them written while on Covid lockdown.

  • Monday

    7 Aug

    2023

    Photo: Ari Magg
    ©
    Classical

    Víkingur Ólafsson piano
    Why you must attend this concert:
    The newest superstar on the piano horizon – fresh, hypnotic, fearless

    Bach: Goldberg Variations

    This Icelandic pianist is creating waves by very personally doing what he does best. He is an artist who fascinates listeners and critics alike and has been called “the new superstar of classical piano” (the Daily Telegraph) and “Iceland's Glenn Gould” by the New York Times. He begins a year-long exploration of Bach's Goldberg Variations on the Elmau stage.

  • Saturday

    12 Aug

    2023

    Photo: Nino Chakvetadze
    ©
    Classical

    Tsotne Zedginidze piano
    Why you must attend this concert:
    “Tsotne is a phenomenon that is born once in a century.” (Gija Kancheli, composer)

    Schubert: Impromptus Op 90
    Ravel: “Gaspard de la Nuit”

    Tsotne (*2009) has proven to be a unique talent with an overwhelming musicality at a young age. He began composing at the age of five and became increasingly interested in 20th and 21st century music during his studies. He attended master classes with Daniel Barenboim and Jörg Widmann. This is the second time he will perform at Schloss Elmau.

  • Tuesday

    15 Aug

    2023

    Photo: Nikolaj Lund, Nino Chakvetadze
    ©
    Classical

    Marc Bouchkov violin
    Tsotne Zedginidze piano
    Why you must attend this concert:
    “Tsotne is a phenomenon that is born once in a century.” (Gija Kancheli, composer)

    Mozart & Debussy: Violin sonatas
    original compositions et al.

    Tsotne (*2009) has proven to be a unique talent with an overwhelming musicality at a young age. He began composing at the age of five and became increasingly interested in 20th and 21st century music during his studies. He attended master classes with Daniel Barenboim and Jörg Widmann. This is the second time he will perform at Schloss Elmau.

  • Saturday

    19 Aug

    2023

    Photo: Kaupo Kikkas, Jon Wes
    ©
    Lied/Aria Recital

    Karim Sulayman tenor
    Sean Shibe guitar
    Why you must attend this concert:
    The versatile young guitar magician from Scotland Sean Shibe in duo with Grammy award-winning tenor Karim Sulayman

    Dowland, Britten, Fauré, Schubert et al.

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    The young Scottish magician of the guitar whose concerts and albums have created such a furor and excitement offers a new project with Lebanese tenor Karim Sulayman. Their powerful and moving programme is a modern traversal of the Silk Road, exploring each of their own ethnicities. .

  • 22 - 25

    Aug 23

    Photo: Erato warner Classics
    ©
    Concerts & Masterclasses

    Masterclass Gautier Capuçon

    Public masterclasses & concerts with Gautier Capuçon and laureats of the Fondation Gautier Capuçon:

    Anastasia Rizikov, Nour Ayadi & Victor Yuanhan Lu, piano
    Anna Sypniewski, viola
    Lisa Strauss, cello

    FESTIVAL-APCKAGE
    Arrival Tuesday, 22nd August / Departure Friday, 25th August
    Book your room now!

    For three days, cello star Gautier Capuçon will hold public masterclasses and concerts in Schloss Elmau, to which all guests are welcome to attend. He works with the aspiring professional string players and pianists on great chamber music works. For the opening concert, Gautier Capuçon himself will play a concert, considered the benchmark by his numerous students as well as his international audience. The other concerts will be performed by the students with the participation of Capuçon. Samuel Parent will play the piano.

    Daily public master classes in the morning and a concert in the evening, opening concert Tue, 22 August, closing concert Thu, 24 August, day of departure Fri, 25 August

  • Saturday

    26 Aug

    2023

    Photo: Jack Liebeck, Nikolaj Lund
    ©
    Classical

    Lawrence Power viola
    Simon Crawford-Phillips piano

    Rebecca Clarke: Violasonate et al.

  • Wednesday

    30 Aug

    2023

    Photo: Nadine Kunath, Carl Hanser Verlag
    ©
    Author's reading

    Jan Wagner reads from
    “Unterm Milchwald” by Dylan Thomas
    Why you must attend this event:
    Dylan Thomas' legendary work in a sparkling new translation by Jan Wagner, who calls it the finest piece of literature “ever to cross the airwaves”.

    in German

    The morning begins in the small fishing village of Llareggub on the Welsh coast. We follow the inhabitants into their dreams, we sit in the parlors, listen to the conversations in a tavern, peek into the bridal chambers of unmarried girls, learn about the wishes of the blind captain Cat and especially follow the secret lovers up into the milk forest. A unique “prose with blood pressure”, which seems to be bursting with images, onomatopoeia and wordplay.

  • 1 - 30

    Sep 23

    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

  • Saturday

    2 Sep

    2023

    Photo: Ray Tarantino
    ©
    Modern Classical

    Ludovico Einaudi piano
    Concert I

    Duration of concert ca. 60 minutes

    BOOK YOUR STAY:
    Arrival Thursday, 31 August
    Departure Sunday, 3 September or later


    Due to high interest, hotel guests can only be guaranteed a seat at the event if they book in advance.

    The celebrated composer and pianist fills large stadiums and stages worldwide. With his fascinating soundscapes, which oscillate between minimalist clarity and rushing fullness, he always leaves his audience entranced – whether in the sold-out Royal Albert Hall or on the huge Berlin Waldbühne. The Italian star also comes to Schloss Elmau with great pleasure to work, compose, make music and record CDs. For him, Elmau is, he said, “a paradise” and a “dream place.” What luck to see him in 2023 with 2 concerts at once!

  • 3 - 8

    Sep 23

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    Dance Retreat

    Let’s Swing & Dance Retreat
    5 nights for the price of 4

    Dancing makes you happy and keeps you young!
    Dancing had a long tradition in Schloss Elmau, for which we have found a new format after a long break. At the first Dance Retreat from 4 to 8 September, you can learn new dance steps and develop existing skills with a professional dance teacher on four days, each with a thematic focus (e.g. waltz, swing, Latin, etc.). The exact course programme for each day will be announced later.

    DANCE RETREAT PAVKAGE
    Arrival Sunday, 3rd September / Departure Friday, 8th September
    Book your room now!

    Daily from Monday to Thursday:
    Dance class 90 – 120 minutes incl. break in the late afternoon.
    21:00 – 23:00 Dance evening with live music in the Al Camino Bar

    For course planning purposes, please indicate when booking whether you are coming as a couple or travelling alone.
    Subject to changes.

    By booking the Dance Retreat Package you are automatically registered for the dance classes. The dance classes are exclusively reserved for Dance Retreat participants.
    All hotel guests are welcome to attend the dance evenings (from 12 years, no registration required, limited seating in the bar in favour of a larger dance floor).

  • Sunday

    3 Sep

    2023

    Photo: Ray Tarantino
    ©
    Modern Classical

    Ludovico Einaudi piano
    Concert II

    Duration of concert ca. 60 minutes

    BOOK YOUR STAY:
    Arrival Sunday, 3 September
    Departure Wednesday, 6 September or later


    Due to high interest, hotel guests can only be guaranteed a seat at the event if they book in advance.

    The celebrated composer and pianist fills large stadiums and stages worldwide. With his fascinating soundscapes, which oscillate between minimalist clarity and rushing fullness, he always leaves his audience entranced – whether in the sold-out Royal Albert Hall or on the huge Berlin Waldbühne. The Italian star also comes to Schloss Elmau with great pleasure to work, compose, make music and record CDs. For him, Elmau is, he said, “a paradise” and a “dream place.” What luck to see him in 2023 with 2 concerts at once!

  • Wednesday

    6 Sep

    2023

    Photo: L. Rinkens
    ©
    Reading & talk

    “You don't have to write, but you have to know how to.” – Reading & talk on the occasion of Wolf Wondratschek's 80th birthday

    “Alles schläft im Holz, sagt die Musik. Alles Empfinden sind Gleichungen, sagt die Mathematik. Seid alle mal still, sagt die Poesie.” (Selbstbild mit russischem Klavier, Roman von Wolf Wondratschek)
    in German

  • Saturday

    9 Sep

    2023

    Photo: Peter Rigaud_Shotview
    ©
    An evening with Ferdinand von Schirach

    An evening with Ferdinand von Schirach

    in German
    Due to high demand, hotel guests can only be guaranteed a seat at the event if they book in advance.

    “Der Spiegel” called Ferdinand von Schirach a “great storyteller”, the New York Times an “extraordinary stylist” and the Daily Telegraph described him as “one of the most distinctive voices in European literature”. His books have sold millions of copies, his plays are among the most successful dramas of our time. Now Ferdinand von Schirach can be experienced for the first time with an evening at Schloss Elmau.

  • 24 - 1

    Sep - Oct 23

    Photo: Gregor Hohenberg, Sony Music
    ©
    Lied Festival Christian Gerhaher

    3rd Lied Festival Christian Gerhaher

    After the great success of the first two Lied-festivals in 2019 & 2021, Christian Gerhaher invites to his third Lied-festival. Together with his long-time piano partner Gerold Huber and numerous guests, he will illuminate the fascinating cosmos of the Lied in recitals, introductions and master classes.
    with Christian Gerhaher, Gerold Huber, Julia Kleiter, Franz-Josef Selig, Magdalena Kožená et al.

    COMPLIMENTARY NIGHT
    when booking 7 nights
    Arrival Sunday, 24th September / Departure Sunday, 1st October
    Book your room now!

  • Sunday

    24 Sep

    2023

    Photo: Julia Wesely, Merav Maroody
    ©
    Lied Festival Christian Gerhaher

    Opening Concert
    Magdalena Kožená mezzo-soprano
    Ohad Ben-Ari piano

    Debussy: Trois Chansons de Bilitis & Cinq Poèmes de Charles Baudelaire L. 64
    Messiaen: Poèmes pour Mi (Book Two)

    Eine der führenden Mezzosopranistinnen der Welt eröffnet mit Pianist Ohad Ben-Ari die Liedwoche mit einem französischen Programm.

  • Monday

    25 Sep

    2023

    Photo: Royal Academy of Music
    ©
    Lied Festival Christian Gerhaher

    Masterclass I
    Christian Gerhaher unterrichtet Student:innen der Royal Academy of Music London
    James Cheung Klavier

  • Monday

    25 Sep

    2023

    Photo: Marion Knöll
    ©
    Lied Festival Christian Gerhaher

    Franz Selig bass
    Gerold Huber piano
    Christian Gerhaher recitation

    Wolf: Michelangelo-Lieder
    Shostakovitch: Suite Op 145

    Franz-Josef Selig, einer der renommiertesten Bassisten, und Gerold Huber präsentieren Michelangelo-Vertonungen.

  • Tuesday

    26 Sep

    2023

    Photo: PR
    ©
    Lied Festival Christian Gerhaher

    Helmuth Kiesel
    “Hugo Wolf’s Mörike”

    Lecture (in German)

  • Tuesday

    26 Sep

    2023

    Photo: Gregor Hohenberg, Frank Schemmann
    ©
    Lied Festival Christian Gerhaher

    Julia Kleiter soprano
    Christian Gerhaher baritone
    Gerold Huber piano

    Wolf: Mörike-Lieder

    Die herausragende Lied- und Konzertsopranistin Julia Kleiter und Christian Gerhaher widmen sich Hugo Wolfs Vertonungen von Gedichten des Lyrikers Eduard Mörike.

  • Wednesday

    27 Sep

    2023

    Photo: Royal Academy of Music
    ©
    Lied Festival Christian Gerhaher

    Masterclass II
    Christian Gerhaher unterrichtet Student:innen der Royal Academy of Music London
    James Cheung Klavier

  • Wednesday

    27 Sep

    2023

    Photo: Gisela Schenker
    ©
    Liedwoche Christian Gerhaher

    Christiane Karg soprano
    Gerold Huber piano

    Mahler: „Frühlingsmorgen“, „Ich atmete einen linden Duft“, „Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen“ und weitere Lieder von Mahler

    Die international gefragte Sopranistin Christiane Karg und ihr langjähriger Klavierpartner Gerold Huber widmen sich an diesem Abend Gustav Mahlers Liedern.

  • Thursday

    28 Sep

    2023

    Photo: Markus Jans, Gerald Kerkletz
    ©
    Lied Festival Christian Gerhaher

    Nikolaus Bachler & Händl Klaus
    im Gespräch

  • Thursday

    28 Sep

    2023

    Photo: Nikolaj Lund
    ©
    Lied Festival Christian Gerhaher

    Christian Gerhaher baritone
    Gerold Huber piano

    Schubert: Schwanengesang

    Die 14 Vertonungen auf Gedichte von Heine, Rellstab und Gabriel Seidl zählen zu den letzten Kompositionen Schuberts. Sie wurden erst postum zu einem Liederzyklus mit dem Titel "Schwanengesang" zusammengefasst.

  • Friday

    29 Sep

    2023

    Photo: Royal Academy of Music
    ©
    Lied Festival Christian Gerhaher

    Konzert der Student:innen der Royal Academy of Music
    Christian Gerhaher
    James Cheung Klavier

    Die Student:innen präsentieren die mit Christian Gerhaher in den Masterclasses (Mo & Mi 10.00) erarbeiteten Werke. Am Klavier begleitet werden sie von James Cheung.

  • Friday

    29 Sep

    2023

    Photo: Monarca Studios, Felix Broede
    ©
    Lied Festival Christian Gerhaher

    Vera-Lotte Boecker Sopran
    Sarah Tysman Klavier
    Warum Sie dieses Konzert besuchen sollten:
    Geistreich, gewitzt und auf der Bühne ein Großereignis: Vera-Lotte Boecker ist „Sängerin des Jahres 2022“ (Opernwelt)

    Crumb: Apparition
    Schumann: Maria Stuart-Lieder op. 135 et al.

    „Geistreich, gewitzt und auf der Bühne ein Großereignis: Vera-Lotte Boecker ist ‚Sängerin des Jahres 2022'“ (Opernwelt). Klavierpartnerin der Sopranistin ist an diesem Abend die erstklassige Pianistin Sarah Tysman.

  • Saturday

    30 Sep

    2023

    Photo: Felix Broede
    ©
    Lied Festival Christian Gerhaher

    Matinee
    Christian Gerhaher Bariton
    & Gerold Huber Klavier
    „Holliger: Lunea“
    Im Anschluss:
    Christian Gerhaher im Gespräch mit
    Händl Klaus Librettist von Holligers „Lunea“

    Holliger: „Elis“ – Drei Nachtstücke für Klavier
    Wolf: „Abendbilder“ (nach Nikolaus Lenau)
    Holliger: Lunea – 23 Sätze von Nikolaus Lenau

    Die Oper „Lunea“ des schweizer Komponisten und Dirigenten Heinz Holliger (*1939) behandelt die Persönlichkeit des österreichischen Dichters Nikolaus Lenau (UA: 2018). Der Oper voran ging 2013 eine Vertonung von 23 Notizen aus Lenaus Notiztagebuch, die Holliger eigens für Gerhaher schrieb.

  • Saturday

    30 Sep

    2023

    Photo: Guido Werner
    ©
    Lied Festival Christian Gerhaher

    Closing Concert
    Konstantin Krimmel bass
    Gerold Huber piano

    Schubert: „Prometheus“, „Fahrt zum Hades“, „Nachtstück“, „An den Mond“ und weitere Lieder

    Der gefragte junge Bariton Konstantin Krimmel ist bereits national und international im Lied, Konzert- und Opernfach unterwegs.

  • Saturday

    30 Sep

    2023

    Photo: Nikolaj Lund
    ©
    Liedwoche Christian Gerhaher

    Christiane Karg soprano
    Gerold Huber piano

    Lieder von Strauss, Georg Kreisler et al.
    Im Anschluss: Schlager & Karaoke

    Einlass: 21.00 | First come, first serve (keine Anmeldung möglich)

    Kein Ticketkontingent für Bewohner der Region

  • 1 - 31

    Oct 23

    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

  • Saturday

    7 Oct

    2023

    Photo: Andrej Grilc
    ©
    Classical

    Daniel Ottensamer clarinet
    Stephan Koncz cello
    Christoph Traxler piano

    “The Clarinet Trio Anthology” – works for clarinet, cello & piano

  • Wednesday

    11 Oct

    2023

    Photo: Sofie Knijff
    ©
    Jazz

    Brad Mehldau piano
    Why you must attend this concert:
    The great American pianist Brad Mehldau is the benchmark of jazz piano

    LISTEN IN HERE!

    "A Star Is Born" was the headline of a major German newspaper in the late 1990s, when Brad Mehldau gave one of his first concerts in Europe. Since then, the versatile and highly creative keyboard-magician has unfolded an unprecedented international career, establishing himself as a bandleader and composer alike. His solo evening in Schloss Elmau will certainly not be a "back to the roots", as the rate at which Brad Mehldau reinvents himself is without equal.

  • Thursday

    12 Oct

    2023

    Photo: Michael Wilson, Equinox Publishing Ltd
    ©
    Book presentation & talk

    Book presentation Brad Mehldau
    “Formation: Building a Personal Canon”
    & talk with Deitmar Müller-Elmau

    in English

  • Saturday

    14 Oct

    2023

    Photo: T. Sorvillo, L. Gudagnini
    ©
    Classical

    Giorgi Gigashvili piano

    Brahms: 3 Intermezzi Op 117
    Schumann: Kreisleriana Op 16

  • Wednesday

    18 Oct

    2023

    Photo: Severin Koller
    ©
    23rd European Jazztival

    Shake Stew
    Why you must attend this concert:
    The award-winning band with energetic beats “brings something cultish to contemporary jazz”. (German Record Critics' Award)

    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

    LISTEN IN HERE!

    Brilliant wind instruments make their way through seething rhythms. The drums are doubled, the bass as well. The trumpeter and the two saxophonists jubilate. The rapid playing of the Austrian-German septet is unmistakably located in the here and now. The unspoken magic words are magic and energy. It takes a double album, at least. Shake Stew “brings something cultic to current jazz, an enrichment”. (Evaluation of the jury of the Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik)

  • Saturday

    21 Oct

    2023

    Photo: Bailey Davidson
    ©
    Classical

    Daniel Hope violin & moderation
    & Friends
    Irish Roots – traditional Irish music from four centuries

    Daniel Hope, violin & moderation
    Simos Papanas, violin
    Nicola Mosca, cello & harp
    Emanuele Forni, lute
    Markellos Chryssicos, harpsichord
    Michael Metzler, percussion & bagpipe

    TRAILER to Daniel Hope's TV documentation “Celtic Dreams”

  • 22 - 27

    Oct 23

    Photo: Simon Tolman_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.

    FESTIVAL PACKAGE
    arrival Sunday, 22 October
    departure Friday, 27 October
    Book your room now!

    Kick-off with the Quartet of Critics on Sunday, Oct. 22. Four book launches with guest authors on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Departure on Friday, Oct. 27

  • Saturday

    28 Oct

    2023

    Photo: Simon Fowler
    ©
    Classical

    George Li piano

    Schumann: Arabeske; Davidsbündlertänze
    Stravinsky: Three pieces from „Pétrouchka“

  • 1 - 30

    Nov 23

    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

  • 2 - 4

    Nov 23

    Classical

    Ksenija Sidorova accordion
    SIGNUM saxophon quartet
    "Anima"

    Pieces by Bach, Stravinsky, Piazzolla, Gershwin et al.

    When the accordion joins the saxophones, all the sounds are produced in a very natural way: by supplying air, by breathing. The Latin word "anima" stands for breath as well as for the spirit and the soul. In their new project ANIMA, Latvian star accordionist Ksenija Sidorova and the SIGNUM saxophone quartet literally breathe new breath into the music with their very personal interpretation!

  • Saturday

    4 Nov

    2023

    Photo: Dario Acosta
    ©
    Classical

    Ksenija Sidorova Accordion
    Claudio Constintini piano
    Alexander Sitkovetsky violin

    Pieces by Piazzolla, Angelis and Voitenko

    The event is only open to hotel guests after prior registration at the Cultural Office on +49 8823 18 260 / kultur@schloss-elmau.de or by SMS to the Hospitality Desk +4917 33 11 22 77

    The Latvian “Princess of the accordion” with classical compositions and folk music.

  • Saturday

    11 Nov

    2023

    Photo: Hoffmann, Bertazzi
    ©
    Classical

    Frank Peter Zimmermann violin
    Martin Helmchen piano

    Brahms: Sonata Op 120 No 1 (orig. for clarinet) et al.

    Frank Peter Zimmermann is one of the leading violinists of our time, praised for his distinctive tone and deep musicality. Together with Martin Helmchen, one of the most important pianists of the younger generation, he has recorded the highly acclaimed CD recordings of all Beethoven violin sonatas in recent years. The two artists present a programme around Brahms' sonata originally composed for clarinet and piano.

  • 14 - 19

    Nov 23

    Photo: Egbert Krupp
    ©
    24th European Jazztival

    24th 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..

    with 4 Wheel Drive (Nils Landgren, Michael Wollny, Wolfgang Haffner & Lars Danielsson), Baptiste Trotignon et al.

    FESTIVAL PACKAGE
    Arrival Tuesday, 14th November 2023
    Departure, Sunday 19th November 2023
    Book your room now!

    Opening concert Tue Di, 14th November, 15th-18th November two concerts per evening, final concert Sat, 18th November, day of departure Sun, 19th November

  • Wednesday

    15 Nov

    2023

    Photo: Stephen Freiheit
    ©
    24th European Jazztival

    4 Wheel Drive

    Nils Landgren, trombone & vocals
    Michael Wollny, piano
    Lars Danielsson, bass & cello
    Wolfgang Haffner, drums

  • Thursday

    16 Nov

    2023

    Photo: Franz Galo, Frank Loriou_Sony Music
    ©
    24th European Jazztival

    Baptiste Trotignon piano
    & Thomas Enhco piano

  • Friday

    17 Nov

    2023

    Photo: Mats Bäcker, Emil Nils Nylander
    ©
    24th European Jazztival

    Benjamin Koppel sax
    Jacob Karlzon piano
    Scott Colley bass
    Magnus Öström drums

  • Saturday

    18 Nov

    2023

    Photo: Thomas Kiehl
    ©
    24th European Jazztival

    The Jakob Manz Project

    Jakob Manz, alto sax
    Hannes Stollsteimer, piano & keys
    Frieder Klein, bass
    Paul Albrecht, drums

  • 19 - 24

    Nov 23

    Photo: PR
    ©
    Literature Days

    Literature Days “Diaries”
    Media of self-assurance

    There are few things more private than a diary. No other form of writing is as subjective, none conveys a similarly fresh impression of what has just been experienced. The history of this special kind of autobiographical writing stretches from antiquity to public Internet blogs. It shows the change in the way humankind sees itself in relation to history.

    Opens 19 Nov 5:00 pm | 20 – 23 Nov two events daily | Ends 23 Nov
    Readings, talks & lectures in German

  • Sunday

    19 Nov

    2023

    Photo: Bruno Maar
    ©
    Literature Days

    Michael Maar
    “Heute bedeckt und kühl”

    Great diaries from Samuel Pepys to Virginia Woolf

    opening reading

    Literary scholar Michael Maar has read diaries from four centuries. Why do people write diaries and why do they like reading them so much?

  • Monday

    20 Nov

    2023

    Photo: Peter Köhn, Wallstein Verlag
    ©
    Literature Days

    Hanjo Kesting
    “Bin der Letzte, der überhaupt weiß, was ein Werk ist”

    Thomas Mann in his diaries

    reading & talk

    The publicist and author Hanjo Kesting approaches the life and work of the great writer, who summed up his life with the words: “There has seldom been such an interweaving of agony and splendour”.

  • Tuesday

    21 Nov

    2023

    Photo: privat, PR
    ©
    Literature Days

    Franziska Thun-Hohenstein
    “Mein ,Ich‘ ist in Gefahr”

    Lecture & reading

    Georgij Efron, son of the poet Marina Zwetajewa, and Stepan Podlubnyj – two young Russians deal in their diaries with the ideology of their time in the Russia of the 1930s and 40s.

  • Wednesday

    22 Nov

    2023

    Photo: Matthias Bothor
    ©
    Literature Days

    Christian Brückner reads from
    Samuel Pepys’ diary
    from 17th century London

    reading

    The famous speaker and actor Christian Brückner reads from the diary of Samuel Pepys, which has long been a classic of English literary history.

  • Wednesday

    22 Nov

    2023

    Photo: Jürgen Bauer, PR
    ©
    Literature Days

    Reiner Stach
    The Literary Workshop:
    Franz Kafka’s diaries

    lecture & reading

    The literary scholar and Kafka biographer finds in the diaries unsparing self-analyses as well as cinematically accurate portrayals of experiences and encounters – with a great sense of humour.

  • 25 - 3

    Nov - Dec 23

    Photo: Sammy Hart
    ©
    Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    14th 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.

    FESTIVAL- PACKAGE
    Arrival on 25th Nov. / Departure on 3rd Dec.
    Book your room now!

    Two concerts daily, opening concert Sat, 25 November in the evening, final concert Sat, 2 December in the evening, day of departure Sun, 3 December

  • Saturday

    25 Nov

    2023

    Photo: Jean-Baptiste Millot
    ©
    Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    Nikolai Lugansky piano

    Rachmaninoff: Variations on a Theme of Chopin Op 22, Études-Tableaux Op 33 (excerpts), Préludes Op 23 (excerpts)
    Wagner/Liszt: Isolde's Liebestod

  • Sunday

    26 Nov

    2023

    Photo: Marco Borggreve, Kaupo Kikkas, Julia Wesely
    ©
    Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    Nikolai Lugansky piano
    Ilya Gringolts violin
    Julia Hagen cello

    Schubert: Piano trio E flat major D.897 “Notturno”
    Brahms: Piano trio No 1 B major Op 8

  • Sunday

    26 Nov

    2023

    Photo: Ulrike Myrzik
    ©
    Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    Mao Fujita piano
    Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra
    Gábor Takács-Nagy conductor

    Mozart: Piano concerto No 12 A major K.414
    Beethoven: “Quartetto serioso” Op 95 in the version for string orchestra

  • Monday

    27 Nov

    2023

    Photo: Den Sweeney, Julien Mignot
    ©
    Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    Timothy Chooi violin
    Julien Quentin piano

  • Monday

    27 Nov

    2023

    Photo: PR
    ©
    Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    Alexandros Stavrakakis bass
    Mikhail Arkadiev piano

    Mussorgsky: "Songs and Dances of Death" et al.

  • Tuesday

    28 Nov

    2023

    Photo: Kaupo Kikkas, Julien Mignot
    ©
    Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    Ilya Gringolts violin
    Julien Quentin piano

    Schumann: Violin Sonata No 2 D minor Op121 et al.

  • Tuesday

    28 Nov

    2023

    Photo: Lisa Mazzucco, Thomas Straub
    ©
    Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    Pablo Sáinz-Villegas guitar
    Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra
    Gábor Takács-Nagy conductor

    Rodrigo: “Concierto de Aranjuez”
    Beethoven: Symphony No 7 A major Op 92

  • Wednesday

    29 Nov

    2023

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

    Julia Hagen cello
    Julien Quentin piano

  • Wednesday

    29 Nov

    2023

    Photo: PR, Eiichi Ikeda, Julia Wesely
    ©
    Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    James Ehnes violin
    Julia Hagen cello
    Mao Fujita piano

    Schubert: Piano trio No 2 E flat major D.929

  • Thursday

    30 Nov

    2023

    Photo: Lisa Mazzucco, PR
    ©
    Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    Pablo Sáinz-Villegas guitar
    James Ehnes violin
    Members of the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra

    Boccherini: Guitar quintet
    Paganini: “Cantabile”
    Piazzolla: “Histoire du Tango”

  • Thursday

    30 Nov

    2023

    Photo: PR, Ulrike Myrzik
    ©
    Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    Alexandros Stavrakakis bass
    Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra
    Gábor Takács-Nagy conductor

    Tschaikowsky: Arias
    Beethoven: Symphony No 3 E flat major Op 55 “Eroica”

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    Dec 23

    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

  • Friday

    1 Dec

    2023

    Photo: PR, Julien Mignot
    ©
    Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    James Ehnes violin
    Julien Quentin piano

    Brahms: Violin sonata No 3 D minor Op 108 et al.

  • Friday

    1 Dec

    2023

    Photo: Eiichi Ikeda
    ©
    Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    Mao Fujita piano

    Grieg: Lyric pieces Op 43
    Séverac: Cerdaña (Cinq etudes pittoresques)
    Liszt: Piano sonata B minor S.178

  • Friday

    1 Dec

    2023

    Photo: Sue Taylor
    ©
    Book presentation

    Timothy Garton Ash
    “Europa – Eine persönliche Geschichte”
    Why you must attend this event:
    „Timothy Garton Ash is one of the world's most influential political publicists.“ (Joachim Gärtner, ARD TTT)

    in German

    DETAILS ABOUT THE BOOK

    Timothy Garton Ash is a passionate European. Even before 1989, he refused to accept the division of the continent, and he fought against Brexit until the very end. Now he is writing his own personal history of Europe. He tells of friends like Václav Havel, recalls the fall of the Berlin Wall and provides an analysis of recent history. The attack on Ukraine shows how urgently we need a free and united continent – no one embodies this idea more convincingly than Timothy Garton Ash.

  • Saturday

    2 Dec

    2023

    Photo: Dario Acosta
    ©
    Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    Daniil Trifonov piano

  • Saturday

    2 Dec

    2023

    Photo: Russian National Orchestra, Nicolas  Brodard
    ©
    Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau

    Mikhail Pletnev piano
    Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra
    Gábor Takács-Nagy conductor

    Mozart: Piano concerto No 24 C minor K.491
    Mendelssohn: Symphony No 4 A major Op 90 “Italian”

  • Saturday

    9 Dec

    2023

    Photo: scholzshootspeople, Ira Weinrauch
    ©
    Classical

    Sabine Meyer clarinet
    Alliage Quintett saxophone quintet
    “Winterzauber”

  • Thursday

    28 Dec

    2023

    Photo: Ulrike Rindermann, Robbie Lawrence
    ©
    Soul/Hip-Hop

    Joy Denalane
    & Max Herre vocals
    “MIKIs Takeover!”-Ensemble

    Star guests during the festive season: Singer Joy Denalane and singer & songwriter Max Herre will be on stage together at Schloss Elmau, accompanied by “MIKI's Takeover!” ensemble.