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

  • 23 - 28

    Jun 24

    Photo: Caspar David Friedrich
    ©
    Week of the Romantic Era

    Week of the Romantic Era
    Germany and France in the second half of the 19th century

    Each year, the Romanticism Week sheds light on a new aspect of musical Romanticism and its historical context. This year's focus is on late Romanticism in Germany and France between cultural exchange and the Franco-Prussian War and the exemplary composers Brahms, Clara & Robert Schumann, the salon culture of the singer Pauline Viardot and Gabriel Fauré on the 100th anniversary of his death.

    with Daniel Müller-Schott, Lucas Debargue, Marc Bouchkov, Brad Mehldau (“Après Fauré”) et al.

    BOOKING OPTIONS:

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    when booking 4 nights and more, arrival Sun, 23rd June
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    bookable from 2 nights
    incl. concert tickets, breakfast, spa, yoga and more
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    Opening concert on Sun, 23 June in the evening, one concert daily until the closing concert on Thu, 27 June in the evening as well as 1-2 Matinée events

  • 27 - 30

    Jun 24

    Photo: Egbert Krupp_Schloss Elmau
    ©
    Piano Summit

    Piano Summit with Grigory Sokolov & Víkingur Ólafsson

    A weekend with three great artists: On Thursday night, the great American jazz pianist Brad Mehldau plays his very personal tribute to Gabriel Fauré. The following evening, piano star Víkingur Ólafsson concludes his year-long tour with Bach's Goldberg Variations at Schloss Elmau. On the closing evening, the great Grigory Sokolov will devote the first half of his recital also to works by Bach.

    WEEKEND PACKAGE
    arrival Thu, 27 June
    incl. concert tickets, breakfast, spa, yoga and more
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  • Friday

    28 Jun

    2024

    Photo: Markus Jans
    ©
    Piano summit

    Víkingur Ólafsson piano
    Why you must attend this concert:
    Where it all began: After the grand opening in August 2023, piano star Vikingur Olafsson closes his year-long Bach tour at Schloss Elmau

    Bach: Goldberg Variations

    The 2023/2024 season of this Icelandic piano star is and was all about Bach, whose Goldberg Variations he played 88 times in the world's greatest concert halls. The first concert of this major undertaking took Olafsson to the Elmau Concert Hall in August 2023. He is now returning there for a crowning finale, thus closing the arc of his journey to Bach at Schloss Elmau.

  • Saturday

    29 Jun

    2024

    Photo: Egbert Krupp_Schloss Elmau
    ©
    Piano summit

    Grigory Sokolov piano
    Why you must attend this concert:
    "Among all the pianists who have existed and still exist, Grigory Sokolov is in a category of his own." (Jan Brachmann, FAZ)

    Bach: Four duets BWV 802-805, Partita No2 C-minor BWV 826
    Chopin: Mazurka Op 30 & Op 50
    Schumann: Waldszenen Op 82

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

    Due to high demand, hotel guests can only be guaranteed a concert visit with prior reservation.

    The unique character of music played live is a crucial aspect of understanding the expressive beauty and compelling honesty of Grigory Sokolov's art. His poetic interpretations, which come alive with mystical intensity in the concert hall, are based on an in-depth knowledge of the repertoire. His programmes span the entire history of music: from transcriptions of sacred polyphony of the Middle Ages and works by Couperin, Rameau and Bach, to the Classical and Romantic repertoire and key compositions of the 20th century. Now Grigory Sokolov returns to Schloss Elmau – with what is sure to be a compelling and impressive concert evening.

  • Sunday

    30 Jun

    2024

    Photo: Ukraine_PR
    ©
    Discussion

    Oleksii Goncharenko
    im Gespräch mit
    Dietmar Mueller-Elmau
    „About Ukraine“

    Oleksii Goncharenko, Odessa, Ukraine, Member of Parliament Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine

    in englischer Sprache

  • 3 - 7

    Jul 24

    Photo: Chris Singer
    ©
    Georgian Festival

    Georgian Cultural and Culinary Festival
    curated by Lisa Batiashvili

    Star violinist Lisa Batiashvili invites you to get to know the cultural and culinary facets of her native Georgia. Outstanding young musicians at the start of a great career as well as the Georgian-German author Nino Haratischwili and many more await you at the events with classical music, jazz, literature and Georgian folk music. Culinary delights with Georgian menus and specialities will be provided on four evenings in Fidelio Restaurant by a pop-up from the Georgian Madloba Lounge Restaurant in Berlin.

    with Lisa Batiashvili, Avi Avital, François Leleux, Nino Haratischwilli, Giorgi Gigashvili, Sandro Nebieridze, Ensemble Rustavi et al.

  • Wednesday

    3 Jul

    2024

    Photo: Kelly de Geer (Claseek), Chris Singer
    ©
    Georgian Festival

    Lisa Batiashvili violin
    Giorgi Gigashvili piano

    Azarashvili: Nocturne
    Franck: Violin sonata A major
    et al.

  • Thursday

    4 Jul

    2024

    Photo: G2, Sammy Hart, Sandro Nebieridze
    ©
    Georgian Festival

    Nino Haratischwili
    Lisa Batiashvili violin
    Sandro Nebieridze piano

    Lecture & concert

  • Thursday

    4 Jul

    2024

    Photo: T.Sorvillo_L.Gudagnini
    ©
    Georgian Festival

    Giorgi Gigashvili vocals & piano

    Late Night Jazz & Georgian hits

    admission 21.00 | first come, first serve (no registration possible)

  • Friday

    5 Jul

    2024

    Photo: Bayerische Staatsoper, Jean Baptiste Millot, Simon Moser
    ©
    Georgian Festival

    François Leleux oboe & core anglais
    Zura Gvantseladze oboe
    Gio Gvantseladze oboe
    Marco Postinghel bassoon
    Hanno Simons cello
    Ilhae Kim harpsichord

    Zelenka: Sonata for 2 oboes, bassoon and Basso Continuo No 1 F major
    Beethoven: Variations for 2 oboes and english horn over „Là ci darem la mano“
    Zelenka: Sonata for 2 oboes, bassoon and Basso Continuo No 2 G minor

  • Saturday

    6 Jul

    2024

    Photo: _Harald Hoffmann_DG, Rustavi
    ©
    Georgian Festival

    Men's choir of the Ensemble Rustavi
    Special guest: Avi Avital mandolin

    Works by Taktakishvili, Tsintsadze and traditional Georgian music for mandolin, string quintet & male choir

  • Wednesday

    10 Jul

    2024

    Photo: Sebastian Reiter
    ©
    Techno-Jazz

    Jazzrausch Bigband
    Ensemble in Residence 2024 @ Schloss Elmau
    Why you must attend this concert:
    The JRBB's new “Europe” programme is just in time for the European Football Championship: an energetic fusion of electronic music, folk songs and jazz

    “Europa”

    Big band jazz made in Bavaria. Like no other big band, the Jazzrausch Bigband stands for an energetic fusion of electronic music and jazz. With the new programme “Europa” – to coincide with the European Football Championship – the Jazzrausch Bigband focuses on the twists and turns and points of contact that arise in Europe: linguistic diversity, folk songs and traditional elements flow together with pulsating techno beats.
    This year, the band is celebrating its tenth anniversary and will be presenting a total of ten different programmes at Schloss Elmau as Ensemble in Residence 2024. Next concert date: Tuesday, 30 July

  • Saturday

    13 Jul

    2024

    Photo: KassKara,  Irène Zandel, Marco Borggreve, Irène Zandel
    ©
    Classical

    Carolin Widmann violin
    Nils Mönkemeyer viola
    Julian Steckel cello
    William Youn piano
    Why you must attend this concert:
    Brahms' brilliant piano quartet performed by an ensemble of first-class soloists

    Bridge: “Phantasy Quartet” F sharp minor
    Brahms: Piano quartet G minor Op 25

    The first-class ensemble for this concert is made up of four of Germany's most successful soloists. In this concert, the musicians dedicate themselves to the Piano Quartet op. 25 by Johannes Brahms, which, with its Rondo alla zingarese, became one of the most famous chamber music works in music literature. They will also perform the “Phantasy Quartet” by the English composer Frank Bridge, who was himself a violist.

  • Wednesday

    17 Jul

    2024

    Photo: Jari Kivelä, Harald Hoffmann
    ©
    Jazz

    Iiro Rantala piano
    vision string quartet
    „Veneziana“
    Why you must attend this concert:
    “Music can be so effervescently light-hearted” (Crescendo magazine)

    “Veneziana”

    Fantastic worlds of sound in a virtuoso flow, melodic richness, drama and great emotions: Finnish jazz pianist Iiro Rantala is taking his new album “Veneziana” on tour and, together with the versatile and highly creative vision string string quartet, creating a rousing city portrait of a different kind – programme music that only Iiro Rantala can write. Behind every musical twist lies a new surprise: Long live Venice!

  • Thursday

    18 Jul

    2024

    Photo: Just Loomis, Rowohlt
    ©
    Book presentation & discussion

    Valery Tscheplanowa
    “Das Pferd im Brunnen”

    in German

    Valery Tscheplanowa presents her book “Das Pferd im Brunnen”.

  • Saturday

    20 Jul

    2024

    Photo: Ben Wolf
    ©
    Pop/Singer-Songwriter

    Curtis Stigers vocals, sax
    & band
    “This Life”
    Why you must attend this concert:
    Curtis Stigers, singer & saxophonist with millions of sold albums and songs like “I Wonder Why” for the first time at Schloss Elmau

    Curtis Stigers, vocals, sax
    Cliff Schmitt, bass
    Matthew Fries, piano

    Curtis Stigers, award-winning singer, songwriter and saxophonist with millions of albums sold and an impressive 30-year career, is coming to Schloss Elmau for the first time. On his tour, the singer with a warm, velvety voice looks back on his international hits such as “I Wonder Why” and “Never Saw A Miracle” in his own relaxed, jazzy, bluesy style, which has earned him a firm place in the international music scene.

  • Tuesday

    23 Jul

    2024

    Photo: Kyutai Shim, Christian Palm
    ©
    Classical

    Bomsori Kim violin
    Fabian Müller piano
    Why you must attend this concert:
    Elmau debut of two young stars before their performances at the Verbier and Rheingau Festivals

    Beethoven: Sonatas for violin and piano

  • Saturday

    27 Jul

    2024

    Photo: African Guild
    ©
    World

    Sona Jobarteh
    & Band
    Why you must attend this concert:
    Sona Jobarteh – the voice of Gambia and the first internationally recognised female kora player

    Sona Jobarteh, vocals & kora
    Sidiki Jobarteh, balafon
    Eric Appapoulay, guitar & vocals
    Mamadou Sarr, percussion & vocals
    Andi McLean, bass & vocals
    Yuval Wetzler, drums & vocals

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

  • Tuesday

    30 Jul

    2024

    Photo: Sebastian Reiter
    ©
    Techno-Jazz

    Jazzrausch Bigband
    Ensemble in Residence 2024 @ Schloss Elmau
    Mahler's Breakdown

  • Friday

    2 Aug

    2024

    Photo: Leah Tanzer
    ©
    Movie & discussion

    #Challenge1923 · 3 people. 6 Songs – live
    Part 1: Movie & discussion

    with rapper Roger Rekless, singer Eva Ahoulou & pianist Matthias Bublath
    Presentation: Ulrich Habersetzer
    in German

    In 2023, rapper Roger Rekless, singer Eva Ahoulou and pianist Matthias Bublath faced a major challenge: they were commissioned by „Bayerischer Rundfunk“ to transform six songs relating to the year 1923 into the present day in six weeks and perform these songs on stage in a concert. They were accompanied by a „BR“ camera team. The result is the documentary #Challenge1923 (ARD media centre).
    Rekless, Ahoulou and Bublath were not only concerned with how to deal with music, but also with topics that were topical 100 years ago and still are today: Everyday racism, discrimination, but also the unifying power of music! This project can now be experienced live at Schloss Elmau in film, in conversation and as a concert.

  • Saturday

    3 Aug

    2024

    Photo: Leah Tanzer
    ©
    Concert

    #Challenge1923 · 3 people. 6 Songs – live
    Part 2: Concert

    with rapper Roger Rekless, singer Eva Ahoulou & pianist Matthias Bublath
    Presentation: Ulrich Habersetzer
    in German

    In 2023, rapper Roger Rekless, singer Eva Ahoulou and pianist Matthias Bublath faced a major challenge: they were commissioned by „Bayerischer Rundfunk“ to transform six songs relating to the year 1923 into the present day in six weeks and perform these songs on stage in a concert. They were accompanied by a „BR“ camera team. The result is the documentary #Challenge1923 (ARD media centre).
    Rekless, Ahoulou and Bublath were not only concerned with how to deal with music, but also with topics that were topical 100 years ago and still are today: Everyday racism, discrimination, but also the unifying power of music! This project can now be experienced live at Schloss Elmau in film, in conversation and as a concert.

  • Tuesday

    6 Aug

    2024

    Photo: Johanna Lippmann, ACT, Linda Rosa Saal
    ©
    Jazz

    Wolfgang Haffner drums
    & friends

    Simon Oslender, keys
    Thomas Stieger, bass
    Wolfgang Haffner, drums

  • Thursday

    8 Aug

    2024

    Photo: Antje Wiech
    ©
    Jazz

    Wolfgang Haffner Trio

    Simon Oslender, keys
    Thomas Stieger, bass
    Wolfgang Haffner, drums

  • Saturday

    10 Aug

    2024

    Photo: PR, Julien Mignot
    ©
    Classical

    LiLa cello
    Julien Quentin piano

    Grieg: Cello sonata A minor Op 36 et al.

  • Wednesday

    14 Aug

    2024

    Photo: Felix Broede, Anita Schmid
    ©
    Classical

    Isabelle Faust
    & Friends
    Why you must attend this concert:
    Elmau visit by an outstanding ensemble led by exceptional violinist Isabelle Faust before her performance at the Salzburg Festival

    Isabelle Faust & Meesun Hong Coleman, violin
    William Coleman, viola
    Julia Hagen, violoncello
    Florent Boffard, piano
    Pascal Moragues, clarinet
    Júlia Gállego, flute
    Georg Nigl, recitation

    Schönberg: Chamber Symphony Op 9 (Edition Anton von Webern)
    Brahms: Clarinet Quintet Op 115
    et al.

  • 20 - 23

    Aug 24

    Photo: Radio Classique
    ©
    Masterclass Gautier Capuçon

    Masterclass Gautier Capuçon

    Public masterclasses & concerts with Gautier Capuçon und prize winners of the Fondation Gautier Capuçon

    BOOKING OPTIONS

    FESTIVAL PACKAGE
    incl. concert tickets, breakfast, spa, yoga and more
    arrival Tue, 20 August
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    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.

    Opening concert Tue, 20 August, closing concert Thu, 22 August, day of departure Fri, 23 August

  • Tuesday

    20 Aug

    2024

    Photo: Fabien Monthubert, Erato
    ©
    Masterclass Gautier Capuçon

    Opening concert
    Gautier Capuçon cello
    Samuel Parent piano

    Brahms: Cello sonata No 1 E minor
    Elgar: Salut d'amour
    Piazzolla: Le Grand Tango
    et al.

  • Wednesday

    21 Aug

    2024

    Photo: Frank Grimm, PR
    ©
    Masterclass Gautier Capuçon

    Morning Masterclass
    with Gautier Capuçon & prize winners of his Fondation Gautier Capuçon

    Gautier Capuçon teaches young students of his Fondation

  • Wednesday

    21 Aug

    2024

    Photo: Felix Broede, PR
    ©
    Masterclass Gautier Capuçon

    Concert
    Gautier Capuçon cello
    & prize winners of his Fondation Gautier Capuçon

    Gautier Capuçon, cello
    Mira Foron & Luka Ispir, violin
    Felix Rosenboom & Luca Giovannini, cello
    Karen Kuronuma & Jan Cmejla, piano

  • Thursday

    22 Aug

    2024

    Photo: Frank Grimm, PR
    ©
    Masterclass Gautier Capuçon

    Morning Masterclass
    with Gautier Capuçon & prize winners of his Fondation Gautier Capuçon

    Gautier Capuçon teaches young students of his Fondation

  • Thursday

    22 Aug

    2024

    Photo: Felix Broede, PR
    ©
    Masterclass Gautier Capuçon

    Closing concert
    Gautier Capuçon cello
    & prize winners of his Fondation Gautier Capuçon

    Gautier Capuçon, cello
    Mira Foron & Luka Ispir, violin
    Felix Rosenboom & Luca Giovannini, cello
    Karen Kuronuma & Jan Cmejla, piano

  • Saturday

    24 Aug

    2024

    Photo: Anoush Abrar
    ©
    Classical

    Gautier Capuçon cello
    & Friends

  • Thursday

    29 Aug

    2024

    Photo: Mascia Sergievskaia
    ©
    Classical

    Evgeny Kissin piano

    Beethoven: Piano sonata No 27 E minor Op 90
    Chopin: Nocturne F sharp minor Op 48/2, Fantasie F minor Op 49
    Prokofjew: Piano sonata No 2 D minor Op 14

    He is one of the great pianists of our time: Evgeny Kissin has been performing on stages around the world for over three decades, impressing audiences as a virtuoso and as a serious pianist dedicated exclusively to music. Recently, he has also emerged as a political artist, taking a stand against his native Russia and condemning the attack on Ukraine in the strongest possible terms in a public discussion at Schloss Elmau. On this August evening, he will take his seat at the Elmau grand piano for the first time for a piano recital with works by Beethoven, Chopin and Prokofiev.

  • Saturday

    31 Aug

    2024

    Photo: Lukas Beck
    ©
    Jazz

    Thomas Quasthoff Quartett
    Celebrating Thomas Quasthoff's 50th Stage anniversary

    Thomas Quasthoff, vocals
    Simon Oslender, keys
    Dieter Ilg, bass
    Wolfgang Haffner, drums

  • 8 - 13

    Sep 24

    Photo: Thomas Straub
    ©
    Dance Retreat

    Dance Retreat

    Dancing makes you happy and keeps you young! Dancing had a long tradition in Schloss Elmau. At this Dance Retreat you can learn new dance steps and develop existing skills with a professional dance teacher on four days, each with a thematic focus.

    SCHEDULE:
    Arrival: Sun, September 8 | Departure: Fri, September 13
    Daily dance classes (Monday to Thursday)
    Dance parties on selected evenings

    Hotel guests are also welcome to register for individual course days of the dance retreat

    “Would you care to dance?Ï” (article from The Daily Telegraph)

    BOOKING OPTIONS:

    COMPLIMENTARY NIGHT
    when booking 5 nights and more (Arrival Sun, 8th September)
    Book package here!

    What to expect
    Daily dance classes (16.00 - 17.30):
    Monday: Waltz, Tuesday: Discofox, Wednesday: Cha-Cha-Cha, Thursday: Tango
    Dance Parties on selected evenings (each from 21.30): with DJ or live band (no registration required)

    The Hamburg dance trainer Pia David is a five-time German champion and multiple finalist in World and European Championships. She has supported over 1000 dance couples, some of whom have won German and World Championship titles.

    Further information:
    The course level will be adapted to its participants, beginners welcome
    Please indicate for the course planning whether you are coming as a couple or traveling alone. Single travelers will be assigned dance partners on site, same sex also possible.
    Private dance lessons can be booked through the cultural office.
    A hotel booking is required to take part in the dance courses.

  • 13 - 15

    Sep 24

    Photo: PR
    ©
    Kreisau @ Schloss Elmau

    The music festival „Krzyzowa-Music” as a guest in Schloss Elmau

    The small town of Krzyzowa in Poland (German: Kreisau) went down in history with its famous “Kreisauer Kreis” – and is an important place for the resistance, for international meetings, culture and Europe. In 2014 the international music festival Krzyzowa Music was founded. In Schloss Elmau, young promising musicians of the festival can now be experienced with their artistic director Viviane Hagner.

    BOOKING OPTIONS

    FESTIVAL PACKAGE
    incl. concert tickets, breakfast, spa, yoga and more
    arrival Fri, 13 September
    Book your room here!


  • Friday

    13 Sep

    2024

    Photo: PR
    ©
    Kreisau @ Schloss Elmau

    Information evening on the history of Kreisau and the "Krzyzowa-Music" festival

    The history of the famous Kreisau Circle in Krzyzowa, Silesia - a living place of reconciliation and understanding to this day.
    with Matthias von Hülsen, festival founder and director, Dorothy von Hülsen & Alexey Stadler

    Helmuth James and Freya von Moltke hosted meetings of a group of determined opponents of National Socialism at the Kreisau/Krzyzowa estate in Silesia. The Kreisau Circle stood for civil society, reconciliation between European neighbours and the creation of a European federation. In the discussion, the panellists will explain the history of Kreisau, which is still a living place of reconciliation and understanding today.

  • Saturday

    14 Sep

    2024

    Photo: Timm Koeln
    ©
    Kreisau @ Schloss Elmau

    Viviane Hagner violin
    Karolina Errera viola
    Alexey Stadler cello
    Lilit Grigoryan piano
    et al.

    Smetana: Piano trio G minor Op 15
    Franck: Piano quintet F minor

  • Wednesday

    16 Oct

    2024

    Photo: Lukas Beck
    ©
    World

    Manu Delago Hang & Ensemble

    Manu Delago, handpans & drums
    Georg Gratzer, woodwinds
    Christoph Pepe Auer, woodwinds
    Alois Eberl, trombone & accordion
    Bernie Mallinger, violin
    Jenny Ames, viola
    Clemens Rofner, Bass
    Charly Mair & Chris Norz, Percussion

    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 Swiss instrument Hang, an sounding body with a meditative sound, has made the Tyrolean Manu Delago a star – and a video on YouTube that was clicked almost 5 million times. He is responsible for sold-out houses from India to Mexico, from the USA to Germany. World stars like the Icelandic pop icon work closely with him. Now the Tyrolean musician and composer can be experienced for the first time in Schloss Elmau and presents a splendid interplay of experimental pop, detail-loving electronics and rocky chamber music.

  • Saturday

    19 Oct

    2024

    Photo: Andre Grilc
    ©
    tba

    Marie Spaemann cello, vocals
    Christian Bakanic accordeon, piano & vocals

  • 20 - 24

    Oct 24

    Photo: Simon Tolman_Schloss Elmau
    ©
    Buchmessetage

    Buchmessetage
    mit Anne-Dore Krohn, Ijoma Mangold,
    Denis Scheck & Insa Wilke

    Die Literaturkritiker Anne-Dore Krohn, Ijoma Mangold, Denis Scheck & Insa Wilke präsentieren im Anschluss an die Frankfurter Buchmesse wichtige Neuerscheinungen und führen Gespräche mit Gastautoren.

    BUCHUNGSOPTIONEN:

    FESTIVAL-PACKAGE
    Anreise So, 20. Oktober
    inkl. Konzerttickets, Frühstück, Spa, Yoga u.v.m.
    Hier Package buchen!


    Die vier LiteraturkritikerInnen sind aus verschiedenen Medien bekannt:
    Insa Wilke veröffentlicht u.a. in der Süddeutschen Zeitung und im Rundfunk. 2014 erhielt sie den Alfred-Kerr-Preis für Literaturkritik.
    Denis Scheck ist vor allem aus den Fernseh-Sendungen „Druckfrisch“ (ARD) und „Lesenswert“ (SWR) bekannt.
    Anne-Dore Krohn ist neben ihrer Arbeit für rbb Kultur u.a. Jurymitglied des Preises der Leipziger Buchmesse.
    Nach mehreren Jahren als Literaturchef der „ZEIT“ ist Ijoma Mangold jetzt ihr kulturpolitischer Korrespondent. Gemeinsam mit Denis Scheck und Insa Wilke gehört er zur festen Besetzung der Sendung „Lesenswert“.

  • 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.

    BOOKING OPTIONS:

    COMPLIMENTARY NIGHT
    when booking 5 nights and more, arrival Sun, 10 November
    incl. concert tickets, breakfast, spa, yoga and more
    Book your room here!


    FESTIVAL SHORTSTAY
    bookable from 2 nights
    incl. concert tickets, breakfast, spa, yoga and more
    Book your room here!

    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:

    COMPLIMENTARY NIGHT
    when booking 5 nights and more, arrival Sun, 24 November
    incl. concert tickets, breakfast, spa, yoga and more
    Book your room here!


    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.