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

  • Thursday

    29 Jun

    2023

    Photo: Lukas Beck
    ©
    Haydn Summit

    Sir András Schiff piano

    Haydn: piano sonatas E flat major Hob. XVI: 52, C minor Hob. XVI: 20, E minor Hob. XVI: 34, C major Hob. XVI: 48

    Presented by Schloss Elmau and the G. Henle Verlag

  • Friday

    30 Jun

    2023

    Photo: Irene Zandel
    ©
    Haydn Summit

    William Youn piano

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

    Presented by Schloss Elmau and the G. Henle Verlag

  • Friday

    30 Jun

    2023

    Photo: Günter Scholz, PR
    ©
    Haydn Summit

    Prof. Dr. Arnold Jacobshagen
    “Haydn's Piano Sonatas”

    Lecture in German

    Presented by Schloss Elmau and the G. Henle Verlag

  • Friday

    30 Jun

    2023

    Photo: Gregor Hohenberg
    ©
    Haydn Summit

    Claire Huangci piano

    Haydn: piano sonatas C major Hob. XVI: 1, D major Hob. XVI: 37, G major Hob. XVI: 39
    E flat major Hob. XVI: 45
    Presented by Schloss Elmau and the 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, Zelter and Haydn”

    Lecture in German

    Presented by Schloss Elmau and the G. Henle Verlag

    Alfred Brendel is a living legend among pianists. Since he gave 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 the artists present
    Moderation: Dr. Wolf-Dieter Seiffert G. Henle Verlag

    Panel discussion in German | Presented by Schloss Elmau and the G. Henle Verlag

  • Saturday

    1 Jul

    2023

    Photo: Michael Leis
    ©
    Haydn Summit

    Yaara Tal piano
    Andreas Groethuysen piano

    Haydn: piano sonatas A flat major Hob. XVI: 46, B minor Hob. XVI: 32, G minor Hob. XVI: 44, D major Hob. XVI: 19

    Presented by Schloss Elmau and the G. Henle Verlag

  • Thursday

    6 Jul

    2023

    Photo: Jake Turney
    ©
    Classical

    The Kanneh-Mason Piano Trio
    Isata Kanneh-Mason piano
    Braimah Kanneh-Mason violin
    Sheku Kanneh-Mason cello

    Mendelssohn: Lieder ohne Worte et al.
    Brahms: Klaviertrio Nr. 2 C-Dur

  • Saturday

    8 Jul

    2023

    Photo: Jake Turney, Rebecca Naen
    ©
    Classical

    Sheku Kanneh-Mason cello
    Plinio Fernandes guitar

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

  • Saturday

    15 Jul

    2023

    Photo: Julien Mignot
    ©
    Classical

    Alexander Melnikov piano

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

  • Wednesday

    19 Jul

    2023

    Photo: Mats Bäcker
    ©
    Classical

    Johan Dalene violin
    Nicola Eimer piano

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

  • Saturday

    22 Jul

    2023

    Dance evening

    “Let´s swing & dance!”
    with Bernd Lhotzky & Friends

    Dance evening with live music

  • Tuesday

    25 Jul

    2023

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

    Gabriela Scherer soprano
    Michael Volle baritone

    Baritone Michael Volle, to be heard on the world's most important opera stages, together with the soprano Gabriela Scherer gives an evening of great arias and duets from opera history.

  • Saturday

    29 Jul

    2023

    Photo: Marco Borggreve
    ©
    Classical

    Francesco Piemontesi piano

    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.

  • 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
    ©
    Classical

    BartolomeyBittman
    Matthias Bartolomey cello
    Klemens Bittmann violin & mandola

    Matthias Bartolomey, cello
    Klemens Bittmann, violin & mandola

    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: PR
    ©
    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: Juan C. Roa, PR
    ©
    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.

  • 21 - 25

    Aug 23

    Photo: Erato warner Classics
    ©
    Concerts & Masterclasses

    Masterclass Gautier Capuçon

    Public masterclasses & concerts with Gautier Capuçon and his students

    FESTIVAL-APCKAGE
    Arrival on 21st August
    Departure on 25th August
    Book your room now!

    For four 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 Mon, 21 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

  • 1 - 30

    Sep 23

    Dear concert guests,
    Ffor 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 teamDear 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

    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!

  • Sunday

    3 Sep

    2023

    Photo: Ray Tarantino
    ©
    Modern Classical

    Ludovico Einaudi piano
    Concert II

    BOOK YOUR STAY:
    Arrival Sunday, 3 September
    Departure Thursday, 7 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!

  • 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 24th Sep.
    Departure on 1st Oct.
    Book your room now!

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

    23rd 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.

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

  • 19 - 24

    Nov 23

    Photo: PR
    ©
    Literaturtage

    Literaturtage „Tagebücher“
    Medien der Selbstvergewisserung als literarische Gattung

    Kaum etwas ist privater als ein Tagebuch. Dennoch – oder gerade deswegen – sind manche Tagebücher in die Literaturgeschichte eingegangen. Keine andere Form des Schreibens ist so subjektiv, keine vermittelt einen ähnlich frischen Eindruck des gerade Erlebten. Die Geschichte dieser speziellen Art des autobiographischen Schreibens reicht von der Antike bis zu öffentlichen Blogs im Internet. Sie zeigt den Wandel im Selbstverständnis des Menschen im Verhältnis zur Geschichte.

    Auftaktveranstaltung am Sonntagabend, 19. November, Abschlussveranstaltung am Donnerstagabend, 23. November

  • 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.

    with Daniil Trifonov, Mikhail Pletnev, Nikolay Lugansky, James Ehnes, Mao Fujita, Julia Hagen, Timothy Chooi, Pablo Sainz-Villegas, Ilya Gringolts etc.

    COMPLIMENTARY NIGHT
    when booking 7 nights
    Arrival on 26th Nov.
    Departure am 3rd Dec.
    Book your room now!


    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

  • 1 - 31

    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: 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

    9 Dec

    2023

    Photo: scholzshootspeople, Ira Weinrauch
    ©
    Classical

    Sabine Meyer clarinet
    Alliage Quintett saxophone quintet
    “Winterzauber”