Schloss Elmau

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Schloss Elmau has been cultivating a unique cultural tradition for more than 100 years. 100 km south of Munich, the five-star superior hotel is situated in a spectacularly isolated location at the bottom of the Wettersteinwand - surrounded by crystal-clear lakes, fragrant forests and primeval mogul meadows - and was the residence of the heads of state & government during the G7 summits in 2015 and 2022.

Since its opening year in 1916, Schloss Elmau has been a focal point of the international classical, jazz and literary worlds. In the legendary, acoustically outstanding concert hall, up to 230 concerts and readings with great musicians and artists take place every year - always on the pulse of time and with a great variety. In addition to the concerts, which are spread throughout the year, numerous festivals invite you to delve into the content over several days each year - such as the Chamber Music Week, the European Jazztival, the Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau, the Book Fair Days or Literature Days with a changing focus. In addition, Schloss Elmau itself presents curated festival weeks by outstanding artists such as the world-renowned baritone Christian Gerhaher or the star violinist Daniel Hope. The programme is complemented by events to promote young musicians and cooperations with educational institutions such as the Munich University of Music and Theatre, the Kronberg Academy and cooperations with outstanding competitions.

Schloss Elmau serves as a refuge, rehearsal space and experimental area for artists from all over the world. Artistic pairings are formed here, songs written, new programmes rehearsed and CDs recorded. With 8 grand pianos and round-the-clock rehearsal facilities, Schloss Elmau offers its artists a perfect infrastructure for their artistic work, while they, like their listeners, can relax with friends and families.

Among the artists who have performed or are performing at Schloss Elmau are the great artists of the last decades, including the Amadeus Quartet, Martha Argerich, Avi Avital, Julian Barnes, Lisa Batiashvili, T.C. Boyle, Alfred Brendel, Benjamin Britten, Till Brönner, Yefim Bronfman, Khatia Buniatishvili, John Burnside, Joseph Calleja, Gautier Capuçon, Renaud Capuçon, Christopher Clark, Chick Corea, Dan Diner, Hans Magnus Enzensberger, Saul Friedländer, Sol Gabetta, Jan Garbarek, Timothy Garton Ash, Christian Gerhaher, Friedrich Gulda, Jürgen Habermas, Thomas Hampson, André Heller, Daniel Hope, Janine Jansen, Hans Jonas, Leonidas Kavakos, Navid Kermani, Alexander Kluge, Gidon Kremer, Nils Landgren, Walter Laqueur, Igor Levit, Loriot, Ian McEwan, Mischa Maisky, Brad Mehldau, Yehudi Menuhin, Sabine Meyer, Herfried Münkler, Bill Murray, Gregory Porter, Thomas Quasthoff, Quatuor Ebène, Fazil Say, Grigory Sokolov, Esbjörn Svenson, Daniil Trifonov, Arcadi Volodos, Yuja Wang, Michael Wollny, Frank Peter Zimmermann and many more. v.a.