A unique concert experience

with great artists of our time

The legendary concert hall
is at the heart of what Schloss Elmau is all about. Among the the many great artists & authors who have contributed to a unique cultural tradition that goes back more than 100 years are Martha Argerich, Amadeus Quartett, Julian Barnes, Lisa Batiashvili, Benjamin Britten, T.C. Boyle, Alfred Brendel, Yefim Bronfman, John Burnside, Gautier Capuçon, Renaud Capuçon, Christopher Clark, Dan Diner, Hans Magnus Enzensberger, Paolo Fresu, Saul Friedländer, Sol Gabetta, Jan Garbarek, Timothy Garton Ash, Christian Gerhaher, David Grossmann, Monika Grütters, Friedrich Gulda, Jürgen Habermas, Daniel Hope, André Heller, Janine Jansen, Hans Jonas, Leonidas Kavakos, Navid Kermani, Alexander Kluge, Gidon Kremer, Nils Landgren, Walter Laqueur, Loriot, Avishai Margalit, Ian Mcewan, Mischa Maisky, Brad Mehldau, Reinhold Messner, Yehudi Menuhin, Milos Karadaglic, Viktoria Mullova, Herfried Münkler, Bill Murray, Gregory Porter, Thomas Quasthoff, Christoph Ransmayr, Rachel Salamander, Brendan Sims, Grigory Sokolov, Martin Stadtfeld, Esbjörn Svenson, Daniil Trifonov, Maxim Vengerov, Jan Vogler, Edmund De Waal, Yuja Wang, Michael Wollny, Frank Peter Zimmermann etc.

Dr. Silke Zimmermann
Artistic Director

we celebrate classical music, jazz, literature, poetry & political debates with more than 200 events per year.

Besides our legendary Chamber Music Festival in January, founded by the famous Amadeus Quartet and Benjamin Britten in 1957, we feature Music of the Romantic Era in June, JazzClassica in July, The Grammophone Winners in September, The Jazztival and The Verbier Festival@Schloss Elmau in November.

are welcome to listen, if they can sit still for one hour. To experience great artists in concerts together with their parents becomes the unforgettable highlight of their vacation.



US-amerikanischer Sänger und Komponist Gregory Porter
Montenegrinischer klassischer Gitarrist Miloš Karadaglić
Schwedischer Posaunist und Sänger Nils Landgren Jazzmusiker
Georgische Violinistin Elisabeth (Lisa) Batiashvili
Konzert im Konzertsaal in Schloss Elmau Luxury Spa & Cultural Hideaway
US-amerikanischer Jazzpianist Brad Mehldau im Konzertsaal Schloss Elmau
Vielfach ausgezeichneter deutscher Jazzpianist Michael Wollny

Recorded @ Schloss Elmau

CD recordings have become a tradition at Schloss Elmau. Since 2005, Jazz and classical music musicians haven been visiting Schloss Elmau to record CDs under perfect conditions in the legendary concert hall with its excellent acoustics.

The list includes such artists as Renaud Garcia-Fons (2005), Joachim Kühn & Michael Wollny (2008, ACT), Vladyslav Sendecki (2010), Danilo Rea & Flavio Boltro (2010), Gwilyn Simcock (2010/2013), Dieter Ilg (2011), Mischa & Lily Maisky (2011, Deutsche Grammophon),



Bugge Wesseltoft (2014), Simone Kermes, Vivica Genaux & Cappella Gabetta (2014), David Orlowsky (2014), Hisako Kawamura & Clemens Hagen (2014), William Youn (2015), Nicolas Angelich (2016), Michael Wollny & Vincent Peirani (2016), Gautier Capucon & Frank Braley (2016), triosence (2016), Ivo Pogorelich (2016) and David Orlowsky Trio (2016).

Martha Argerich & Sergei Babayan at their recording for Deutsche Grammophone in November 2017

Non Profit Cultural Trust

The Kulturförderkreis (Cultural Trust) is a non-profit organisation supporting the unique cultural tradition of Schloss Elmau since 1972. The trust is particularly engaged in supporting young promising artists with tax deductible donations. The trust is run by Martin T:Son Engstroem, the founder and CEO of the famous Verbier Festival in Switzerland.