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A graduate of University Mozarteum Salzburg and Schola Cantorum Basiliensis the german lutenist and guitarist Elias Conrad has an active concert schedule performing all over Europe on a variety of historical plucked instruments and specialized in a wide repertoire from the 16th to 19th century.

He frequently performes on renowned stages and festivals like MAfestival Bruges, Oude Muziek Festival Utrecht, Festival Barocco Alessandro Stradella di Viterbo e Nepi, Innsbrucker Festtage der Alten Musik, Händelfestspiele Göttingen and Festival Grandezza e Meraviglie. As lutenist he was involved in numerous productions and recordings with famous soloists, like Andreas SchollTamar Halperin and Amandine Beyer, conducters, like René Jacobs, Alfredo Bernardini and Alessandro De Marchi, and orchestras and institutions, such as Gli Incogniti, Nordic Symphony OrchestraAbendmusiken BaselLe Concert IdéalEnsemble Mare Nostrum, Vienna Morphing OrchestraLa Banda, Mozarteumorchester Salzburg, Sinfonieorchester Basel, Theater Basel, Tiroler Festspiele Erl and Teatro Carlo Felice Genova

 

Repeatedly rewarded he is laureate and winner of numerous competitions including the Culture Prize 2018 Coburg, Music Culture Prize Saar 2019 Saarbrücken, Concorso di Musica Antica Maurizio Pratola 2019 L'Aquila, London Early Music Competition 2020 and Biagio Marini Competition 2021 Neuburg.
In addition he was awarded with scholarships of the CS Mare Foundation, the Werner Richard - Dr Carl Dörken Stiftung and Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben.

He is artistic director of the international ensemble Mozaïque, with whom he has won the Göttingen Händel Competition 2021, the title „Rheinsberger Hofkapelle“ for the season 2020/21 and two special prizes at the H.I.F. Biber Competition 2021 including a CD recording for Pan classics.


Besides being co-founder of several Renaissance, baroque and jazz ensembles, he is guitar docent of the Bavarian Mandolin Youth Orchestra.

 


AWARDS

DA VINCI YOUNG SOUNDS, ITALY 2022

Rýnský Trio

CD RECORDING PRIZE

GÖTTINGEN HÄNDEL COMPETITION, GÖTTINGEN 2021

Mozaïque 

FIRST PRIZE
AUDIENCE AWARD

H.I.F. BIBER COMPETITION, ST. FLORIAN 2021

Mozaïque 

NOTE 1 MUSIC GMBH PRIZE
FIORI MUSICALI PRIZE


BIAGIO MARINI COMPETITION, NEUBURG 2021

Rýnský Trio

AUDIENCE AWARD

LONDON EARLY MUSIC COMPETITION 2020

Mokka Barock

THIRD PRIZE

RHEINSBERGER HOFKAPELLE, RHEINSBERG 2020

Mozaïque 

FIRST PRIZE
AUDIENCE AWARD


CONCORSO MAURIZIO PRATOLA, L' AQUILA 2019

Fabridoen 

SECOND PRIZE

FÖRDERPREIS ALTE MUSIK SAAR, SAARBRÜCKEN 2019

Fabridoen

THIRD PRIZE
AUDIENCE AWARD

KULTUR FÖRDERPREIS MUSIK COBURG 2018

Solo

FIRST PRIZE


EDUCATION

SCHOLA CANTORUM BASILIENSIS,    BASEL


Julian Behr
Thomas Leininger

UNIVERSITÄT MOZARTEUM, SALZBURG


Hans Brüderl

ANTON-BRUCKNER-PRIVATUNIVERSITÄT, LINZ


Michael Langer

HOCHSCHULE FÜR MUSIK HFM, NÜRNBERG


Thomas Königs
Björn Colell


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