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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, specialising in a wide repertoire from the 16th to 19th centuries. 


He frequently performs 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, Raphaël Pichon and Alessandro De Marchi, and orchestras and institutions, such as Gli Incogniti, Pygmalion, I Gemelli, Nordic Symphony OrchestraAbendmusiken BaselLe Concert IdéalEnsemble Mare Nostrum, Altberg, Vienna Morphing Orchestra, L’Orfeo, La Banda, Mozarteumorchester Salzburg, Sinfonieorchester Basel, Tiroler Festspiele Erl, Theater Basel, Opera du Rhin and Teatro Carlo Felice Genova

 

Repeatedly awarded 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, Biagio Marini Competition 2021 Neuburg, Da Vinci Young Sounds 2022Manhattan International Music Prize 2023 and the International Van Wassenaer Competition 2023.
In addition, he was awarded with scholarships of the CS Mare Foundation, the Werner Richard - Dr Carl Dörken Stiftung, Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben, Association des Centres culturels de rencontre ACCR and IYAP Laus Polyphoniae.


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.

 

His discography includes CD productions for labels such as Aparté, Arcana/ Outhere, Pan classics, Evidence, Da Vinci, DUX and Evil Penguin Classic.


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

 


AWARDS

MANHATTAN INTERNATIONAL MUSIC PRIZE (USA), 2023

Rýnský Trio

BAROQUE MUSIC PRIZE

DA VINCI YOUNG SOUNDS (IT), 2022

Rýnský Trio

CD RECORDING PRIZE

GÖTTINGEN HÄNDEL COMPETITION (DE), 2021

Mozaïque 

FIRST PRIZE
AUDIENCE AWARD

H.I.F. BIBER COMPETITION, ST. FLORIAN (AT), 2021

Mozaïque 

NOTE 1 MUSIC PRIZE
FIORI MUSICALI PRIZE

BIAGIO MARINI COMPETITION, NEUBURG (DE), 2021

Rýnský Trio

AUDIENCE AWARD


LONDON EARLY MUSIC COMPETITION (UK), 2020

Mokka Barock

THIRD PRIZE

RHEINSBERGER HOFKAPELLE, RHEINSBERG (DE), 2020

Mozaïque 

FIRST PRIZE
AUDIENCE AWARD

CONCORSO MAURIZIO PRATOLA (IT), 2019

Fabridoen 

SECOND PRIZE

FÖRDERPREIS ALTE MUSIK SAAR (DE), 2019

Fabridoen

THIRD PRIZE
AUDIENCE AWARD

KULTUR FÖRDERPREIS MUSIK COBURG (DE), 2018

Solo

FIRST PRIZE


EDUCATION

SCHOLA CANTORUM BASILIENSIS,    BASEL

UNIVERSITÄT MOZARTEUM, SALZBURG

ANTON-BRUCKNER-PRIVATUNIVERSITÄT, LINZ

HOCHSCHULE FÜR MUSIK HFM, NÜRNBERG


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