Violin Elias David Moncado

„The difference of class, skill, this flash, this gift from God or nature – is striking both in the ears and in the eyes, because it can also be seen. Here comes a young violinist who, without the slightest shadow of effort, throws out the shiny cascades of the most difficult sounds. In addition, he plays with such a beautiful tone, so charming, and with all this I see in his attitude a wonderful, rare modesty.“
Adam Rozlach, Polish Radio

Moncado is a warmly communicative and sympathetic player, and there was much to enjoy in his truth-seeking and heart-on-sleeve account.“ – The Strad

„Moncado’s stratospheric high passages were immaculate, and the more lyric ones had great beauty. In short, he showed himself to be a mature artist of exceptional talent.“
Cleveland Classical

„Moncados technischer und künstlerischer Reifegrad sind enorm, vor allem beeindruckt die Beseeltheit seines Spiels – Moncado spielt nicht nur: Er fühlt Musik.“
Alexander Dick, Badische Zeitung

22-year-old German-Spanish-Malaysian violinist Elias David Moncado is the youngest ever winner of the 1st grand prize as well as 10 special prizes at the International Karol Lipinski Violin Competition in Poland. In 2021, within two weeks, he won the 1st prize at the Int. Valsesia Musica Competition in Italy as well as the 1st prize at the Int. Vladimir Spivakov Competition in Russia.

In addition, he is the youngest prizewinner of the 7th International Sendai Violin Competition in Japan.

In April 2022 he released his Debut-CD with Avi-Music and works by Hindemith, Poulenc and Bartók.

From 2020-2022 he was a debut artist at Nikolaisaal Potsdam.

In November 2022 he gave his debut recital at Meguro Persimmon Hall Tokyo and performed Beethoven ́s violin concerto at Hitachi Systems Hall Sendai.

In January/February 2023 he joined Anne-Sophie Mutter and Mutter’s Virtuosi on a tour to Iceland, USA and Canada.

Since 2023 he is scholarship holder of the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation.

At the age of 7, he became junior student with Prof. Latica Honda-Rosenberg at the Hochschule für Musik Freiburg and later at the Julius-Stern-Institut of Universität der Künste Berlin. He was a junior student of Prof. Zakhar Bron since January 2016 at the Interlaken Classics Akademie. He is currently a student at the Universität Mozarteum Salzburg with Prof. Pierre Amoyal.

At the age of 6, he won the 1st prize with top honors at „Jugend Musiziert“ for solo violin. At the age of 10 he was the youngest ever recipent of the Europäischer Hoffnungspreis in the history of the European Cultural Foundation Pro Europa. At the age of 12, he made his debut at the Berliner Philharmonie with the Deutsches Kammerorchester Berlin. At the age of 13, he received the Deutsch-Französischen Förderpreis of the Deutsch-Französische Gesellschaft Freiburg. At the age of 15, he gave his debut in the USA.

He was a soloist of numerous orchestras like Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, hr- Symphonieorchester, Philharmonic Orchestras of Freiburg and Heidelberg, Philharmonie Baden- Baden, Neue Philharmonie Frankfurt, Brandenburger Symphoniker, Zagreber Solisten, Penang Symphony Orchestra Malaysia, Orchestre Philharmonique du Maroc, Amadeus Chamber Orchestra of Polish Radio, Polnische Kammerphilharmonie Sopot, Torun Symphony Orchestra Poland, Wroclaw Opera Philharmonic Orchestra, Émail Philharmonic Orchestra Japan, MAV Budapest Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra of the Republic of Bashkortostan, Yamagata Symphony Orchestra Japan and Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra Japan with conductors such as Fabrice Bollon, Johannes Knapp, Folko Jungnitsch, Wolfgang Trommer, Wojciech Rajski, Christoph Wyneken, Olivier Holt, Jens Troester, Justus Thorau, Gabriel Adorján, Anna Duczmal-Mróz, Mariusz Smolij, Katsuhiko Watanabe, Ken Takaseki, Nicolás Pasquet, Bassem Akiki, Lorenzo Passerini, Mirosław Jacek Błaszczyk, István Dénes, Mihhail Gerts, Elias Grandy and Vladimir Spivakov.

He performed at the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, Kissinger Musiksommer, Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Brandenburger Sommer, Rhein-Ruhr Festival Recklinghausen, Next Generation Festival Bad Ragaz, Printemps Musical des Alizés, Essaouira, Morocco, Royal Opera House Muscat, Oman, Probaltica Festival Toruń, Zakopane Music Festival, Marschner-Festival Hinterzarten, crescendo Festival Berlin, Salle Alfred Cortot Paris, Teatro Ristori Verona, Alte Kirche Fautenbach Achern, Mozartfestival Schloss Schwetzingen, Konzerthaus Berlin, Harpa Reyklavik, Kravis Center for Performing Arts, Knight Concert Hall at Arsht Center, Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Chicago Symphony Center, Roy Thomson Hall and Carnegie Hall.

He receives further musical inspiration from Prof. Ana Chumachenco, Prof. Yuzuko Horigome, Prof. Ingolf Turban, Prof. Ettore Causa and Prof. Maxim Vengerov.

He appeared on rbb Berlin, WDR Köln, France Musique, France 3, TV TORUŃ, SWR2 and BR Klassik.

He is a major prizewinner of international competitions such as Paul-Hindemith-Wettbewerb Berlin, Concours Flame Paris, „Young Paganini“ Legnica, Poland, Telemann-Wettbewerb Poznań, Poland, Louis-Spohr-Wettbewerb Weimar, Concorso Postacchini Fermo, Lions-Musikpreis Deutschland and Concours International de l’Orchestre du Maroc.

He is a scholarship holder of the Freunde Junger Musiker Berlin, Internationale Musikakademie Liechtenstein, Bernbeck-Stiftung, Gerd-Bucerius-Stiftung, Kulturstiftung Baden-Württemberg, Jürgen Ponto Stiftung and Gen Re.

As a prizewinner and scholarship holder of the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben Hamburg, he plays a violin by Giambattista Rogeri of Brescia (around 1700).

Photo: Zuzanna Specjal


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