Elias David Moncado

Elias David Moncado was born on 4th November, 2000, of German/Spanish and Malaysian descent. He started playing the violin at the age of four at the “Pflüger Foundation Freiburg”, a private institute for young talents. One year later he was granted a scholarship at the “Pflüger Foundation” and made his debut at the International Marschner Festival in Hinterzarten, Blackforest. At seven he was admitted to the violin class of Professor Latica Honda-Rosenberg as a junior student at the Music College Freiburg. At eight, still as a junior student, he changed to the Julius-Stern-Institute at the University of Arts, Berlin. Since January 2016, he has been a junior student of the Interlaken Classics Akademie in Interlaken, Switzerland under the international renowned violinist and pedagogue, Professor Zakhar Bron. He is currently a student of Professor Pierre Amoyal in Mozarteum Salzburg. At the age of ten, he was the youngest prize winner in the history of the European Cultural Foundation with the European Award for the most promising young artists. At the age of twelve he debuted at the Berlin Philharmonic Hall as a soloist with German Chamber Orchestra of Berlin. He has been the laureate of several national competitions such as ‘Jugend musiziert’ (first prize with highest marks), and international competitions such as Hindemith Competition Berlin (2nd Prize), Concours FLAME Paris (1st Grand Prize with highest marks), Young Paganini Legnica/Poland (1st Prize, Special Prize for the best Paganini performance, Special Prize for the best individuality), Telemann Competition in Poznan/Poland (2nd Prize), Knopf Competition in Düsseldorf (Eugene Ysaÿe Prize), Lions Competition Germany (1st Prize), Louis Spohr Competition in Weimar (2nd Prize), Concours internationale de musique de l’orchestre philharmonique du Morocco (2nd Prize, Audience Prize, Orchestra Prize, Special Prize of the Animato Association, Special Prize of Printemps Musical des Alizés Casablanca) and Andrea Postacchini Competition Fermo/Italy (2nd Prize, Special Prize for best performance of a piece from 19th-21st century, Special Prize for the best German participant of the entire competition). He has performed with numerous orchestras such as Freiburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Penang Symphony Orchestra (Malaysia), Zagreb Soloists, Julius-Stern Music University Orchestra (Berlin), Smetana Philharmonic Orchestra (Prague), Polish Philharmonic Orchestra (Sopot), German Chamber Orchestra (Berlin), Philharmonic Orchestra Heidelberg, Philharmonie Baden-Baden, Bavarian Broadcasting Symphony Orchestra (Bayerischer Rundfunk), Franz Liszt Music University Orchestra in Weimar, Orchestre Philharmonique du Maroc. He has collaborated with a number conductors including  Wolfgang Trommer, Hans Richter, Zvi Carmeli, Fabrice Bollon, Wojciech Rajski, Gabriel Adorjan, Olivier Holt, Folko Jungnitsch, Christoph Wyneken and Nicholas Pasquet. Elias has made guest appearances at prestigious music festivals such as Classic Festival Bad Ragaz/Switzerland, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Music Festival, Kissinger Music Summer, Brandenburg Summer, Crescendo Festival Berlin, Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, Teatro Ristori and Printemps Musical des Alizés/Morocco. He has also appeared on Radio Berlin Brandenburg (rbb), SWR 2 Radio Baden-Württemberg, France 3 TV, BR Klassik Germany, RTS-Espace 2 and WDR TV Cologne, Germany. Elias has been selected to perform for French President Emmanuel Macron and German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier in November 2018. He is a holder of scholarships from Freunde Junger Musiker Berlin, Europäischer Freundeskreis Berlin, International Music Academy Liechtenstein, Gerd-Bucerius-Foundation and Jürgen-Ponto-Foundation. Currently, he is the Primarius of his own string quartet. From February 2017 to December 2017 he played a Petrus Guarnerius violin/ Venice 1730 on loan from „German Music Foundation Musikleben“, Hamburg. As a prize winner of the “German Music Foundation Musikleben” Hamburg he plays a violin by Giambattista Rogeri/Brescia (around 1700).


accompanist – Bartłomiej Wezner


  1. S. Bach – Sonata for violin solo No. 1 in G minor BWV 1001
  2. Ysaÿe – Sonata for violin solo No. 3 in D minor Op. 27
  3. Paganini – Capriccio solo No. 11 in C major Op. 1


  1. van Beethoven – Sonata for violin and piano No. 3 in E-flat major Op. 12
  2. Lipiński – Polonaise in A major No. 1 Op. 9
  3. Debussy – Sonata for violin and piano L. 140
  4. Saint Saëns – Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso Op.28


  1. Bartók – Violin Concerto No. 2 BB 117