Konrad Elias-Trostmann


Role: Violinist

Performances with FSO:


Portrait of Konrad Elias-Trostmann

Praised for his "perfectly poised" (The Strad) music-making and "beautiful tone, articulated like speech" (Klassikfavori, Germany), London-born German-Brazilian violinist Konrad Elias-Trostmann’s vivid performance style and natural flair for entertaining breaks down the wall often found between audience and performer.

The Linos Piano Trio, of which Konrad is the violinist, is fast being recognised internationally as one of Europe’s most innovative and creative ensembles. Since 2020 the ensemble has released two critically acclaimed recordings with CAvI Music. Both were nominated for OPUS Klassik, the German Classical Music Awards, the latter, Stolen Music - in partnership with Bayerischer Rundfunk, even winning the chamber music category in the prestigious German Critics’ Choice Awards. The trio was the winner of the 1st Prize and Audience Prize at the 7th Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition in 2015 and in 2019 founded the Linos Festival, Cologne’s first chamber music festival. 2023 will see international performances and the release of their third album in partnership with Southwest German Radio.

Konrad has held positions in German orchestras such as the WDR-Sinfonieorchester and the Essen Philharmoniker, and regularly appears as guest Principal 2nd Violin and Assistant Concertmaster in world-renowned orchestras such as the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, London Philharmonic Orchestra, and Gürzenich-Orchester Köln. He now enjoys combining solo work with ensemble playing; highlights include performances of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto and the chamber ensemble arrangement of Mahler’s 4th Symphony, led and directed by Konrad from the violin. Chamber music performances have brought him to venues such as Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall, Melbourne Recital Centre, Seoul Arts Centre,and Sala Cultural Itaím São Paulo.

Konrad completed his studies in London, Cologne and Salzburg, and has also worked with Sir András Schiff, Maxim Vengerov, James Ehnes, and Philippe Graffin. He is currently based in Cologne and spends his free time doing yoga, enjoying a vibrant social life in whichever city he happens to be, and gathering inspiration from some of his greatest musical influences such as Whitney Houston, Dolly Parton, and Céline Dion.

Upcoming concerts

FCC 11 May 2024
FSO 18 May 2024
FCC & FSO 13 July 2024