Elias David
Moncado

Elias David
Moncado

“…having often been the star of concerts among much older contemporaries.”

The Star Malaysia

 

“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, 18-year-old violinist who, like a sleeve, 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

 

“Brillanz und Süße des Tons umschwebten die Zuhörer in “Introduktion und Rondo capriccioso” von Saint-Saens. Bestechend war die Eleganz der Tanzfiguren: markant die staccati des Pianisten und in souverän-straffer Bogenführung setzte der Geiger seine mitreißenden Fähigkeiten in Szene. Nach tosendem Beifall, Trampeln, lautem Jubel war die Zugaben-Polonaise von Wieniawski das letzte von vielen, vielen Glanzlichtern.”

Offenburger Tageblatt, KULTUR

 

“Achern als Zwischenstation einer Weltkarriere?

Mittelbadische Presse

 

“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

 

“Es war Elias Moncado, der das Violinkonzert G-Dur (KV 216) mit wohl vergleichbarer Unbefangenheit und Intensität eines jungen Mozart darbrachte. Tadellose Kadenzen und ein dynamisch nuancenreicher Vortrag wiesen den Solisten trotz seiner erst 18 Jahre als großes Talent und als Routinier aus.”

Badisches Tagblatt

 

“Though still in his teens, Elias David Moncado gave a highly original performance. His Mozart was excellent. He had perfect mastery of the now mainstream hybrid between period and modern styles as if it were a natural part of himself, and was capable of giving double stops in admiringly true pitches, punctuated by crisp vibratos.”

Yuji Numano, Music Critic

 

“Da ist zum einen der Ton, wunderbar intensiv in der lyrischen Eingangspassage, aber eben nicht dick, ein Klang, der elektrisiert, der bewegt.”

Badische Zeitung

 

“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

Latest News

Interview on The Violin Channel

Saturday, November 30th 2019

Elias recently gave an interview about his 1st grand prize at the Int. Karol Lipinski Competition on The Violin Channel:

www.theviolinchannel.com

1st prize at the Gen Re Music scholarship 2019

Friday, November 29th 2019

Elias was awarded with the 1st prize at the Gen Re Music scholarship 2019 in Cologne, Germany.

1st Grand Prize at the 5th International Karol Lipinski Violin Competition Poland

Tuesday, October 15th 2019

Elias was awarded the 1st grand prize as the youngest ever winner as well as 10 special prizes at the 5th International Karol Lipinski Violin Competition Poland.

www.theviolinchannel.com

www.thestrad.com

7th International Sendai violin competition in Japan

Saturday, June 29th 2019

Elias was awarded the 5th prize (1st prize was not awarded) as the youngest prize winner at the 7th International Sendai violin competition in Japan.

www.simc.jp