born in Schwäbisch Gmünd, the pianist Konrad Elser studied at the Musikhochschule Stuttgart with Prof. Paul Buck, Prof. Andrzej Jasinski and Prof. Oleg Maisenberg, who entrusted him with his assistance while still a student. Konrad Elser was a student of Martha Argerich in Geneva and attended master classes with Lew Vlasenko, Jörg Demus and Nikita Magaloff, among others.
Konrad Elser received prizes and awards at numerous competitions. In 1982, for example, he was awarded the bronze medal at the International Music Competition in Geneva. In 1984 he was a prize-winner at the German Music Competition in Bonn, in 1985 he won 1st prize at the Concours International de Piano in Epinal, followed by prizes at the Busoni Competition in Bolzano and the International Schubert Competition in Dortmund in 1987 and 1989.
His concert activities as a soloist and chamber music partner have taken Konrad Elser to other European countries, South America, China and Japan. For many years he performed with the 'Melos Quartet', with renowned artists such as David Geringas, Ida Bieler, Thomas Brandis, the tenor James Wagner, the 'Artemis Quartet', 'Lotus Quartet', 'Cuarteto Casals' and the 'Trio di clarone' with Sabine Meyer.
As a passionate pedagogue and adjudicator, Konrad Elser has earned an outstanding reputation. After teaching at the Musikhochschule Stuttgart and the Hochschule für Kirchenmusik in Esslingen, Konrad Elser followed the call to the Musikhochschule Lübeck in 1992, where he trains the next generation of pianists as professor for piano and chamber music.
Aktuelle Kurse an der LAO mit Prof. Konrad Elser
Akademie für die intensive Ausbildung in Kammermusik und Solospiel / Academy for the intensive training of chamber music and solo performance