14 November | 13:10 - 14:00
As a devoted chamber musician and soloist, Konrad has appeared at such prestigious venues as Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Melbourne Recital Centre and Clarence House, where he performed in the presence of HRH The Prince of Wales.
Recent highlights in Konrad’s solo career include performing as soloist in the UK premiere of Swedish composer Andreas Hallén’s ‘Romanze für Violine und Orchester’ and at LSO St. Luke’s in a performance of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto directed by David Alberman with Sinfonia d’Amici. He has given recitals across Europe and North and South America and won prizes in several international competitions. Konrad has also worked as an orchestral musician with some of the world’s greatest conductors including Sir Simon Rattle, Sir Colin Davis and Antonio Pappano.
Born of German and Brazilian parents, Konrad grew up in London and began his violin studies at the age of six. In 2000 he gained a scholarship to join the Junior Department of the Royal Academy of Music and subsequently won a scholarship to continue his studies at The Purcell School of Music. Konrad was appointed concertmaster of the National Youth Orchestra in 2008. He was recently awarded the position of Principal Second Violin and Sub-Leader of the Folkwang Kammerorchester in Essen.
Konrad graduated from the Royal Academy of Music, where he studied with Professor Igor Petrushevski, with a First Class Honours Degree in 2012 and completed his Masters degree at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln in the class of Professor Mihaela Martin in the summer of 2016. He was recently accepted on the Postgraduate course to work with Rainer Schmidt at the Mozarteum University Salzburg.