Rani Elias

Born in Northeast Syria, he used to sing, dance and play Syriac music on the trumpet.
In September 2019 Rani and Karoun won The UAF- Award and they were the stars of the year 2019 in The Netherlands.

In 2018, Rani received a Master’s degree in Classical music from Prins Claus Conservatorium- Groningen.
In June 2016 he participated as a guest with Netherlands wind ensemble(NBE) in het Muziekgebouw – Amsterdam. Since 2016 he played with the Syrian Big Band in the North Sea Jazz Festival (Rotterdam), International Jazz days (Korzo-The Hague), Celebration Codarts/Grounds (Rotterdam), and in the Bimhuis (Amsterdam). He also was a soloist with WDR. Funkhausorchester-köln. In 2003, Rani graduated from the Higher Institute of Music in Damascus. 

(1999-2015) Worked as a Trumpet player at The Syrian National Symphony Orchestra, he participated in most of its concerts in Syria and abroad.
(2006- 2013) Participated with the Youth Orchestra of the Higher Institute of Music in The Young Euro Classical Music Festival (Berlin-Germany), and in many concerts with the Youth Orchestra of Palestine, the Palestinian National Orchestra and Amman Symphony Orchestra.

(2007) Trumpet player in The Syrian Jazz Orchestra. (2009- 2012) he Participated with the “Damascus Baroque Soloists” in several concerts. Trumpet Teacher at Amman National Institute for Music in Jordan (2006-2008), at the Sulhi Al-Wadi and Al-Assad Youth Music Institutes in Damascus (2003-2015). Brass Instruments trainer in the Syrian Military Band (2008-2011) and the Police Sciences Faculty’s band.

(2012-2015) First trumpet player in the Syrian National Symphony Orchestra and in the Damascus Brass Quintet (2003-2015).

Currently, he works as a trumpet teacher in the Groningen area, and music workshop leader with De Vrolijkheid. 

He is the first trumpet player in The Syrian Expat Philharmonic Orchestra- Europe and in Deutsch-Syrische Philharmoniker-Bremenand.
Mezzop Trio.
Since September 2018 Rani is the conductor of New Life Choir Groningen.