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 by by each of the following schools:

Muziekschool-Kielzog in Hoogezand, ‘t Clockhuys Muziekschool in Haren,  Muziehuis050 in Groningen, and as a music workshop leader by De Vrolijkheid. 

He is the first trumpet player in The Syrian Expat Philharmonic Orchestra– Europe.
Mezzop Trio.
Since September 2018 Rani is the conductor of New Life Choir Groningen.