Rani Elias

Born in Northeast Syria, I used to sing, dance and play Syriac music on the trumpet.
In 2018, I received a Master’s degree in Classical music from Prins Claus Conservatorium- Groningen.
Since June 2016, I was a guest in thr Netherlands Wind Ensemble (NBE) in het Muziekgebouw – Amsterdam, I 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). I also was a soloist with WDR. Funkhausorchester-köln. In 2003, I graduated from the Higher Institute of Music in Damascus. 

(1999-2015) Worked as a Trumpet player at The Syrian National Symphony Orchestra, I 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.

(2007-2011) Trumpet player in The Syrian Jazz Orchestra. (2009- 2012) I 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, I work as a trumpet teacher in the Groningen area, 
I am the first trumpet player in The Syrian Expat Philharmonic Orchestra- Europe and in Deutsch-Syrische Philharmoniker-Bremenand in the
Mezzop Trio.
Since September 2018 I am the director of New Life Choir Groningen.