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ELIAS GILLESBERGER was born in Upper Austria and received his first piano lessons at the local music school. After graduating from the Musikgymnasium Linz, he studied at the Anton Bruckner Privatuniversität Linz with Clemens Zeilinger. Since 2021 he has been studying chamber music with Christoph Eggner (Eggner Trio, Vienna) and vocal accompaniment with Julius Drake (Graz).

Concerts as a soloist and chamber musician have taken him to many parts of Europe and to renowned concert halls and festivals (Brucknerhaus Linz, Austrian Cultural Forum London, YMCA Auditiorium Jerusalem, International Bruckner Days St. Florian, International Chamber Music Days St. Marien and many more). In the 2022/23 season Elias Gillesberger will make his debuts as a chamber musician at the Vienna Musikverein and the Vienna Konzerthaus.

While still at school, he won numerous prizes at "prima la musica" at state and national level. In 2012 he received the "Dr. Josef Ratzenböck Scholarship" from the State of Upper Austria and in 2019 the Rotary Music Award.

He completed masterclasses with Paul Gulda, Christiane Iven, Burkhard Kehring, Michael Schade, Adrian Eröd and the Vienna Piano Trio, among others.

Since 2014 Elias Gillesberger has been a piano partner of renowned singers (KS Angelika Kirchschlager, KS Ildiko Raimondi, KS Herbert Lippert and many others) in concerts throughout Austria.

In 2015, the young pianist was soloist in the world premiere of the first piano concerto by composer Thomas Mandel with the Vienna String Soloists (members of the Vienna Philharmonic). In 2018, an invitation from the Austrian Consulate to Milan followed to participate in a concert to mark the start of the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the EU.

In 2019 Gillesberger appeared for the first time in an opera production, as stage pianist in Othmar Schoeck's "Penthesilea", at the Landestheater Linz and made his debut as soloist with the Second Piano Concerto by Sergei Rachmaninoff.

In the 2021/22 season he made another guest appearance at the Landestheater Linz as pianist in the EUROPERAS 3&4 by John Cage.

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