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biography
Elina Albach began her studies at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis (Switzerland) with Jörg-Andreas Bötticher in 2009 and in June 2014 she graduated with distinction. She has studied harpsichord with Ton Koopman and Rudolf Lutz amongst others.

Elina has been invited to concerts and festivals in Europe, Australia and South America, such as Bachfest Leipzig, Kunstfest Weimar, Sydney Festival, Resonanzen Wien, Holland Festival etc and her performances have been broadcasted on SWR, MDR Figaro, Deutschlandradio Kultur, NDR, BR.

In 2011 she won the first prize at the “Gebrüder-Graun” and having participated in the “Deutscher Musikwettbewerb 2012” was awarded two scholarships from the “Bundesauswahl Konzerte Junger Künstler” for the season 2013/2014 and in 2013 Elina won the second prize of the Berliner Bach-Wettbewerb.

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CONTINUU||M’s musical language moves in a sphere between old and new, between the 17th and 21st centuries, between knowledge and innovation, between vocal and instrumental music. A new and promising ensemble, CONTINUU||M seeks out new concepts – without losing sight of the original material.

Based in Berlin, harpsichordist Elina Albach works together with artists who overcome the boundaries of the established music scene and who aspire to enrich concert life through excellent quality, rather than quantity.

CONTINUU||M made its debut at the Köthen Bach Festival and at the ION in Nuremberg in Spring 2015; current engagements include concerts in the WDR Funkhaus concert series in Cologne and at the Thuringia Bach Festival 2016. In April 2016, CONTINUU||M will tour Bolivia by invitation of the Goethe Institute. The ensemble’s first CD recording, a coproduction of Bayerischer Rundfunk, is due to be released in 2016.