My name is Elias Walch. I am an award-winning songwriter and producer based in Mannheim, where I am currently studying Pop Music Design (singer-songwriter) at Popakademie Baden-Württemberg. This page provides you with an overview of my career path so far and highlights the styles of music that I work in. In close collaboration with like-minded professionals, I have established the highly productive songwriting and production team “feldhaus” in Austria. We have been active in the entire GSA territory and have worked for acts such as Lechufer, Leo Poldau, Beatrice Egli, Marc Pircher, Die jungen Zillertaler, Norman Langen, Voxxclub among many others.
The field of music I specialize in is best described as song-centered, sung music that is – at least to some extent – handmade. Any production is only as good as the song behind it and it is a prerequisite that said song can be performed with a simple guitar at a campfire. I am constantly looking for hybrid sounds, which combine acoustic and electronic elements and thrill the audience. Being an avowed situational comedian, barbecue enthusiast and wine lover, I enjoy having people in my studio and spending quality time with them.
I first learned how to play the trombone, before I fell head over heels for my first drum set. In 2011, I participated in the “Mapex Drummer of Tomorrow” competition (category: under 18 years of age) and took home the trophy. I have not stopped learning how to play other instruments and also singing ever since.
One of my biggest successes was playing the main role in a regional musical production on the Geierwally Freilichtbühne in Elbigenalp in 2018. Moreover, I also wrote most of the music for this play and acted as the musical director for the entire season. This further expanded my repertoire.
In 2019, I realized that I needed to complement my practical skills with a thorough theoretical grounding in order to reach the next level in my musical career. That’s why I applied for the Pop Music Design programme at Popakademie Mannheim (Baden-Württemberg). After passing the auditions with flying colors, I started my academic journey with an emphasis on singing/songwriting in September 2019.
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