After graduating from University Mozarteum Salzburg with guitar and lute Elias Conrad continued his lute studies at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis.
He frequently performes on renowned stages and festivals like MAfestival Bruges, Oude Muziek Festival Utrecht, Festival Barocco Alessandro Stradella di Viterbo e Nepi, Innsbrucker Festtage der Alten Musik, Händelfestspiele Göttingen and Festival Grandezza e Meraviglie. As lutenist he was involved in numerous productions and recordings with famous soloists, like Andreas Scholl, Tamar Halperin and Amandine Beyer, conducters, like René Jacobs and Alessandro De Marchi, and orchestras and institutions, such as Gli Incogniti, Nordic Symphony Orchestra, Abendmusiken Basel, Le Concert Idéal, Ensemble Mare Nostrum, Vienna Morphing Orchestra, La Banda, Mozarteumorchester Salzburg, Sinfonieorchester Basel, Theater Basel and Teatro Carlo Felice Genova.
Repeatedly rewarded he is laureate and winner of numerous competitions including the Culture Prize 2018 Coburg, Music Culture Prize Saar 2019 Saarbrücken, Concorso di Musica
Antica Maurizio Pratola 2019 L'Aquila, London Early Music Competition 2020 and Biagio Marini Competition 2021 Neuburg.
In addition he was awarded with scholarships of the CS Mare Foundation, the Werner Richard - Dr Carl Dörken Stiftung and Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben.
He is artistic director of the international ensemble Mozaïque, with whom he has won the Göttingen Händel Competition 2021, the title „Rheinsberger Hofkapelle“ for the season 2020/21 and two special prizes at the H.I.F. Biber Competition 2021 including a CD recording for Pan classics.
Besides being co-founder of several Renaissance, baroque and jazz ensembles, he is guitar docent of the Bavarian Mandolin Youth Orchestra.
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