Born in Lebanon, Elie Achkar, ethno-musicologist and conductor, acquires his training from Master Sabsabi in Lebanon.
He plays with the famous singer Fairouz and accompanies the monster of the Arabic song Wadih Al Safi for about twenty years. He collaborates with: Loutfi Bouchnak, Ibrahim Maalouf, ...
His music and his virtuosity have been praised many times:

First prize of Qanun 1972 -Liban
First prize - Lebanese TV - 1973
Lavoisier Scholarship - Turkey 1993
Said Akl Prize for Arts and Letters - Beirut - 2003.