Gerald Elias

Gerald Elias leads a dual life as an internationally acclaimed musician and award-winning author. A former violinist with the Boston Symphony and associate concertmaster of the Utah Symphony, Elias, performer, conductor, composer, and teacher has concertized on five continents. He has been music director of the Vivaldi by Candlelight chamber series in Salt Lake City since 2004. His Daniel Jacobus mystery series takes place in the dark corners of the music world where greed, ambition and lust lurk backstage. His debut novel, Devil’s Trill, was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Two others have been recorded as unique audio books in which Elias performs musical clues. Elias has authored a children’s story, Maestro, the  Potbellied Pig and his short fiction and essays grace prestigious journals and anthologies. His 2018 essay, “War & Peace. And Music,” won 1st prize from the Utah Division of Arts & Museums and is included in the recently released 2nd edition of his memoir, Symphonies & Scorpions. Elias resides in Salt Lake City and West Stockbridge, Massachusetts. He maintains a vibrant concert career while continuing to expand his literary horizons.

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