Gerald Elias leads a double life as a world-class musician and noted author.
Music director of the Vivaldi by Candlelight series in Salt Lake City since 2004, he is a former violinist with the Boston Symphony and associate concertmaster of the Utah Symphony, and has appeared as a soloist, conductor, composer, and educator on five continents.
His award-winning publications and audio books include the extensive Daniel Jacobus mystery series that takes place in the dark corners of the music world, short fiction, western stories, children’s literature, essays, and his memoir, Symphonies & Scorpions. His newest novel, The Beethoven Sequence, is his first political thriller, and was released in September 2020.
Dividing his time between Salt Lake City and the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts, Gerald Elias continues to expand his musical and literary horizons.