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Mr. Carlos Frederico Elias

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Professor

Phone: (970) ***-****  HQ Phone
Mesa State College
1100 N Ave
Grand Junction , Colorado 81501
United States

Company Description: Founded in 1925, Mesa State College is a comprehensive, liberal arts college offering programs at the master, baccalaureate, associate degree and certificate...   more
Background

Employment History

  • Member of the Faculty Program
    Mesa State College
  • Director of Strings
    Mesa State College
  • Director of Strings and Orchestra
    Colorado Mesa University
  • Director
    Colorado Mesa University
  • Artistic Director and Conductor
    Symphony
  • Violin Professor and Conductor of the Symphony Orchestra
    Cedarville University
  • Concertmaster
    Grand Junction Symphony
  • Conductor
  • Member of the Pittsburgh Opera Orchestra
    Sendai Philharmonic Junior Orchestra
  • Violin Instructor
    Sendai Philharmonic Junior Orchestra

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Advisor
    Mesa State University
  • Member
    Sendai Philharmonic Junior Orchestra

Education

  • bachelor's degree , violin performance
    Biola University
  • undergraduate degree
  • artist diploma
    Duquesne University
  • master's degree
    University of Cincinnati
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Web References
Symphony in the Valley program notes - December 2009
www.sitv.org, 20 Aug 2012 [cached]
Carlos Elias, violin
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Carlos Elias Carlos Elias, conductor and artistic director for Symphony in the Valley, began his musical studies at the age of 5 at the National Center of Arts in his native San Salvador.
Since 2000, he has been a member of the faculty program at Mesa State College in Grand Junction, where he directs the strings and orchestra program. Mr. Elias also serves as concertmaster of the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra.
After graduating from high school in San Salvador, he came to the United States to continue his music studies. He graduated magna cum laude from Biola University in California in 1990 with a bachelor's degree in violin performance. He earned his master's degree from the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music, in 1993, and an artist diploma from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh in 1999.
He plays a 1985 violin by the late American maker Sergio Peresson.
Mr. Elias has performed in solo recitals and with orchestras in the United States, El Salvador, Argentina, Bulgaria and Japan.
He won the Biola University Concerto Competition in 1988 and 1989, and took second place in the El Salvador Violin Competition in 1985. In 1986, he represented El Salvador at the World Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Lorin Maazel.
Prior to his posting at Mesa State, he taught music at the National Center of Arts in San Salvador and was a violin instructor for the Sendai Philharmonic Junior Orchestra in Japan.
He has been a member of the Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra in Sendai, Japan, the Pittsburgh Opera Orchestra, Erie Philharmonic, Wheeling Symphony Orchestra, and was the assistant concertmaster of the El Salvador Symphony Orchestra.
He has also participated in a variety of music festivals in Colorado and around the world, including the Aspen Music Festival, Western Slope Music Festival in Crested Butte, Music in the Mountains in Durango, Congress of Strings in Detroit, Sarasota Music Festival in Florida, Raphael Trio Chamber Music Workshop in Vermont, Casals Festival in Puerto Rico, Affinis Music Festival in Nagano, Japan, and Corsi Internazionali di Musica in Italy.
Carlos Elias can play the ...
www.gjsentinel.com, 25 Aug 2008 [cached]
Carlos Elias can play the violin like it's an extension of his body, and he has the calluses to prove it.
On Sept. 3,4, Elias, Mesa State College director of strings and orchestra, will perform a lengthy and difficult solo in his home country of El Salvador with the El Salvador National Symphony Orchestra.
"It's good for me to go back.That's the country that saw me grow up, gave me my start in music," he said.
The solo in "Symphonie Espagnole" that Elias was invited to perform in San Salvador's El Teatro Presidente (the Presidential Theater) is by French composer Edouard Lalo, written in 1874.
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Elias said he has been preparing for the solo since the beginning of the year and has never performed it with a live orchestra.
"It's a challenge I set out for myself when I picked it," he said.
Elias was born in El Salvador and lived there until he was 18 and offered the opportunity to attend Biola University in California on a full scholarship.
He was 16 when he began playing with the El Salvador national orchestra.He played with the group for three years and again briefly after he finished his undergraduate degree.
"I was one of the youngest," he said.
In returning to El Salvador to play with the national symphony, Elias said he feels like a Salvadoran who has gone abroad and returned and made a musical contribution to his country.He is still a citizen of El Salvador.
He was not born to play the violin, Elias said.
At 5 years old, he chose to play the cello because it seemed "macho" and bigger than the violin.But a school mate of his cried because she wanted to play the cello, so he reluctantly traded his cello for her violin.
That same classmate now performs with the national symphony, he said.
And who knows, "maybe I would have quit," he said, if he had held onto that cello.
Elias received his bachelor's degree in violin performance from Biola University, his master's degree from the University of Cincinnati and an artist diploma from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, he said.
He's been at Mesa State since 1999 and serves as concertmaster with the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra.
In the fall he will become the new director of Symphony in the Valley in Glenwood Springs.
American String Teachers Association
www.astaweb.com, 7 Aug 2007 [cached]
Advisor , Carlos Elias1100 North Ave, Grand Junctions, CO 81501celias@mesastate.edu
Carlos ...
www.springfieldsym.org, 25 Nov 2014 [cached]
Carlos Elias Springfield Symphony Orchestra Musicmakers: Carlos Elias
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Carlos Elias, SSO 1st violin and conductor, Springfield Youth Symphony
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Carlos Elias Carlos Elias joined the Springfield Symphony Orchestra in 2013, and in 2014 was appointed conductor of the Springfield Youth Symphony beginning with the 2014-2015 season. He is currently the Violin Professor and Conductor of the Symphony Orchestra at Cedarville University. Before joining Cedarville University in August 2013 he was the Director of Strings and Orchestra at Colorado Mesa University. In addition, he was Concertmaster of the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra and Artistic Director and Conductor of the Symphony in the Valley in Glenwood Springs (CO). He and his wife, pianist Andrea Arese-Elias, gave their New York debut at Weill Hall in Carnegie Hall in 2002. Their recently released CD "Let's Tango" was named "Best of the Best" in the International category on eMusic in the US and the United Kingdom.
Carlos began his musical studies at the age of five at the National Center of Arts in San Salvador. After graduating from high school and coming to the United States, he graduated Magna Cum Laude from Biola University in California, obtaining a Bachelor degree in violin performance. He earned his Master degree from the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music and an Artist Diploma from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh.
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Carlos has performed in solo recitals and in orchestras in the United States, El Salvador, Argentina, Bulgaria, Japan, and Korea, and represented El Salvador at the World Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Lorin Maazel.
"The audience should expect a varied ...
www.postindependent.com, 30 Nov 2012 [cached]
"The audience should expect a varied program," said Symphony in the Valley conductor Carlos Elias. "We will feature music from Tchaikovsky's 'The Nutcracker Suite' ballet, as well as Christmas music favorites."
Elias said the music chosen for the concerts is an appropriate segue into the holiday season celebration.
"I usually try to feature a composer, and this year I chose Tchaikovsky," he said.
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"Jack is a member of the board of Symphony in the Valley, a good advocate for the symphony and a great singer," Elias said.
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Over the past five years, Elias has been the symphony's music director, bringing international music experience to the valley-wide ensemble. He has performed in solo recitals and in orchestras in the U.S., El Salvador, Argentina, Bulgaria and Japan.
Along with directing Symphony in the Valley, Elias is director of strings and orchestra at Colorado Mesa University and concertmaster of the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra. He is continually impressed with the level of talent in the Symphony in the Valley.
"I think that the orchestra is getting better and better in each concert," he said. "I have seen the improvement of the orchestra throughout the five years that I have been their music director."
Comprised wholly of volunteer musicians, Symphony in the Valley is a prime example of the community working together to bring world-class arts to the public, Elias said.
"All the members of the orchestra are local musicians who donate their time and effort every week to produce these concerts," he said.
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Elias said his commitment to helping continue community symphony music in the Roaring Fork Valley is affirmed as he watches the musicians develop each concert from square one.
"I enjoy the process of preparing the orchestra from the first rehearsal to the concert and see the weekly improvement," he said.
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