Cello, Viola da gamba
A Philadelphia native, Elena Smith maintains an active career performing on modern cello, baroque cello, and viola da gamba. She received her B.Mus in Cello Performance from Temple University, where she studied with Jeffrey Solow. Ms. Smith studies with Kathryn Picht-Read, Phoebe Carrai, Sarah Cunningham, and has performed in masterclass for Marcy Rosen, Peter Stumpf, Jean-Guihen Queyras, Jörg-Michael Schwarz, Thomas Fritzsch, Paolo Pandolfo, Todd Phillips, Daniel Phillips, and The Lysander Trio.
Ms. Smith is a founding member of Muse Camerata, an all-female ensemble that specializes in performing music from the sixteenth through eighteenth centuries. She has also appeared with Venice Baroque Orchestra, New York City Opera, Gamut Bach Ensemble, Crescendo Period Instrument Orchestra, Elysium String Quartet, Fairmount Chamber Ensemble, Wayne Oratorio Society, Chiaroscuro Consort of Viols, Ex Umbris, Elm City Consort, and many other ensembles on the East Coast, including as a soloist with the Olney Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Smith can be heard on Killiam Shakespeare’s upcoming album, “Killiam Season 2.”
Ms. Smith has participated in Juilliard at the Piccola Accademia, American Bach Soloists Academy, International Masterclasses in Gaming, Austria, Accademia Viol Intensive at Early Music Week at Pinewoods, the annual conclave of the Viola da Gamba Society of America, International Baroque Institute at Longy, and Amherst Baroque Academy.
Ms. Smith resides in Haverford, PA, and teaches cello privately throughout the Philadelphia area.