Jeffrey Smith, violin & viola
Jeffrey Smith is a period violinist and violist. He has performed with many early music groups and festivals including Orchestra of New Spain, Austin Baroque Orchestra, Santa Fe Pro Musica Baroque Ensemble, Jeune Orchestre de l’Abbaye, the Bloomington Bach Cantata Project, Bloomington Baroque Orchestra at the Bloomington Early Music Festival, Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute, and American Bach Soloists Summer Academy. In 2016, Jeffrey was a viola soloist in Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante at the La Petite Bande Summer Academy in Italy under the direction of Sigiswald Kuijken. Aside from his period performing, Jeffrey also continues to play the modern violin. He is a violinist in the Santa Fe Pro Musica Orchestra, the San Juan Symphony and has performed with Opera Southwest & the Santa Fe Symphony.
Jeffrey received his Performers Diploma in Early Violin from the Historical Performance Institute of the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, where he studied with Stanley Ritchie and obtained his Masters of Music in Violin from New York University, studying with Stephanie Chase and Gregory Fulkerson. His Bachelors of Music Performance is from Brigham Young University, where he studied with Alexander Woods and Monte Belknap. He has also furthered his period performance training studying with Elizabeth Blumenstock, Julie Andrijeski, Cynthia Roberts, Elizabeth Wallfisch and Shunske Sato.
Aside from his musical endeavors, Jeffrey enjoys serving as the chair of Early Music America’s Emerging Professional Leadership Council. His interests include violin making, cooking, hiking, and speaks fluent Mandarin Chinese.