Known for her capitvating spirit and exceptional musicality, violist Arianna Smith has performed at such prestigious venues as the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., the Symphony Center and Harris Theater in Chicago, as well as the Dame Myra Hess Concert Series Live from Preston Badley Hall. Ms. Smith has also been invited as a young performing artist at such festivals as the Verbier Academy, the Perlman Music Program, the Kronberg Academy, Festival de la Vézère, and Les Rencontres Musicales de Saint Cézaire sur Siagne avec l’ensemble Calliopée.
An avid chamber musician, Ms. Smith has given collaborative performances with world-renowned artists such as Steven Isserlis, Christian Tetzlaff, Mate Bekavac, the Ébene Quartet, James Galway, Arnold Steinhardt, Daniel Hope, Viviane Hagner, Rachel Barton Pine, and Paul Coletti. Arianna Smith has been featured on National Public Radio’s “From the Top,” WFMT’s “Live from WFMT” and “Introductions,” as well as KUSC’s “Sundays Live Program from LACMA.”
Ms. Smith has been an artist in residence at The Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel since 2016 with Miguel de Silva, having finished her year contract at the Opera National de Paris and her masters degree at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et Danse de Paris with Jean Sulem. In May of 2014 she received her Bachelor of Music degree from the Colburn Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles, California under the tutelage of Paul Coletti.