Elena Smith received her B.Mus in Cello Performance from Temple University, where she studied with Jeffrey Solow. She is an active performer on modern cello, baroque cello, and viola da gamba. 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 performed in masterclass for Marcy Rosen, Peter Stumpf, Jean-Guihen Queyras, Jörg-Michael Schwarz, Thomas Fritzsch, Todd Phillips, Daniel Phillips, and The Lysander Trio. Ms. Smith has also studied with Phoebe Carrai, Sarah Cunningham, and Guy Fishman.
Ms. Smith has appeared with Venice Baroque Orchestra, New York City Opera, Elysium String Quartet, Fairmount Chamber Ensemble, Wayne Oratorio Society, Chiaroscuro Consort of Viols, Ex Umbris, 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 the International Masterclasses Gaming, Accademia Viol Intensive at Early Music Week at Pinewoods, the annual conclave of the Viola da Gamba Society of America, the International Baroque Institute at Longy, and the Amherst Baroque Academy.
Ms. Smith teaches at Philadelphia String Project and Community Music Scholars Program (Temple Music Preparatory Division), Grand School of Music (New Hope and Newtown, PA), Philly Music Lessons (Philadelphia, PA), The Dream School (Ambler, PA), and Bright Lights Music Academy (Manayunk, PA).