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Praised as playing “gorgeously” and with “gracefulness and easy rapport” (The Boston Globe) and giving performances of “irrepressible élan” (The Seattle Times), violinist Emily Daggett Smith has performed across the United States, Europe, South America and Asia.
As a soloist, Emily made her New York concerto debut at the age of 21 in Alice Tully Hall, playing the Beethoven Violin Concerto with the Juilliard Orchestra and conductor Emmanuel Villaume. Since then she has performed concerti with many orchestras including Iris Orchestra, Festival Mozaic Orchestra, New Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra, and the New York Classical Players. She has performed solo recitals across the country at venues including the Kennedy Center and Music in the Loft in Chicago. As a concertmaster of the Juilliard Orchestra she worked with renowned conductors including Michael Tilson-Thomas and Leonard Slatkin, and has appeared as guest concertmaster of orchestras including Iris Orchestra and the Orlando Philharmonic.
An avid chamber musician, Dr. Smith has shared the stage with many renowned musicians including current and former members of the Cleveland, Emerson and Juilliard String Quartets. Her performances have taken place at some of the world’s greatest halls including Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, the Shanghai Grand Theatre and the Vienna Konzerthaus, and have been featured on PBS's national broadcast Live from Lincoln Center, NPR's From the Top, Classical King FM in Seattle and WWFM The Classical Network in New York and Pennsylvania.