A Spirited and Passionate Classical Violinist.


Having performed with renowned ensembles throughout the United States and abroad, violinist Emily Daggett Smith is an active soloist, chamber musician, and educator, dedicated to furthering the profound connective power of classical music in the 21st century.



B i o g r a p h y

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. She has appeared as concertmaster of orchestras including The Knights, 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.  


News and Upcoming Events


Lenape chamber ensemble

October 11 and 13 Delaware Valley University, Life Sciences Building Auditorium, Doylestown, PA

Emily performs Ives’ Violin Sonata No. 2 with pianist Marcantonio Barone and Beethoven’s String Quartet Op. 18 No. 4

With artists including Marcantonio Barone, Catherine Beeson, Cyrus Beroukhim, and Alberto Parrini


Manchester music festival

July 30 - August 10 Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, VT
In addition to appearing as violin and chamber music faculty, Emily performs Beethoven’s Piano Trio Op. 97 (“Archduke”) and Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending with the Manchester Festival Orchestra.

With Bion Tsang, cello, Adam Neiman, piano, and conductor Ignat Solzhenitsyn

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The knights at Tanglewood and ravinia

August 15 - Tanglewood with Gil Shaham

August 26 - Ravinia with Gil Shaham

August 28 - Ravinia: Candide

The Knights return to Tanglewood and Ravinia with violinist Gil Shaham, on Brahms' Violin Concerto. The program also includes Brahms’ Hungarian Dances, alongside works by Hungarian composers Ligeti, Kurtag, and Kodaly. On August 28th the Knights perform Ravinia’s first full production of Bernstein’s Candide!



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