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Cellist Brinton Averil Smith’s performances have been lauded by reviews praising his virtuosity and musical ideas rooted in the golden age of string playing. His debut recording of Rózsa’s Cello Concerto received international acclaim, while his recording of Fauré chamber music with Gil Shaham was chosen by multiple reviewers as one of the year’s best.

Smith’s broadcast performances include CBS Sunday Morning and NPR’s Performance Today and Symphonycast, while his live youtube performances of unusual cello works and virtuosic transcriptions have been viewed over one million times.

Smith has been the principal cellist of the Houston Symphony since 2005 and is also a faculty member of the Shepherd School of Music and the Aspen Music Festival. At age 10, Smith was admitted part-time to Arizona State University where he completed a BA in mathematics at age 17. He received his master’s and doctoral degrees from Juilliard, studying with Zara Nelsova and writing on the playing of Emanuel Feuermann.

For more information, visit www.brintonaverilsmith.com.

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