Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Jeffrey has performed with many baroque groups including the Orchestra of New Spain, Boulder Bach Festival, Parish House Baroque, Austin Baroque Orchestra, Jeune Orchestre de l’Abbaye, Bloomington Bach Cantata Project, Several Friends Early Music In The High Desert, and Grand Cru Baroque, among others. In 2016 he was viola soloist in Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante at La Petite Bande Summer Academy (Italy). Since relocating to New Mexico in 2017, Jeffrey has played violin with area groups including Santa Fe Pro Musica, Santa Fe Symphony, Santa Fe Desert Chorale, New Mexico Philharmonic, Opera Southwest, and the Amarillo Symphony. Smith has also been a guest concertmaster for the West Texas Symphony and principal violist for the Pueblo Symphony as well as perform chamber music on violin and viola with Chatter ABQ, NM Tech and Western New Mexico Univeristies Presidential Chamber Music Series.
Mr. Smith received his Performers Diploma in Early Violin from the Historical Performance Institute of the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, where he studied with Stanley Ritchie and obtained his Masters of Music in Violin from New York University, studying with Stephanie Chase and Gregory Fulkerson. His Bachelors of Music Performance is from Brigham Young University, studying with Alexander Woods and Monte Belknap. He has also furthered his period performance training studying with Elizabeth Blumenstock, Julie Andrijeski, Cynthia Roberts, Elizabeth Wallfisch and Shunske Sato.
Aside from his performance endeavors, Jeffrey has worked for David Brewer Fine Violins assisting clients with investment purchases of antique instruments to managing the sales for Riverton Music at their Clearfield, UT location. He succesfully set new sales and revenue records for the area, particularly in the Clearfield piano department which saw a near ten fold increase.
When Jeffrey has free time, his interests include violin making, visiting national parks, hiking, speaks fluent Mandarin Chinese and raising his daughter with his wife, Rebecca. Jeffrey has also served on Early Music America’s Emerging Professional Leadership Council from 2017-2020.
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