Miriam K. Smith, a young American cellist, is rapidly gaining recognition as a concert soloist.
She made her orchestral debut at age 8 playing the complete Haydn Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Major with the Seven Hills Sinfonietta. Recent engagements have included her debut with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Louisville Orchestra playing Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations for children’s concerts, and featured soloist with the Wright State Chamber Orchestra. Future engagements will be with the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra and the Blue Ash Montgomery Orchestra. She has performed in recital at Carnegie Hall twice as 1st place winner of American Protégé International and American Fine Arts Festival competitions, as well as Cleveland Orchestra Rainbow concerts, and the 2016 and 2017 Emerging Artists series of the Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival in Burlington, VT. Her summer 2018 has included solo recitals given in Cincinnati and Chicago, performing as concert soloist for a crowd of 40,000+ with the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra’s Concerts on the Square, as well as recording her Global Music Award winning album – Ignite! Miriam has played in public master class for cellists such as Alisa Weilerstein, Peter Wiley, Richard Aaron, and Alan Harris. Ms. Smith’s primary studies have been with Sarah Kim and Alan Rafferty since she began cello at age 4.
“Every time I play, I think about placing a little spark in those that hear.”
- miriam k. smith