Gabriella Smith

Whether for orchestras, chamber ensembles, voices, or electronics, Gabriella’s music comes from a love of play, exploring new sounds on instruments, building compelling musical arcs, and connecting listeners with the natural world. Recent highlights include the premiere of her organ concerto, Breathing Forests, written for James McVinnie and LA Phil, conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen; and the release of her first full-length album, Lost Coast, with cellist Gabriel Cabezas, named one of NPR Music’s “26 Favorite Albums Of 2021 (So Far)” and a “Classical Album to Hear Right Now” by The New York Times. She currently writes for Kronos Quartet among others.

Over the past years, Gabriella lived in Marseille, Oslo, and Seattle. She’s a winner of the BMI Student Composer Award (2018), and enjoys hiking, backpacking, birding, and making underwater recordings with a hydrophone. Gabriella is a violinist herself and is an absolute master at inventing new sounds on string instruments.

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