Alissa Smith
Alissa Smith, violist, holds music degrees from the Australian National University and the Juilliard School, where she was a Teaching Fellow. Her chamber music experience has included recitals at Carnegie Hall; performances at the Park City, Aspen, Bravo! Colorado, Lincoln Center, and Verbier music festivals; and a residency with the Emerson String Quartet.

A versatile performer on modern and baroque violas, Alissa has appeared with The Knights at the Tanglewood and Ravinia Festivals, and toured Australia and North America with The Australian Chamber Orchestra. She has performed with the Orchestra of St. Lukes, New York City Ballet, American Composers Orchestra, Klangforum Wien and the Houston Symphony Orchestra. International festival appearances include the Sydney Festival alongside Lou Reed and at the Istanbul International Jazz Festival.

As a baroque violist Alissa has performed with New York Baroque Incorporated, The Sebastians, Opera Lafayette, NY Collegium, Tempesta di Mare, the American Classical Orchestra ; recorded with Clarion, the Trinity Baroque Orchestra, Apollos Fire ; and appeared at the Staunton, Magnolia, Teatro Nuovo and Carmel Bach Festivals.

Alissa can be heard on numerous movie soundtracks including Casanova, Julie and Julia, True Grit and Joker; on period instrument recordings of Bach Motets (The Trinity Choir) and Mozart Symphonies (Apollos Fire); and on Maria Schneider’s multi Grammy award winning album Winter Morning Walks.