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Gabriella Smith


About this Artist

Gabriella Smith is a composer from the San Francisco Bay Area whose music is described as “high-voltage and wildly imaginative” (Philadelphia Inquirer), and “the coolest, most exciting, most inventive new voice I’ve heard in ages” (Musical America). Her music has been performed throughout the U.S. and internationally by eighth blackbird, Bang on a Can All-Stars, the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra,  the Nashville Symphony, PRISM Quartet, Aizuri Quartet, and yMusic, among others. Recent highlights include the world premiere of a new work for Roomful of Teeth and Dover Quartet at Bravo! Vail Music Festival and performances of Tumblebird Contrails by the Los Angeles Philharmonic in January 2019, conducted by John Adams.

She received her Bachelor of Music in composition from the Curtis Institute of Music and then attended Princeton University for graduate school. When not composing, she can be found hiking, backpacking, birding, playing capoeira, and recording underwater soundscapes with her hydrophone.