A Spirited and Passionate Classical Violinist.


Having performed with renowned ensembles throughout the United States and abroad, violinist Emily Daggett Smith is an active soloist, chamber musician, and educator, dedicated to furthering the profound connective power of classical music in the 21st century.



B i o g r a p h y

Praised as playing “gorgeously” and with “gracefulness and easy rapport” (The Boston Globe) and giving performances of “irrepressible élan” (The Seattle Times), violinist Emily Daggett Smith has performed across the United States, Europe, South America and Asia.  

As a soloist, Emily made her New York concerto debut at the age of 21 in Alice Tully Hall, playing the Beethoven Violin Concerto with the Juilliard Orchestra and conductor Emmanuel Villaume.  Since then she has performed concerti with many orchestras including Iris Orchestra, Festival Mozaic Orchestra, New Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra, and the New York Classical Players. She has performed solo recitals across the country at venues including the Kennedy Center and Music in the Loft in Chicago. As a concertmaster of the Juilliard Orchestra she worked with renowned conductors including Michael Tilson-Thomas and Leonard Slatkin, and has appeared as guest concertmaster of orchestras including Iris Orchestra and the Orlando Philharmonic.

An avid chamber musician, Dr. Smith has shared the stage with many renowned musicians including current and former members of the Cleveland, Emerson and Juilliard String Quartets.  Her performances have taken place at some of the world’s greatest halls including Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, the Shanghai Grand Theatre and the Vienna Konzerthaus, and have been featured on PBS's national broadcast Live from Lincoln Center, NPR's From the Top, Classical King FM in Seattle and WWFM The Classical Network in New York and Pennsylvania.  


News and Upcoming Events


Andrea casarrubios’ Album release: Caminante

Monday, May 6, 2019
1 Rivington Street / 2nd Floor (Buzzer #1) / New York, NY
6:30pm (doors) / 7:00pm (event)
Tickets: $15 general / $10 students

Emily Daggett Smith and Andrea Casarrubios perform Ravel's Sonata for Violin and Cello alongside Casarrubios' own work, La Libertad se levantó llorando (Liberty rose weeping) from her new album Caminante.


Celebrate The knights at our annual benefit

Monday, May 13, 2019, 6:30 PM
We toast to imaginative artistry and transforming experiences. Join us at Tribeca 360 for cocktails, dinner, and an intimate performance by The Knights, with renowned pianist Inon Barnatan, to benefit our educational activities and concerts at home in New York, and around the world. Co-Chairs Paul Sekhri & Mark Duvall Gude
With special performances by
Inon Barnatan, piano and Kinan Azmeh, clarinet.


national music festival

June 2 - 16, 2019
Various Venues - Chestertown, MD

Join us June 2 -15 for Season IX of the National Music Festival in historic Chestertown on Maryland's Eastern Shore.

Emily will give various performances and appear as Faculty.

Various Concerts and Free Open Rehearsals



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