Christina Smith

Instrumental Focus

  • flute

Christina Smith is one of the most sought-after flutists in the country as an orchestral player, soloist, chamber musician, and teacher. This is her twenty-sixth season as principal flutist of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and her flute solos can be heard on forty ASO recordings. She has also appeared with the orchestra numerous times as concerto soloist. A graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy, she studied at the Curtis Institute of Music as a pupil of the legendary Julius Baker. Ms. Smith has also studied with Jeffrey Khaner, Tim Day, and Keith Underwood. Ms. Smith has recently appeared as guest principal flutist with orchestras such as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the orchestras of Vancouver, Baltimore, St. Paul, and Pittsburgh. Equally passionate about teaching and performing, Ms. Smith serves on the faculty at Kennesaw State University and Emory University. She remains highly in demand to teach master classes across the country. Ms. Smith plays a vintage solid platinum flute, handmade in 1938 by Verne Q. Powell. The flute was once owned by renowned flutist Joseph Mariano, and has a rare one-piece body. Ms. Smith lives in Atlanta with her husband and two daughters.