A versatile and adventurous performer, Colleen McGary-Smith appears throughout New England on historical and modern cellos as well as viola da gamba. Colleen is a member of both Boston Baroque and the Handel and Haydn Society, with whom she has recorded on the Linn Records, Coro, and Telarc labels. In high demand as both a modern and period cellist, Colleen has appeared with The Berry Collective, Les Bostonades, Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, Boston Lyric Opera, Rhode Island Philharmonic, Columbus (OH) Symphony, Canton (OH) Symphony, Erie Philharmonic, and the Washington Bach Consort. Tutti Bassi, Colleen’s duo with baroque cellist Sarah Freiburg, explores the rich repertoire of baroque cello Sonatas and duos. Colleen has also performed on viola gamba with NYC renaissance ensemble Sonnambula.

Colleen has appeared in solo and chamber recitals at The Cleveland Museum of Art, Nazareth College of Rochester, Gore Place Carriage House Concerts, Chicago Institute of Music, The Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum and King’s Chapel concert series.Colleen completed her pre-college studies at the Eastman School of Music Preparatory Department. She received a B.M. from the Cleveland Institute of Music and a M.M. from Boston University.

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