Principal flute Christina Smith joined the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) in 1991 at the age of 20. She has appeared as a soloist in many major pieces, including works by Mozart, Vivaldi, Bizet, Rodrigo, Nielsen, John Corigliano, Christopher Rouse, and Kaija Saariaho.
Her summer appearances include the Blossom, Tanglewood, Sunflower, Highlands, Bellingham, and Marlboro Music festivals. Currently on the faculty at Kennesaw State University, Ms. Smith regularly appears in recitals, chamber music, and master classes throughout the country.
A native of Sonoma County, California, Ms. Smith began her flute studies when she was seven. She appeared as a soloist with the San Francisco Symphony at 15 and graduated from Interlochen Arts Academy, where she won the Academy's highest honor, the Young Artist Medal.
That same year, Ms. Smith received an award from the NFAA's National Arts Recognition and Talent Search. In 1989 she entered the Curtis Institute of Music to study with Julius Baker and Jeffrey Khaner. She has also studied with Timothy Day and Keith Underwood.