A native of Sonoma County, California, Christina Smith began her flute studies when she was seven. She has appeared as soloist with many orchestras in Northern California, including the San Francisco Symphony at the age of 15. She graduated from Interlochen Arts Academy, where she won the Academy’s highest honor, the Young Artist Medal.
In the same year, she became an awardee in 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. Appointed principal flutist of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra at the age of 20, Ms. Smith has appeared as soloist with the ASO many times, performing works by Mozart, Vivaldi, Bach, Bizet, Rodrigo, Ibert, Nielsen, John Corigliano, Christopher Rose, and Kaija Saariaho. Her summer appearances have included the Blossom, Tanglewood, Sunflower, Highlands, Bellingham, Bay Chamber, and Marlboro Music festivals. She recently released her first CD, entitled Encantamiento, with ASO principal harpist Elisabeth Remy Johnson. Currently on the faculty at Kennesaw State University, she regularly appears in recitals, chamber music, and master classes throughout the country.