Brinton Smith Cello


Critics have described American cellist Brinton Averil Smith as a “virtuoso cellist with few equals,”

Brinton Smith Cello

Short Biography

American cellist Brinton Averil Smith has been the principal cellist of the Houston Symphony since 2005, and and is also a faculty member of the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University and the Aspen Music Festival.

Brinton Smith Cello

A Lengthy Brief Narration Of How I Came To Be This Way

Welcome to the website. Out of necessity, musician's websites tend to be uncomfortably self-promoting, but every musician needs equal measures of egotism and self-loathing to stay balanced!

Brinton Smith Cello

Alternative, Possibly Humorous, Biography

Hailed by the New Bedford Falls Daily Shopper as the cellist with the "crazy eyes and hair”, cellist Brinton Averil Smith continues to astound and puzzle audiences throughout the US and abroad.

Press Kit, Events and Acclaim

Press Kit

Biographies, acclaim, repertoire lists and high-res photos for downloading.


Selected Concerts and Events.


Acclaim for Brinton Smith.

Repertoire and Recital Programs

Brinton Smith Cello

Violoncello With Orchestra

Violoncello with Orchestra Repertoire

Brinton Smith Cello

Feuermann Tribute Recital

A selection of works championed by the great 'cellist Emanuel Feuermann, including newly reconstructed Feuermann arrangement.

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Liederabend Ohne Worte Recital

A concert of works for cello and piano inspired by song.

Brinton Smith Cello

Forgotten Beauty Recital

Beautiful and unjustly neglected works for cello and piano.

Brinton Smith Cello

Brinton Smith And Friends...a Recital For Solo Cello

Two hours worth of notes in only an hour's worth of music!

Brinton Smith Cello

Music Of France Recital

French is the music that turns cello into romance.

Brinton Smith Cello

Music Of Latin America Recital

A selection of beautiful and rare works for cello and piano by the greatest Latin American composers of the 20th century.

Brinton Smith Cello

Bis Recital

A selection of favorite encores and short works from the last decade of recital programs

Brinton Smith Cello

The 'Piano' Recital

One of the advantages of being married to a fabulous pianist is the ability to program a recital like this