Yvonne Smith

Based in Houston, violist Yvonne Smith performs frequently with Bach Society Houston, La Follia Austin Baroque, Ars Lyrica Houston, and American Bach Soloists (San Francisco). In 2016, Yvonne founded la speranza, an ensemble that explores and illuminates the connection between music and wellness through their historically informed performances of wind and string chamber music in Houston communities. Yvonne also appears regularly in the Houston Symphony, Houston Grand Opera Orchestra, Houston Ballet, and Grant Park Orchestra (Chicago).

Yvonne earned her Master and Bachelor of Music degrees in Viola Performance from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University under the tutelage of Joan DerHovsepian and James Dunham. She recently attended the inaugural 2020 Smithsonian Haydn Academy. Yvonne’s baroque viola was made by Timothy Johnson in 2017 after Andrea Guarneri, 1676. More information is available at www.yvonnesmithviola.com.

Aprender Telemann a travs de una nueva vieja lente

Aprender Telemann a través de una nueva (vieja) lente

El estudio del Concierto para viola en sol mayor de Georg Philipp Telemann, que se encuentra hacia el final del Libro Cuarto, presenta una oportunidad única para que el intérprete ponga en práctica elementos de la práctica interpretativa históricamente informada,… Read more ▶

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ASJ 48.4, page 46

Aprendendo Telemann atravs de uma nova velha lente

Aprendendo Telemann através de uma nova (velha) lente

O estudo do Viola Concerto em G Major de Georg Philipp Telemann, encontrado no final do Livro Quatro, apresenta uma oportunidade única para o intérprete implementar elementos da prática de performance historicamente informada, mesmo usando os instrumentos de cordas atuais.… Read more ▶

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ASJ 48.4, page 46

Learning Telemann through a New Old Lens

Learning Telemann through a New (Old) Lens

The study of Viola Concerto in G Major by Georg Philipp Telemann, found toward the end of Book Four, presents a unique opportunity for the performer to implement elements of historically informed performance practice even while using today’s stringed instruments.… Read more ▶

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ASJ 48.4, page 46


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