July 12, 2018Mozart Flute and Harp Concerto with the Utah SymphonyMercedes Smith and harpist Matthew Tursky will perform Mozart's Flute and Harp Concerto with the Utah Symphony Wednesday, July 18th at St. Mary's in Park City as part of the Deer Valley Music Festival. Tickets: https://my.usuo.org/single/eventDetail.aspx?p=20961
October 18, 2014Utah Flute Association Recital Success!Mercedes' recent recital raised over $1000 for flutist Carson Tueller who is recovering from a spinal cord injury and training for the Paralympic Games.
Mercedes Smith is Principal Flutist of the Utah Symphony. A Texas native, she served as Principal Flutist of the Houston Grand Opera and Houston Ballet Orchestras for nearly a decade. She has performed with the Seattle Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Houston Symphony, and served as Principal Flutist of the Pacific Symphony during the 2010-2011 season. Awarded First Prize in the National Flute Association’s 2010 Young Artist Competition, Ms. Smith was also the Second Prize winner of the 2007 Haynes International Flute Competition and top prizewinner of the Manhattan School of Music Concerto Competition and has performed multiple times in Carnegie Hall, Europe, and Asia.
Currently on the faculty of the Miami Summer Music Festival, in previous summers she has performed at the Grand Teton Festival, Oregon Bach Festival, Tanglewood, Music Academy of the West, Verbier Festival Orchestra, and Marlboro Music Festival.
Ms. Smith was accepted as a scholarship student at the Manhattan School of Music at the age of 16 and is greatly indebted to her teachers Michael Parloff, Jeanne Baxtresser, and Dr. Ronda Mains.
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