Cellist Samuel Whitney Smith is a member of the Langroise Trio in residence at the College of Idaho where he teaches cello and chamber music and conducts the College of Idaho Sinfonia. The Langroise Trio, founded in 1991, has performed on concert series across the country including the Kennedy Center. They have performed ten world premieres, produced four CDs and have been selected to showcase at the Arts Northwest Conference.
In addition to performing a regular concert schedule with the Langroise Trio, Samuel serves as Associate Principal Cello with the Boise Philharmonic Orchestra.
Prior to coming to Idaho, Smith served as Principal Cello with the Ft. Wayne Philharmonic and was a member of the Freimann String Quartet. While in Ft. Wayne he was a frequent soloist on subscription concerts performing concerti by Haydn, Saint- Saens, Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich as well as the Brahms Double Concerto and the Triple Concerto of Beethoven. During this time Samuel also a served as Assistant Principal and Section Cello with the Grant Park Symphony in Chicago.
Samuel was a founding member of the Northeast Indiana Chamber Festival, co-founder of Chamber Music at Paradise Point and founder and Artistic Director of the Sawtooth Cello Festival which combined the study of cello and martial arts. He has served on the cello faculty of the Rocky Mountain Summer Conservatory and currently conducts the Sun Valley Youth Orchestra.
Mr. Smith has been featured soloist on numerous occasions with Idaho ensembles including Idaho Dance Theatre, Idaho Falls Symphony, Boise Baroque Orchestra and the Boise Philharmonic Orchestra. As soloist with the Boise Philharmonic he has performed concerti by Saint-Saens, Shostakovich and Barber as well as a concerto written for him by David Alan Earnest. Most recently Samuel performed as cello soloist in Strauss’ Don Quixote.