A stunning debut by a rising star” -The WholeNote, October 2019

“Gillian Smith demonstrates a great skill and mastery…magnificently appropriates Canadian repertoire” -La Scena Musicale, November 2019

Into the Stone

Violinist Gillian Smith released her debut solo album, Into the Stone, on the Leaf Music label in 2019.  This album, which features works for solo violin by Kati Agócs, Alice Ping Yee Ho, Veronika Krausas, Chantale Laplante, and Ana Sokolović, was nominated for the 2020 Classical Recording of the Year by the East Coast Music Association (ECMA).  A track from the album, Inside the Stone by Veronika Krausas, was selected by Spotify as a Classical New Release pick in September 2019. 

Please find below Spotify links to three tracks from the album: Alice Ping Yee Ho’s Caprice, Ana Sokolović’s Cinque Danze per violino solo: No. 2, and Veronika Krausas’ Inside the Stone:


Gillian Smith is thrilled to announce a new project, Voices, which features five new works for solo violin written by five Canadian composers:

Carmen Braden:  Tree Talk

Amy Brandon: Dualisms

Derek Charke: Nebula Variations

Corie Rose Soumah: Limpidités IV

Patrick Wu: En Route

Gillian will be recording these works in 2023.

She gratefully acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.

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