Wayner Foster Smith

  • Born in Los Angeles, USA
  • Cello studies at Stanford University and Juilliard School with Gabor Rejto, Yehuda Hanani, Harvey Shapiro and Leonard Rose, composition studies with Henri Lazarof and piano studies with Daniel Pollack
  • Subsequently Assistant with the Juilliard String Quartet and Director of the New York Youth Symphony Chamber Music Program at Carnegie Hall
  • Artistic activities as solo cellist with Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra and in the Newberry Quartet
  • Founding member and Artistic Director of the Edgehill Chamber Ensemble
  • Leading master courses and chamber music courses in Paris, New York, Hobart, Aarhus, Reykjavik and Vermont
  • Teacher for Cello and Chamber Music at Aspen Music School and its associated festival
  • Teacher at Juilliard Pre-College and in the Starling Preparatory String Program at University of Cincinnati
  • Since 1999, Lecturer and Coordinator for Chamber Music at Hanns Eisler School of Music Berlin.