BIOGRAPHY

Dedicated to making every performance meaningful,

the Musicsmiths provides the perfect musical ambience

for weddings and other special events.

The Musicsmiths is a flute and guitar duo from Athens, GA. Consisting of Natalie Smith of Grogus and Brian Smith of the Georgia Guitar Quartet, the two perform a wide variety of music. A Musicsmiths concert features jazz, latin, pop and world music alongside classical favorites and original works. The ensemble has performed across Georgia at colleges and schools as well as festivals and private events. Their performances have been met with acclaim due to their musicality, variety and inventive interpretations. The Musicsmiths masterfully incorporates loopers and electronics into their performances, making the group sound like a much larger ensemble without sacrificing the natural flow of the music. With a constantly evolving repertoire and new performance techniques, there is always something interesting to see and hear at a Musicsmiths performance.

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“Brian and Natalie’s playing is magical! Their connection to the music and each other creates a truly sacred space.

Their professionalism, talent, and great personalities make them easy to work with. You know that it all will be beautiful!”

Amber Fetner

Natalie Smith

Natalie Smith is principal flutist of the Gwinnett Theater Ballet Orchestra and the Greater Anderson Musical Arts Consortium Chamber Orchestra. She freelances in churches and musical theater productions across North Georgia and teaches flute at Emory Oxford College.

Brian Smith

Guitarist Brian Smith is an active soloist and is a member of the Georgia Guitar Quartet and Revien. In addition, Brian performs in musical theater productions with the acclaimed Aurora Theater and Gainesville Theater Alliance. He teaches guitar at LaGrange College and Point University as well as at Chick Music in Athens, GA.

Phil Snyder

Philip Snyder has performed nationally as both a classical guitarist and cellist with the groups the Georgia Guitar Quartet and Revien, releasing several critically acclaimed albums.  He has been a featured concerto soloist with the Utah Symphony Orchestra, ARCO Chamber Orchestra, the Anderson Symphony, and the UGASO.  He holds a doctorate in classical guitar performance from the University of Georgia.  Dr. Snyder’s performances have been featured regularly on NPR’s “Performance Today.”  He currently serves on faculty at the University of North Georgia.

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“Matthew and I would like to thank you both for playing at our wedding. Everyone loved your music. You all were perfect!

You added the touch of class to put a cherry on top.”

Jonna, Athens, GA

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SCHEDULE

Saturday, July 14

10am til noon

Athens Farmers Market

Weddings

The Musicsmiths will help you make your wedding a special event to remember!

Brian and Natalie are well versed in the standard classical wedding repertoire but are not afraid to explore other options. They are willing to go outside the box to provide couples with the perfect music for their wedding, cocktail hour and/or reception. They also offer the option to add cello to their duo, bringing an entirely new element to the table. Interested in adding another instrument to the ensemble? We can explore that option as well.

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