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First Violin

Paula & John Gambs Second Century Chair

Mariko Smiley began violin studies at age six with her father, David Smiley, who was a violist with the SFS. She trained with former SFS musicians Leonard Austria and Stuart Canin before attending Juilliard, where she studied with Dorothy DeLay, Robert Mann, and Joel Krosnick. Ms. Smiley joined the SFS in 1982 and was for many years a member of the Aurora String Quartet. She occupies the Paula and John Gambs Second Century Chair.

(September 2018)