The award-winning GS Duo formed in early 2010 during their undergraduate classical studies at Stetson University, DeLand, Florida. Flutist Angela Galestro and guitarist Jonathan Smith have delighted audiences across the entire United States and in concert as far away as Assisi and Cervo, Italy. Both highly accomplished artists, the duo offers a diverse repertoire of classical, jazz, Latin American and popular music.
Eager to advance their careers as a substantial component of the musical world, the Galestro-Smith Duo has studied under and participated in master classes with internationally renowned artists. These teachers have included: Jonathan Snowden (UK), Matteo Mela (IT), Julian Gray, Stephen Aron, João Luiz (BR), Jeffrey McFadden (CA), Nicholas Goluses, Stephen Robinson, Linda Mark, George Pope and Roland Dyens (FR). The duo has performed for international events and festivals for the National Flute Association, GuitarSarasota, Suonare in Italia, and the Mediterranean Guitar Festival. Most recently in 2016, the GS Duo was awarded a top prize in the Chamber Music division for The American Prize Competition and in June 2014, 1st prize in the ensemble division at the Southern Guitar Festival in Columbia, South Carolina.
Angela and Jonathan each received a Doctorate of Musical Arts from Shenandoah Conservatory, Masters of Music from The University of Akron, and Bachelors of Music from Stetson University. They currently reside in Sarasota, FL where they are continuing their music careers through local and remotely produced projects.