The award-winning Galestro-Smith Duo formed in early 2010 during their undergraduate classical studies at Stetson University, DeLand, Florida. Flutist Angela Galestro and guitarist Jonathan Lee 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.
Both Angela and Jonathan received their Master of Music degrees from the University of Akron and Bachelor of Music degrees from Stetson University. They currently reside in Sarasota, FL where they have recently moved to continue their music careers, be with family, and complete the final dissertation phase of their doctoral degrees from Shenandoah Conservatory.
Flutist Angela Galestro is a native of Sarasota, Florida. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Orchestral Flute Performance from Stetson University in DeLand, Florida in 2012 and her Master’s Degree in Flute Performance from the University of Akron in Akron, Ohio in 2014. Currently, Angela is in the dissertation phase of completing her Doctorate of Musical Arts degree at Shenandoah Conservatory where she studies with world-renowned flutist Jonathan Snowden. She served as the graduate teaching assistant of the flute studio at Shenandoah from 2014-2018 where she taught applied lessons, was director and conductor of the Flute Ensemble, gave masterclasses on flute history and development, and instructed classes on scales, technique and sight-reading for undergraduate, masters, doctoral, and artist diploma level flutists.
Angela has notable professional experience performing around the world in cities throughout the USA, Europe, and South America. She has played flute, piccolo, and alto flute professionally in symphony orchestras, opera orchestras, musical theatre, and chamber music ensembles including performances at Carnegie Hall.
Angela performs regularly with her husband, guitarist Jonathan Lee Smith, in the award-winning flute and guitar ensemble GS Duo. Both highly accomplished artists, the duo offers a diverse repertoire of classical, jazz, Latin American and popular music. Most recently, GS Duo won second place in The American Prize Chamber Music Competition making them the only two-person chamber music ensemble to earn a top prize in this category.