A versatile and adventurous performer, Colleen McGary-Smith appears throughout New England on historical and modern cellos as well as viola da gamba. Colleen is a member of both Boston Baroque and the Handel and Haydn Society, with whom she has recorded on the Linn Records, Coro, and Telarc labels. She is also a dedicated cello teacher and chamber music instructor, currently teaching at Powers Music School, Concord Academy, and her home studio in Littleton.
Born into a musical family, Colleen began her cello studies at the age of 5 in St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada. She earned a Bachelor of Music from the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she studied with Alan Harris; and a Master of Music from Boston University, where her principal teachers were Andres Diaz and Alice Robbins. Colleen currently resides in Littleton, Massachusetts with her husband, Matt and sons Simon and Oliver.