biographies

Emily Smejkal

Was born in Vienna, Austria.

Guitar Studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna.

Classical Contrabass Studies at the Vienna Conservatory and Jazz Contrabass Studies at the Anton Bruckner Private University in Linz and at the Escola Superior de Musica Catalunya in Barcelona.

As a contrabassist has participated in numerous orchestral performances in major concert halls such as Wiener Musikverein, Wiener Konzerthaus, L'Auditori Barcelona and Concertgebouw Amsterdam.

Cooperation and participation in concert performances together with well known jazz musicians such as Elias Meiri, Jorge Rossy, Thomas Kugi, Klaus Dickbauer und Lorenz Raab and in concert festival performances such as Jazz Festival Saalfelden, Outreachfestival and Música as Parcs Barcelona.
CD recordings together with Ena's Duo, Rosa Sanchez, Esmeraldas Taxi, Arnau Obiols Quartet, Els 3 Peus Del Gat and the pole Olmedes Trio.

Member of Gitarrissima since 2012.