Shirley Luu Smith - Violist
Shirley Luu Smith has played the viola since 1998. Born and raised in Virginia Beach, she attended Old Dominion University with a B.S. in Civil Engineering and a minor in Music Performance. Her viola teachers have included Xuan Lin, Jenny Snyder Kozoroz, and Anastasia Migliozzi. Shirley is the Principal Violist of Symphonicity and occasionally substitutes with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra. She also performs various types of music, from classical to modern folk, at different venues throughout the Hampton Roads area. Shirley plays on a 1983 viola by T.W. Toenniges, Jr. and currently resides in Virginia Beach with her husband, pug, and Australian shepherd.