composer and writer

Best Classical Crossover Album

"A lovely, soulful piece...The music captures
and conveys the essence of expectation;
it is both poignant and important."

Yo Yo Ma

"an otherworldly, dreamily poetic short story...
rich, singing tone and sense of drama"

New York Times

"Precious...soaring lyrical lines"

Opera News
Metropolitan Opera


Awakening from a Disappearing Garden
Carnegie Hall with YO-YO MA and
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Lost in Shanghai
New Play with Music


Lost in Shanghai
A play with music

Pan Asian Repertory Theatre
May and June, 2016
May and June, 2017
Theatre Row, New York City

Bridging the Gap
Curated by Robert Sirota

June 4, 2017
Conversations with Robert Sirota and Steve Smith, and compositions performance

Music at Aaron Copland House
and Salt Bay Chamberfest

August and September 2017

Museum of Chinese American
(MOCA) in New York

Songs from Lost in Shanghai
Sponsored by Bloomberg News
May 24, 2016

Greetings video for the Inaugural Concert
of the Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and
Dance Fund Awardees Association
August 2016

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Music: Imagery of Water, I. Drops

for guitar, harp, double bass and percussion

Performed & recorded at
The Johns Hopkins University