Angus Smith read American history at St. John’s College, Cambridge, where he was a choral scholar and continued his studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
His performances embrace a wide diversity of music, focusing especially on early and contemporary music, but also with a strong commitment to music education. He has performed with the Gabrieli and Taverner Consorts, the Tallis Scholars, Singcircle, English Chamber Orchestra, Monteverdi Choir, The Sixteen, Academy of Ancient Music, OAE, City of London Sinfonia, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, and the Ensemble Vocale Européen, and with conductors who include Ivan Fischer, Philippe Herreweghe, Richard Hickox, Sir Roger Norrington, Nicholas Kraemer, Joshua Rifkin, and Peter Eötvös.
Angus is also the Artistic Director of two chamber music festivals; Sheffield-based ‘Music in the Round’, the UK’s largest presenter of professional chamber music outside London, and ‘Music at Paxton’, located in the border area between England and Scotland. Angus has been a guest of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace at an event celebrating music-making in Britain alongside celebrity musicians such as Brian May, Phil Collins, Eric Clapton, Suggs and Shirley Bassey.