Cecily Smith Nesbitt

Cecily Smith Nesbitt is a Cellist and Community Musician. She studied at the Royal Northern College of Music with Emma Ferrand, and prior to this was a student of Douglas Cummings. She is a soloist, a member of Dark Inventions ensemble, and orchestral work has included working with the orchestras of Opera North, the Hallé, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Skipton Camerata. She also has over a decade of teaching experience for all ages.

Alongside her professional performing and teaching she works as a community musician. She has worked as a specialist Musician in Healthcare Practitioner in Belfast, Manchester (LIME Music for Health) in the paediatric burns, intensive care and high dependency units, and also Sheffield Children’s Hospitals. She also works as a musician in SEN settings for RiChMusicNI.

She has delivered training for the Ulster Orchestra for their Music Room programme, and has worked as mentor and supervisor as part of the Medical Notes project in Manchester.

Cecily holds a BMus(hons) in Music and an MSc Psychology.