Damian de Boos-Smith
Damian de Boos-Smith began playing cello at age six and was awarded a Scholarship to study cello at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. He commenced guitar study while living in Paris as a teenager where he also obtained a distinction for his final cello exams.
Upon returning to Australia, he continued a varied musical career playing the two instruments as well as composing and producing numerous projects. Credits include flamenco performances playing cello and guitar with Paco Cruz, Juan Soto, Antonio Vargas and Joaquin Ruiz. Other works include playing guitar for the theatre productions of The Lion King (Disney Productions), Chicago – The Musical and Grease – The Arena Spectacular. Composing achievements include winning “Best Original Score” for a short film at Tropfest Short Film Festival in 2001.He also co-composed the sound track for the critically acclaimed Australian film “Solo” starring Colin Friels. Damian’s cello playing is haunting and virtuosic. His versatility with other instruments and his discovery of flamenco eventually led to the original collaboration with Greg Alfonzetti that formed the early beginnings of Arrebato Ensemble.