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Clive Greensmith, Cello

Clive Greensmith

Clive Greensmith is one of the most successful British cellists of his generation. From 1999 until 2013 he was a member of the world-renowned Tokyo String Quartet and has performed at the most prestigious venues and concert series across the globe. Previously, he has held the position of principal cellist of London's Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and as a soloist has appeared with the London Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic, Seoul Philharmonic, and the RAI Orchestra of Rome, among others. He has collaborated with distinguished musicians such as Leon Fleisher, Claude Frank, Alicia de Larrocha, Midori, András Schiff, and Pinchas Zukerman. A regular visitor to many international festivals, Mr. Greensmith has performed at the Marlboro Music festival, The Salzburg Festival, the Edinburgh Festival, the Pacific Music Festival, and the Sarasota Music Festival. Mr. Greensmith's recording of works by Brahms and Schumann with Boris Berman was recently released on the Biddulph label, and a recording of clarinet trios featuring works by Beethoven and Brahms with Jon Nakamatsu and Jon Manasse was released by Harmonia Mundi in the fall of 2014. Recordings with the Tokyo String Quartet include the complete Beethoven quartets, and the Mozart 'Prussian' quartets. In addition to his fifteen-year residency with the Tokyo String Quartet at Yale University, Mr. Greensmith has served as a member of faculty at the Yehudi Menuhin School and Royal Northern College of Music in England, the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Manhattan School of Music, and New York University. In 2014 he was appointed Co-Director of Chamber Music and Professor of Cello at the Colburn School in Los Angeles. In 2015 he was a jury member at the 2015 Carl Nielsen Chamber Music Competition in Copenhagen. Mr Greensmith is a founding member of the Montrose Trio with pianist Jon Kimura Parker and violinist Martin Beaver.