Clive Greensmith, cello

Clive Greensmith has a distinguished career as soloist, chamber musician and teacher. From 1999 until 2013 he was a member of the world-renowned Tokyo String Quartet, giving performances each year in the most prestigious international venues, such as New York’s Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House, London’s South Bank, Paris Chatelet, Berlin Philharmonie, Vienna Musikverein and Suntory Hall in Tokyo. In 2014 he became a founding member of Montrose Trio with violinist Martin Beaver and pianist Jon Kimura Parker, with whom he performs at leading chamber music series and festivals across the U.S. and internationally. As a guest performer, Greensmith has appeared at the Aspen Music Festival, Marlboro Music Festival, Music@Menlo, La Jolla Summerfest, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, the Ravinia Festival and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. As a soloist, he has performed with the London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Seoul Philharmonic, and the RAI Orchestra of Rome among others. He has numerous recordings to his name including the complete Beethoven Quartets and Mozart “Prussian” Quartets with the Tokyo String Quartet for Harmonia Mundi. In his distinguished teaching career, Clive 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 addition to a fifteen year residency at Yale University with the Tokyo Quartet. He is based in Los Angeles as Professor of Cello and Co-Director of Chamber Music at The Colburn School.

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