Clive Greensmith, cellist, joined the Tokyo String Quartet in 1999 and has performed with the quartet 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, Steven Isserlis, Lynn Harrell, 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. Recordings with the Tokyo String Quartet include the complete Beethoven quartets, and the Mozart ‘Prussian’ quartets. Mr. Greensmith has served on the faculties of the Royal Northern College of Music, Yehudi Menuhin School, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, the Manhattan School of Music and the Yale School of Music. He is currently Professor of Cello and Co-Director of Chamber Music and the Colburn School. A recording of clarinet trios featuring works by Beethoven and Brahms with Jon Nakamatsu and Jon Manasse will be released by Harmonia Mundi in the Fall of 2014.
Clive Greensmith last performed for La Jolla Music Society in the Revelle Chamber Music Series on Saturday, February 6 as the cellist for The Montrose Trio.