Clive Greensmith
Cello
Cellist Clive Greensmith joined the Tokyo String Quartet in 1999 and performed with the Quartet at venues and concert series across the globe, until it disbanded in 2013. Previously, he held the position of principal cellist of London’s Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. As a soloist, he has appeared with the London Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic, Seoul Philharmonic, and the RAI Orchestra of Rome, among others. He has collaborated with such distinguished musicians as Leon Fleisher, Claude Frank, Steven Isserlis, Lynn Harrell, Alicia de Larrocha, Midori, András Schiff, and Pinchas Zukerman. A regular visitor at many international festivals, Mr. Greensmith has performed at the Marlboro Music Festival, Salzburg Festival, Edinburgh Festival, Pacific Music Festival, and Music@Menlo. 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, Manhattan School of Music, and Yale School of Music. He is currently professor of cello and co-director of chamber music at the Colburn School. Clive Greensmith is a member of the Montrose Trio with pianist Jon Kimura Parker and violinist Martin Beaver.