Clive Greensmith

Clive Greensmith, cellist, joined the Tokyo String Quartet in 1999. A graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music and the Musikhochschule in Cologne, his principal teachers were Donald McCall and Boris Pergamenschikow. He has 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, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, Mostly Mozart Orchestra, Seoul Philharmonic, and the RAI Orchestra of Rome. He has collaborated with distinguished musicians such as András Schiff, Midori, Claude Frank and Steven Isserlis, and has won several prizes including second place in the inaugural "Premio Stradivari" held in Cremona, Italy. 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 Norfolk Chamber Music Festival Yale Summer School of Music. Mr. Greensmith has served on the faculties of the Royal Northern College of Music, Yehudi Menuhin School and San Francisco Conservatory of Music and is presently a faculty member at the Yale School of Music. Mr. Greensmith's recording of works by Brahms and Schumann with Boris Berman was recently released on the Biddulph label.



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