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From 1999 until the group’s final season in 2013, Clive Greensmith was a member of the famous Tokyo String Quartet, giving more than one hundred concerts per year. He is a founding member of the Montrose Trio, along with pianist Jon Kimura Parker and violinist Martin Beaver.
Greensmith performs in important festivals throughout the world. During the more than twenty-five years of his career, Greensmith has created a catalogue of historic recordings, including the complete String Quartets of Beethoven and many other recordings for Harmonia Mundi.
Greensmith studied under Donald McCall at the Royal Northern College of Music in England where he was awarded the prestigious Julius Isserlis Scholarship. He furthered his studies at the Musikhochschule in Colonne under Boris Pergamenschikow. Having won numerous international competitions, he is deeply committed to mentoring and training young musicians. Beyond his fifteen years with the Tokyo String Quartet in residence at Yale University, Greensmith has worked as faculty member of the Yehudi Menuhin School and of the Royal Northern College of Music in England. Greensmith’s students continue to earn important positions in orchestras around the world and to win numerous prestigious prizes.

String Quartet and chamber music