Clive Greensmith was a member of the Tokyo String Quartet from 1999 until 2013 and is a founding member of the Montrose Trio. As soloist, he has performed with the London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Seoul Philharmonic, and the RAI Orchestra of Rome. His recordings include the complete Beethoven cycle for Harmonia Mundi with the Tokyo String Quartet. He studied at the Royal Northern College of Music in England with cellist Donald McCall, and continued at the Cologne Musikhochschule with Boris Pergamenschikow. In 2014 he was appointed professor at the Colburn School in Los Angeles; in 2019 he became the artistic director of the Nevada Chamber Music Festival and was appointed director of chamber music master classes at the Chigiana International Summer Academy in Siena, Italy.