From 1999 until its final season in 2013, cellist Clive Greensmith was a member of the world-renowned Tokyo String Quartet, giving over one hundred performances each year in the most prestigious international venues. He has collaborated with international artists such as Andras Schiff, Pinchas Zukerman, Leon Fleisher, Lynn Harrell, Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Alicia de Larrocha, and Emanuel Ax.

Mr. Greensmith has given guest performances at prominent festivals worldwide, including the Aspen Music Festival, Marlboro Music Festival, Music@Menlo, La Jolla SummerFest, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Cleveland Chamber Fest, and the Ravinia Festival. He is a regular guest of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and will undertake a national tour with Paul Huang, Wu Han, and Matthew Lipman in 2020. Formerly the principal cellist of London’s Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Mr. Greensmith is also a founding member of the Montrose Trio with pianist Jon Kimura Parker, and violinist Martin Beaver.

Mr. Greensmith has a catalog of landmark recordings, most notably The Complete Beethoven String Quartets and Mozart’s ‘Prussian’ Quartets with the Tokyo String Quartet, Brahms Cello Sonatas with Boris Berman, and Clarinet Trios of Beethoven and Brahms with Jon Nakamatsu and Jon Manasse.

Deeply committed to the mentoring and development of young musicians, Mr. Greensmith has enjoyed a long and distinguished teaching career. In addition to his fifteen-year residency with the Tokyo String Quartet at Yale University, Mr. Greensmith has served as a faculty member at the Yehudi Menuhin School and Royal Northern College of Music in England, the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and the Manhattan School of Music. Mr. Greensmith joined the faculty at the Colburn School in 2013, where he teaches cello and coaches chamber music for the Conservatory of Music and the Music Academy.

Yura Lee is one of the very few in the world who has mastery of both violin and viola, and she actively performs both instruments equally, both as soloist and chamber musician. At age 12, she became the youngest artist ever to receive the Debut Artist of the Year prize at the “Performance Today” awards given by National Public Radio. She is also the recipient of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant given by Lincoln Center in New York City. She has given recitals at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall and at nine celebrated concert halls throughout Europe as part of Carnegie Hall’s ECHO series.

Yura Lee has won top prizes for both violin and viola in numerous competitions, including the ARD Competition (Germany), the Leopold Mozart Competition (Germany), the UNISA International Competition (South Africa), the Yuri Bashmet International Competition (Russia), and the Indianapolis (USA), Hannover (Germany), Kreisler (Austria), and Paganini (Italy) Competitions.

As a soloist, Ms. Lee has appeared with many major orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Detroit Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, and Los Angeles Philharmonic, to name a few. As a chamber musician, she regularly takes part in the Marlboro Festival, Salzburg Festival, Verbier Festival, La Jolla SummerFest, Seattle Chamber Music Festival, ChamberFest Cleveland, Caramoor Festival, Kronberg Festival, and the Aspen Music Festival, among many others. Yura Lee is currently a member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and Boston Chamber Music Society. She teaches both violin and viola at the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music and the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University.

Violinist Cho-Liang Lin was born in Taiwan. At age twelve, he moved to Sydney to further his studies with Robert Pikler, a student of Jenő Hubay. After playing for Itzhak Perlman in a master class, the 13-year old boy decided that he must study with Mr. Perlman’s teacher, Dorothy DeLay. At the age fifteen, Lin traveled alone to New York and auditioned for the Juilliard School and spent the next six years working with Ms. DeLay.

His concert career was launched in 1980, playing the Mendelssohn Concerto with the New York Philharmonic and Zubin Mehta . He has since performed as soloist with virtually every major orchestra in the world. His busy schedule on stage around the world continues to this day. His alma mater, The Juilliard School, invited Lin to become faculty. In 2006, he was appointed professor at Rice University. He has served as music director of La Jolla SummerFest, the Hong Kong International Chamber Music Festival, the Taiwan National Symphony music camp and youth orchestra, and the Taipei Music Academy Festival.

In his various professional capacities, Cho-Liang Lin has championed composers of our time. His efforts to commission new works have led a diverse field of composers to write for him, including John Harbison, Christopher Rouse, Tan Dun, John Williams, Steven Stucky, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Bright Sheng, Paul Schoenfield, Lalo Schifrin, Joan Tower and many more.

Lin performs on the 1715 Stradivari named “Titian” or a 2000 Samuel Zygmuntowicz. His many concerto, recital and chamber music recordings on Sony Classical, Decca, BIS, Delos and Ondine can be heard on Spotify or Naxos.com. His albums have won Gramophone Record of The Year, Grammy nominations and Penguin Guide Rosettes.