Clive Greensmith, professor of cello and chamber music at the Coburn School of Music at the University of Southern California and former member of the internationally renowned Tokyo String Quartet, will visit UW-Madison for a three-day residency consisting of a recital (with members of the UW-Madison music faculty as well as the UW-Madison cello choir), string and piano chamber music master classes, a cello master class, and a symposium on musical careers in Europe and the United States. This event will involve string and piano students at the Mead Witter School of Music, students who are part of the Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestra program, the University of Wisconsin-Madison Summer Music Clinic alumni, and the community in general.
Friday, October 26, 3 – 6 PM: Cello and chamber music master class. Morphy Hall.
Saturday, Oct. 27, 2:30 – 4:30 PM: Presentation for strings: “The artistic use of vibrato,” Mills Hall.
Sunday, Oct. 28, 7:30 PM: Concert with Clive Greensmith and Christopher Taylor, piano; Uri Vardi, cello; and the UW-Madison Cello Choir.
L. Boccherini – Sonata in C Major for two Celli
A. Dvořák- Silent Woods op. 68/V
J. Brahms- Sonata in F Major op 99
Mr. Greensmith has a distinguished career as soloist, chamber musician and teacher. In 1987 he made his concerto debut with the London Symphony Orchestra and went on to be First Prize Winner in the Sergio Lorenzi chamber music competition in Trieste, Italy, and First Prize Winner in the Caltanisetta Duo competition. Most notably, as a major prize winner in the first ever “Premio Stradivari” held in Cremona, Italy in 1991, Mr. Greensmith was launched into a series of major recital and concerto appearances throughout Europe. As a soloist, he has performed with the London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Seoul Philharmonic, and the RAI Orchestra of Rome among others. From 1999 until 2013 he was a member of the world-renowned Tokyo String Quartet, giving over one hundred performances each year in the most prestigious international venues, including New York’s Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House, London’s South Bank, Paris Chatelet, Berlin Philharmonie, Vienna Musikverein and Suntory Hall in Tokyo.
We thank the Vilas Trust, the Anonymous Fund, and our many donors for supporting these events.