Martin Beaver, violin
Clive Greensmith, cello
MOZART String Quintet in D Major, K.593
MENDELSSOHN String Quintet No. 2 in B-flat Major, Op. 87
BRAHMS String Sextet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 36
2:00pm Pre-Concert Lecture by Colburn Faculty Member, Dr. Kristi Brown-Montesano:
About Martin Beaver and Clive Greensmith:
One of Canada’s most prominent artists, Martin Beaver was named First Violin of the world- renowned Tokyo String Quartet in 2002. As such, he has appeared to critical and public acclaim on the world’s major stages. He has also enjoyed frequent collaborations with such eminent artists as Leon Fleisher, Lynn Harrell, Sabine Meyer and the late Alicia de Larrocha. His concerto appearances span four continents with orchestras such as the San Francisco Symphony, l’Orchestre Philharmonique de Liège and the Montreal Symphony under the batons of Pinchas Zukerman, Kazuyoshi Akiyama, Raymond Leppard and Charles Dutoit, among others. Recital and chamber music engagements have taken him to North and South America, Europe and Asia, and to prominent festivals such as the Seattle Chamber Music Festival, Ravinia, the La Jolla Summerfest, and the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival. Mr. Beaver was also a founding member of two Canadian ensembles, Triskelion and the Toronto String Quartet. His discography includes concerti, sonatas and chamber music on the Harmonia Mundi, Naim Audio, René Gailly, Musica Viva, SM 5000 and Naxos labels. His recorded repertoire ranges from Bach to the music of 21st century composers. Recordings with the Tokyo String Quartet include the complete Beethoven quartets. He is a laureate of the Queen Elisabeth (1993), Montreal (1991), and Indianapolis (1990) competitions. More recently, he has served on the juries of major international competitions such as the 2009 Queen Elisabeth Competition. A devoted educator, Mr. Beaver has conducted master classes on five continents. He has held teaching positions at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, the University of British Columbia, the Peabody Conservatory, New York University and most recently the Yale School of Music. A graduate of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto and Indiana University, Mr. Beaver’s principal teachers include Victor Danchenko, Josef Gingold and Henryk Szeryng.
Clive Greensmith, cellist, joined the Tokyo String Quartet in 1999 and has performed with the quartet at the most prestigious venues and concert series across the United States, Europe, Australia and the Far East. Previously, 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 Leon Fleisher, Claude Frank, Alicia de Larrocha, András Schiff and Pinchas Zukerman, 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, the Sarasota Music Festival and the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival Yale Summer School of Music. Mr. Greensmith's recording of works by Brahms and Schumann with Boris Berman was recently released on the Biddulph label. Recordings with the Tokyo String Quartet include the complete Beethoven quartets, and the Mozart 'Prussian' quartets.
About Dr. Kristi Brown-Montesano:
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