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Germán Clavijo


Member since 2009, Professor at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama

‘I was introduced to much music as a child, not only classical, but also tango and a lot of folk music. I think by the age of twelve it was very clear in my mind that music was my greatest passion in life.’

Born in Argentina, Germán Clavijo trained with Ljerko Spiller in Buenos Aires and subsequently at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama with Jack Glickman and Rachel Podger.

As a chamber musician he has studied with David Takeno and members of the Vellinger, Takacs, Melos and Amadeus Quartet. He has also attended masterclasses at the Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada. Germán was awarded the Dorothy Adams Prize and the Deutsche Bank Pyramyd Award, among others, and has participated in several chamber music festivals.

He has recorded for Classic FM and the BBC (UK) and for Radio Nacional and TVE (Spain). He has worked with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic, Royal Opera House and the Ensemble Modern. Germán was Principal Viola of the Orquesta Ciudad de Granada and Artistic Director of the Ensemble Instrumental de Granada.