Germán Clavijo

Key details:

Strings, Harp & Guitar
Viola Tutor


Born in Argentina, he trained with Ljerko Spiller in Buenos Aires and subsequently at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London 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 master classes at the Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada with Lorand fenyves and Karen Tuttle. Germán was awarded the Dorothy Adams Prize and the Deustche Bank Pyramyd Award among other chamber music prizes and has participated in several chamber music festivals.

He has recorded for Classic FM and the BBC in the United Kingdom and for Radio Nacional and TVE in Spain. He has worked with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the BBC Philharmonic, Royal Opera House and the Ensemble Modern.
German Clavijo was Principal Viola of the Orquesta Ciudad de Granada and Artistic Director of the Ensemble Instrumental de Granada, Spain.

In June 2009 Germán became a member of the London Symphony Orchestra and plays concerts in all the major concert halls worldwide under conductors such as Valery Gergiev, Bernard Haitink, Sir Colin Davis and Sir Simon Rattle, among others.

He plays on a viola made by Carlo Ferdinando Landolfi in Milan in 1765.