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Opera North String Quartet

16 October 2013 1:05pm - 2:00pm

Opera North String Quartet performs at The Venue, Leeds College of Music on Wednesday 16 October 2013.


Opera North String Quartet
David Greed - violin
Katherine New - violin
David Aspin - viola
Sally Pendlebury - cello
Haydn - String Quartet Op 76, No 2 (Fifths)
Brahms - String Quartet Op 67 

The Opera North String Quartet gave its premier recital in the Howard Assembly Room, Leeds Grand Theatre, in May 2011. Recent appointments to the Orchestra of Opera North created a wonderful opportunity for such an ensemble to be formed.
David Greed has been Leader of the Opera North Orchestra since its inception in 1978. He is well known throughout the area as a soloist and chamber player. Katherine New first joined Opera North in 1991, becoming Section Leader of Second Violins in 1998.After a busy life freelancing and playing in every orchestra and ensemble you could possibly think of, David Aspin joined as section Leader of Violas in 2007. Sally Pendlebury arrived only last year to permanently take up her position of Cello Section Leader. A founder member of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe she has brought to the orchestra a massive amount of experience in all types of ensemble.

All members of the quartet are all crazy about chamber music so it seemed the most natural thing in the world to form a quartet, and start to immerse themselves in the gigantic world of the quartet repertoire.

Further Information

Price:   Free admission

Contact details:   General Enquiries: 0113 247 8336

Additional information:  

The Venue, Leeds College of Music 

3 Quarry Hill, Leeds, LS2 7PD

t.   0113 222 3400


The Venue was opened in 2003 and is a dedicated recital hall for Leeds. The Venue seats 350. The Venue is equipped with an infra-red system for the hard of hearing. The Venue is located in Leeds' emerging cultural quarter, next to the West Yorkshire Playhouse and adjacent to Leeds College of Music. It is in the same building as the new BBC Yorkshire headquarters. One Bar Inn, the College's café bar, is open for lunch and early evening meals as well as pre-concert and interval drinks. It is located on level two of the main college building.




There is a lift at the front of the building to The Venue and disabled toilets in the foyer area. There is a designated disabled car park beside Leeds College of Music which has spaces for at least ten cars. 

Public transport  

The Venue is opposite Leeds Interchange Bus Station for all buses. From Leeds City Train Station turn right out of Leeds city station and turn right at the pelican crossing. Walk down Boar Lane and head for Kirkgate Market. At the markets walk down the side of the market on New York Street to the Bus Station. The Venue is found opposite the bus station.


The nearest car park to The Venue is located on Quarry Hill and accessible from the A64 Inner Ring Road (direction West Yorkshire Playhouse). After 5.30pm parking is free. Blue Badge Holders can park in these car parks for free. Further information about Leeds City Council car parks can be obtained from Parking Services on 0113 395 0050.

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