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