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 has created a wonderful opportunity for such an ensemble to be formed.
David Greed has been Leader of the Orchestra of Opera North 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. Jessica Burroughs is currently Principal Cello having freelanced with the orchestra for many years as well as having guest led many other orchestras in the UK and abroad.
All members of the quartet are 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.