Concertmaster David Greed to Step Down from Opera North after 44 years

(Photograph Credit score: Justin Slee)


Since its inception in 1978, the orchestra on the UK’s Opera North has had only one concertmaster. Nevertheless,  David Greed has just lately determined to take his retirement from the orchestra that he has helped flip right into a world-class ensemble.

Earlier than he stands down from his 44-year lengthy tenure, he’ll carry out within the firm’s presentation of Wagner’s Parsifal.

As well as, Greed will make his closing concerto look performing Shostakovich’s First Violin Concerto with the orchestra on February 27 on the Huddersfield City Corridor.

On March 16, he’ll give a farewell live performance on the Dewsbury City Corridor, the place he’ll carry out the fourth motion of Franck’s violin sonata alongside pianist Keith Swallow. A variety of different mates and colleagues will be a part of them for the efficiency, which additionally consists of the Brahms Piano Quartet, plus songs and arias by Mozart and Strauss.

The live performance’s location is critical: Greed has been related to the common Dewsbury Lunchtime Live shows for nearly so long as he has served within the orchestra, and has seen the collection develop into a longtime native favourite.

“My historical past with Dewsbury is sort of so long as my time at Opera North,” Greed says of the live performance collection. “It’s one other factor that I’m actually going to overlook.”


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