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The Orchestra of Opera North

Our acclaimed Orchestra of Opera North plays a vital role in concert series in the Yorkshire region and stands alone in its ability to perform as both an opera and a concert orchestra. Its approach is fresh and enthusiastic and offers us great versatility in our performance capabilities.

Who's who

First Violins

David Greed* (Leader)
Peter Maslin (Co-Leader)
Andrew Long (Assoc Leader)
Stephen Shulman*
Michael Ardron*
Brian Reilly
Tamsin Symons
Thea Spiers
Claire Osborne

Second Violins

Katherine New
Ian Bone
Maria Vericonte*
Catherine Baker*
Helen Greig
Wendy Dyson
Alison Dixon
Jackie Cima
Cristina Ocaña

Violas

David Aspin
Richard Waters
Anne Trygstad
Elizabeth Wyly
Clare Fox
Vivienne Campbell
Vince Parsonage

Cellos

Jessica Burroughs
Judith Burgin*
Andrew Fairley*
Zöe Long

Basses

Paul Miller*
Genna Spinks
Claire Sadler

Flutes

Kevin Gowland
David Moseley*

Oboes

Richard Hewitt*
Catherine Lowe*

Clarinets

Colin Honour
Andrew Mason

Bassoons

Sebastian New
David Baker

Horns

Robert Ashworth*
John Pratt
Max Garrard

Trumpets

Murray Greig
Michael Woodhead*

Trombone

Blair Sinclair
Robert Burtenshaw*

Bass Trombone

Christian Jones

Tuba

Brian Kingsley*

Percussion

Christopher Bradley*
Graham Hall

Orchestra Director: Richard Ashton
Orchestra Manager: Helen Wilson

Library Manager: Andrew Fairley*
Librarian: Victoria Bellis

Pit Supervisor: Chris Ladds
Orchestra Attendant: John Boulton

Music Secretary: Helen Stephens*

Orchestra Assistant: Emma Black

 

* Indicates Opera North Company member for 25 years or more

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