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David Aspin (viola)

David Aspin studied at the Royal College of Music on an Exhibition Scholarship with Roger Best and as a post-graduate Wall Scholar with Simon Rowland-Jones. Whilst at the college David won prizes for solo and chamber music including the diploma recital prize and the Bernard Shore Memorial Award. David is a founder-member of the highly-acclaimed chamber group, CHROMA, now in its 18th year.

David is also a member of Psappha; the North-West’s leading contemporary group which is resident at the University of Manchester. The group have performed at the BBC Proms, toured internationally, including performances in Buenos Aires and Lisbon, as well as regularly recording for CD, radio and webcasts. As a soloist, David has performed in the UK and overseas including the RNCM’s Turnage Festival, Three Choirs Festival and a recital/masterclass for the New Zealand National Music Teacher’s Association. In March 2006, David performed and recorded the Telemann viola concerto with the Lancashire Sinfonietta.

Other concerto appearances include works by Bartok, Berlioz, Britten, Bruch, Mozart, Turnage and Vaughan Williams. David is principal violist of the Orchestra of Opera North and the Lancashire Sinfonietta. David has also appeared as guest principal of the Manchester Camerata, BBC Philharmonic, Halle, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, BBC NOW, BBC Scottish Symphony and the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestras. David is a viola tutor and regular sectional coach at the RNCM and NYO.

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