DAVID GREED (violin) was appointed concertmaster of the Orchestra of Opera North (UK) in 1978, becoming the then youngest British concertmaster. He has since been invited as guest-concertmaster by many other British orchestras, including the Philharmonia, the Halle, BBC Philharmonic, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Bournemouth Sinfonietta, BBC Welsh Symphony and Northern Sinfonia. In 1999, he lead the orchestra of the Royal Opera House, London during their extended American tour. He is currently artistic director of the Sinfonia of Leeds and of the Cleveland Philharmonic in Middlesborough as well as chief guest conductor of the State Symphony Orchestra of Kazakhstan. He has recorded Vaughan-Williams’ The Lark Ascending with the orchestra of Opera North and the Elgar violin concerto with the Hertfordshire Youth Orchestra. Over the last few seasons he has given performances of the violin concertos of Berg, Britten and Menotti.
David plays a violin by J.B. Guadagnini, generously donated by the foundation «Yorkshire Guadagnini 1757 Syndicate».