Sad news: String quartet leader has died

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The violinist Peter Cropper, founder of the Lindsay Quartet and creator of Sheffield’s Music on the Round concert series, died on Saturday, aged 69.

peter-cropper-243x180Lancashire born, he formed the quartet in 1965 with Ronald Birks (violin), Roger Bigley (viola) and Bernard Gregor-Smith (cello), while they were students at the Royal Academy of Music. They played together for 40 years and made numerous recordings, including a complete set of the Beethoven quartets and many of Haydn’s.

Affable, innovative, always enterprising, Peter will be widely missed.

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