David Aspin

Tutor in Viola

Email: David.Aspin@rncm.ac.uk

David Aspin studied at the Royal College of Music with Roger Best and Simon Rowland Jones. He is a founder member of the highly acclaimed chamber group, Chroma, resident at Royal Holloway, University of London. The group has forged an enviable reputation for it’s commissioning of new work, collaborations and education work. His work with chamber groups such as Psappha include performances at the BBC Proms, concerts 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, Mozart in Gstaad, Switzerland, Three Choirs Festival and a recital/masterclass for the New Zealand National Music Teacher’s Association.

David has performed and recorded the Telemann viola concerto with the Lancashire Sinfonietta. Other concerto appearances include works by Bartok, Berlioz, Britten, Bruch and Vaughan Williams. In 2013 David performed the Walton concerto with the Orchestra of Opera North.

David is principal violist of the Orchestra of Opera North. He has also appeared as guest principal of the BBC Philharmonic, Halle, Royal Scottish National, Bournemouth Symphony, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, BBC NOW, BBC Scottish Symphony, Philharmonia and the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestras.

David is a viola tutor at the RNCM and a regular sectional coach at Chetham’s and NYO.