We have been informed of the death of Roger Bigley, one of the founders of the Lindsay Quartet. He was 69.
Roger co-founded the quartet in 1965, specialising in the Beethoven and Bartok quartets. He left in 1985 to become assistant principal viola of the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra in Manchester and later assistant head of strings at the Royal Northern College of Music. The Lindsay Quartet disbanded in 2005.
Our condolences to his family, friends and many grateful students.
Read an appreciation here by one of his students.