Ronald Birks

Profile:
British violinist, born 1945.
He began taking violin lessons at the age of ten and became a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain in 1959. Between 1966 and 1969 he was a student at the Royal Manchester College of Music, where he studied the quartet repertoire with Alexandre Moskowsky.
He became a member of the Northern Sinfonia Orchestra in 1969, and spent two years with them. In 1971 he was invited to become second violin of the Lindsay String Quartet, with whom he remained until the quartet’s retirement in 2005.
In late 2009, he was invited to become a member of the Chilingirian String Quartet.
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Ronald Birks Discography Tracks

Instruments & Performance

Ronald Birks - String Quartets Nos. 1, 2 & 3 album art Michael Tippett* - Lindsay String Quartet* Michael Tippett* - Lindsay String Quartet* - String Quartets Nos. 1, 2 & 3 L'Oiseau-Lyre UK 1975 Sell This Version
CFP 40302 Ronald Birks - String Quartets: The Hunt K.458-No. 17 In B Flat Major / Dissonance K.465-No. 19 In C album art Mozart* - Lindsay String Quartet* Mozart* - Lindsay String Quartet* - String Quartets: The Hunt K.458-No. 17 In B Flat Major / Dissonance K.465-No. 19 In C(LP) Classics For Pleasure CFP 40302 UK 1979 Sell This Version
K53573 Ronald Birks - Op 74 (The Harp) & Op 95 album art Beethoven*, The Lindsay String Quartet* Beethoven*, The Lindsay String Quartet* - Op 74 (The Harp) & Op 95(LP) Enigma Records (8) K53573 UK 1979 Sell This Version
ACA 1012 Ronald Birks - Beethoven String Quartets No 10 In E Flat,Op 74 No 11 In F Minor,Op.95 album art Beethoven* / Lindsay String Quartet* Beethoven* / Lindsay String Quartet* - Beethoven String Quartets No 10 In E Flat,Op 74 No 11 In F Minor,Op.95(LP, Album) ASV ACA 1012 UK 1979 Sell This Version
Ronald Birks - Johannes Brahms - Clarinet Quintet in B Minor, Op. 115 album art Lindsay String Quartet, Janet Hilton Lindsay String Quartet, Janet Hilton - Johannes Brahms - Clarinet Quintet in B Minor, Op. 115 (Album) Chandos US 1980 Sell This Version
K53597 Ronald Birks - Op 130 & Op 133 (Grosse Fuge) album art Beethoven* ; The Lindsay String Quartet* Beethoven* ; The Lindsay String Quartet* - Op 130 & Op 133 (Grosse Fuge)(LP) Enigma Records (8) K53597 UK 1980 Sell This Version
DCA 509 Ronald Birks - String Quartets, Nos. 3&4 album art Bartok*, Lindsay String Quartet* Bartok*, Lindsay String Quartet* - String Quartets, Nos. 3&4(LP) ASV Digital DCA 509 UK 1981 Sell This Version
DCA 504 Ronald Birks - String Quartets, Nos.5 & 6. album art Bartok*, Lindsay String Quartet* Bartok*, Lindsay String Quartet* - String Quartets, Nos.5 & 6.(LP) ASV Digital DCA 504 UK 1981 Sell This Version
WR 4650 Ronald Birks - String Quartets, Nos.1&2 album art Béla Bartók, The Lindsays Béla Bartók, The Lindsays - String Quartets, Nos.1&2(LP, Album) ASV Digital WR 4650 New Zealand 1982 Sell This Version
Ronald Birks - Clarinet Sonata / Clarinet Quintet / 6 Studies In English Folksong album art Bax* / Bliss* / Vaughan Williams* - Janet Hilton, Lindsay String Quartet*, Keith Swallow Bax* / Bliss* / Vaughan Williams* - Janet Hilton, Lindsay String Quartet*, Keith Swallow - Clarinet Sonata / Clarinet Quintet / 6 Studies In English Folksong (Album) Chandos UK 1983 Sell This Version
ZC LHB 403 Ronald Birks - The Late Quartets Nos:12-16 album art Beethoven* - Lindsay String Quartet* Beethoven* - Lindsay String Quartet* - The Late Quartets Nos:12-16(4xCass, Comp + Box) ASV ZC LHB 403 UK 1983 Sell This Version
WER 60093 Ronald Birks - The Law Of The Quadrille Is Clear (Songs After Franz Kafka) / String Quartet No 3 album art Alexander Goehr, Susan Kessler And Roger Vignoles / Lindsay String Quartet* Alexander Goehr, Susan Kessler And Roger Vignoles / Lindsay String Quartet* - The Law Of The Quadrille Is Clear (Songs After Franz Kafka) / String Quartet No 3(LP) Wergo WER 60093 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
ACA 1015 Ronald Birks - Beethoven String Quartet No. 15 In A Minor, Op. 132 album art Beethoven*, The Lindsay String Quartet* Beethoven*, The Lindsay String Quartet* - Beethoven String Quartet No. 15 In A Minor, Op. 132(LP) Academy Sound & Vision Ltd. ACA 1015 UK 1983 Sell This Version
CD DCA 553 Ronald Birks - String Quartet Op. 59, No. 1 'Razumovsky' album art Beethoven* - Lindsay String Quartet* Beethoven* - Lindsay String Quartet* - String Quartet Op. 59, No. 1 'Razumovsky'(CD) ASV CD DCA 553 UK 1984 Sell This Version
ALHB 307 Ronald Birks - The Middle-Period Opp. 59 (Nos: 1, 2 & 3), 74 & 95 album art Beethoven* / Lindsay String Quartet* Beethoven* / Lindsay String Quartet* - The Middle-Period Opp. 59 (Nos: 1, 2 & 3), 74 & 95(3xLP, Album + Box) ASV ALHB 307 UK 1984 Sell This Version
Ronald Birks - String Quintet In C (D956) album art Schubert*, Lindsay String Quartet* With Douglas Cummings Schubert*, Lindsay String Quartet* With Douglas Cummings - String Quintet In C (D956) (Album) ASV UK 1985 Sell This Version
Ronald Birks - "Death And The Maiden" / "Quartettsatz" album art Schubert* / Lindsay String Quartet* Schubert* / Lindsay String Quartet* - "Death And The Maiden" / "Quartettsatz" (Album) ASV UK 1986 Sell This Version
Ronald Birks - The 3  String Quartets Op.54 "Tost I" album art Haydn*, The Lindsays Haydn*, The Lindsays - The 3 String Quartets Op.54 "Tost I" (Album) ASV UK 1987 Sell This Version
Ronald Birks - String Quartet No. 8 In B Flat Major, D112 / String Quartet No. 13 In A Minor, D804 album art Schubert*, Lindsay String Quartet* Schubert*, Lindsay String Quartet* - String Quartet No. 8 In B Flat Major, D112 / String Quartet No. 13 In A Minor, D804 (Album) ASV Digital UK 1987 Sell This Version
DCA 582 Ronald Birks - String Quartets, Op.54 album art Haydn* - The Lindsay String Quartet* Haydn* - The Lindsay String Quartet* - String Quartets, Op.54(LP) ASV DCA 582 UK 1987 Sell This Version
CD DCA 604 Ronald Birks - The Late Beethoven Quartets Vol. 4 (Quartet No. 15 In A Minor Op. 132 / Quartet No. 16 In F Op. 135) album art Beethoven* - Lindsay String Quartet* Beethoven* - Lindsay String Quartet* - The Late Beethoven Quartets Vol. 4 (Quartet No. 15 In A Minor Op. 132 / Quartet No. 16 In F Op. 135)(CD) ASV CD DCA 604 UK 1987 Sell This Version
DCA 602 Ronald Birks - Quartet No. 13 In B Flat, Op. 130 album art Beethoven* - The Lindsays Beethoven* - The Lindsays - Quartet No. 13 In B Flat, Op. 130(CD) ASV Digital DCA 602 UK 1987 Sell This Version
DCA 603 Ronald Birks - String Quartet No. 14 In C Sharp Minor album art Beethoven* - The Lindsays Beethoven* - The Lindsays - String Quartet No. 14 In C Sharp Minor(CD) ASV Digital DCA 603 UK 1987 Sell This Version
DCA 601 Ronald Birks - Beethoven:String Quartet No. 12 album art Beethoven* - The Lindsays Beethoven* - The Lindsays - Beethoven:String Quartet No. 12(CD) ASV Digital DCA 601 UK 1987 Sell This Version
Ronald Birks - String Quartets Volume 2 album art Joseph Haydn, Lindsay String Quartet Joseph Haydn, Lindsay String Quartet - String Quartets Volume 2 ASV Digital UK 1988 Sell This Version