Death of Peter Cropper

image of Peter CropperWe were desperately saddened to learn recently of the death of Peter Cropper, a Professor of Performance at the Department of Music until his retirement in 2011. Peter was a wonderful man - first and foremost the most passionate of musicians, both as an extraordinary violinist and advocate for music in the Western Classical tradition. His influence and impact were keenly felt not only in Sheffield - at the University, Music in the Round and The Sheffield Music Academy - but also at the University of Manchester, the RNCM, the Royal Academy, and by audiences across the country and beyond as the first violinist of the Lindsay String Quartet.

We will cherish our memories of Peter. The ever-enthusiastic conversations about Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven, the warm relationships with colleagues, the innumerable concerts with students, and the infectiously carefree attitude to life all loom large.

A concert in Peter’s memory will be held at the University of Sheffield in spring 2016. Details will be announced in due course.

Peter was a wonderful man - first and foremost the most passionate of musicians, both as an extraordinary violinist and advocate for music in the Western Classical tradition.

Prof. simon keefe