Edward knows you have to look good as well as sound good…

Leonie Martin meets the veteran musician aiming for complete harmony in the string section at Chesterfield Symphony Orchestra.

WHEN Chesterfield Symphony Orchestra performs later this month at the Members’ Room in County Hall, Matlock, an audible feast of Schubert, Brahms, Dvorak, Mozart and Bizet will cascade throughout the magnificent, mid-Victorian auditorium: a melodic reprieve from the room’s more usual – and probably less harmonious – function as a meeting room. But as the audience enjoys a delightful programme of music, only the more observant among them will fully appreciate the visual synchronicity of the string section, led by violinist Edward Boothroyd…