Join Steve Bingham and friends for a magical evening of Baroque music in the intimate surroundings of Stapleford Granary.
Vivaldi “The Four Seasons” (soloist Steve Bingham)
Corelli Concerto Grosso op.6 no.3
Trumpet Concerto (soloist Paul Garner)
Telemann Viola Concerto (soloist Brenda Stewart)
Artist/speaker: Steve Bingham
Undoubtedly one of the most musically diverse violinists in the world today, Steve Bingham is internationally renowned for his work as leader of the Bingham String Quartet and for his solo recitals on violin and electric violin, but he is also involved in many other musical collaborations.
Steve Bingham studied violin at the Royal Academy of Music from 1981 to 1985, where he won prizes for orchestral leading and string quartet playing. In 1985 he formed the Bingham String Quartet, an ensemble which has become one of the foremost in the UK, with an enviable reputation for both classical and contemporary repertoire. The Quartet has recorded numerous CDs and has worked for radio and television both in the UK and as far afield as Australia.
The Quartet’s educational activities have included residencies at London’s South Bank Centre, for several UK festivals and at Radley College. The Quartet is also known for it’s many performances of new works by some of the best young composers in Britain.
Steve has appeared as guest leader with many orchestras including the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, English National Ballet and English Sinfonia, and has given solo recitals in venues as prestigious as St. Johns’ Smith Square and the Royal Albert Hall. Steve principal conductor of Ely Sinfonia, the City of Peterborough Symphony Orchestra and the Ad Hoc Sinfonia.
In the field of World music Steve has collaborated with several notable musicians including guitarist Jason Carter and players such as Sanju Vishnu Sahai (tabla), Baluji Shivastrav (sitar) and Abdullah Ibrahim (piano). Steve also plays live with No-Man, the progressive art-rock duo of Tim Bowness and Steven Wilson. In recent years Steve is much in demand providing violin backing for many different artists and styles, from folk singer-songwriter ballads to prog rock!