violinist

Steve Bingham

ABOUT STEVE 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. Find out more…

VIDEOS Steve regularly creates quirky and unusual videos to accompany his recorded music. Click here to visit his YouTube channel to explore them!

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RECORDINGS 'Third' CD Steve’s numerous CDs and other recordings are available on both iTunes and his own Bandcamp store. They range from classical solo and chamber music to rock and pop arrangements, original compositions and much more! Steve has released three solo CDs, “Duplicity“, “Ascension” and “Third” (more about ‘Third’ here!). His fourth album, “The Persistence Of Vision“, released in July of this year, is now also available! It’s a CD coupling the great D minor Partita of J S Bach with arrangements of some of the film music of Michael Nyman, and there’s also a limited edition 2-cd version with music by Steve Reich and Arvo Pärt! 

 

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Conducting the Elgar Cello Concerto with Raphael Wallfisch

Conducting the Elgar Cello Concerto with Raphael Wallfisch

Steve has conducted and directed a variety of orchestras and ensembles over the course of the last twenty five years – from amateur ensembles and youth orchestras to professional chamber orchestras. However these conducting engagements remained relatively sparse until 2007 when Steve was approached to become the conductor of Ely Sinfonia, an amateur orchestra based in…..Ely!

He quickly developed a real love for conducting; it seemed a natural extension of years of experience as a professional orchestral leader. Having played a huge amount of repertoire over the years, and having worked with many of the world’s top conductors Steve has really relished the chance to use that experience from the conductor’s rostrum.

Ely Sinfonia has given him that opportunity and he is now actively seeking other conducting positions, with both amateur and professional groups. Steve is excited by the possibilities of developing this area of his work over the coming years.

Steve is currently also the principal conductor for the City of Peterborough Symphony Orchestra, and runs an occasional series of concerts with the Ad Hoc Sinfonia.

A broad cross-section of the repertoire Steve has conducted over recent years includes the following:

  • Rimsky-Korsakov…..Scheherezade
  • Elgar…..Cello Concerto (with Raphael Wallfisch), Sea Pictures, Serenade for Strings
  • Nielsen…..Fifth Symphony
  • Schubert…..Fifth Symphony
  • Beethoven…..Symphonies 1, 3, 5 and 7
  • Mozart…..Requiem
  • Copland…..”Fanfare for the Common Man”
  • Shostakovich…..First Chamber Symphony, Fifth Symphony
  • Gershwin…..An American In Parisconducting
  • Rossini…..The Thieving Magpie, and Italian Girl In Algiers
  • Stravinsky…..Symphonies of Winds, Firebird Suite
  • Britten…..Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Young Persons’ Guide
  • Sibelius…..Violin Concerto (with Matthew Trusler), Symphonies 1 and 2
  • Milhaud…..Creation du Monde
  • Berlioz…..Harold In Italy
  • Tchaikovsky…..“Capriccio Italien”, Fifth Symphony
  • Saint-Saens…..Cello Concerto no.1
  • Vaughan-Williams…..“Serenade To Music”, Fantasia on a Theme of Tallis
  • Schoenberg…..“Verklarte Nacht”
  • Dvorak…..Cello Concerto with Raphael Wallfisch, Symphony no.8
  • Wagner…..“Tannhauser” Overture
  • Rautavaara…..”Cantus Arcticus”

Conducting highlights over the next 12 months include Nielsen Symphony no.3, Brahms Violin Concerto, Shostakovich Concerto for piano, trumpet and strings, Walton Symphony no.1, Elgar “Enigma” Variations, Copland “Appalachian Spring”, Brahms Double Concerto with Elizabeth and Raphael Wallfisch, and more.

Please contact Steve directly for any further information, or if you are interested in booking him to conduct your orchestra or ensemble.

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Steve with bass electric violin

Steve with bass electric violin

Please feel free to contact me using any of the methods below, or via social networks.

email – steve@stevebingham.co.uk

phone – +44 7943 829011

postal address – Brington Rectory, Church Lane, Brington, Cambridgeshire, PE28 5AE, UK

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