Artistic Director

STEVE BINGHAM studied violin at the Royal Academy of Music. 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.

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. He has given solo recitals in both the UK and America and his concerto performances have included works by Bach, Vivaldi, Bruch, Prokofiev, Mendelssohn and Sibelius, given in venues as prestigious as St John’s Smith Square and the Royal Albert Hall.

Steve has a growing reputation as a conductor, and alongside Ely Sinfonia is currently principal conductor of the City of Peterborough Symphony Orchestra and the Ad Hoc Sinfonia.

Steve is internationally renowned for his solo violin recitals, where he mixes acoustic pieces with live-looped electric violin arrangements in his own unique way. Steve has released four solo albums, Duplicity, Ascension, Third and The Persistence of Vision, alongside many single tracks.

Steve’s interests include ornithology, photography and Celtic knotwork.

You can find out at his website,