Presenter: Steve Bingham
Eclectic live-looping violinist and educator Steve Bingham presents a solo recital like no other! Using up-to-the-minute technology he performs a diverse variety of multi-layered music – showcasing the use of looping and how it can enthuse students and diversify string teaching.
With music from Michael Nyman, Steve Reich, Mike Oldfield, Coldplay, The Pet Shop Boys, and more, and with styles ranging from minimalism and folk, to rock and pop, Steve shares his enthusiasm for taking the violin well beyond traditional boundaries. Violin – but not as you know it!
Steve Bingham studied at the Royal Academy of Music and in 1985 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.
Steve has appeared as guest leader with many orchestras including the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and English National Ballet, and has given solo recitals both in the UK and America. In recent years Steve has developed his interest in improvisation, electronics and World music and also plays live with No-Man, the progressive art-rock duo of Tim Bowness and Steve Wilson.
Steve’s debut solo CD “Duplicity” was released in November 2005, and has been followed by several more, including a recording of the Bach D minor Partita, and – in 2021 – a 10-track covers album called “Touch”.
Steve has also released many single tracks, and has an active YouTube channel featuring many weird and wonderful video creations! Beyond performing on the violin Steve is a conductor of some repute and also coaches on many chamber music courses as well as giving regular school workshops to all age groups.