Do Not Go Gentle... Bingham Quartet (PFCD032) £12.50
Featuring compositions by Simon Speare, Janet Owen Thomas, David Stoll, Michael Parkin and Anthony Gilbert in première recordings.
The Bingham String Quartet was formed at the Royal Academy of Music in 1985 and has gone on to become one of the foremost chamber ensembles 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 group has toured in Europe, the Middle East and Australia and has worked with distinguished musicians such as Jack Brymer, Raphael Wallfisch, Michael Collins and David Campbell. 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 its many performances of new works by some of the best young composers in Britain.
"Spacious yet detailed sound, informative notes and a valuable reminder of the wealth of string quartet music to emerge from the UK over recent decades – and of the Bingham’s role in making it happen." Richard Whitehouse, Gramophon.
Steve Bingham violin
Anna Bradley violin
Brenda Stewart viola
James Halsey cello
Crowding In - Simon Speare
Fiori Musicali : six pieces for string quartet - Janet Owen Thomas
String Quartet no 3 : Fools By Heavenly Compulsion - David Stoll
Do Not Go Gentle - Michael Parkin
String Quartet No.3 : super Hoqueto ‘David’ - Anthony Gilbert
Steve Bingham - violin
Marina Gillam - violin
Brenda Stewart - viola
James Halsey - cello
The Bingham String Quartet has gained an international reputation for its interpretation of the classical repertoire and fresh and exciting approach to new music. It has toured extensively in the United Kingdom and also performed in Europe, Australia, and the Middle East.