Steve Bingham has been confirmed as the Principal Conductor of the City of Peterborough Symphony Orchestra.
Two years ago he was introduced to half of the orchestra when he conducted a concert for The Friends of the Orchestra. He alternated conducting roles with Paul Hilliam and this year has been in charge of all three CPSO concerts.
His work with string sections has been particularly noted – not surprising given that he is a professional violinist with his own Steve Bingham String Quartet.
A member of the quartet for the past 25 years is his wife and viola player, who appears professionally as Brenda Stewart.
She leads a busy life for, when she is not playing or tutoring, she is Rector of seven rural parishes in west Cambridgeshire.
Steve and Brenda share the same stage at The Voyager Academy, Walton, on Sunday, March 1, when the City of Peterborough Symphony Orchestra join them in a performance of Berlioz’s symphony, Harold in Italy.