The Bingham String Quartet, formed and developed under the guidance of Sidney Griller at the Royal Academy of Music in London, has earned an international reputation as one of the finest young British string quartets, with a strong commitment to new works. It has toured extensively in Great Britain and performed on the Continent and in Australia and the Near East. Regular appearances at the South Bank Centre, London, have included a number of Purcell Room recitals, a two-year residency, and education projects. The quartet’s critically acclaimed recordings include the Brahms and Mozart clarinet quintets (with clarinetist David Campbell), Boccherini guitar quintets (with guitarist Jason Carter), quartets by Elizabeth Maconchy and John Lambert, a disc of the quartet’s own commissions from young British composers, and a musical version of Dickens’s A Christmas Carol for narrator and string quartet by Richard Allain (narrated by Richard Stilgoe). The quartet also performs regularly on radio and television. The members of the quartet performing on this recording are Stephen Bingham, first violin; Sally-Ann Weeks, second violin; Brenda Stewart, viola; and James Halsey, cello.
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