Born in Sheffield on 31 March 1942 to working class musical parents, the brilliant English pianist John Bingham studied with Harold Craxton from the age of sixteen, and then with Myers Foggin at the Royal Academy of Music. Amongst various other teachers was Nadia Boulanger.
He broadcast for BBC Radio 3 and toured the world with a repertoire of more than fifty concertos, press reviews comparing him with Horowitz and Richter. A private person, he preferred to avoid the limelight, and taught at Trinity College of Music for most of his life, passing on to his students the rock-solid technique, tonal beauty and Romantic style that first became apparent during the two years he studied with Stanislav Neuhaus at the Moscow Conservatoire.
John Bingham died in Sheffield on 6 December 2003, aged sixty-one, after a long diabetic illness.