Steuart Bedford (1939 – 2020)

London-born, Royal Academy trained conductor and pianist Steuart John Rudolf Bedford, was a member of a musical family and was particularly noted for his performances and recordings of Benjamin Britten’s operas: Albert Herring, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Paul Bunyan, The Beggar’s Opera  and Death in Venice. He also gave the premiere of Britten’s cantata Phaedra. He was associated with the English Opera Group, the English Sinfonia and Garsington Opera.


Philip L. Scowcroft

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