Steve and Anne Millington are the principals of Millington Strings.

Granados Orientale

Granados Orientale 2013 with LuAnn Higgs at Westminster

Steve is founder the group.  He received his Master’s in Cello Performance at CSUS in 1997, studying with Andrew Luchansky. Playing credits include principal cello of Solano Community Symphony from 1988 to 1999, principal cello of the Sacramento’s Camellia Symphony from 2000 to 2002, and section cello for Stockton Symphony and North Bay Symphony, among others. He was a public school music teacher for a time, and currently teaches privately,  as well as composing and arranging custom repertoire for various group configurations.

Anne began cello studies with Jean Maguire Mitchell in the San Francisco Bay Area, continuing with Burke Schuchman and Andrew Luchansky in Sacramento. In addition to cello, Anne plays bass when the group performs as a quintet.  She practiced veterinary medicine in the Bay Area till 1995, then transitioned to GIS/database management in the service of state public health and natural resource agencies.

A number of local musicians make up their professional ensembles, including area friends, professionals and students from CSUS, UOP, and  UC Davis. In addition to playing in any string configuration from solo to string orchestra, they also work with brass and wind players, as well as singers and keyboardists, and can provide varied and unique recommendations for clients’ particular needs.