George Barton is a freelance percussionist working in London. He is highly experienced in an extremely broad range of music.
Incredibly professional and an excellent musician
George Barton is a solo, contemporary and orchestral percussionist based in London. He is a member of the Colin Currie Group and has worked with the London Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Nash Ensemble, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Music Theatre Wales, Endymion, BBC Singers, Jane's Minstrels, Mahogany Opera, and the Royal Opera House, among many other ensembles and orchestras. As a solo artist George has performed at the Southbank Centre's "The Rest is Noise" festival, the "Occupy the Pianos" festival at St John's Smith Square, and at a number of Nonclassical events across London, among other venues across the UK. His collaboration with Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller at the Barbican's "Station to Station" festival was featured on BBC2's Artsnight, and his playing has been recorded and broadcast many times for BBC Radio 3 and NMC. He has performed chamber music at various venues around the UK and abroad, including the Concertgebouw Grote Zaal, Amsterdam, Cité de la Musique, Paris, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Royal Opera House Linbury Theatre, Queen Elizabeth Hall, and Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival. As an ensemble and orchestral player he has performed at the 2014, 2015 and 2016 BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall and Cadogan Hall. A Britten Pears Young Artist, George studied at the St Petersburg Conservatoire and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
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