Award-winning pianist, accompanist and musical director. University of Birmingham alumnus. London/Birmingham based.
As a recital accompanist, George is extremely detailed and professional. He demonstrates great sensitivity towards singer's texts and adaptability to the demands of the soloist. Rehearsing with him is enjoyable as his academic preparation is always evident and he contributes sound musical understanding and suggestions across a variety of styles. As a soloist Geroge combines great virtuosity with adaptability in his playing. After a spelbinding audition of Grieg's piano concerto in A minor, during which he was able to perform extracts from throughout the work entirely memorised and professionally prepared, the University of Birmingham Music Society had no hesitations in awarding him first prize in our 2016. soloist compeition.Bradley Gill 8 October 2017
George has accompanied me in multiple concerts and rehearsals, and is always professional and precise. He listens to those he's playing with and adjusts tempo or volume to suit their needs. I look forward to working with him again.Charlie Cameron 30 August 2016
George fulfilled the brief for our event successfully and was great at communicating from the day of the booking to the day of the event.
George is a recent music graduate from The University of Birmingham. Originally from Colchester, he began playing piano at the relatively late age of fourteen but achieved grade 8 with distinction only four years later. In 2010 he won first prize in his local Rotary Club Young Musician competition; as a result of this, he made his concerto debut, performing Mozart’s Piano Concerto No.27 in April 2013 with the Clacton Concert Orchestra. George is actively involved with the Pimlott Foundation, a musical charity set up to connect young musicians with industry professionals. He has given 9 recitals with his former teacher Trevor Cordwell and gave his first solo piano recital in August 2014. His repertoire includes Beethoven sonatas, major works of Debussy, Liszt’s Consolations, Mozart fantasias and sonatas, and works by Schumann. In February 2014 he performed Mozart’s Sonata for 2 Pianos with Trevor and, in April 2014, Mozart’s Piano Concerto no.25 with the St Botolph’s Music Society Orchestra in Colchester. He has given concerts throughout East Anglia, including in Braintree, Clacton, Colchester and Felixstowe, and is engaged annually in the Melford Music summer concert series in Long Melford, Suffolk. As well as a soloist George acts regularly as an accompanist for operas, choirs, individual singers and instrumentalists. He has been the rehearsal pianist for the Summer Festival Operas for all three years of his degree, is currently Musical Director for the University Gilbert and Sullivan Society and is the rehearsal pianist for the University Chorus. He has also played orchestral piano and celeste in the University Philharmonic Orchestra and the CBSO Youth Orchestra under Cristian Măcelaru, Daniele Rosina, Michael Seal and Jac van Steen. On occasion George acts as a continuo player in Baroque ensembles and his concert experience includes Bach’s 3rd Orchestral Suite, Purcell’s The Tempest and excerpts from Handel’s Messiah. In October 2016 he won the concerto competition at the University and performed Grieg's Piano Concerto with the University Symphony Orchestra on November 26th.
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