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George is an MD, pianist and arranger based in Manchester, specialising in Musical Theatre and vocal coaching.
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Manchester
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George is a musical director based in Manchester. He graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music in 2017 with a Masters degree on oboe. Prior to this, George studied at the University of Leeds. Since graduating, George has focussed on musical direction. George has enjoyed a varied career as a musical director, rehearsal pianist and vocal coach, covering repertoire from musical theatre to church music, opera to popular song. He is currently vocal/repertoire coach at Phil Winston’s Theatre Works and Shockout Arts in Manchester, and has previously worked as a musical director for the RNCM Young Company, StageBox. He has also been a visiting rehearsal pianist and repertoire coach at The Arden, LIPA and other performing arts colleges in the North West. George has performed around the country at venues including Cadogan Hall, Wigmore Hall, The Royal Albert Hall, The Other Palace and the Bridgewater Hall. He also works as an orchestrator and arranger and had had his work performed around the UK. George’s previous work includes Jason Mansford's Christmas Charity Concert at the Bridgewater Hall (Manchester), “An Evening with Rob King” at the Lowry (Salford) and vocal arrangements for Oh! What a Lovely War at the University of Leeds. He has also worked on orchestrations, vocal arrangements and tracks for the UK Tour of “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” (Red Entertainment). George is passionate about creating and promoting new music. He has been MD/keys, and orchestrator/arranger on many recordings of new works including “(Hey) Jude Taylor”, “Steep Themselves in Night”, “Make Me Infamous” (all by Jude Taylor), “Subway” (by Gus Gowland), and the brand new musical “Bird Brigade" (by Lara De Belder and Luka Bjelis), and performed on “Philip Henderson: From the Old World to the New World” Current/Upcoming Projects: Bette: From Bathhouse to Broadway (Co-writer and Musical Director: Independent), Make Me Infamous (Musical Supervisor/MD), Bird Brigade (Orchestrator/Arranger)

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I have my own portable piano/keyboard
I can perform with backing tracks
Encore awards
5th Encoreversary
Musicianship
Genres:
Pop, Classical, Jazz, Folk, Rock, Electronic, Cabaret, Easy listening, Light music, Acoustic, Covers
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Event types:
Theatre / Show, Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Concert, Recording session, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve, Virtual event, Wedding proposal
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Other skills:
Arranger, Orchestrator, Transcription, Actor, Fluent sight-reader, Repetiteur, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Singing teaching, Community music worker, Animateur, Accompanist
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Reviews

From customers:

From (, 6 years ago

George Strickland is an excellent musical director and brought life, pace andenergy to the both the band and the singing.

Tom T, 7 years ago

George proved to be a first rate rehearsal pianist / accompanist and brought a great deal to our rehearsal process...His playing for rehearsals was always of a high standard. George fitted in seamlessly to the culture of the company, and was well liked by the cast members he worked with. He was equally at ease working with the Musical Director or at rehearsals where the MD was absent - this is a real asset in a rehearsal pianist. As well as playing from the keyboard George showed his musicality with a number of thoughtful contributions to the rehearsal process, while never being unnecessarily imposing. We will definitely be working with George again!

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