Christopher George - Conductor and Violinist
Conductor and Ex Leader Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Conductor Christopher George has worked with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, the Iceland Symphony Orchestra and toured with the Royal Northern Sinfonia and Rambert Dance Company. He conducts regularly at the universities of Edinburgh and St Andrews and is Musical Director of the Glossop Music Festival which annually brings together some of Europe’s finest players and singers. He also teaches violin, coaches and conducts at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and with the National Youth Orchestras of Scotland where he sits on the board.
As a violinist Christopher was the Leader of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, directing them and appearing as soloist at the Edinburgh International Festival, the Aldeburgh Festival, at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam and throughout Britain and Europe.
He has led the Academy of St Martin in the Fields with whom he toured widely under the direction of Murray Perahia, Joshua Bell and Sir Neville Marriner. Christopher has played in principal positions with the Royal Opera House orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and many other ensembles.
As a chamber musician he spent many happy hours with groups Quince Quartet and Trio Ligeti and collaborating with artists such as Artur Pizarro, Christian Zacharias, Laurence Power and Richard Egarr.
As a soloist his repertoire is wide, ranging from the Baroque to specially commissioned works.
Christopher is very excited about Musical Orbit’s ability to bring experts into anyone’s home!
‘Chris is one of the most compelling and irresistible musicians I have ever met. He has vast experience and it is a real pleasure to play for him.’
Matthew Truscott, Leader of Mahler Chamber Orchestra, OAE.
‘He shows a depth of knowledge combined with an instinctive musicianship. Very enjoyable.’ Jonathan Lemalu,, Bass.