Christopher George

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Christopher George


Ex Leader Scottish Chamber Orchestra


About Christopher George

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 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. He 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. 

Having suffered from the neurological condition Focal Dystonia (see the article 'Poacher Turned Gamekeeper'), Chris has now moved away from violin performance and devotes his time to teaching and conducting. 

He teaches and coaches at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and with the National Youth Orchestras of Scotland where he also sits on the board. As a conductor, Chris regularly works at the universities of Edinburgh and St Andrews and at the Glossop Festival. 

He recently conducted the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and the Royal Northern Sinfonia on a UK tour.