George King

Vocal Lecturer

George King is one of the most versatile pianist/composers working today. He has won numerous international awards for his classical compositions including the Gunther Bialas prize in 2012 (Germany), the Barto Prize in 2010 (USA) and the Ibla Grand Prize in 2009 (Italy). He was also selected to study with jazz legends George Cables, Curtis Fuller and Dr. Billy Taylor as part of the Betty Carter scholarship programme in the USA.

His performances have taken him to the most prestigious venues in the world, including The Carnegie Hall, The Wigmore Hall, The Grand Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, The Purcell Room and many more many of which have been broadcast. As a performer George has broadcast live on television and radio and performed in festivals all over the world. These include Glastonbury, Celtic Connections (UK), Boomtown, Bestival, Abu Dhabi jazz festival, Golden gate festival and WOMAD.

He has toured the USA several times as well as the Far East and Europe. George continues to work with many of the UK's orchestras and he has worked as Musical Director and Supervisor/Arranger on many Westend and touring productions and also writes music for TV and film. Recent UK and world tours include Sister Sledge, Kerry Ellis, Loiuse Dearman, Kathryn Jenkins, Jah Wobble and Bill Laswell. Future projects include working with Manchester poet John Cooper-Clarke and a tour of the USA.

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