George Georgiou (CY)
Hailed for his energetic and inspirational performances, the Cypriot clarinetist George Georgiou enjoys a career as a classical and contemporary clarinetist. He appeared in many solo concerts and recitals in Europe, Middle East and USA. He collaborated with some prominent musicians such as the legendary cellist Rohan de Saram, the Prazak Quartet, the Apple Hill String Quartet, the Chilingirian String Quartet and he appeared as a soloist with the Commandaria Orchestra and Moscow Virtuosi under the baton of Vladimir Spivakov. In his research for new repertoire, George started commissioning works for clarinet and so far he collaborated with the most dominant composers from Cyprus and abroad. He premiered several works featuring the clarinet with most of them being dedicated to him. He is a member of Georgiou Georgieva Duo, Lyrical Noise Ensemble, Evohe Wind Quintet, Chronos Contemporary Music Ensemble. He holds the position of clarinet professor at the University of Nicosia. He is the artistic director of Music at the Museum Concert Series as well as the founder of Cyprus Clarinet Studio. George is a graduate from City University, London, where he studied clarinet with Julian Farrell and Joy Farel at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He is also a MBA graduate from the Neapolis University Paphos, Cyprus and a member of Mensa Cyprus. His busy profile gained him an international recognition and he became a Silverstein Ligature Artist and a Marca Reeds Artis. He was recently appointed as the Cyprus Chair of the International Clarinet Association.