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George English


Professional Orchestral  *including principal/guest principal

  • BBC Singers*
  • City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
  • Covent Garden Sinfonia*
  • English Festival Orchestra*
  • English Symphony Orchestra
  • Halle Orchestra
  • La Nuova Musica*
  • Little Baroque Company*
  • Longborough Festival Opera
  • London Concert Orchestra
  • London Contemporary Orchestra
  • London Firebird Orchestra*
  • Maidstone Symphony Orchestra*
  • Multi-Storey Orchestra
  • National Symphony Orchestra
  • Nevill Holt Opera*
  • Opera North
  • Orpheus Sinfonia*
  • Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Royal Tunbridge Wells Symphony Orchestra*


  • Titanic the Musical (Percussion Chair, Musical Director/Supervisor Mark Aspinall) UK National Tour & Hamburg Staatsoper - March - August 2018 & Charing Cross Theatre April - August 2016
  • Candide (1998 National Theatre Version)(Percussion Chair, Musical Director Oliver Gilmore Orpheus Sinfonia) Iford Opera Summer 2018, Cheltenham Festival 2018, Stowe Opera 2018
  • The Wizard of Oz (Percussion/Drums Chair, Musical Director Toby Higgins, Orchestral Management Stephen Hill) Sheffield Crucible Theatre - December 2017 - January 2018
  • The Braille Legacy (Percussion/Drums Deputy - Matt Whittington, Musical Director Toby Higgins, Musical Supervisor Simon Lee) Charing Cross Theatre March - May 2017
  • Death Takes A Holiday (Percussion/Drums Chair, Musical Director Dean Austin) Charing Cross Theatre - January - March 2017
  • A Christmas Carol (Recorded Music for Play, Composer/Orchestrator/Conductor Steven Edis) Noel Coward Theatre - November 2015 - January 2016
  • Songs for a New World (Percussion Chair, Musical Director Daniel A Weiss) St. James’ Theatre (now the Other Palace) June - August 2015
  • Swanhunter (Deputy Drums/Percussion - Dominic Sales, Musical Director Justin Doyle, Opera North) Royal Opera House Linbury Theatre & UK Tour 2015
  • Assassins (Deputy Drums - Dominic Sales, Musical Director/Supervisor Alan Williams) Menier Chocolate Factory Theatre - November 2014 - March 2015
  • One Man, Two Guvnors (1st Dep Drums/Percussion - Ben Brooker, Musical Director - Grant Olding) Adelphi/Theatre Royal Haymarket - 2011 - 2014
  • Road Show- European Premiere (Drums/Percussion Chair, Musical Director/Supervisor Cathy Jayes) Menier Chocolate Factory - June - Oct 2011
  • The Invisible Man (Drums/Percussion Chair, Musical Director Steven Edis) Menier Chocolate Factory Oct 2010 - Feb 2011


  • Wartesaal Berlin (Mischa Spoliansky, compiled/arr/orch. Steven Edis, Original English Recording 2018)
  • Orpheo et Euridice (Wilhelm Gluck, Conducted David Bates, La Nuova Musica 2018)
  • Noyes Flydde (Benjamin Britten, Conducted Martyn Brabbins, BBC Singers, 2018)
  • Ecuatorial and Dance for Burgess (Edgard Varese, Conducted Mark Dooley, Recorded for the BBC 2017)
  • Fresher the Musical (Mark Aspinall, Original Cast Recording 2011)

Chamber Music

  • Sonata for Two Pianos & Percussion (Bela Bartok) - Performances with Charles Owen & Katya
  • Apekisheva & Pedro Segundo - King’s Place, Milton Court Concert Hall
  • Percussion Ensemble of London - Regular Concerts, Workshops & Education Days
  • Kopanya Percussion Ensemble - Concerts & Outreach Work
  • St. Endellion Festival Percussion Ensemble & Big Band
  • Regular member of the St. Endellion Easter & Summer Festivals

Education and Qualifications

  • Guildhall School of Music and Drama – MMus Orchestral Artistry (2013-2014)
  • Guildhall School of Music and Drama - BMus Hons Orchestral Percussion and Timpani (2009 - 2013)

Teachers: Antoine Bedewi, Richard Benjafield, Adrian Bending, David Corkhill, Alex ‘Zands’ Duggan,
Tom Greenleaves, Ralph Salmins, Nigel Shipway, Adrian Spillett, Michael Skinner, Julian Warburton

Toby Higgins - Freelance Musical Director/Orchestrator/Arranger
Antoine Bedewi - Principal Timpani - BBC Symphony Orchestra, Professor Royal Academy of Music

The information contained in this CV is provided by the client of MAS.
MAS takes no responsibility for its accuracy.

Percussion, Baroque Timpani, Drum Kit, Hand Percussion, Latin American Percussion, Timpani