MAXWELL

QUARTET

George began learning to play the violin at the age of ten. He studied at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland with Bill Chandler and Ruth Crouch. During his studies George played in masterclasses with Midori, Christian Tetzlaff, Daniel Rowland, Ilya Gringolts, Barnabas Keleman and Katalin Kokas.

 

George has performed across the UK and further afield as a chamber musician, soloist and Scots fiddle player. Notable performances include a Vivaldi Concerto performance with Camerata Scotland at the Scottish Parliament, and James MacMillan's ‘From Ayrshire’ for Solo Violin and Orchestra under the baton of the composer. He regularly works with non-classical musicians, collaborating with artists including Poacher & Ghillie, Samoyed, Architeq. George freelances with Scottish orchestras including the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and Paragon Ensemble. George formed the Maxwell Quartet in 2010, and has since performed across the UK with the group in addition to working with composers including Anna Meredith, Sam Annand and Tom Harrold.

 

George teaches at various institutions across Scotland and is regularly invited to give workshops and masterclasses on Scottish music.

"A SUBTLETY AND MATURITY OF INTERPRETATION THAT BELIES THEIR YOUTH"

ELLON TIMES

 

 

 

GEORGE SMITH | VIOLIN

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