In 2019 George was a prize-winner at the YCAT International Auditions at Wigmore Hall, and the only British pianist selected for the Tchaikovsky Competition.

Born in 2001 in London, in 2017 George became the youngest student ever to take up a four-year scholarship at the Royal College of Music for a BMus degree, studying with Professor Vanessa Latarche.

A top prize-winner at the Grand Piano Competition in Moscow (2016), the Gina Bachauer (Utah 2016), Aarhus (Denmark 2015) and Dinu Lipatti (Bucharest 2013) Competitions, he has given concerts across Russia, in the USA, Argentina, Scandinavia and Europe.

Highlights over the last year include recitals at the Konzerthaus Vienna, Duszniki Chopin Festival (Poland), Russian Academy of Arts (Moscow), Scherzo Series (Madrid) and Wimbledon Festival (London). 

He performed Beethoven with the Musica Viva Orchestra at the Zaryadye Hall in Moscow (conducted by Alexander Rudin), Tchaikovsky No.1 with the Jürmala Festival Orchestra in Latvia (conducted by Ainārs Rubiķis), Rachmaninov No.2 with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Ploiești in Romania and Beethoven with the London Firebird Orchestra.

This season George returns to Wigmore Hall and gives recitals in the UK, Russia, the Netherlands and France.

George has worked with renowned conductors Valery Gergiev, Alexander Sladkovsky, Walter Hilgers and Anton Lubchenko and performed alongside Denis Matsuev and Lang Lang.

As soloist he has appeared with the Moscow State, Mariinsky, Tatarstan National, Sochi Symphony and Tyumen Philharmonic Orchestras, the Orchestra Sinfónica Provincial de Santa Fe (Argentina), Carolina Philharmonic and New Millenium Orchestra of Chicago.

He has given recitals at major concert halls including the Royal Albert Hall and Berlin Philharmonie Kammermusiksaal and in 2018 was shortlisted for an award in the Sound of Classical Poll at the Classic BRIT Awards in London.

George has taken part in masterclasses with Vladimir Ashkenazy, Dmitri Bashkirov, Lang Lang and Vladimir Ovchinikov, among many others. He is very grateful to the conductor Alexander Sladkovsky and pianist Denis Matsuev who have been instrumental in guiding his artistic development.

George is YCAT’s inaugural Duet Group Artist.

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Press reviews

He conquered the hall with the first chord... / Sochi 2019

Harliono has already appeared with the Mariinsky Orchestra under Gergiev, so he has already been making waves…. Harliono seemed to be savouring each separate note, taking all the time in the world to stress the composer’s melodic train of thought and poetic line.

Bachtrack / Jūrmala Festival Orchestra - Tchaikovsky PC1 / July 2019


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