This season George makes his debut with the Frankfurter Opern- und Museumorchester and returns to Moscow as soloist with the Musica Viva Orchestra.

Born in London, in 2017 George became the youngest student ever to take up a scholarship at the Royal College of Music. After graduating this year, George continues his studies with Professor Pascal Nemirovski and Professor Vanessa Latarche.

George was a top prize-winner at the Grand Piano Competition in Moscow (2016), the Gina Bachauer (Utah 2016), the Royal Over-Seas League (London), Aarhus (Denmark 2015) and Dinu Lipatti (Bucharest 2013) Competitions.

This season George gives recitals at Wigmore Hall, the International Piano Series at the Royal Concert Hall Nottingham, St. David’s Hall Cardiff, Leeds Town Hall and Wiltshire Music Centre. 

He performs Liszt’s Concerto No.1 with the Frankfurter Opern- und Museumsorchester conducted by Sebastian Weigle and returns to Moscow to the Zaryadye Concert Hall to perform Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto with the Musica Viva Orchestra conducted by Alexander Rudin.

Previous solo appearances include the Marinsky Orchestra conducted by Valery Gergiev, the Moscow State, Tatarstan National, Sochi Symphony, Tyumen Philharmonic, the Jürmala Festival, Orchestra Sinfónica Provincial de Santa Fe (Argentina), Carolina Philharmonic and New Millenium (Chicago) Orchestras.

He has collaborated with conductors Alexander Sladkovsky, Walter Hilgers, Evgeny Shestakov and Anton Lubchenko and performed alongside Denis Matsuev and Lang Lang.

Recitals have taken George across Europe and further afield, highlights including the Konzerthaus Vienna, Duszniki Chopin Festival (Poland), Russian Academy of Arts (Moscow), Scherzo Series (Madrid), the Royal Albert Hall and Berlin Philharmonie Kammermusiksaal. In 2018 he 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, Vladimir Ovchinikov, and Simon Lepper, 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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