Chris George was Leader of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra with whom he appeared as director and soloist throughout Europe at major festivals. He has also led and co-led the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and many others. Orchestras and chamber music groups have taken Chris all over the world with such artists as Murray Perahia, Joshua Bell, Christian Zacharias, Sir Charles Mackerras and Bernhard Haitink.
Chris now devotes his time to conducting and teaching. Chris loved his teaching, coaching and conducting at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, St Andrews University and with the National Youth Orchestras of Scotland where he sat on the board. He now teaches for Kent Music and guests at the Royal Academy of Music and Trinity College.
Hannah enjoys a diverse career as an orchestral leader, chamber musician and soloist throughout Europe. She has performed in major concert halls around the world including the Philharmonie Berlin, the Royal Festival Hall, and the Musikverein, Vienna and been broadcast by the BBC, Classic FM, SWR Radio, NDR Radio, ABC Australia and ORF Austria.
Hannah performs regularly as guest leader with orchestras including the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, the Halle Orchestra, The Royal Northern Sinfonia, The Philharmonia, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, The Royal Scottish National Orchestra and Bergen Philharmonic. She has led and co-led orchestras in Germany such as the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Radio Symphony Orchestra Stuttgart, Deutsches Kammerorchester Berlin, Deutsches Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin and the Deutsche Oper Berlin.
Hannah is the Artistic Director and founder of The Wolterton Ensemble, formed in August 2020, during the COVID crisis. The ensemble gave its inaugural concerts at Wolterton Park to a socially distanced audience on the South Lawn. The proceeds were divided between the musicians who performed and Help Musicians, the charity helping those in the profession who have been badly affected by the cessation of concerts and teaching across the country. She was made an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music in 2016 in recognition of her contribution to the music profession. Born and educated in Norwich, Hannah has returned to live in Norfolk with her family after twenty years living in Berlin. She is delighted to have the opportunity to inspire future generations of Norfolk musicians and hopes the department at NCYM will grow from strength to strength. She excited to support as many young string players as possible whilst continuing her freelance career.
Date: Saturday 16th October 2021
Venue: The Arc, City of Norwich School, Eaton Road, Norwich NR4 6PP
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm
Cost: Free to NCYM Members or £10.00 to Non-Members
Entrance for audience is FREE and open to ALL string players!!
Standard: All young string players of around Grade 8 standard