George Morton

George Morton was born in Lincolnshire and read Music at the University of Sheffield. Having received his Bachelors degree, he took up postgraduate studies with George Nicholson (composition/orchestration) and Kenneth Brown (trumpet). Since graduating, George has settled in the leafy city of Sheffield and continues to enjoy its proximity to the Peak District National Park and locally-brewed beer.

As a conductor, George is in demand across the North of England. He is founder and Artistic Director of Rep Orchestra, an ensemble based in Sheffield which devotes its concerts to exploring innovative and exciting projects and specialises in silent film performances (Chaplin’s Gold Rush & City Lights, Lang's Metropolis, Sounds of the Cosmos, The Snowman). He is Director of Music with the Sheffield Youth Orchestra, Principal Conductor of the Nottingham University Wind Orchestra, Principal Conductor of the newly-formed Rotherham Symphony Orchestra and Guest Conductor with Hallam Sinfonia. George works regularly with the Hecla Ensemble, Silver Spectrum Wind Ensemble and many other ensembles across the region. He teaches conducting privately and at the University of Nottingham.

George specialises in creating arrangements for ensemble or chamber orchestra. Following a commission from Latitude Music Festival (Suffolk) for a chamber version of Holst’s The Planets, George has created new arrangements of large-scale repertoire from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. His orchestrations have been performed to great acclaim at venues including Cadogan Hall (London), Turner Sims (Southampton), Christ Church (Malvern) and Heino Elleri nimeline Tartu Muusikakool (Tallinn, Estonia). Ensembles to perform his arrangements include The Són Project, Mozart Symphony Orchestra, Amadeus Orchestra, Little Malvern Ensemble, Rep Orchestra, Lucerne Symphony Orchestra and Trinity Church Music (Australia). George’s arrangements are published exclusively by Universal Edition and 360 Music.

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