George Jackson

CONDUCTOR

ABOUT

“George Jackson raised the stature of the music to a rarely-encountered level, absolutely enthralling from first bar to last.”
Robert Matthew-Walker, Classical Source

Winner of the 2015 Aspen Conducting Prize, London-born conductor George Jackson came to international attention after stepping in at short notice with the ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducting the Austrian premiere of Michael Jarrell’s Ombres. An assistant and protégé of both Yves Abel and Robert Spano, George has worked on opera productions across the world, most recently at the Metropolitan Opera New York, the Opéra National de Paris, and the Aspen Opera Theater Center. George has conducted the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie, Sibiu State Philharmonic (Romania), and Vienna Chamber Orchestra. This season, he will return to conduct the Haydn Orchestra di Bolzano e Trento and make his Hamburg State Opera debut, conducting the premiere of Immer weiter by Irene Galindo Quero.

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“Overcoming the dry and rather forthright acoustics of Covent Garden’s St Paul’s Church with a perfect balance between all parts of the orchestra, up-and-coming young conductor George Jackson coaxed an appropriately dramatic rendering of this overture.”

John Pritchard, Seen and Heard International

In 2010, George founded the Vienna-based Speculum Musicae Opera Company, conducting new productions of Pergolesi La serva padrona and Charpentier David et Jonathas. He has also conducted performances with the Pro Arte Orchestra Vienna of Die Zauberflöte, Der Freischütz, La Traviata, Fidelio, Turandot, Der Fliegende Holländer and La Bohème.

George participated in international master classes, where his teachers included Bernard Haitink, Michael Tilson Thomas, Kurt Masur and David Robertson. An alumnus of the conservatories of Vienna, Weimar, and Trinity College Dublin, George furthered his studies at the Lucerne Festival Academy, Dartington Festival, Bayreuth Festival and the Aspen Music Festival, where he was awarded the Robert J. Harth Conducting Prize and the David A. Karetsky Memorial Fellowship.

A prizewinner at the 2012 ‘Jeunesses Musicales’ Conducting Competition in Bucharest, George is a Help Musicians UK ‘Emerging Excellence’ Artist, and has received numerous scholarships from organisations including the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation, Tillett Trust, Janeczek Foundation, Irish Arts Council, Richard Wagner Foundation, and the Roderick Brydon Memorial Trust. He is currently a member of the Deutsche Bank Stiftung’s ‘Akademie Musiktheater heute’ scheme for young opera professionals and also holds the Sir Charles Mackerras Fellowship in Conducting at London’s Trinity Laban Conservatoire.

CALENDAR

February 12 2017

6:00pm ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST CHURCH, OXFORD, UK

London Firebird Orchestra

MOZART: Overture to Cosí fan Tutte, K. 588

MENDELSSOHN: Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64

MOZART:“Come Scoglio” (from Cosí fan Tutte) “Porgi Amor” (from Le Nozze di Figaro)

HAYDN: Symphony no. 103 in E flat, H. 1/103 (‘The Drum Roll’

With Violinist Benjamin Baker and Soprano Suzanne Fischer

February 24 2017

6:00pm LABAN BUILDING, GREENWICH

Trinity Laban Symphony Orchestra

NINO ROTA: Ballet Suite from ‘La Strada

March 2017

Haydn Orchestra di Bolzano e Trento

BEETHOVEN: ‘Eroica’ Symphony

MOZART:Overture to ‘La Clemenza di Tito’

BEETHOVEN: Overture to ‘Coriolanus’

March 14: Bolzano

March 15: Trento

March 16: Bressanone

March 30th 2017

St. Pancras Church, London

London Firebird Orchestra

BRITTEN: Les Illuminations

PURCELL / BRITTEN: Chacony for Strings

TBC: World Premiere

July 7, 8, 9 2017

8pm, STAATSOPER HAMBURG, GERMANY

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“Jennifer Pike delivered a truly spellbinding account, possessing an opulent tone when called for, sensitive and ethereal on other occasions, and rising to considerable heights of virtuosity and musicianship in the first-movement cadenza. She had the inestimable advantage of a conductor who likewise sees the work as genuinely symphonic – for, in those relatively lengthy orchestral passages in the first and second movements, George Jackson raised the stature of the music to a rarely-encountered level, absolutely enthralling from first bar to last.”

Robert Matthew-Walker, Classical Source

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