George Strivens


French Horn player George Strivens enjoys a diverse career of solo, chamber, and orchestral performance. Recent engagements include Oxford Lieder Festival, Penarth Chamber Music Festival, Ludlow English Song Weekend, and Strauss’ Horn Concerto no.2 with Macclesfield Symphony Orchestra.

George has played with leading orchestras including the BBC Philharmonic, London Chamber Orchestra and Manchester Camerata. He has been a member of the Lucerne Festival Academy, Encuentro de Música y Academia de Santander and the Britten-Shostakovich Festival Orchestra. George has also recorded music for film at Abbey Road Studios.

In 2021, George became a Chamber Music Fellow at the Royal Academy of Music with Ensemble Renard. They perform regularly around the UK including at concert halls such as Wigmore Hall. This season they will be touring Scotland twice after winning a Tunnell Trust Award.

As a Britten-Pears Young Artist 2022/23 and a member of the London Sinfonietta Academy 2021, George is a keen advocate for new music. He has received dedications in works by Martin Bussey, Tom Harrold and Piers Hellawell and has also worked with Hans Abrahamsen, Eleanor Alberga, and John Woolrich. Recently, George gave the world premiere of Julian Philips’ The Country of Larks alongside Tenor, Robert Murray.

Alongside his performance career, George is a successful arranger whose new chamber arrangement of Strauss’ Four Last Songs will soon be published by Boosey & Hawkes.

George studies with a scholarship at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama on the Orchestral Artistry Masters Pathway. George is extremely grateful for generous support from the Royal Philharmonic Society and Help Musicians UK.

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