A leading soloist and chamber musician, Brandon Patrick George is the flutist of the GRAMMY-nominated Imani Winds. He has appeared as a soloist with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the Albany Symphony, American Composers Orchestra, the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble; and as a guest with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, and the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), among other notable ensembles.
Mr. George made his New York recital debut at 92nd Street Y and has performed at Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie Hall, the Elbphilharmonie, the Kennedy Center, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Dresden Music Festival, and the Prague Spring International Music Festival. His debut album, featuring works by Aho, Bach, Boulez, and Prokofiev, was released by Haenssler Classics in September 2020.
In addition to his performances with Imani Winds, Mr. George has collaborated with members of the Gryphon Trio, the New York Philharmonic, and the Jasper String Quartet; and has performed live on New York’s WQXR with harpist Bridget Kibbey.
With the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Mr. George has performed at Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Hollywood Bowl, under conductors Gustavo Dudamel, Karina Canellakis, Ludovic Morlot, and John Williams. He has toured the U.S. and Europe with ICE, appearing at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the Park Avenue Armory in New York, and Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival in England. Through these collaborations, Mr. George has worked closely with composers John Adams, Louis Andriessen, Steve Reich, and George Lewis, among others.
Mr. George is a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. He received his Master of Music degree from Manhattan School of Music, where he won the school’s concerto competition. At the invitation of Sophie Cherrier, he continued his studies in France at Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris.
Mr. George joined the faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music in 2021.