George was born in Port Seton, East Lothian and studied at the RSAMD and the London Opera Centre at which time he studied with Bruce Boyce and Eduardo Asquez. There followed extensive touring with London “Opera for All” (British Arts Council) and Principal roles English Opera Group (Aldeburgh, Sadler’s Wells, and ENO ,where he sang Father Rangie in the controversial 1973 John Dexter production of “The Devils of Loudon”.
In a long association with the erstwhile Perth Festival Opera, George featured in the Mozart/ Da Ponte cycle and Britten’s Church Parables Being a member of the John Currie Singers provided regular Oratorio experience as well as opportunities to present premiere performances of contemporary song, as in Cresswell’s “Pot of Basil” and McGuire’s “city songs”.
Teaching influenced by the philosophy of Herbert Caesari, encouraging vocal spontaneity and physical flexibility.
Further to RCS commitments George is a vocal coach with the national Youth Choir of Scotland and a visiting teacher of voice at the University of St Andrew’s.