George Georgiou, Clarinet

Hailed for his energetic and inspirational performances, clarinetist George Georgiou enjoys a career as a classical and contemporary performer. He has appeared for solo concerts and recitals in Europe, the Middle East and the USA. He has collaborated with a number of prominent musicians and ensembles such as the legendary cellist Rohan de Saram, Prazak Quartet, Apple Hill String Quartet, Chilingirian String Quartet, the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra, Commandaria Orchestra and Moscow Virtuosi (as a soloist). In his research for new repertoire, he has collaborated with some of the most notable composers from Cyprus and abroad, he has been the dedicatee of many new works and has given the premiere performance of them. George is a member of Lyrical Noise Ensemble, Quintus Ensemble, Chronos Contemporary Music Ensemble and Patsiaoura Ensemble and he holds the clarinet position at the ARTE Academy of Music and at the Nicosia and Paphos State Music Schools. George Georgiou is a graduate of City University, London, where he studied clarinet with Julian Farrell and Joy Faral at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He is also an MBA graduate from the Neapolis University Paphos, Cyprus and a member of Mensa Cyprus. His busy profile gained him an international recognition and he became an ambassador for Selmer Paris Clarinet, a SilversteinWorks, Marca Reeds and a Royal Global. He is also the Cyprus Chair and the Middle East Regional Chair of the International Clarinet Association and a member of the association’s New Music Committee. His first CD dedicated to solo clarinet works by Cypriot Composers was released in 2023, while his upcoming CD with Clarinet Chamber Music by Cypriot Composers is expected to be released later in 2024.