Scottish composer George Stevenson has worked with musicians of the London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Russian National Orchestra, Psappha Ensemble, Berkeley Ensemble, Assembly Project and BCMG NEXT, as well as dancers of the Bolshoi Ballet. Other works have been commissioned by Moscow Viola Festival, Suzuki Scotland, Pentaèdre and Juncture Ensemble.
In early 2019, George’s orchestral piece ‘False Summit’ was performed by the London Symphony Orchestra under François-Xavier Roth through the Panufnik Scheme, leading to a further commission for the orchestra’s 2020/21 season. 2019 also saw George working again with Manchester-based Psappha Ensemble, as recipient of their 2019/20 Peter Maxwell Davies Commission. This year, as a member of the 2020/21 RSNO Composers' Hub, George will work closely with the players on a number of projects, including a ten minute commission for full orchestra.
Past awards include First Prize in the St Magnus Composers' competition, as well as the Dvořák Prize at the International Dvořák Competition. George was a 2018 PRS Accelerate Scheme composer and winner of ‘The Night With...’ Call for Scores, the Montréal Concert Society Prize and the Risuonanze Festival Call for Scores.
In London George studied with Julian Anderson and Joseph Phibbs, and holds a Masters from The Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He also received an Advanced Diploma in Composition from Moscow Conservatoire under Alexander Tchaikovsky.