About Brandon Patrick George
Brandon Patrick George is the flutist of the Grammy®-nominated Imani Winds, and has performed with many of the world’s leading ensembles including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE). He has appeared at Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and is a frequent recital artist at Bargemusic in New York. An avid chamber musician, Brandon has collaborated with members of the New York Philharmonic, the Jasper String Quartet, and has performed live on New York's WQXR with harpist Bridget Kibbey. He has been praised by The New York Times for his “Elegant” playing, hailed as a “Virtuoso” by The Washington Post, and called a “Knockout musician with a gorgeous sound” by The Philadelphia Inquirer.
With the LA Phil, Brandon has performed at Walt Disney Concert Hall, and at the Hollywood Bowl, under many conductors including Gustavo Dudamel, Karina Canellakis, Ludovic Morlot, and John Williams. Brandon has toured the U.S. and Europe with ICE, appearing at Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), the Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago), the Park Avenue Armory (NYC), and the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival in England. His live performances with ICE have been heard worldwide on BBC Radio 3. Brandon's debut album featuring works by Aho, Bach, Boulez, and Prokofiev will be released by Haenssler Classics this autumn.
Brandon is a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music at Oberlin College. He received his Master of Music degree from the Manhattan School of Music, where he won the Concerto Competition. At the invitation of Sophie Cherrier, Brandon studied abroad in France at the Conservatoire de Paris (Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris).