Scottish born George studied at the Royal College of Music, London, under a Caird Scholarship. Early in his career he was a member of the BBC Symphony, Bath Festival and Philharmonia Orchestras, working with Kempe, Klemperer and Menuhin before going to play principal viola in the Bergen Symphony Orchestra, then with Celebidache in the Stockholm Radio Orchestra. Returning to London in 1966, he rejoined the New Philharmonia until 1977, when he began freelance work, recording for films and television and playing with many chamber groups. He has recorded the complete works for solo viola by Max Reger for ASV records. George spends much of his time today performing chamber music and pursuing his other interests of painting and video work.
George played on the following film sessions (sample list)
All James Bond films How To Train Your Dragon
Harry Potter films Nanny Mcphee and the Big Bang
The Golden Compass Clash of the Titans
Green Zone Shrek For Ever After
Prince of Persia The Tourist
Leap Year Morning Glory
The Gruffalo Black Honey
Edge of Darkness Gulliver’s Travels
Sherlock Holmes Robin Hood
The Winter Butterfly Gnomeo and Juliet
He also works with Paloma Faith and Robbie Williams and has worked with The Beatles, Paul McCartney, George Michael, and Oasis.