After graudating with a first class degree in Music from Oxford University, where
he was an academic and instrumental scholar, George
Cooke completed his Masters at the Royal College of Music in 2015, where his professor was Alexander
Chaushian. George has performed at venues such as the Wigmore Hall and Holywell Music Room, and abroad at the
festivals of Chigiana, Cervo, Ischia and Santa Cecilia. In August 2016 he performed with the Odeion String Quartet in Bloemfontein, South Africa.
During his time at the Royal College, George performed under the baton of such esteemed
conductors as Vladimir Jurowski and Jac Van Steen. In October 2014 he gave a rare performance of Steve Reich's Double Sextet, in honour of the composer's acceptance of an honorary doctorate from the
college. George has studied abroad with hallowed pedagogues such as Wolfgang Boettcher, Antonio Meneses and Patrick Demenga.
He is a member of the London Suzuki Group and currently studies the Suzuki method at
the British Suzuki Institute.
George is devoted to spreading music through education.
He is a Leverhulme Fellow at Pro Corda, where he teaches chamber music, and a founding member of ARCO, the pioneering collaboration between Birmingham Conservatoire and Cape Gate MIAGI Centre for
Beyond traditional cello performance, George performs in a variety of bands and writes for film, TV and radio. His music has been broadcast on BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio
4, BBC Radio Oxford and Dutch Radio 1.