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
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
Inspired by the Suzuki method, after having observed Suzuki cello students at Cellofest, George started to study the method at
the British Suzuki Institute in 2016.
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 Music, Soweto.
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.