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GEORGE KIRKHAM

George has toured internationally with a variety of different ensembles and has played with some of the UK’s leading and most inspiring groups including: Birmingham Opera Company, Royal Shakespeare Company and Joe Broughton’s Folk Ensemble. He has appeared on recordings for UNICEF, the Alzheimer’s Society and has been broadcast on BBC Radio 2, 3 and BBC West Midlands.


In addition to his performing career, George is passionate about community engagement, outreach and educational projects, he has facilitated and led workshops across the UK. These include Royal Birmingham Conservatoire where he is a Visiting Lecturer in Learning and Participation and facilitates and delivers high impact educational projects and presents the Conservatoire's educational concerts. He also works with the Conservatoire’s Young Composers Project and is a founding member of the Conservatoire’s flagship Learning and Participation Ensemble.


George is a member of Cheltenham Music Festival’s MUSICATE team who work with Schools across Gloucestershire to enable children and teachers to listen to and be inspired by complex pieces of repertoire. He has also devised workshops and trained other educators for the BBC Ten Pieces initiative.


George facilitates workshops for EFL students (English as a Foreign Language), helping them learn through music. He also delivers workshops for children with SEND (special educational needs with disability) and works closely with care homes bringing music to the vulnerable and the elderly. He has worked with the Barbican Centre, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Dartington Summer School, Music for Youth and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (Rusty and not so rusty musicians).


George is currently Learning and Participation Assistant at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Events Manager (Composer Academy) at Cheltenham Music Festival and a freelance Animateur/Workshop leader & deviser.

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