Disciplines: Oboe, Clarinet Performance, Flute Performance, Piano, Music Theory
'A Talented, Inspiring and Knowledgable Advanced Teacher'
George is an oboist, and orchestrator/arranger based in Manchester. He is currently studying for a Masters on the oboe under Melinda Maxwell at the Royal Northern College of Music, supported by the John Fewkes (Leicestershire) Instrumental Scholarship. As part of his studies, he also receives Cor Anglais tuition from Rachel Pankhurst and Thomas Davies.
He currently plays with the Piccadilly Symphony Orchestra, and the North Winds Quintet. George leads a busy professional life performing on the oboe/cor anglais, arranging and orchestrating for various groups, and as a rehearsal pianist. He has performed orchestrally and as a soloist in venues around the country including the Clothworker’s Centenary Concert Hall (Leeds), The Bridgewater Hall (Manchester) and the Wigmore Hall (London).
He has worked on the music teams for many theatrical groups including LIDOS (Musical Director), Leeds Youth Opera (Assistant Musical Director), BrassNeck Theatre Company (rehearsal pianist) and Effectus Theatre Company (orchestrator and arranger). Alongside this, George teaches in Leeds and Manchester. As an oboist, George enjoys an eclectic performing career in opera, musical theatre and classical music, including being principal oboe at Leeds Youth Opera, and oboist with the Piccadilly Symphony Orchestra. Alongside this, his quintet the North Winds deliver outreach workshops with adults and children alongside their regular concerts which George is passionate about. You can find George on social media at George Strickland - Musician (Facebook), or @georgestrick (Twitter)