George Harliono Biography
British pianist George Harliono was invited to make his first one hour long, solo recital at the age of nine and since then has performed in numerous locations both in the UK, USA, Europe and Asia, appearing at venues such as Wigmore Hall, The Berlin Philharmonie Kammermusiksaal, The Royal Albert Hall and Chicago Symphony Centre.
In 2013 he was invited to record Beethoven’s Piano Sonata Op.2 No.1 at the Southbank Centre in London. In 2016 his performance of Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No.1 at the Great Hall of The Moscow Conservatory was broadcast live on Russian national TV and streamed live on Medici TV.
Since his concerto debut at the age of 12 he has been a regular performer with orchestras including the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra, The Mariinsky Orchestra, Tatarstan National Symphony Orchestra, New Millennium Orchestra of Chicago, Frankfurter Opern- und Museumsorchester, Tyumen Philharmonic Orchestra, Sendai Philarmonic Orchestra. George also regularly performs alongside eminent artists such as Denis Matsuev and has worked with many renowned conductors including Valery Gergiev, Alexander Sladkovsky, Evgeny Shestakov, Ainars Rubikis, Anton Lubchenko, Ken Takaseki and Sebastian Weigle.
George has been awarded prizes in numerous competitions throughout the world including The Grand Piano Competition in Moscow, Sendai International Music Competition, Royal Overseas League Music Competition in London, Gina Bachauer Piano Competition in Utah, Concourse International de Lagny-sur-Marne and Dinu Lipatti Piano Competition in Bucharest.
Most recently he performed Beethoven Piano Concerto no. 5 at Zaryadye Concert Hall in Moscow, Russia and was also invited to perform a recital as part of the Duszniki-Zdrój International Chopin Piano Festival, one of the oldest and most important classical music festivals in Poland.
He studies with Professor Pascal Nemirovski (International Chair in Piano, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire) and has taken masterclasses with Dmitri Bashkirov, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Vladimir Ovchinnikov and Simon Lepper among others. George also works closely with conductor Alexander Sladkovsky who has taken a personal interest in his development as an artist.
“George Harliono is very talented, he’s got a phenomenal career ahead of him.” Says the acclaimed Russian pianist Denis Matsuev.
George has just completed a BMUS Degree at the Royal College of Music. He was one of the youngest students ever to be accepted onto this course.
In 2019 George was invited to take part in the XVI International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. He was one of the youngest pianists to be accepted into the competition.
In 2018 he was shortlisted for an award in the ‘Sound of Classical Poll’ at the Classic BRIT Awards in London, which promotes the best emerging artists and ones-to-watch in classical music.