Ron George

Office: MB 235
Phone: (519) 661-2111 x84317

Over the last four decades, Ronald George has engaged in the roles of teacher, soloist, chamber and orchestral musician. He joined Orchestra London (currently known as London Symphonia) as principal horn in 1979 and has appeared as a soloist with the orchestra many times.

Ronald has performed with symphonic orchestras in Toronto, Detroit, Kitchener-Waterloo, Calgary, Hamilton, Vancouver, Thunder Bay, National Arts Centre, and Orchestre Symphoniquede Laval. He has appeared with the Canadian Opera Company, notably in their production of the Wagner Ring Cycle. He has recorded with Pinchas Zuckerman (National Arts Centre Orchestra), Gary Cooper (Arion), and Bruno Weil (Tafelmusik). Tours have included Europe (Calgary Philharmonic, Hans Graf conductor), Japan (Opera Atelier, Andrew Parrott conductor) and the United States (Tafelmusik, Jean Lamond.)

Ron has a keen interest in performing and teaching the natural horn. He has performed with The Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, Aradia, Arion, and Opera Atelier.

As a chamber musician, he has appeared with the Talisker Players, the Ottawa Chamber Music Festival and the Westben Arts Festival. Ron has regularly collaborated with Western University and London Symphonia colleagues in numerous performances in London.

Born in San Francisco, Ron’s studies began with Earl Saxton. After moving to Canada, he studied with Robert Creech (Principal horn Vancouver Symphony) through high school and one year at UBC before moving to the University of Toronto to continue his studies with Eugene Rittich (Principal horn Toronto Symphony.) Upon graduating with a Bachelor of Music Degree in Performance, he moved to Germany to work with the renowned soloist Hermann Baumann at the Folkwang Hochschule in Essen.

Ron has been invited to participate in Les Journées du cors de Montréal as a performer and adjudicator. Ron is a dedicated teacher and proud to have worked with some of Canada’s finest young musicians at Western.