Biography
Randall Schieber

Acclaimed for his musical maturity and virtuosity, 13 year-old pianist Gavin George began formal piano instruction at age three-and-a-half. He made his concerto debut by age seven with the Newark-Granville Symphony performing Haydn’s Concerto in D Major, and was a featured performer on the CBS Early Show. As a gold medal winner for two consecutive years in the American Association for the Development of the Gifted and Talented International Piano Competition, Gavin has performed multiple times in Carnegie Hall. He was awarded a full scholarship to study and perform at Luxembourg's Vianden Music Festival.

In 2011, Gavin became the youngest musician to perform on the Emmy-award winning show From the Top, broadcast on NPR. He was awarded first prize in the SAA's International Piano Concerto Competition performing Beethoven’s Concerto No. 3, and performed at Orchestra Hall (Minneapolis), Midland Theater (Newark), and Constitution Hall (Washington, D.C.). Gavin was selected as one of the PRODIGIES series documentary profiles made by Radical Media, appearing on the YouTube THNKRTV channel.

In recent seasons, Gavin has given recital and concerto performances both nationally and internationally. He performed Mendelssohn’s Concerto No. 1 with orchestras in Severance Hall (Cleveland), Hoover Auditorium (Lakeside), Midland Theater (Newark), and at The Perugia Music Festival (Italy). PNC Bank sponsored “Gavin George: Live on Your Screen” streaming live his performance of Rachmaninoff’s Concerto No. 1 with the Westerville Symphony Orchestra. Tri-C Classical Series presented Gavin in his first full-length recital at the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Gartner Auditorium, and a documentary by Tri-C Classical Series was produced and streamed on YouTube at this time. He also performed recitals at Ocean Reef Club Performance Center (Key Largo), Wexner Center for the Arts (Columbus), Mainly Mozart Festival (San Diego), Xavier University (Cincinnati) and Sorrento, Italy. Gavin was also a guest performer on The Queen Latifah Show.

Gavin is a student of Antonio Pompa-Baldi and has participated in masterclasses with Menahem Pressler, Ann Schein, John Perry, and Boris Slutsky, among others. In addition to his musical endeavors, Gavin is a voracious learner and excels in all academic areas, holding particular interest in science, mathematics, and literature. In his free time, he enjoys making iMovies, snow skiing, tennis, and playing with his younger brother, Max.


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