George Harliono will be performing at the next Elena Cobb Star Prize Festival at the Royal Albert Hall as as Lauren Zhang due to her family commitments has to make an unplanned trip to Hong-Kong in April.
In 2019 George was the only British pianist selected for the Tchaikovsky Competition.
Eighteen years old 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.
George was born in London in 2001, and in 2017 became one of the youngest students ever to take up a four-year scholarship at the Royal College of Music for a BMus degree, studying with Professor Vanessa Latarche.
A top prize-winner at the 2016 Grand Piano Competition in Moscow, broadcast live on Russian television he has gone on to appear as soloist with orchestras across Russia.
Recent solo highlights include recitals in the Scherzo series in Madrid, the Royal Albert Hall, the Berlin Philharmonie Kammermusiksaal and the Yokohama Minato Mirai Hall in Japan. He has performed concertos with the Carolina Philharmonic and New Millenium Orchestra of Chicago.
George has taken part in masterclasses with Vladimir Ashkenazy, Dmitri Bashkirov, Lang Lang and Vladimir Ovchinikov, among many others. He is very grateful to the conductor Alexander Sladkovsky and pianist Denis Matsuev who have been instrumental in guiding his artistic development.