“George Jackson raised the stature of the music to a rarely-encountered level, absolutely enthralling from first bar to last.”
Winner of the 2015 Aspen Conducting Prize, London-born conductor George Jackson came to international attention after stepping in at short notice with the ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducting the Austrian premiere of Michael Jarrell’s Ombres. An assistant and protégé of both Yves Abel and Robert Spano, George has worked on opera productions across the world, most recently at the Metropolitan Opera New York, the Opéra National de Paris, and the Aspen Opera Theater Center. During the 2014-15 season, George conducted the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie, Sibiu State Philharmonic (Romania), and Vienna Chamber Orchestra, and also premiered Irene Galindo Quero's opera A campo abierto at Madrid's Operadhoy Festival. This season, he made his debut in Italy on tour with the Haydn Orchestra di Bolzano e Trento and will return to Aspen as the festival's Assistant and Guest Conductor.