Georgeson & Young Duo
The Georgeson & Yound Duo are an extraordinary meeting of musical minds creating an important body of musical and theatrical work, writing both words and music, directing and producing.
The Georgeson & Young Piano Duo was established in 2014 by two of London's most inquisitive and diverse musical artists. Making their debut for the Park Lane Group with a blockbuster concert of Debussy's La Mer and Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring, they have each appeared at most of London's top venues including the Royal Albert Hall, the Royal Festival Hall, the Barbican and St. Martin-in-the-Fields as well as receiving private invitations to perform for Her Majesty the Queen, at Buckingham Palace and live on BBC Radio.
Both Artistic Directors of London ensembles, they discovered an extraordinary meeting of musical minds and made the beginnings of an important body of musical and theatrical work, writing both words and music, directing and producing – with their very first project winning an Off West End Award for Best New Opera and their next securing rave reviews.
They are driving forces in six-piano ensemble Piano Circus, one of world’s leading contemporary music ensembles, with whom they recently completed a concert tour of South Korea.
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James Young was a Foundation Scholar and prizewinning pianist-composer at the Royal College of Music where he obtained his Bachelor's and Master's degrees. He specialises in music for multiple pianists, and has performed across Europe and the US. He has also worked with such diverse acts as Dame Shirley Bassey and musical comedian Rainer Hersch. As a composer, he has been commissioned by the Stratford-on-Avon Festival, Phoenix Piano Trio, Park Lane Group and the European Union Chamber Orchestra. Previous theatre credits include five years as Musical Director of Charles Court Opera’s legendary Islington pantomime and for Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival.
Neil Georgeson enjoyed a stellar academic career on scholarship at the Royal Academy of Music, producing a prize-winning Masters Thesis and becoming a Fellow working with new music. He now appears regularly and internationally as a solo pianist and chamber musician, specialising in tightly curated recitals juxtaposing contemporary and classic repertoire, and has appeared as a soloist at venues like the Royal Festival Hall, the Queen Elizabeth Hall and King's Place. He is Artistic Director of contemporary music group the Ossian Ensemble, also appearing with the Riot Ensemble, the Metapraxis Ensemble, and the Swedish contemporary music group Norrbotten NEO. He recently produced, wrote and performed a cross-disciplinary “Piano Theatre” tour of Taiwan. Neil has written the libretti for four operas, which all premiered in London, and is also a composer and arranger.