RPS Instrument Purchase Grant 2020 | £750 towards a cello
Cellist George Wilkes studies at the Royal Academy of Music with cellist Josephine Knight. George began learning at the age of six and at age thirteen joined the Junior Birmingham Conservatoire where he studied with cellist Elaine Ackers and also lead the cello section for both the Chamber Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra.
In 2018 George was awarded a seat in the National Youth Orchestra and was a member for two years, performing with them in the BBC Proms. More recently he performed Elgar’s and Saint Saëns’ Cello Concerto with his local orchestra and received a distinction in his DipABRSM.