In April 2009, IBLA Grand Prize Competition Winner George Kingsuccessfully performed in a tour the USA playing his own Piano Etudes, culminating in a performance at the Carnegie Hall in New York. In 1996 George was awarded the Daily Telegraph Young Jazz Musician of the year, which resulted in performances in the Edinburgh, Manchester and Brugges Jazz Festivals. In 1999 George was awarded a scholarship to study Piano, Composition and Conducting at the Royal College of Music in London with John Barstow and Edwin Roxburgh. During his time there George won many prizes, including the Contemporary and French piano prizes. As well as numerous classical concerts and jazz performances, George has taken part in many recordings. He has recorded works by Nitin Swaney, Joanna Macgregor and Edwin Roxburgh.
In 2003 George performed a live improvised recital at the Warehouse in London, which was recorded on their own label. In March 2005 George took part in the final of the International Jazz Piano Competition in Moscow. He was the only UK competitor chosen for this prestigious competition most of which was shown on Russian television and radio. In January 2006 George made his London Southbank debut at the Purcell Room playing works by Boulez, Lindberg and his own Etudes in a concert which has been broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on numerous occasions.