Meet the musicians

Barbara George

Barbara George is a cellist with the San Antonio Symphony and the the Pearl Trio. Before
coming to Texas she was principal cellist of the Orlando Philharmonic and a member of the
Orlando Philharmonic String Quartet. She was cello professor at the University of Florida
Gainesville and the University of Central Florida. Prior to her principal position she was a
member of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and also performed, recorded and toured with
the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, the Los Angeles Opera
Orchestra and the Lyric Arts Chamber Ensemble. As a studio musician she recorded many
motion picture soundtracks, commercials and record albums. Barbara was awarded a Master
of Music degree from the University of California at Los Angeles as a student of Ronald
Leonard and a Bachelor of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music as student of
Stephen Geber. She has performed at the San Luis Obispo Mozart Festival, the Spoleto Italy
Festival, the Sarasota Music Festival, the Mainly Mozart Festival, the Victoria Bach Festival and
the Austin Chamber Music Center Festival. Last year Barbara released a solo album, Femme,
of all women composers with pianist Jim James.