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GEORGE BENTON ENGLAND


          A native of Northern California, George England currently lives in New York City where he performs and teaches classical guitar.  Known for his uniquely sensitive interpretations, George creates solo programs that span several style periods and highlight rare works as well as established favorites. George is frequently engaged as a soloist and ensemble player. Recent collaborations include the O'Rourke - England Duo, Sinfonia Spirituosa, Cantanti Project, and Ensemble Musica Humana. Other performance projects include: New York Dramatist's Guild, Diller-Quaile Gala at the Metropolitan Club, St. John's in the Village, Brooklyn Composer's Collective, Sacramento Guitar Society Guest Artist Series, Oregon State University's Guitar En Route series, Corvallis Guitar Society Guest Artist, New York Society Library as performer and composer, Greenwich House Music School, Three-Village Chamber Players, Susquehanna University, Schola Cantorum in Sacramento, Elk Grove Fine Art's Festival, CLARA Center, Bing Art's Center in Springfield, Gallery of Amazing Things of Fort Lauderdale,  Jakobuskapelle in Koblenz, Germany , among others. 

           A highly-active teacher, George is on faculty at the Brooklyn Guitar School, Third Street Music School Settlement, and the Diller-Qauile School of Music. In addition, he works independently as a guitar instructor and music tutor. George has lectured at California State University Northridge and Yuba Community College in California. He received scholarships to study with Jerry Willard at Stony Brook University as well as Drs. Steven Thachuk and Richard Savino in the California State University system. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Stony Brook University.


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