George Morton read Music at the University of Sheffield. Having received his Bachelor's degree, he took up postgraduate studies with George Nicholson (composition/orchestration) and Kenneth Brown (trumpet). Since graduating, George has settled in the leafy city of Sheffield and continues to enjoy its proximity to the Peak District National Park and locally-brewed beer.
As a conductor, George is in demand across the North of England. He is founder and Artistic Director of Rep Orchestra, a professional ensemble based in Sheffield which devotes its concerts to exploring innovative and exciting projects. He is Musical Director of the Sheffield Philharmonic Orchestra, Sheffield Youth Orchestra and Nottingham University Wind Orchestra. He has appeared as Guest Conductor with ensembles including Covent Garden Sinfonia, Bombay Chamber Orchestra, Hallam Sinfonia, Stamford Chamber Orchestra, Sounds of the Engine House and the Swan Ensemble.
George is also an arranger and orchestrator; his reductions have been performed to great acclaim at venues across the world and are published by Universal Edition, Schott Music, and Boosey & Hawkes. George is the founder and director of Steel City Music Publishing, an independent publishing house that specialises in producing arrangements, orchestrations and transcriptions for chamber orchestras and ensembles.