George Morton is the Musical Director of the Sheffield Philharmonic Orchestra and is Principal Conductor of the Picture House Orchestra. George made his debut with the Babylon Orchester Berlin in September 2022, and has since given over 30 performances with the orchestra. In Autumn 2023 he'll make his debut with the Luxembourg Philharmonic, Southbank Sinfonia, Northern Chamber Orchestra, Stockholm Concert Orchestra, London Chamber Orchestra, and Nordic Chamber Orchestra, as well as returning to the Babylon Orchester Berlin.
Upcoming engagements with the Picture House Orchestra include the Snowman Tour in December 2023 in major venues across the UK, alongside the 30th Anniversary performances of Wallace and Gromit: The Wrong Trousers. With the same orchestra George conducted the Stand By for Action Concert (a celebration of Gerry Anderson) in Birmingham's Symphony Hall (April 2022), with the concert being recorded for BluRay and CD.
Recent guest conducting engagements include the Orchestra of Opera North, Northern Chamber Orchestra , Vaasa City Orchestra, Roma Tre Orchestra, Pilsen Philharmonic Orchestra, Northern Ballet Sinfonia (a studio recording), London Mozart Players, Covent Garden Sinfonia, Hallam Sinfonia, and the British Symphony Orchestra.
George is founder and Artistic Director of Rep Orchestra, an ensemble based in Sheffield which devotes its concerts to exploring innovative and exciting projects. Recently the ensemble has given the world premiere of George’s chamber orchestra version of Vaughan Williams’ Sinfonia Antartica, given sold-out performances at Sheffield International DocFest, Latitude Festival, and Festival of the Mind, and has performed the Snowman and Charlie Chaplin’s City Lights and the Gold Rush (live film with orchestra).