Artist in Residence

GEORGE BOWERMAN has performed across the Northeast, internationally in Canada and Ireland, and has been featured as solo performer at Manhattan’s 57th street Steinway Hall, Newport’s Belcourt Castle, the Sevenars Music Festival, Gallery 963 in New Haven, at the Heliconian Club in Toronto, Ontario, and on the Calvin J. Mathias Recital Series in Philadelphia. He has also enjoyed presenting recitals at retirement homes and hospice centers, as well as fundraising concerts on behalf of scholarship programs, composers, charities, and international non-profit organizations.

He has attended premiere summer programs, including John O’Conor’s Beethoven Bootcamp held at the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin, the Brevard Music Center, the Adamant School of Music, and at such venues as New York City’s Steinway Hall and the Eastman School of Music. He has participated in numerous masterclasses and coachings, including with Martin Canin, Barry Snyder, Lee Kum Sing and Paul Komen.

During his undergraduate years at Dickinson College (B.A., 2012), George was awarded for his contribution to the musical life of the college through performance, and graduated with honors in music. While completing his degree in piano performance, he appeared as soloist with the Dickinson Orchestra, as collaborative pianist with students and faculty, and presented a recital of significant modern works by the German and Austrian-born American composers Stefan Wolpe and Raoul Pleskow that featured a world premiere.

From 2012-2015, George resided in Toronto, Ontario to pursue intensive study with pianists Jamie Parker and Christina Petrowska Quilico, musicologist Austin Clarkson, and lessons in the Alexander Technique. He participated in the Kiwanis Music Festival of Toronto, the Ontario Music Festival Provincial Finals, and the North York Music Festival of Ontario, where he received top prizes and scholarships. George is also an alumnus of and now adjudicates for the Young Artist Piano Competition in Westfield, Massachusetts.

Other recent honors include Second Prize in the Bradshaw and Buono International Piano Competition, a semi-finalist award in the Seattle International Piano Competition, and the distinction of “Best Advanced Pianist” in the North York Music Festival.

George has recently begun the Master’s Program in Piano Performance at Shenandoah Conservatory, where he will continue his studies with John O’Conor for the next two years.

During that time, the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Shenandoah Valley has generously and happily provided space for and is home to George’s grand piano, where he practices daily. In exchange, as our Artist-in-Residence, he provides a few concerts a year for our community.

Please stay tuned for a posting of his next concert date at UUCSV!