George Corbett is English hornist and oboist with Virginia's premier ensemble, The Virginia Symphony, under the baton of JoAnn Falletta. Previously, he has maintained positions as principal oboist with Concerto Soloists Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia and Riverside Symphonia in addition to being English hornist with The Harrisburg Symphony (all in Pennsylvania). Solo performances with Concerto Soloists include Mozart's Symphonia Concertante for Winds, J. S. Bach's Double Concerto for Oboe and Violin, Vivaldi's Concerto for Two Oboes in d minor, and the world premiere of Arthur Cunningham's Adagio for Oboe and Strings. With Riverside Symphonia he was a featured soloist for Franciax's L'horloge de flore and Marcello's Oboe Concerto in c minor. The Virginia Symphony recently presented him to perform two selections: Debussy's Rhapsodie and Donizetti's Concertino for English Horn. In the 2006-07 season he will premier Kenneth Fuch's Eventide for English Horn and Orchestra with the Virginia Symphony. As an active recitalist and chamber musician, he is a founding member of ChamberWorks, a diverse musical ensemble in Philadelphia dedicated to commissioning and performing new compositions of local leading composers such as Andrea Clearfield, Jennifer Higdon, Margaret Garwood and Tina Davidson. He performs regularly with harpsichordist/organist Thomas Marshall throughout the Virginia and Washington, DC areas. The Washington Post praises them for their "hand-in-glove ensemble" during a recent program for the Bach Festival held in Georgetown. His career has taken him abroad to Germany, Austria, Hungary, Poland, Japan and in 2000, the Dominican Republic, where he represented the Virginia Symphony in the international ensemble in residence at The Santo Domingo Music Festival under the baton of Phillippe Entremont. Included amongst the ensembles that he has recorded with are The Virginia Symphony, Santo Domingo Music Festival, The Eastman Wind Ensemble and The Philadelphia Gay Men's Chorus. Mr. Corbett's credits are fellowships to attend Maryland Center for the Arts, National Orchestral Institute (Maryland), Bach Aria Festival and Institute (New York), Norfolk Chamber Music Festival (Connecticut), Apple Hill Chamber Music Festival (New Hampshire), Heidelberg Castle Festival (Germany) and The American Institute of Musical Studies (Austria). His teachers have included Richard Kilmer, Alfred Genovese, and Keith Underwood. A graduate of Eastman School of Music and New England Conservatory, Mr. Corbett has been on faculties of notable schools such as Lehigh University (Pennsylvania), Moravian College and Music Institute (Pennsylvania), and has appeared during the summer at Kinhaven Music School (Vermont), Summertrios (New York), Music at Gretna (Pennsylvania), and the American Institute of Musical Studies (Austria). As a clinician, Mr. Corbett teaches audition/performance enhancement workshops combined with specialized breathing techniques in seminars both in the United States and Europe, as well as maintains a private studio in Norfolk, Virginia. He is currently on the faculty of Old Dominion University's Community Education Department as well as the Governor's School for the Arts and has created a day camp for young oboists.