Biography of George Gwyneth:
The Welsh cellist Gwyneth George, born in Swansea, was both a scholarship and prize winner at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where she began her early training. She then won an open scholarship to the Royal College of Music where she studied under Ivor James, following this with periods of work in Rome with Enrico Mainardi and in Paris with Paul Trotelier. In 1962 while holding a professorship at the Jamaica School of Music, Gwyneth George gave numerous recitals and broadcasts. On returning to London appearances have included solo recitals and concertos in England, France and Yugoslavia. In Belgrade during the Vivaldi Festival Miss George performed 3 Vivaldi concertos. From 1967 to 1972 Gwyneth George collaborated with the pianist Alberto Portugheis in a series of recitals in London’s Wigmore Hall and Purcell Room, as well as in many british towns, in France, Belgium, Holland, Denmark and Sweden. In 1980 Gwyneth George gave the London and New York premières of five " Five Nocturnes and cadences" written for her by the Welsh composer Alun Hoddinott Gwyenth George spent several years as ‘Cello Professor at London’s Trinity College of Music, where she was given a Honorary Diploma she presently continues with her private coaching practice and masterclasses.
Since 1998, the Beethoven Piano Society of Europe awards the "Gwyneth George Prize" to the most successful team in the Society’s annual Beethoven Masterclasses and Competition.