Born in Athens, George Zacharias studied violin at the Athens Conservatory of Music as a full scholar up this graduation in 1997. In that year he was accepted for advanced study at the Royal College of Music in London where he obtained the degree of Bachelor of Music and two postgraduate degrees, in Advanced Solo and Ensemble Performance.
In 2004 he was awarded the degree of Master of Music in Performance by the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in Australia where he studied as an Australian Government Scholar. As he releases his first CD for Divine Art in spring of 2009, he is completing research on Skalkottas’ Concerti for Violin, towards a PhD in Music Performance at the Royal Academy of Music.
Since his performing debut at the age of 13, George has maintained a busy international performance career and has appeared as soloist extensively throughout Greece, the UK, the USA, Australia,Belgium, Germany, Italy, Poland, Romania, Spain and Switzerland, receiving the highest accolades from critics and audiences. He has recorded Paganini’s Concerto in D and Britten’s Concerto for radio, as well as the complete set of Ysaye’s sonatas.
George has been the dedicatee, première performer and recording artist of numerous contempoary compositions for violin.