Welcome to the website of British conductor and festival director, George Vass.
'Here is a gifted British conductor at the height of his powers, whose achievements are much to be
commended, and whose future is undoubtedly assured' - Musical Opinion
As a conductor George Vass is artistic director of both Orchestra Nova and Nova Music Opera –
highly respected professional companies specialising in the performance of twentieth century music
and working with living composers.
In 1992, George was appointed artistic director of the acclaimed Presteigne Festival – a truly
forward-looking organisation, working closely with composers and artists to create and curate
inspiring programmes and events for an ever-widening Festival audience.
Since 2014, George has served the British Arts Festivals Association as chair, working
together with colleagues from a wide variety of UK arts festivals.
A great advocate of community music-making, George Vass is currently music director of
Bushey Symphony Orchestra, St Albans Choral Society and City of Canterbury Chamber Choir.