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 festival and in 2016, he was appointed
a Governor of the Royal Society of Musicians, a charity that supports musicians in need.
A great advocate of community music-making, George Vass is currently music director of
Bushey Symphony Orchestra and St Albans Choral Society, having held similar posts with the City of Canterbury Chamber Choir,
Dartford Symphony Orchestra, Finchley Choral Society, Middlesex Bach Choir and Whitstable Choral Society.
In October 2017, he was presented with a Gold Badge Award by the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA).