George Ko began his musical career in piano at the age of 5. In the United States, George performed at Weil Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall on five separate occasions and also at Steinway Hall in New York City. George has also performed in venues around the world, in Abano Terme (Italy), Tolentino (Italy), Amalfi (Italy), and Vianden (Luxembourg). Over the years, George has won several competitions, including first place in the 2006 Youth Talent Search Expo in Orange County, the 2006 Musical Arts Club of Orange County Annual Auditions, and the International Bradshaw and Buono Piano Competition in 2006, 2007, and 2008. In late 2008, George and his brother, Ted, also won first place in the MTAC Four Hands competition. George has also attended the Amalfi Coast Music Festival (2010-2012), the Musica e Arte Festival (2009-2010), and the Vianden International Music Festival (2011). George is also Co-President of the Harvard College Piano Society (www.harvardpiano.com) and serves on the Board of Directors of the Southern California Music Institute (www.socalmusicinstitute.org).
He is currently studying under Professor Boaz Sharon of Boston University. His past teachers include Mina Perry, Leonid Levitsky, and Marge Chen. He also had master classes with John Perry, Jerome Lowenthal, Logan Skelton, Steven Spooner, and Stewart Gordon. George has also studied conducting with Federico Cortese and is now currently studying with Sean Newhouse. He currently attends Harvard University pursuing a degree in Music.