Barbara George became a member of the San Antonio Symphony cello section in 2009. Before coming to Texas she was principal cello of the Orlando Philharmonic for six seasons. During that time she made several solo appearances with the orchestra and was also a member of the Orlando Philharmonic String Quartet.
Barbara served as cello professor on the music faculties of The University of Florida at Gainesville and The University of Central Florida. Prior to her principal position, Barbara was a member of The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. She also performed, recorded and toured extensively with The Los Angeles Philharmonic,The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, The LA. Opera Orchestra, The Los Angeles Master Chorale and The Lyric Arts Chamber Ensemble.
Barbara was awarded a Master of Music Degree from The University of California at Los Angeles as a student of Ronald Leonard.
She has performed at the San Luis Obispo Mozart Festival, the Spoleto Italy Festival, The Sarasota Music Festival and at the Victoria Bach Festival. She also toured the former Soviet Union, Europe and the United States as a member of the American Soviet Youth Orchestra.
Since moving to Austin, Barbara has performed in the Austin Chamber Music Center festivals as well as the Austin Lyric Opera Orchestra. She currently resides in Westlake Hills with her husband and two children.