George Dreyfus AM is an Australian contemporary classical, film and television composer. Second bassoonist Melbourne Symphony Orchestra 1953-64. Composer of concert & commercial music, including theme for television series “Rush” (1974) & the children’s television series “The Adventures of Sebastian the Fox” (1963), both works recorded on the MOVE Records, ABC Classics & Naxos labels.
APRA/AMC Award for Distinguished Services to Australian Music (2013); residencies at the German Academy Villa Massimo Rome (1976, 2003); residency at Mishkenot Sha’ananim Jerusalem (1983); United States State Department Fellowship (1969); Order of Australia (1992); Bundesverdienstkreuz (BRD) (2002)
George will be performing a selection of his compositions with the Melbourne Bassoon Quartet at the festival.