Meet George Hayes
Trained thoroughly in the Suzuki Method since age 4 with Ingrid Gaston in Yuba City, CA, George has a deep connection with Shinichi Suzuki intimately.
A native of Colusa, California, George later continued his studies at California State University at Sacramento CSUS as a student of Bill Barbini and Ian Swenson at the San Francisco Conservatory.
While at CSUS, George performed the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with the CSUS Symphony Orchestra, as a winner of the Competition he appeared numerous times as a soloist with Camerata Capistrano.
Other solo performances include
North State Symphony
Yuba-Sutter Oratorio Society and
the Sacramento Youth Symphony Premier Orchestra.
Hayes is currently
Concertmaster for Townsend Opera in Modesto
has served as Principal Second Violin for the
Camellia Symphony Orchestra
Folsom Lake Symphony
North State Symphony,
performs regularly with the
Reno Philharmonic and North State Symphony,
and occasionally with the
Pacific Chamber Symphony
Sacramento Choral Society
Livermore Valley Opera and
Veridian Symphony Orchestra.
As a chamber musician, Hayes has appeared with the Chamber Music Society of Sacramento, the Fort Bragg Center For The Arts Chamber Music Series and in the Eisenstadt Music Festival in Austria.
Summer festival appearances have included
The Lake Tahoe Music Festival
Mendocino Music Festival
Bear Valley Music Festival and
Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute in Toronto, Canada.
Hayes maintains a private teaching studio in Sacramento and is an instructor with the Sacramento City Unified School District’s Overture Program.
He is also a coach at the Sacramento Youth Symphony Summer Chamber Music Festival, a fellow at the Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra Camp and an associate instructor at the Sacramento School of Music and CSUS String Project.