George Francois

Rookie (Accra, Ghana)

Biography of George Francois

George Francois lives in New York and maintains a busy schedule as a pianist, music director, composer, writer, producer, and amateur poet. His Christmas Musical titled, ‘The Word’ received its world premiere in Hemstead, New York, on Christmas Eve,2011. As a concert pianist, George has performed as a soloist and collaborator in Africa, Europe, The Caribbean, and extensively in the United States. The New York Amsterdam News described him as having a ‘wondrous command of technique’ with ‘fire when called for, but also lovely moments of lyricism to savor’. Dr. Francois received his music education from The University of Ghana, The Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, U.K, The University of Texas at Austin, the Juilliard School, New York, and The State University of New York, Stony Brook. He is co-founder and Executive Director of Sankusem, a not-for-profit company that brings the music experience of the African village to the concert hall (sankusem.org)

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