George Hall took piano lessons from the age of 6 and was later awarded a Hampshire county scholarship to study piano and composition; he also learned the violin and organ. He went on to the Royal College of Music, where he added piano accompaniment and took a degree in music.
He then worked for the Decca Record Company as a literary editor for seven years and at the BBC for twelve, editing the Proms Guide, the Proms programmes and in 1995 the centenary publication The Proms in Pictures. Since 1997 he was worked as a freelance writer and translator, contributing regularly to newspapers and magazines including the Guardian, The Stage, Opera, Opera News and BBC Music Magazine; he has also contributed to The Opera Guide, the Oxford Companion to Music and 30-Second Opera.
He has translated operas and other texts for many CD and DVD releases as well as concert programmes, and collaborated with the late Christopher Palmer on a new English edition of Milhaud’s autobiography, My Happy Life.
Last updated: 5th February 2016