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George Komsky / Bio

George Komsky grew up inspired by the voice of
Luciano Pavarotti.
He started his vocal training at an early age when his grandfather Leo encouraged him to study with a local Cantor. Elvis’s ‘Love Me Tender’ was the first song he ever learned.

In 2001, he traveled to Italy to perform Verdi’s Requiem at St. Paul’s Basilica in Rome under the leadership of Bay Area choir director Bruce Koliha and William Hall conducting.

Under the tutelage of professor emeritus Dewey Camp he secured a place in UCLA’s esteemed opera program. Not having a place to practice at night while living in the dorms, he practiced in the UCLA parking garages.

While in school he met and was instructed by David Romano, the celebrated tenor from Broadway’s “The Phantom of the Opera”, and vocal maestro for Sarah Brightman and Josh Groban. His tutelage helped him become a soloist for the internationally acclaimed Irish phenomenon “Riverdance”.

When he returned home he participated in the inaugural season of the hit TV series “America’s Got Talent”. After performing his rendition of the pop opera classic ‘Caruso’, show judge Piers Morgan commented, “You are without a doubt, the finest adult singer in this competition.”

After graduating from UCLA, Komsky starred in Dublin Worldwide Productions “The Twelve Irish Tenors” and once again went on tour. An ill-fated accident in 2009 lead to his being hospitalized for a collapse of his right lung, threatening his ability to sing. Six months of recovery and near constant vocal therapy with vocal coach Seth Riggs helped him to get back on his feet. He has since successfully sold out San Francisco’s famous Herbst Theatre twice, and was featured on the San Francisco CBS Evening News in a special segment on October 23rd, 2011.

Presently, George is a featured guest star on Grammy Award-winning trumpeter Chris Botti’s worldwide tour, with recent concert engagements at Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, San Francisco Symphony, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Nashville Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Oregon Symphony, Houston Symphony, Colorado Symphony, and the Indianapolis Symphony. He was also honored to be a part of Mr. Botti’s 10th consecutive annual residency at the Blue Note Jazz Club in New York City for forty-two shows.

George donates his time to various charities, among them Face Forward, The Fallen Heroes, the Wheelchair Foundation, Anti-Defamation League, IDF, and ACT Today for Autism Care and Treatment in Los Angeles, where he recently headlined an LA fundraiser with Grammy award winner Brian McKnight.

Komsky opened the 2014 AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington DC in front of a fourteen thousand person delegation.

George has performed the National Anthem for the NFL’s Oakland Raiders and
New England Patriots, as well as MLB’s San Francisco Giants.

He lives in Los Angeles and is working on his first album.

General Info

Band Members
George Komsky
Artist Name
George Komsky
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/georgekomsky
Active Since
12/09
Genres
Pop / Pop Opera / Crossover

Contact Info

Location
Bay Area, CA
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