The new music violinist and lifelong Red Sox fan George Kentros studied at Yale University and the Mannes School of Music in the US as well as at the Royal University College of Music in Stockholm. He has performed as a chamber musician, soloist, and sometime actor across Europe as well as in the US, Central America, and Japan, primarily with the new music ensemble “the peärls before swïne experience” and the electronic duo "there are no more four seasons." When not practicing scales, writing theater music, or touring, he produces an avant-garde club for performance, film, and new music in Stockholm called SEKT. In 2004 he was named on of Sweden's 24 "Arts Idols" by the daily paper Expressen.
George Kentros is our special Festival host, introducing concerts and seminars during all four festival days. He will be presented at the Nordic Music Days 2017 launch event on 28 September.