Georg Voros is currently based in South Africa and one of the country’s leading drummers and educators. He is also a peak performance expert and author with his books being read around the world by musicians and non-musicians.
With a wealth of international experience he has worked with signed bands achieving chart success, toured and recorded with notable artists, and performed at drum events with drummers such as Jojo Mayer, Dom Famularo, Marco Minnemann, Vusi Khumalo (Paul Simon) and Barry van Zyl (Johnny Clegg). He established ‘Georg Voros School of Drumming’ in 2004 which is highly regarded as one of the premier drum teaching facilities in South Africa.
Georg began turning heads with his unique brand of drumming in the early 80’s when he became a founder member of cult South African band ‘eVoid’. This was Georg’s first experience in constructing his own original drum parts and proved to be a highly inspirational period. In 2007 Georg was invited to record the eVoid album “Graffiti Lounge’ in London.
The years following the early eVoid experience were interestingly varied and after working with award winning South African solo artist Neill Solomon, Georg departed for the UK. This fruitful move resulted in him being presented with a ‘Best Group’ award while with a top British country act, playing on Black Star Liner’s album ‘Bengali Bantam Youth Experience’ nominated for a Mercury Music Prize ‘Best Album’ Award and working with Nashville country artist and Grammy nominee Gail Davies. Around this time Georg also worked with many musicians and producers with associations to artists such as: Tom Jones, Vanessa Mae, Level 42, Evelyn Glennie, Tom Robinson, Osibisa, Go West, Albert Lee and Duran Duran… amongst others.
Georg began his teaching career in the early 90’s when establishing a part-time teaching studio in Leeds. After moving to London in the mid 90’s he established a full-time drum school that led to him becoming an in-demand teacher. His music performance examination students soon established themselves as regular high achievers world-wide and this school was the precursor to Georg becoming a major player in his area of drumming education.
In 1995 Georg released his first book ‘Rhythm of the Head’. Endorsed by drummers such as Carl Palmer, Bill Bruford, Steve White, Gary Husband and Virgil Donati this inspirational work has positively affected many drummers around the world. The book has found a new audience when it was recently updated with new content and the Foreword contributed by Global Drumming Ambassador Dom Famularo. Georg is once again motivating drummers and other artists with his new book ‘Creating… Performance Excellence’ available from BigDrum Publishing.
Towards the late 90’s Georg studied with Californian Drum Circle Guru Arthur Hull. This resulted in Georg establishing a monthly community drum circle in his area and founding ‘HandsonDrums’. This organization serviced the corporate drum circle market and clients included The Thames Yacht Club and Hammersmith Health Authority.
Georg returned to South Africa in 2003 revealing an entrepreneurial spirit. Aside from live performances and various recording sessions, he and his wife Lynne founded South Africa’s first magazine for drummers – drums&percussionSA. They also co-founded South Africa’s first major drumming event The Johannesburg Drumfest. Georg was also the first drummer in South Africa to undertake a double drum clinic tour with Dom Famularo. Additionally, Georg has been the first drummer in the country to undertake a seven date drum clinic tour. Another major clincher for Georg was when he became the first international Mapex drums endorser in Africa.
In 2010 Georg was approached by top Californian based sound engineer Rob Gainey to contribute toward his book ‘Rockin Your Stage Sound’. Georg contributed Pro Tips and a specially composed Foreword. The book features great info supplied by artists, producers and engineers who have worked with the likes of Stevie Wonder, Aerosmith, Frank Zappa, Asia, Great White, etc.
Georg holds two Licentiates, one in Music Performance and the other in Music Teaching both gained with Distinction. Georg is also a Senior Examiner for UK music examination board Rockschool and has presented intensive training courses for teachers to gain their professional music teaching qualifications.
Georg’s positive message in his books has proved to be an inspiration to many and has come to be regarded as a mentor. This has naturally led to him writing his new book ‘Running with Shakespeare’in where he offers greater clarity in helping people deal more effectively with not only performance related issues, but sorting out general life challenges such as developing efficient structure to help achieve more in career and financial related goals. The book is soon to be published in the latter half of 2018.
Georg is a composer and released his critically acclaimed debut solo album Bach to Me in November 2014. The album has guest musicians on it with association to renowned acts such as Camel, Dave Matthews, Kate Bush, Solstice, Gandalf’s Fist, It Bites and many more…