Twitter: @georgemathew

Twitter: @georgemathew

CONDUCTOR AND CULTURAL ENTREPRENEUR

Music has traditionally been defined as a beautiful collection of sounds. Below the surface of the sound lie multiple layers of incredibly rich ideas and social interactions. What impact can music have on human behaviour, ways of communicating, and especially, on the world’s most pressing problems?
— George Mathew, on his TEDxWanChai talk titled 'Music - The Impact Beyond the Sound'
Singapore-born, Indian conductor George Mathew is the Founder and Artistic Director of Music for Life International and has emerged as one of the leading forces in the classical music world, using symphonic music and cross-sector collaboration to focus on global humanitarian issues and crises.

An award-winning conductor, George Mathew has travelled to the United States, India, Jordan, Singapore, Panama, Morocco, the Netherlands and South Africa in recent seasons as an ambassador for transformative action through music.

George has spoken on music and social impact around the world. In February 2016, he and Music for Life International were honoured with the 2016 Robert and JoAnn Bendetson Award for Public Diplomacy by the Institute for Global Leadership at Tufts University for their services to global public diplomacy through music. George and Music for Life International will return to Carnegie Hall on February 13th, 2017 with Mahler for Vision, their seventh global humanitarian concert dedicated to the ending of cataract blindness. These humanitarian concerts, presented at Carnegie Hall, have brought together scores of musicians from over 100 of the world’s most distinguished ensembles including the New York Philharmonic, MET Orchestra and Berlin Philharmonic.