George Crotty is a crossover cellist hailing from Toronto, Canada. He traces his family lineage to fiddlers in County Clare, Ireland, and a family of Jewish musicians descended from Felix Mendelssohn. A recent graduate of the Berklee College of Music, Crotty aspires to forge a new linguistic path for the cello by integrating elements from Eastern, Celtic, and Jazz traditions. Recently he performed domestically and abroad with oud / violin virtuoso, Simon Shaheen, as well as American fiddle guru, Darol Anger. He currently resides in New York City.
George is currently a member of the Canadian Arabic Orchestra, and New York's orchestral post-rock band, You Bred Raptors? An active session player, he has also stepped Into the role of producer, recently debuted 2Birds Band's String Groover (2018), and Vidi Aquam, a collaboration with Canadian cellist, Kirk Starkey.