George Balderose is a Highland Piper who performs and teaches throughout Western Pennsylvania and the Tri-State Region. In 1980 the Clan Donald Educational and Charitable Trust awarded George a Fellowship to study piping in Scotland, and in 1981 he received the Senior Certificate from the College of Piping in Glasgow. He has also studied piping in Ireland. George performs in concert with champion Scottish and /or Irish dancers or as a soloist, and has appeared at numerous festivals, concerts, college and university functions, theater productions, weddings, birthday celebrations, parades, funerals, and other occasions that can be enhanced by the music of a well-played bagpipe. As a piping competitor George has competed in Scotland and is a multiple winner of trophies at US Highland Piping Competitions. Some examples of George’s music playlists include: Amazing Grace, Going Home, The Skye Boat Song, Scotland the Brave, The Wearing of the Green, Danny Boy, Mairi’s Wedding, The Rowan Tree, Gary Owen, & more than 200 others, including Airs, Marches, Jigs, Hornpipes, Strathspeys, Reels, Waltzes…..ALL PLAYED FROM THE HEART!
“Whether a spry jig or Amazing Grace, Mr. Balderose showed a virtuoso’s gift” – Ann Powers, NY Times
“Thank you for the wonderful music you brought to our daughter’s wedding. I’ve never heard the pipes sound better!” – Judy Hamilton, Mt. Lebanon, PA
“The whole evening was a huge success. The star attraction was the repeat performance of master piper George Balderose who played many traditional favorites” – E.J. Lelik, The Valley Independent, Donora, PA
“Your bagpipe music was the highlight of the wedding for my daughter, for us, and for her new family. It was just gorgeous!” – Carol Gilardi, Pittsburgh, PA
“George the bagpiper and the Irish Dancers were absolutely fantastic! Their performance was inspired; they were in a word, amazing!” – Brian & Michelle McCormick