Dr. Amorim is Professor of Double Bass at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and director of the annual ¡Viva el Bajo! South Texas Double Bass Festival.
Dr. Amorim’s career is marked by versatility and creativity as a performer and educator with teaching and performances engagements that have taken him to Europe and across Central, South and North Americas.
George performed for several years with the Paraná State and Recife Symphony Orchestras in Brazil as well as with the Santo Domingo Music Festival Orchestra under Phillip Entremont. He is currently principal double bassist with the Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra and most recently he was chosen to travel to Yerevan, capital of Armenia representing the USA in the 24/04 World Orchestra for a concert in remembrance of the 100th Year of the Armenian Genocide.
Dr. Amorim heads a thriving double bass studio at UTRGV, which is comprised of some of the most gifted young bass players from the RGV and a handful of equally talented international students.
George performs on an unlabeled mid-1800’s bass, an Aaron Reiley’s copy of a 1756 M.I. Stadlmann Viennese violone and several modern and historical bows, including a modern German bow by Marco Pasquino, a baroque bow by Antonio Airenti and a couple of transitional bows made by Ed Shillitoe.