George Hemcher (pianist emeritus) served as pianist for the first four eVoco seasons. He is currently the Education and Music Administration Assistant & Assistant Conductor for the Sarasota Youth Opera Program. Before taking this post, he served as the music director of the opera scenes programs at Hofstra University. A native of Frazer, Pennsylvania, Mr. Hemcher has worked at Delaware Valley Opera (DVO), where he was a répétiteur for Otello and Die Entführung aus dem Serail. George made his conducting debut in the 2012 DVO production of Kiss Me Kate and in 2013 was the music director for Mozart’s Der Shauspieldirektor. He has also played for Opera Repertoire Ensemble at Manhattan School of Music for productions of Lucia di Lammermoor, Faust, and Hânsel und Gretel. George holds an undergraduate degree in music merchandising from Hofstra University and a Master of Music degree in piano accompanying from Manhattan School of Music.