George Pascal was born in Wilmington, Delaware and began violin studies at age 7. He switched to the viola while studying with Margaret Pardee at the Julliard Pre-College Division in New York. He subsequently became a full scholarship student of Walter Trampler at Boston University. George is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with Michael Tree and Karen Tuttle. He also attended master classes with William Primrose and studied privately with Raphael Druian.
Pascal was a member of the Concerto Soloists of Philadelphia for three seasons before joining the Denver Symphony in 1987 for a year and a half. He became Assistant Principal Viola of the Houston Symphony in 1989. Summer festivals include the Pensacola Music Festival, Strings in the Mountains Festival, and the Washington Island Music Festival.
Pascal enjoys antiques and is a passionate Houston Astros fan.