Violinist George Alexander van Dam was born in Namibia, where he also took his first musical lessons.
In 1984 he emigrated to Belgium, where he graduated from the Brussels Royal Conservatoire and was taught by Georges Octors. He also took master classes with the likes of Dorothy DeLay, Albert Markov, Aaron Rosand, Rainer Kussmaul, ...
Since the late '80s, he has received increased recognition in the worlds of present-day music, dance and theatre. He has worked with prominent composers and work has been written especially for him by the likes of Walter Hus, Thierry De Mey and Misato Mochizuki.
Choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker has asked him to write music for her performances, and he has also composed for Wim Vandekeybus, Josse De Pauw etc.