Gerard McChrystal comes from Derry, N.Ireland. He studied in Manchester, London and Chicago.
Gerard has performed in 30 countries including USA, South Africa, Indonesia, Azerbaijan,Korea and Germany.
He has recorded albums with BBC
NOW, Ulster Orchestra, London. Musici, guitarist Craig Ogden, The Smith Quartet, Yan Pascal
Tortelier and record labels include Chandos, Signum Records and Silva Screen.
He has developed a repertoire of accessible new works, often with a celtic influence some of which have been published in his saxophone series by Camden Music, London.
Orchestras Gerard has worked with include Philharmonia, BBC Scottish SymphonyOrchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra,National Symphony of Ireland, Stuttgart Staatsorchester and the Orchestra of San Francisco Ballet. Venues include San Francisco Opera House, Baku Opera House, Royal Abert Hall, St David’s Hall, Cardiff, National Concert Hall, Dublin anda longhut in Sarawak, Borneo.
He has worked with Philip Glass, The Smith Quartet, guitarist Craig Ogden, percussionists
Ensemble Bash, pianist Joanna McGregor, Graham Fitkin, tenorist Tommy Smith and vocal groups Anuna and Codetta.
Gerard is Professor of Saxophone at Trinity College of Music, London. He is endorsed by Rico