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McChrystal, Gerard (saxophone)
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Gerard McChrystal (saxophone)

Gerard McChrystal comes from Derry, N.Ireland. He took up the saxophone in 1982 and by 1989 had already performed concertos with The Philharmonia, London and the RTE Concert Orchestra. Gerard studied at the RNCM, Manchester, Guildhall School of Music & Drama and Northwestern University, Chicago.

Gerard has performed in over twenty five countries including South Africa, USA, Korea, New Zealand, India, Azerbaijan, Indonesia, Caribbean, Germany, Slovenia and Sweden.

Albums include Debussy Rhapsody for Chandos Records conducted by Yan Pascal Tortelier, a concerto album with London Musici called Meeting Point and a recent CD on the Meridian label called pluckblow with guitarist Craig Ogden.

Orchestras and artists Gerard has worked with include, The Orchestra of San Francisco Ballet, The Stattsorchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra, City of London Sinfonia, National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, Seoul Wind Orchestra, The Soweto String Quartet, tenorist Tommy Smith, The Smith Quartet and vocal group Codetta.

In 1998 Gerard was appointed Professor of Saxophone at Trinity College of Music, London and tutor at The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, Cardiff.


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