4th February 2018, 2:00pm
Christ Church, Derry
Gerard McChrystal comes from Derry. To date he has performed in over 30 countries including London’s Wigmore Hall, San Francisco Opera House and Suttgart Stattshalle. He has performed with Philip Glass, Soweto String Quartet, guitarist Craig Ogden, as well as many numerous orchestras. He has just returned from the USA where he completed a successful tour including Guest International Artist at the SouthEastern Saxophone Summit at University of Florida.
Studying at the Royal Academy and Royal College in London, she went on to perform as a soloist with the BBC Philharmonic, the London Mozart Players, the National Symphony Orchestra, the RTE Concert Orchestra, the Ulster Orchestra, and as a recitalist throughout the UK, Europe and the Middle East, before returning to Derry in 2004 to focus on raising her young son.
After having turned down many previous requests, Ruth began performing in public again as a solo pianist in 2013 as part of Derry’s City of Culture year. This led to her appearing as soloist with the Ulster Orchestra in live concert broadcasts for BBC Northern Ireland. In 2017 Ruth released her first album, “Reconnection”, a collection of classical and jazz numbers that reflect her life story.