Gerard Brooksis Director of Music at Methodist Central Hall, Westminster and Curator Organist of Christ Church, Spitalfields. He is a professor at the Royal Academy of Music and also teaches the organ at Latymer Upper School and for the RCO Academy. He has contributed many articles to musical journals as well as writing the chapter on French and Belgian organ music for the Cambridge Companion to the Organ. His recordings on the Priory label have all been broadcast on national radio and include the complete works of Eugène Gigout and Saint-Saëns. He is the presenter and a performer on the Fugue State Films DVDs “The Genius of Cavaillé-Coll” (which won the BBC Music Magazine Award for Best Documentary in 2014) and “Widor: Master of the Organ Symphony”. His recent recording of 18th century English music at Christ Church Spitalfields has garnered five star reviews in both Choir and Organ and Organists’ Review.
Gerard is a regular tutor on RCO courses and has also taught for the London Organ Day, Oundle for Organists and the Edinburgh Organ Academy. He is the founding Director of the London Organ Improvisation Course and is on the examination panel of the Royal College of Organists.