Cadeillan 2018

Professor Gerard McChrystal Cadeillan Course

Saxophone Masterclass in French Tuscany (Gers) France

Arrival Saturday 24th February 2018 – Departure Saturday 3rd March 2018

A small intensive course with Professor Gerard McChrystal, an outstanding performer and teacher for advanced level students of saxophone (classical and /or jazz)


Two choices :

  • One to one tuition daily (only 4 students) plus a daily Masterclass
  • Masterclass Saxophone Ensemble daily – 4 hours (no individual tuition)
  • plus an End of Course Concert for everyone.

Registrations are made on a first come first serve basis.

The course is being held in the former rectory of Cadeillan in the Gers in the Languedoc-Roussillon-Midi-Pyrénées in South West France, a region of outstanding charm, called the French Tuscany.

If you are interested and have questions do email us, otherwise please complete the form below and we will book your place after auditioning your video (only if you are new to us).

New students to us are required to send us a link to a short video recording – for example on YouTube or similar.  Sorry, we cannot accept video files

Students can register as day only students

you can stay in a local hotel or B & B, find accommodation nearby.

  1. In the holiday village of Samatan , or
  2. in the Holiday village of L’Isle-en-Dodon or
  3. in a local B & B or hotel
  4. Students may also enroll with full board accommodation in one of the two houses of the course; some are single rooms, other rooms are shared.  We offer outstanding French food (luncheons, teas and dinners) but you do your own breakfast. We can accommodate up to 6 students.
  5. Younger students can be lodged in supervised shared rooms in the main house and get all their meals. We can accommodate up to 4 youngsters

We provide, upon request, transfer from Toulouse airport and home to the railway station of L’Ile Jourdain.

The one to one tuition is held in the comfortable former rectory of Cadeillan (Gers) France. The masterclass in a communal hall, two minutes walk away.

True to our well known LMFL formula it is possible to register for language tuition – EFL for English, FFL for French.



Professor Gerard McChrystal

LMFL tutor for Cadellian 2018 Gerrard McChrystal

Professor of Saxophone at Trinity College of Music, London, and also teaches at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, Cardiff.

Gerard McChrystal comes from Derry, Northern Ireland. He took up the saxophone in 1983 and by 1989 had made his concert debut with The Philharmonia in London. Orchestras he has performed with include The Orchestra of San Francisco Opera House, Stuttgart Stattsorchester, National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales and the BBC Concert Orchestra.

In 2003 Gerard became the first saxophonist from the UK/Ireland to give an orchestral concerto performance at the World Saxophone Congress in Minneapolis, USA.

Later that year he performed at the BBC’s Proms in the Park.

Gerard has given solo performances in San Francisco Opera House, National Concert Hall, Dublin, Wigmore Hall and Royal Albert Hall, London, Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, and St. David’s Hall, Cardiff. He has performed in South Africa, Indonesia, USA, Korea, Azerbaijan, Germany, Belgium, Italy and from Limerick to Wick in the UK/Ireland.

Gerard has premiered concertos by Sir Malcolm Arnold, John Metcalf, Ian Wilson and Dave Heath. He has collaborated with artists, composers and ensembles in many parts of the world. These include The Soweto String Quartet, South Africa, The State Orchestra of Azerbaijan, Baku, KBS  Symphony Orchestra, Korea, The Karol Symanowski String Quartet from Poland, Scottish tenorist Tommy Smith, percussion group Ensemble Bash, Irish vocal group Anuna and Australian guitarist Craig Ogden.

His latest project is a programme of New Celtic Music with The Smith Quartet.

Camden Music, London, publishes Gerard’s saxophone series, which includes works by Ian Wilson, Dave Heath, Gary Carpenter and Tommy Smith.

2006 sees the release of two new CD’s. The first called Pluck, Blow with guitarist Craig Ogden on Meridian Records, London, features funky new crossover music from Ireland, UK, Germany and Australia. The second with the Smith Quartet is on the RTE lyric fm label.



Gerard McChrystal website

McSax debut recital, Llandovery, Wales, July 24, 2017