Gerald Peregrine is an Irish cellist, who has established a career as a soloist, chamber and orchestral performer.

Gerald released his international solo debut recording on the Naxos label in May 2019. “Folk Tales” is a collection of Irish and British composers from the early 20th century. It debuted in the top 10 of the official classical album charts in the UK and was selected as ‘Album of the Week’ on Classic FM, as well as gaining airplay on BBC radio 3, BBC Ulster radio, RTE Lyric FM, and many other European broadcasters.

Born in Dublin to a large musical family, he studied at the RIAM and DIT, before commencing his studies in London aged 14, with William Pleeth. He subsequently trained with Steven Doane at the RCM and at Indiana university as a Fulbright scholar, with Janos Starker and Emilio Colon.

Gerald has performed as a chamber musician with Ensemble Avalon, Trio Festivale and Camerata Ireland, under the direction of Barry Douglas. He has performed in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Tchaikovsky Hall, NCPA Beijing, Lincoln centre, Cadogan hall (BBC proms), Theatre de Champs Elysées among others. In 2021 Gerald performed at the World Expo in Dubai.

Gerald has performed as a concerto soloist with all the major orchestras in Ireland, and regularly performs on TV and radio. He has featured as a soloist on film productions for RTE, Sky One and BBC One. He also featured as soloist with the RTE N.S.O. on John Boorman’s last film ‘Queen and Country”.

In 2019, he was featured soloist on the opening credits for the 4-part Channel 4 drama “Chimerica”.

He has recorded for the RTE lyric fm label, with Ensemble Avlaon. He has recorded and performed live with a host of international artists, including Brian Wilson, Andrea Bocelli, U2, Van Morrison, Katie Melua, Jamiroqui, Clannad, Joss Stone among others.

As a chamber musician, Gerald has collaborated with Patricia Rosario, Julian Milkas, Andy Akiho, Jeffery Ziegler, Rosey Chan among others. He has taught as a guest professor at Beijing Conservatory, Memphis University, RIAM, CIT and Trinity College, where Ensemble Avalon held the position of ensemble in residence, a 3-year position inaugurated by the trio.

Recent highlights include a 12- date national tour (with Elizabeth Cooney, violin), A 6 date USA tour (with Trio Festivale) and a sold out 3 concert series at the NCH, featuring complete works for cello by Bach and Beethoven. He recently toured the USA Trio Festivale in February 2020. Gerlald was soloist with Sinfonua at the NCH in sept 2019 performing the Elgar cello concerto.

In 2018, he was invited to perform as a soloist for Pope Francis in Croke Park stadium for a live TV broadcast. He also performed for the Queen on her historic State visit to Ireland.

Gerald is the founder of an educational company, Mobile Music Machine, which has delivered tailor made workshops to over 55,000 primary school children across Ireland to date.

In May 2020, Gerald created a new project ‘Covid Care Concerts’ in response to the pandemic and has delivered over 1,100 concerts in 18 counties featuring the finest Irish artists. This Is the largest live arts response to the pandemic on a global scale and will continue throughout 2022.

In 2018, he was invited to perform as a soloist for Pope Francis in Croke Park stadium for a live TV broadcast. He also performed for the Queen on her historic State visit to Ireland.

Gerald performs with a rare bow by E. Sartory, purchased with assistance from Music Network Music Capital scheme.

“Gerald Peregrine plays the cello as if born to it”- The Irish Times

“This was the highlight of my listening year” (Ensemble Avalon)- The Strad

“This album (Folk Tales) has given me great pleasure…extremely well played by Gerald Peregrine…it is a joy from beginning to end”- David Mellor, Classic FM