Who is Christian GERARD ?
Christian GERARD is a young Belgian songwriter-composer.
He was born on 31.08.1971 and is married with three children.
Originally from Sambreville, he now lives in Bastogne, after having lived in France (Nancy) and in the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg (Clervaux).
He is a graduate of the Conservatoire Royal de Musique in Mons.
He teaches classical accordion, music, harmony and keyboard (synthesizer).
After having taught in numerous Belgian, French and Luxembourg establishments, he now gives lessons at the school of music in Echternach (Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg).
Aside from his work as a teacher, he is passionate about composing music. He has been creating for many years, in a range of styles, with a particular interest in Children’s music.
Following the birth of his daughter in 2002, he released a CD of lullabies, entitled: «Le Chant des étoiles» (The Song of the Stars). The album quickly met with success and over 13,000 CDs were sold in several European countries !
For these lullabies and other CDs which were later released, the artist received words of congratulations and encouragement from the Royal Palace of Belgium and from well-known personalities including Yves DUTEIL and Gilbert MONTAGNE.
Music for teaching purposes makes up another essential part of Christian’s production.
Based on his teaching experience, Christian GERARD develops teaching and learning materials specially designed for use in music schools, academies and conservatoriums (scores).
One of Christian Gérard’s most important creations is the game
"Presto, the Little Musician".
"Presto" received the "Price of the Jury" by the Belgium Game Federation at the contest "Game of the year" 2007!
(more informations about this game)
Christian GERARD’s activities also include composing sound illustrations (demo space).
For example, this music composed for the show " Epona " presented to the royal palace on August 30th, 2009 on the occasion of the Royal Couple’s golden wedding. Besides the royal family, a lot of personalities (Ministers) were present at this event.
Some facets of the artist
Performed for Prince Philippe of Belgium at the inauguration of a science exhibition at the Palais des Expositions in Namur, Belgium.
Performed for the Luxembourg grand-ducal couple on the occasion of their Joyeuse Entrée in Grevenmacher.
Performed with Michel FUGAIN.
Classical accordion internship with Wjatscheslaw Semyonov, international concert accordionist, composer, teacher and professor at the GNESSIN institute in Moscow and at the Conservatorium in Rostov.
Numerous works of harmonization and musical arrangement.
Conducting instrumental groups and choirs.
Various positions as an organist.
Numerous concerts (classical music, children’s shows, entertainment).