Biography

Ian Gilchrist is a multi-instrumentalist and composer in Liverpool where he lives with his wife Lucy.

Starting on piano age 13 he has developed skills on flute, saxophone, celtic whistles, guitar, mandolin and double bass.

Working in a home studio using virtual and live instruments, his musical background spans classical styles through folk to jazz and rock, playing and writing with familiarity in many genres. Having pursued his musical passions alongside a medical career for 25 years, he took early retirement in 2011 to focus fully on music, studying Media Composition, Orchestration and Music Technology through ThinkSpace online courses written by film composer Guy Michelmore.

He is a keen improviser and performs as a jazz saxophonist as well as providing eclectic music at various functions in duet with his cellist wife Lucy under the name Jazmania.

First album “Journey from Slavery” is available from this site Click here for more information

His involvement with the caring professions has also given him an interest in the healing potential of music and some aspects of music therapy, particularly in mental and emotional trauma.

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