Excerpts from some notable press reviews, in English, French and German...
...fluent, intelligent, spirited, accurate and virtuosic playing, no gimmicks, no mannerisms, stylish, musical and warm-hearted... delightful, first-class and brilliant.
...In his deft handling of the instrument and his keen sense of colour, Brooks shows himself to be the personification of artistry...
...Gerard Brooks' playing is once again distinguished by a mature and profoundly responsive approach...
Church of England Newspaper
...Gerard Brooks commanded the colossal 19th century Royal Albert Hall organ in a flawless and hair-raising performance...
The Karg-Elert Society Journal
...What made Gerard Brooks's programme so extraordinarily interesting was the fact that, of the nine composers listed, five were contemporaries of Karg-Elert... a most enjoyable evening's music... not a wasted word or single dull moment. And of how many organ recitals can that be said?
Gerard Brooks was the excellent soloist in Josef Rheinberger's first Organ Concerto given with the Covent Garden Chamber Orchestra at the Town Hall last night. This lyrical work made a notable impact, with the orchestra and soloist well in accord and relishing every moment of this tuneful and colourful score. Mr. Brooks' tasteful registration was adroitly managed and the demanding cadenza brought the work to an exciting conclusion.
...impressive virtuosity... masterly playing...
Paris-Normandie - French
...Gerard Brooks donne une belle envole lyrique à la Suite Gothique de Boëllmann...
Ein Meister der englischen Tradition - English
...Gerard Brooks presented the symphony in an excellent bravura manner. The expression of the contrasting, sharply cut characteristic movements lacked nothing: with this symphony, the performer delivered the equivalent of his high quality calling card.
Ein Meister der englischen Tradition - German
...Symphonie Brooks bravouroes darbot. Da fehlte nichts in der Darstellung der kontrastieren-den, scharf geschnittenen Charaktersaetze: Der Interpret lieferte niit der Symphonie gleichsam seine in Hochglanz gedruckte Visitenkarte ab.