Fanfare Magazine(09): “Chris Gekker has made himself known over the years as a superb trumpeter who is able to produce meltingly flute-like tones at one extreme, and to bring the house down at the other."

The Journal News (N.Y. 07): “Trumpeter Chris Gekker was quick to find the heart of each movement, filling the 15 minute performance to the bursting point with sparkling pyrotechnics, infectious lyricism and grandeur on a baronial scale."

Fanfare Magazine(05): “Eric Ewazen’s A Hymn for the Lost and the Living, for trumpet and organ, is alone worth the price of admission for this whole release."

BBC Magazine(04): “The trumpeter in the Second Concerto gives a secure and glittering account."

Classics Today(04): “In the Second Concerto, trumpeter Chris Gekker plays with brilliance and panache."

American Record Guide(04): “I cannot think of another trumpet player I’d rather listen to than Gekker, and he is at his sweet, velvet-toned best in these pieces."

New York Times(01): “Chris Gekker, the trumpet soloist, moved through its brisk figuration with virtuosic ease."

American Record Guide(2000): “Ewazen writes that he had Gekker’s sound in his mind when he wrote the Trumpet Sonata, and I can understand why. It is round, soft-edged, and gorgeous at soft dynamic levels, and always full and well controlled at fortissimo."

Washington Post(99): “Saturday evening’s concert by trumpeter Chris Gekker presented four contemporary works that granted the trumpet a starring role, delivered with remarkable finesse…it was clear that Gekker could coax the entire palette of colors from his trumpet."

New York Times(98): “The Second Concerto allowed Chris Gekker’s high-altitude C trumpet to strut its stuff."

American Record Guide(94): “Chris Gekker deserves special credit for the beauty and fervor of his trumpet playing."

Gramophone Magazine(94): “Rosettes, too, for Chris Gekker’s astonishingly poised solo trumpet contributions."

American Record Guide (13): “It is always a pleasure to hear trumpeter Chris Gekker’s round, warm tone quality, virtuosic skills, and always thoughtful way of playing."

Fanfare Magazine (17) "Professor of trumpet at the University of Maryland School of Music, Chris Gekker is a master of his instrument."