Friday 13 - Sunday 15

September 2019

Artists › Gary Beecher

Irish pianist Gary Beecher has been hailed by the Belfast Telegraph as a "subtle, sophisticated player" with "a maturity of both technique and interpretive outlook’. As winner of the ‘Irish Freemason’s Young Musician of the Year 2014’, he had his solo debut with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra in the National Concert Hall, Dublin, in 2015, performing Schumann's Piano Concerto in A minor, which was broadcast live on RTÉ Lyric FM. Gary graduated as ‘Highest Placed Student’ and 'Best Overall Student' from the Bachelor of Music Degree CIT Cork School of Music, Ireland and studied with Susan Cáp, Jan Cáp and Dr. Gabriela Mayer. Gary also studied with Jacques Rouvier and Dr. John O’Conor. Now based in London, Gary studies with Julius Drake on the Artist Masters programme at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Gary is a multi-award winner of numerous competitions throughout Ireland and has given recitals in venues such as the National Concert Hall, the RDS Rising Stars Recital, University Concert Hall Limerick Rising Stars Recital Series, Milton Court London, Barbican Centre London (Pre-LSO Guildhall Artists Platform Series), and University of the Arts, Berlin. A versatile pianist, Gary is highly sought after both as a lied recitalist and chamber musician. He has performed at concert series and festivals such as the Kevin Barry Room NCH Series, Westport Chamber Music Festival, West Cork Chamber Music Festival Launch, Ortús Chamber Music Festival. Most recently, Gary was the winner of the Franz Schubert Institute Lieder Prize which allows him to work intensively with the renowned Elly Ameling, Robert Holl and many other lieder specialists. Gary is very grateful for the support of the Norman Gee Foundation and the Arts Council of Ireland.