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Gary Beecher

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Pianist
London
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Pianist Gary Beecher is an Artist Masters student at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama specialising in solo and collaborative piano.

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 at the CIT Cork School of Music and studied with Susan Cáp, Jan Cáp and Dr. Gabriela Mayer. Throughout his studies, Gary also received tuition from Jacques Rouvier and Dr. John O’Conor. Now based in London, Gary is an Artist Masters scholarship student at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where he studies with Julius Drake and Charles Owen. 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 sought after both as a song 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. Earlier this year, Gary was a winner of the Franz Schubert Institute Lieder Prize at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. This allowed him to study at the Franz Schubert Institute this summer, with renowned artists such as Elly Ameling, Graham Johnson, Robert Holl and Helmut Deutsch. More recently, Gary was invited to the Brel Song Academy Festival in Toulouse to study with soprano Amanda Roocroft and pianist Joseph Middleton. Upcoming concerts includes a concerto with the RTE National Symphony Orchestra and Hilversum Festival Song Recital in Holland with soprano Lara Marie Müller. Gary is very grateful for the support of the Norman Gee Foundation, the Guildhall School Trust and the Arts Council of Ireland.

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I have my own portable piano/keyboard
Musicianship
Genres:
Traditional church music, Classical, Classical crossover, Film / TV music, Opera, Musical theatre, Contemporary classical, Covers, Jazz, Pop
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Instruments:
Piano, Keyboard
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show
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Other skills:
Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Examiner, Producer, Arranger, Fluent sight-reader, Repetiteur
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Reviews

From customers:

Belfast T

Beecher’s marshaling of the huge sonorities demanded by the piece [Liszt’s Dante sonata] bespoke a maturity of both technique and interpretive outlook rare in a 21-year-old player

Belfast T, 5 years ago

A subtle and sophisticated player