Irish pianist Gary Beecher was the winner of the 2019 International Nadia et Lili Boulanger Voice-Piano Competition with duo partner Erika Baikoff, the ‘Rudolf Jansen Pianist Prize’ at the International Vocal Competition ’s-Hertogenbosch, and 2nd Place Pianist prize at the International Helmut Deutsch Lied Competition.
As a solo pianist, Gary won the ‘Irish Freemason’s Young Musician of the Year’. He now performs regularly as a concerto soloist with the RTÉ National Symphony and Concert Orchestras in Ireland.
Gary is currently a Fellow and staff accompanist at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He graduated from the GSMD Masters in Piano Accompaniment with Distinction and studied with Julius Drake, Eugene Asti and Charles Owen. Gary is also an MA student at the CIT Cork School of Music and studies with Michael McHale.
Gary is an Oxford Lieder Young Artist and a Britten-Pears Young Artist, and his performances have been broadcast on BBC 3 and RTÉ Lyric FM.