Samling Artists

Gary Beecher

Pianist, Samling Artist Programme: 2020

Photo: Gary Beecher at Samling Artist Programme Masterclass, 7 March 2020. Photo credit: Mark Pinder

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.

Samling Institute for Young Artists is a leading global authority in the training of young voices.

Since 1996, the Samling Artist Programme has provided intensive residential masterclass weeks for early-career singers and pianists, followed by professional development and support through our activities and established networks.

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Samling Institute for Young Artists is a leading global authority in the training of young voices.

Since 1996, the Samling Artist Programme has provided intensive residential masterclass weeks for early-career singers and pianists, followed by professional development and support through our activities and established networks.

Find out more
Samling Artist Programme | All Samling Artists