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Lunchtime concert:
Brendan Garde & Gary Beecher

Wednesday, October 5, 2022 at 1:05 pm

Emily Anderson Concert Hall, University of Galway

In association with Arts in Action, University of Galway

Brendan Garde violin
Gary Beecher piano


BRAHMS Sonata in G Major
BRAHMS Scherzo (from F-A-E Sonata)
KREISLER Praeludium & Allegro
KREISLER Liebesleid

These two talented Cork musicians will perform a programme which includes a selection of works for piano and violin by Brahms and by Austrian American violin virtuoso Fritz Kreisler with Brahms’ romantic and autumnal Violin Sonata No. 1 at its heart.

Violinist Brendan Garde graduated in 2019 with a Master’s in Music Performance from CIT Cork School of Music and was awarded Best Taught Master’s Degree Student 2019. Brendan was also the recipient of the Cork Orchestral Society Emerging Artist Award 2019.

The pianist Gary Beecher has a varied career as an accompanist, répétiteur, chamber musician and soloist. With a wealth of experience and having trained in both London and Ireland, Gary is a classical pianist who is also a versatile, accomplished musician across several genres of music; from classical, pop, jazz and musical theatre to Irish traditional music.



Although these concerts are free, it is advisable to register to avoid disappointment.

The link to register will go live approximately 10 days prior to the concert date.


These concerts are relaxed performances, intended specifically to be sensitive to and accepting of audience members who may benefit from a more relaxed environment.