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By: Aoife Moylan | Posted on: Monday, February 6, 2017

Gary is currently in the first year of the MA in Performance at the CIT Cork School of Music, where he is now studying with Dr. Gabriela Mayer. Gary began his piano studies at the age of 6 in the CIT CSM with Susan Čáp and continued his studies for many years with his mentor Jan Čáp, until the end of his undergraduate degree. Gary spent his Erasmus study visit at the Universität der Kunste, Berlins with Jacques Rouvier. He graduated with 1st Class Honours as ‘Highest Placed Student’ and ‘Student of the Year’ from the Bachelor of Music Degree at the CIT Cork School of Music in June 2016.

Winning the Irish Freemason’s Young Musician of the Year Competition in October 2014 is one of Gary’s most prominent achievements to date, along with being selected to represent Ireland in the Dublin International Piano Competition in May 2015 following his success in the Irish Preliminary Round in December 2014. In August 2015, Gary had his solo debut with the RTE Concert Orchestra in the National Concert Hall.

Gary has been an annual prizewinner of national competitions from a young age. In February 2015, Gary was awarded the most prestigious award in Feis Maitiu Cork, the Capuchin Order Perpetual Cup and Bursary. In Feis Ceoil Dublin in March 2014, Gary won the Mabel Swainson Senior Pianoforte Award, and was invited to perform in the National Concert Hall at the 2014 Feis Ceoil Gala Concert. As part of this distinguished award, he was awarded two solo recitals, in the John Field Room NCH and at the Clandeboye Estate Belfast, as part of the Clandeboye Festival directed by Barry Douglas. Both recitals were well received; “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 Telegraph)

Gary has complemented his studies with masterclasses from such distinguished pianists as Dr. John O’Conor, Phillipe Cassard, Hilary Coates, Boris Petrushansky, Philip Martin, Mary Dullea, Anne Koscielny, Robert Andres, Pierre Goy, Flavio Zaccaria, Finghin Collins, Barry Douglas, Christopher Elton, Therese Fahy, Pavel Nersessian, and Ewa Poblocka.

Gary has also received chamber music masterclasses from Julius Drake, Andrew West, Eugene Asti, Miriam Fried, Imelda Drumm, Dearbhla Brosnan, Christopher Marwood and Adrian Petcu.

Solo recitals and performances include venues such as John Field Room NCH, the RDS, Anaverna House Louth, New Ross Piano Festival (launch), the Curtis Auditorium CSM, and Joseph Joachim Konzertsaal, UDK Berlin,.
Gary is also an avid chamber musician and has performed chamber music recitals in the NCH, the RDS Rising Stars Concert Series, Curtis Auditorium CSM, Cork City Hall, Triskel Christchurch, and at the Westport Chamber Music Festival.

 

 

Semester Timeline

Date

Jan Mon 21

Semester 2 commences

Jun Wed 20

Academic Year finishes

Jun Tue 5

MEBs

May Mon 28

Advanced Recital Competition final

May Sat 26

Advanced Recital Competition prelims

May Mon 7

Degree Assessments & Examinations

May Fri 4

Semester 2 Lectures end* (confirm BATDS)

Apr Thu 12

Degree Entrance Tests for CAO Applicants

Mar Mon 26

Easter Holidays

Mar Sat 24

Professional Studies 2 (MA in Performance, Conducting and Composition, Year 1)

Mar Fri 23

Degree classes finish for Easter Break

Mar Sat 17

School Closed for St Patricks weekend

Feb Sat 24

Professional Studies 2 (MA in Performance, Conducting and Composition, Year 1)

Feb Mon 12

Reading Week

Jan Sat 27

Professional Studies 2 (MA in Performance, Conducting and Composition, Year 1)

Jan Mon 15

MEBs

Semester 2 Lectures commence (confirm BATDS)

Jan Mon 8

Degree Performance Assessments

Dec Mon 18

Degree Assessments & Examinations

Dec Fri 15

Semester 1 Lectures end

Nov Sat 25

Professional Studies 1 (MA in Performance, Conducting and Composition, Year 1)

Nov Sat 18

Open Day for CSM Undergraduate Degree Courses

Oct Mon 30

Reading Week

Oct Thu 26

Conferring Ceremony

Oct Sat 21

Professional Studies 1 (MA in Performance, Conducting and Composition, Year 1)

Sep Sat 23

Professional Studies 1 (MA in Performance, Conducting and Composition, Year 1)

Sep Mon 11

Semester 1 classes and lessons commence for all full-time students

Sep Fri 1

Academic Year commences

Aug Thu 31

Registration for 1st year undergraduate and Masters Degrees

Jan Wed 4

BATDS Year 4 recommences

Oct Thu 27

CSM Awards Ceremony for full-time students

Sep Mon 5

Registration for Years 2 - 4 BMus, BATDS, BAPM & Class Meetings

Induction of MA/MSc in Music & Technology

Induction of MA (Performance/Conducting/Composition)

MEBs

Aug Mon 15

Autumn Examinations

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Semester Timeline

Date

Jun Sat 16

Individual lessons Finish

May Mon 28

Grade Examination Week

Musicianship Exam Fortnight

Advanced Recital Competition Final

May Sat 26

Advanced Recital Competition Prelims

May Mon 7

Chamber Music Competition Week

Apr Mon 9

Classes recommence

Mar Mon 26

Easter Holidays

Mar Tue 20

Classes recommence

Mar Sat 17

School Closed for St Patricks weekend

Mar Sun 4

Senior Recital Competition Final

Feb Mon 19

Classes recommence

Feb Mon 12

Mid-term Break2

Feb Sun 11

Junior Recital Competition Final 15:00

Feb Fri 9

Junior Recital Competition Prelims

Jan Fri 19

Term 2 Fees due

Jan Mon 8

All teaching re-commences

Dec Fri 22

Classes & lessons for part-time students finish

Dec Mon 11

Piano Accompaniment Competition Week

Dec Fri 1

Junior Concerto

Nov Mon 6

Classes recommence

Oct Mon 30

Mid-term Break1

Oct Fri 20

CSM Awards Ceremony

Sep Mon 11

Bands, Choirs, Orchestras, Drama group rehearsals commence

Sep Fri 1

Academic Year commences

Mar Tue 14

Application forms available for all part-time courses commencing in September 2016 (accepted from 9am)

Mar Fri 10

Open Day for part-time courses - schedule available from public office during February

Mar Thu 2

Senior Recital Competition Prelims

Feb Tue 14

Senior Concerto

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