Brendan Garde & Gary Beecher

The second concert in Cork Orchestral Society’s new online programme featured Cork School of Music Emerging Artist of the Year, violinist Brendan Garde, accompanied by Gary Beecher, the winner of several international awards as a collaborative pianist.

This concert was available to view from February 20th to April 17th 2021.


W. A. Mozart (1756-1791)
Violin Sonata in B-flat major, K. 454
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Violin Sonata No. 1 in G major, Op. 78
Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)
Nocturne No. 20 in C sharp minor, Op. posth. (arranged for violin and piano by Nathan Milstein)

Brendan Garde (violin)
Gary Beecher (piano)

View or download programme notes here: Programme Notes

Filmed by Barra Vernon, Robin Guiton and Paraic English
Audio recorded and mixed by John Fitzgerald
Special thanks to MTU Cork School of Music
Cork Orchestral Society is funded by Cork City Council and the Arts Council of Ireland.