Siobhán Doyle, Gary Beecher and Sinéad O'Halloran

Siobhán Doyle, Gary Beecher and Sinéad O'Halloran

Siobhán Doyle, Gary Beecher and Sinéad O'Halloran


Curtis Auditorium

CIT Cork School of Music


Thu 7 December 2017 - 8:00 pm



A trio of Ireland’s brightest young musical talents – Siobhán Doyle (violin), Sinéad O’Halloran (cello) and Gary Beecher (piano) – launch this year’s Ortús season with a scintillating programme featuring famous piano trios by Josef Hadyn and Johannes Brahms, plus a duo for violin and cello by Maurice Ravel dedicated to his recently deceased compatriot, Claude Debussy.
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Haydn: Piano Trio No.39 in G major, “Gypsy”
Ravel: Duo for Violin and Cello
Brahms: Piano Trio No.1 in B major, Op.8


€20 (General admission) | €15 (Concessions | COS members)
€10 (COS concessionary members) | €5 (Students)

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ORTUS Siobhán Doyle (violin)Siobhán Doyle was born in Dublin and began playing the violin at the age of four. She graduated with first class honours from the Royal Northern College of Music in 2015, where she was tutored by Leland Chen.

Currently based in Berlin where she studies with Nurit Stark, Siobhán is much in demand as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral player throughout Ireland and the U.K. Recent highlights include a solo performance with the Orlando Chamber Orchestra in the National Concert Hall and appearances at the West Cork Chamber Music Festival, the Clandeboye Festival, the Cowbridge Music Festival and the Gwendolyn Masin & Finghin Collins Series. Siobhán participated in the inaugural Ortús Festival in 2016, performing concerts in East Cork and Cork City. As an orchestral musician Siobhán has toured to China, the USA and extensively throughout Europe with orchestras such as the London Symphony Orchestra, the European Union Youth Orchestra and Camerata Ireland. She has also appeared as a principal player with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, Sinfonia Cymru and the Britten-Pears Orchestra.

Siobhán is supported by the Arts Council and Music Network’s Music Capital Scheme, funded by The Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.

ORTUS Sinéad O'Halloran (cello)

Sinéad O’Halloran is co-founder and Artistic Director of the Ortús Chamber Music Festival. She began her musical studies at the CIT Cork School of Music under the guidance of Joan Scannell and Christopher Marwood. At the age of 18 she was offered an Artistic Merit Scholarship to pursue a postgraduate Performer’s Diploma at SMU Meadows School of the Arts in Dallas, Texas in the classes of renowned cellists Andres Diaz and Christopher Adkins. She is currently a student of Gregor Horsch (principal cellist of Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra) at the Robert Schumann Hochschule Düsseldorf.

An avid chamber musician, Sinéad has performed at IMS Open Chamber Music (Prussia Cove), the West Cork Chamber Music Festival, the opening of the Bozar Season (Brussels) and the 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall. She has collaborated with musicians including Barry Douglas, the Vanbrugh String Quartet and Zoltán Fejérvári. Sinéad has performed with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, the European Union Youth Orchestra, Spira Mirabilis and the Irish Chamber Orchestra. She just returned from a tour of Israel with iPalpiti Ensemble of International Laureates.

Sinéad is currently playing on a Robert Brewer Young cello, kindly on loan to her by Steven Isserlis.

ORTUS Gary Beecher (piano)Gary Beecher graduated with a 1st Class Honours BMUS as ‘Highest Placed Student’ from the CIT Cork School of Music studying under Jan Cáp in 2016. Gary also studied with Dr. Gabriela Mayer, Dr. John O’Conor and Jacques Rouvier. Now based in London, Gary is a Masters student at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, specialising in Collaborative Piano, studying with Julius Drake. Gary was the winner of the Irish Freemason’s Young Musician of the Year 2014 and had his solo debut in 2015 with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra in the National Concert Hall.

Gary is an avid chamber musician and has performed at Westport Chamber Music Festival, West Cork Chamber Music Festival Launch and the Ortús Chamber Music Festival. Gary is supported by the Norman Gee Foundation London and the Arts Council of Ireland.