Freemasons’ prize opens doors
The term ‘pain barrier’ has many connotations, but for young pianist Gary Beecher it was very real indeed when he was a contestant for the Freemasons Young Musician of the Year contest two years ago.
The talented Cork teenager was “all fired up” for the semi-finals, but the night before the contest he was involved in a traffic accident and ended up in hospital with bruising and severe whiplash.
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