Clare Hammond, piano at The Constable Memorial Hall
Music, Sun 22 Jan 2017
Jacquet de la Guerre, Suite no 6 in G major
Beethoven, Sonata no 4 in E-flat major op 7
Faure, 2 Nocturnes i) no 8 in D-flat major op 37 ii) no 12 in E minor op 107)
Stravinsky, Petrushka Suite
Acclaimed as a pianist of "amazing power and panache" (The Telegraph), Clare Hammond is recognised for the virtuosity and authority of her performances and has developed a "reputation for brilliantly imaginative concert programmes" (BBC Music Magazine, 'Rising Star'). She recently won the Royal Philharmonic Society's 'Young Artist Award', in recognition of outstanding achievements in 2015. Over the past year Clare has performed at the Barbican Hall, where The Guardian described her as a "dazzling athlete", gave 5 broadcasts for BBC Radio 3 and has recorded discs for Sony, BIS and Signum. In 2014, she gave debut performances at 7 festivals across Europe, including the 'Chopin and his Europe Festival' in Warsaw.
Contemporary music forms an important part of Hammond's work. She has given 24 world premieres including those of major works by composers Robert Saxton, Edwin Roxburgh, John McCabe and Arlene Sierra.
An active chamber musician, Hammond is a member of the Odysseus Piano Trio alongside violinist Sara Trickey and cellist Gregor Riddell. She has also worked with the Brodsky, Endellion, Badke, Dante and Piatti Quartets.
She completed a doctorate on twentieth-century left-hand piano concertos in 2012 and is in demand as a speaker, regularly giving presentations for research series at universities across the UK. In 2014 she was paired with French pianist Anne Queffélec on the Philip Langridge Mentoring Scheme run by the Royal Philharmonic Society.
Generously sponsored by Grier and Partners, East Bergholt
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