Saddleworth Concerts Society

Clare Hammond, piano

Oct 17–17, 2018

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Haydn: Sonata in C major, Hob. XVI
Mendelssohn: The Bee’s Wedding Op. 67, No. 4
Chopin: Etudes, Op. 25
Debussy: Selection from Préludes (Voiles, Feuilles mortes, Feux d’arifice, La cathédrale engloutie, Les collines d’Anacapri)
Rimsky-Korsakov (arr. Rachmaninov): Flight of the Bumblebee
Rachmaninov: Sonata No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 36

Clare Hammond, piano

Oct 17, 2018

Acclaimed by The Daily Telegraph as a pianist of “amazing power and panache”, she gave debut recitals at the City of London, Cheltenham and Presteigne Festivals, going on to perform in concert halls and at festivals across Europe, and is regularly broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and other European radio networks.

A passionate advocate of twentieth and twenty-first century music, she has given world premieres of major works by composers such as Robert Saxton, and John McCabe. Clare combines a formidable technique and virtuosic flair onstage with stylistic integrity and attention to detail In 2016, she was awarded the Royal Philharmonic Society's Young Artist award. Clare has a strong interest in Polish music and culture and in 2014 co-curated a centenary festival for Andrzej Panufnik at King's Place in London.

In 2015, she starred as the young Miss Shepherd in the film adaptation of The Lady in the Van by Alan Bennett and recorded the film's soundtrack with George Fenton, the Philharmonia, and the BBC Concert Orchestra.

Picture courtesy of Julie Kim.