Stapleford Granary

Event description

27 February  2019   19:30       £15 / £8 (under 16)                        


'... virtuosity, power and delicacy' - Robert Hugill

HAYDN - Sonata in C major, Hob XVI:48 

MENDELSSOHN - The Bee's Wedding Op. 67, No. 4 

SCHUMANN, R. - Humoreske in B flat major, Op. 20
ADÈS - Darknesse Visible (7’) and Three Mazurkas 
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV (arr. Rachmaninov) - Flight of the Bumblebee 
RACHMANINOV - Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 36 (1931 version) 

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’). In 2016, she won the Royal Philharmonic Society's 'Young Artist Award' in recognition of outstanding achievements. Highlights that year included a performance at the Royal Festival Hall with the Philharmonia and a series of three concerts at the Belfast International Arts Festival, broadcast as part of the BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concerts series. 


Clare plays the younger version of Dame Maggie Smith's character, Miss Shepherd, in the feature film, The Lady in the Van. (A non-speaking, piano-playing role!) Released in cinemas in the UK in November 2015, the film is based on Alan Bennett's play of the same name and is directed by Nick Hytner.